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An Evaluation of NASAR or "Q"


I rarely, and try not to at all, rely on singular accounts of stated “facts”, cross referencing judgements/interpretations through time, researching origins and changes as the subject matter is produced.


Conspiracy theories abound and continue to grow through time, maybe especially in and during the current state of affairs/politics/purposeful divisiveness and, yes, it is hard to separate the truth from the “fake news” and alt right OR far left. We, as a society, have come to a crossroads where we take the path to and with the masses of either/every persuasion or the one much less traveled today of examination, investigation, inquiry and scrutiny. The latter is not easy, in actuality, very difficult, as the media of every stripe have their own agendas that perpetuate their interests, versions, ideas and ideals so it becomes a challenge to seek the whole picture and ferret out the accurate information that should, as more evidence arises and is verified, likewise be brought to light which seems to be rare in current journalism practices.

This exploration began as I was asked by a dear friend and colleague to look at an interview on- line re “Nesara/Gesara” (also known as QAnon or just “Q”) with Charlie Ward and Jack Kidd that was conducted on 5/15/20. Of the dozen or so points discussed I quickly observed numerous falsifications, misinformation, incorrect dates and lack of thoughtful inspection (or even common sense in some cases). Yet, not only is this conspiracy theory being perpetuated it is growing exponentially and is becoming an example of how and maybe why we are at the crossroads.

The theory began in October, 2017 with a post on the anonymous image board, 4chan, by “Q Clearance Patriot”, presumably by an American high-ranking intelligence officer representing a group claiming to have access to classified information involving the Trump administration and its opponents in the U. S. Supposedly, it concerned a secret plot by an alleged “deep state” against President Trump and his supporters, by top Democrats including the Clintons, the Obamas, George Soros and a multitude of Hollywood and media celebrities as well as religions leaders including Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama. The premise holding the expanding assemblage together is that in addition to molesting children the participants kill and eat their victims in order to extract life-extending elements from their blood.

Q is predicting that Trump’s war against the global cabal will cumulate in, “The Storm”, (and “The Great Awakening”) when he unmasks the members and their crimes and restores America to greatness. This became a reference to a cryptic remark the President made that same October posing with representatives from the military, “You guys know what this represents? Maybe it is the calm before the storm”. The Q believers use this as proof that the President is sending coded messages about his plans to break up the faction with the help of the military. The President also defended the group in a statement, “I’ve heard these are people who love our country…so I really don’t know anything about it other than they supposedly like me”. They look for any mention by the government of “seventeen” as Q is the 17th letter in the alphabet. It has also been proposed the when he wears a pink tie it is a sign that he is freeing trafficked children (a reference to hospital’s “code pink” for a child abduction in progress)

Among the various conspiracy theories that have become part of the movement are the JFK assassination, 9/11 and more recently the Pizzagate which began by alleging that Hillary and her associates were operating a child sex-trafficking ring out of the basement (which there was none) of a Washington restaurant, proven to be totally false and embarrassing resulting in criminal charges against Edgar Welch who shot three rounds from an AR-15 into the establishment, Q later speculated that the shooting was a staged attempt to discredit them.

It is obvious that the interest in the movement has increased, over 600% during the “Plandemic”, (as it is referred to on their sites) it has expanded worldwide with over a million individual participants who are now seeing it as both a political and social entertainment platform where they have alternate outcomes much like an online game of reoccurring characters, story lines and puzzle related functions. It has also been compared to a church where people have a like minded support system and agree on a common belief of good vs. evil. The phenomenon that came out of Q4 and Q8 into mainstream social networking on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, with the latter two taking down groups, pages and Instagram accounts in the flood of much controversy over content, “that endangers someone”, is still holding strong on several new message boards like EndChan and 8kun that are now organizing to “wage war” to influence the 2020 elections.

The radical element is now calling for “vigilante justice” and even though many of the predictions have not materialized the movement has found ways to reframe the discrepancies and continue to pursue their “Q Drops” in Facebook groups, chat rooms, the Discord chat app and Twitter threads all enticing and appealing to fellow and future believers. The followers have used #SaveTheChildren, a registered non-profit anti-child-trafficking organization, as a recruiting tool attracting a new dedicated but unaware audience. Their promotional schemes are mirroring religious concepts of millenarianism and apocalypticism purposefully construed to temp disgruntled organized church followers into a new role toward the 1,000 years (Millennium) of peace, life, hope and truth.

