Check out my piece in Haaretz on QAnon and the features of a sacralized politics.
Apocalypse in America: The Smell of Fascism in the pro-Trump QAnon Conspiracy
by Alexander Reid Ross
Emerging from the fever swamps of 4Chan and YouTube in November 2017, the QAnon conspiracy theory community has spread rapidly from the lunatic fringe to the lunatic mainstream. Some commentators suggest it has all the hallmarks of a secular political cult.
It promises ultimate salvation to its followers – the creation of a utopia of human togetherness, peace and love, brought about through a brutal military crackdown against the “Deep State.” And although it may seem like a sideshow, the Q phenomenon might tell us more about political life than most commentators recognize.