QAnon seems to be rearing its head again. Recently, several of these so-called protectors of children teamed up to produce a new documentary, “Out of Shadows.”
Whoever put together this movie must have a lot of money behind it, because its production values are very good. But it’s merely a mask for a hodgepodge of conspiracy theories associated with QAnon and its linear ancestor, Pizzagate. Right Wing Watch has more details.
“Out of Shadows” sends viewers down a red-pill rabbit hole with former stuntman and actor Mike Smith, who begins the film by recounting a physical therapist who told him to investigate satanic child sex abuse. As Smith becomes convinced of the evil of the occult and its presence around him in Hollywood, he descends ever deeper into conspiracy theories for the rest of the film, convinced that major media outlets are covering up satanic rituals and child sex abuse. Claims that elite figures in the media, business, Hollywood, and politics are engaging in such evil acts are central to the QAnon conspiracy theory.
Smith spends a portion of the film alleging that major entertainment companies are intentionally broadcasting occult symbols and “programming” Americans’ thoughts and behaviors with their content.
What extraordinary evidence does Smith offer for such an extraordinary claim? Well, people like the high priestess of QAnon, Liz Crokin. The movie bills Crokin as a legitimate journalist who helped knock the scales off Smith’s eyes, while glossing over her past claims that anyone who opposes Trump is at the very least covering for pedophiles and her baseless accusations of innocent people. In the movie, Crokin claims that elements of the media are “accessories in the crimes against children.”
Other right-wing luminaries featured in the film are former stuntman Brad Martin and former CIA officer Kevin Shipp.
I was particularly alarmed by this when one of my Facebook friends, on paper a somewhat sophisticated person, shared this on her wall and claimed that it was proof that there is an agenda out there to control and manipulate us. I knew she was conservative, but on paper not someone who could be swayed by this lunacy.
The people behind this film say that it was “independently filmed and produced.” But given its high quality, some right-wing sugar daddy has to have been behind it. Watch your feeds and your walls, folks—and be ready to push back.