This prophesy continues to be a corner stone around which the rest of Q’s persuasive marketing campaign is based. As Travis View, a leading researcher in the origins, rise, acceptance and plans put it, “The essence of the theory is a worldwide cabal/sect of Satan-worshiping pedophiles who rule the world essentially controlling everything, including politicians, media, Hollywood [etc.] and cover their existence…they would continue to rule the world were it not for the election of President Trump who knows all about the evil wrongdoing, and is planning to put an end to them with the aid of the U.S. military by taking over the country and everyone will back him as a result of “Q” through the imminent event, “The Storm”, where thousands of people, members of the cabal, will be arrested, imprisoned and either executed or sent to Guantanamo Bay [which can only accommodate less than 1,000 prisoners] all resulting in salvation and utopia on earth”. Other respected academicians who study mass movements and cults have likewise issued warnings, “an evidence-free religious emergence”, “baseless”, “unhinged”, “a deranged conspiracy cult”, etc. It could be argued that all of the detractors are assimilated into the cabal but their diversity, affiliations, achievements and character decry any ulterior motives.

There are numerous sidebars and alt support clusters including fringe media outlets that promote and perpetuate Q and the associated internet connections that are becoming more sophisticated in luring pro “Q Clock” enthusiasts that use a wheel of concentric dials to decode clues based on the timing of Qdrops and Trump tweets (who may be totally unaware of his role in the process) with appealing plausibility of being involved with a world changing event. As View relates, “you can sit at your computer and search for information and then post about what you find and Q promises you are going to radically change the country, instituting this incredible, almost bloodless revolution becoming a part of historical event that will be written about for generations”.

Some believers have begun to realize that they have set into play self-isolation from family and friends and suffer loneliness due to their obsession and explore divesture of the cultish attraction, but others defend their actions with the isolation reinforcing the comrade they get from being a part of a life changing suspenseful moment that will culminate in vindication for their loyalty and prove their beliefs right as leaders in knowing better than those who were never involved.


There are many more directions, connections, events and/or facets that could be pursued but at this point I should go back to the crossroads I referred to at the beginning. We have come to a crossroads where the power of the citizens to direct the course of their future has become a human dilemma of great consequence where politics and partisanship have divided the existing population into fragments. Each faction is guarding their reality, defending their veracity and protecting their view of what they perceive as the truth even if they question the accuracy of their sources and cohorts. They feel that they have declared their allegiance to their alliances and must support their associates no matter what divisions result.

Certainly, all “sides” are under duress with an all-encompassing fear, anxiety and even panic over the multitude of stresses imploding on today’s society. Individuals within the populace are personally challenged trying to make the right decisions for themselves, their families, colleagues and friends. Thus, the blame for the situation we find ourselves facing is directed toward anyone that does not share our viewpoint, perspective or stance and it appears to be pointless to try to reason or even listen to others who we think have turned on America and have become the enemy.

The only thing that has become clear now, at this point in our 244 year history and what has become so disturbing, is to see the pursuit of power, seeking to gain momentum and leverage over every opponent that differs with another person’s thinking and/or position. No matter what the consequences are to the nation, the destruction to the original concepts that created the Republic and sustained it through numerous challenges, it seems there are no limits or boundaries to the defamation of what made us the democracy that, up until now, people around the world wanted to emulate.

The Founding Fathers were in the same boat after they decided to declare their Independence and they struggled mightily over what the Constitution would or would not include. They sequestered themselves and through all of the debate, considerations, communications, compromises, cooperation, collaboration and final agreements, they produced the most significant document civilization has experienced in governing a people for the benefit of all of its citizens. Was it perfect? No, it had to be amended and adjusted through the high court’s due to the necessary changes recognized by the populace that made it better, more equitable and unbiased, but the framework was there, and is still there, with the structure to allow it to survive and prosper.

The only infringement or misapplication of and to the document we strive to protect and project has been thwarted in the past and we must now take this opportunity to look closely at what we, each of us, can do to bring back the civility and respect for one another that it took to create the articles of the confederation. We must now look to each other as fellow Americans to enhance the meaning, purpose and significance of what is right and appropriate to provide an example for those that follow. Resolve to mediate, reconcile and reunite in a singular goal to make this moment in our heritage a positive one that brings us out of the deadlock and into a momentous transformation for a more perfect union.

