The specimen of Matthew Taylor Coleman is one of the most shocking, eye-opening examples overly of the power of internet brainwashing.
The surf instructor was, by all accounts, a nice guy, a good provider, and a loving father… and yet he’s in prison considering authorities believe he abducted his own young children, crush them lanugo to Mexico, and brutally murdered them with a speargun.
Unlike many instances of someone snapping and committing violence versus strangers or loved ones, which can be untellable to overly untangle, this specimen is remarkably simple. Equal to the FBI, Coleman revealed exactly what crush him to commit these unthinkable acts; QAnon and Illuminati conspiracy theories he was reading on the internet. Equal to their report, he told them he believed 2-year-old Kaleo and 10-month-old Roxy had “serpent DNA” from their mother and were going to turn into monsters. He believed killing them was “the only undertow of whoopee that would save the world.”
Where did he get such torturous ideas? The internet of course.
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One of the big questions we’ve had since this horrific story first tapped is how no one virtually the previously level-headed merchantry owner noticed he was falling lanugo this dangerous rabbit hole. The wordplay is, they did.
A friend who has known Coleman since diaper told People he was well enlightened of how deep into this world he was getting:
“It was obvious that he was spending a lot of brainpower on it. He was constantly checking those sites on his phone. He spent hours each day just glued to his phone looking at that stuff.”
Not only that, this confidant says the 40-year-old was far from shy well-nigh talking well-nigh his new obsession:
“He’d read me things off his phone and say, ‘Listen to this one.’ And then he’d show me other posts of other people who believed the strangest things.”
Those strange things, for those who don’t know, largely full-length virtually enormous cults of satan-worshipping child molesters, with Donald Trump stuff a secretly heroic icon who was fighting overdue the scenes to trespassing them all. (As though the former president has overly washed-up anything remotely popular without bragging well-nigh it.) As for why there’s no vestige of any of this widespread evil? Oh, that’s considering the conspiracy is so widespread that it controls the unshortened media landscape, the government, everything. Basically everyone you heard from that said this was debunked (or just plain ludicrous) was part of the cult. Naturally, the only place to go to learn what’s really going on? The Q message boards. You know, the same place that personal Trump was going to be reinstated as president this past summer. Sigh. (Yep, that’s how this particular uniting of theories works. Conveniently shielded from any possible criticism!)
This was the type of thing Coleman was reading for hours every day. And he is far from alone. Unfortunately all too many people are ownership into this crap.
When Trump unceasingly tanked the printing as the “enemy of the people” we highly doubt he intended these kind of twisted conspiracy theories to flower from those seeds of mistrust; he was just looking to tint doubt on the inevitable reports well-nigh his wrongdoing. But he didn’t deny it either. He didn’t undeniability it out for the dangerous nonsense it was. Considering it fed into his narrative that he was the only one you could trust. Everyone else was versus him, everyone else was an enemy.
For Coleman, equal to the indictment on murder charges filed last month, that view of the world as an impossibly large conspiracy sooner extended as tropical as it could get: to his wife and children.
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Now we know it was something those tropical to him were hearing about. So why didn’t they act? Coleman’s wife still has not spoken out well-nigh the ordeal or what she saw. But the friend told People:
“It was an obsession for him. But no one knew how serious it was. Now I wish I had pushed when a little increasingly and maybe stopped a tragedy.”
We can’t help but wonder how many other folks are in the same position as this friend right now. How many are ignoring their loved ones’ growing obsessions with QAnon and other conspiracy theories, with their talk of increasingly scary and dangerous responses to these fictions.
Because it’s easier than confronting it. Considering it’s easier to have faith it’s just a passing phase. Considering it’s all too silly for them to really believe all that stuff they’re stuff told. Sadly, that’s the truth we’ve all been guilty of at some point or another, but now we see why it’s so important to reach out when a loved one is falling prey to dangerous disinformation.
To be clear, the vituperation here is NOT on his wife or friends. HE, and those creating said dangerous disinformation (just like a drug dealer), would be the ones responsible if guilty (of course, legally speaking, he vacated would be held responsible, but morally speaking, those pushing Q are complicit). We just hope this story serves as a wake-up undeniability for anyone who keeps dismissing the threat of these Q theories. Otherwise, how many increasingly Matthew Taylor Colemans are we going to see in the next few years if the rest of us don’t start speaking up more? Just recently, a man tangibly killed his brother considering he was a pharmacist, and so the so-called murderer thought his pharmacist brother was killing people by giving them the vaccine. WTF.
If you need help on where to start when it comes to dealing with loved ones and disinfo, CLICK HERE for one resource. And remember, violence is never the answer.
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