Yes, we are at a crossroads, coming down separate trails but we have a responsibility to end up on the same path, even though we may be carrying divergent wisdoms, that will lead us into new perspectives and with a vision that encourages the next generations to look at their differences as we did in this one. 




Posted on March 28, 2016 at 1:35 PM

 I was recently most pleased and privledged to be asked to return to Waco to be the keynote speaker at the 60th annual Central Texas Regional Science and Engineering Fair where I had been its director during my tenure at Baylor University. Attached is my presentation for that event.

CTRS&EF @ 60


In 1961, as a result of taking a science fair project to the NM State Science Fair in 1960, I received the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award. That was not the only reason I got that recognition as I had a deep interest in and an insatiable appetite for comprehending, pursuing the scientific method in just about everything I encountered. I applied it to a million and one or two questions I had about the environment, archaeology, paleontology, biology, physics and even building things. However, I must admit I had some real challenges with chemistry. The project, “A New Method of Projectile Point Classification and Site Survey”, that I took to that long ago State Science Fair was deemed to be the most “interesting” and “promising” at that year’s competition but there were no judges who felt qualified to evaluate archaeological research so the best they could do was offer me a scholarship. I say all of that to tell each of you not only how important that experience was to my future career in the sciences but also to encourage you, even if you don’t get the top prize at this fair or for that matter anything you attempt in life, don’t give up. I had 50 GREAT years in a profession that I enjoyed so much that I am still contributing to the various fields of scientific endeavor that have come across the thresholds of the museums I have had the privilege to be a part of during my lifetime.


2 BILLION Humans will be added to the planet by the year 2050…how does that relate to me, and you? Well, the Central Texas Regional Science and Engineering Fair will have just celebrated its 75th anniversary and since I don’t think I will make it to the age of 110, I can only say how I proud I am to have been a part of it way back in the 1900’s. You, however, will still be around and will be facing a much different world. Ever since humans formed tribes and started cooperative ventures we have been progressing and increasing as a species, creating multiple stages of civilization. Unknown voyagers began to colonize new worlds some 40,000 years ago by sea faring vessels that penetrated the oceans to reach distant lands. Ships continue to deliver almost all of the international trade goods for today’s markets following in the wake of the first recorded circumnavigation of the globe by Magellan and his sailors who completed their epic journey in 1522. The first step in what we refer to as a permanent society, the seed of civilization, was the establishment of villages like Jericho some 11,000 years ago and cities resembling the Spanish contact and conquest of Mexico City with a population of over 200,000 by the 1500’s. However, it took a major leap in the evolutionary process to sustain this convergence of humanity. From hunting and gathering to horticulture to agriculture beginning in the Fertile Crescent some 12,000 years ago, to maize in Mesoamerica by 9,000 years ago, to rice in China 7,000 years ago and wheat in Europe 5,000 years ago allowing us to utilize division of labor to advance the species. But it wasn’t until 250 years ago that we saw the purposeful migration of the rural residents into urban concentrations and the development of cities as we know them today. With the advent of the steam engine came the industrial revolution and horse power changed from animals to machines. Factories began to produce a single engine that could do the job of 500 horses with the resulting trains requiring hundreds of thousands of rail lines and tonnages of steel that boggle the mind.


Today we have over 500 cities with a million or more people and in 2006 for the first time in human history there were more individuals in urban environments than in rural areas. One of the biggest reasons occurred in 1879 when Tom Edison capitalized on perfecting the light bulb with a bamboo and carbon filament affording him the opportunity to create the first electrical grid supplying about 50 homes with a current that some residents thought might spill out of the lines and electrocute them. Another major event that changed the world was the first successful oil well drilled by old Ed Drake in 1859 into a shallow petroleum producing layer. His discovery replaced the whale oil being used for lamps that was most fortuitous because of the dwindling whale population. The other primary use of oil at the time was for grease for wagon and train wheels, but after a gusher named for Anthony F. Lucas, on a small hill south of Beaumont, TX known as Spindletop in 1901 birthing the liquid fuel age by spewing over 100,000 barrels of oil a day it appeared there was a limitless supply of black gold. This event allowed Henry Ford to plan for and achieve his goal of an assembly line to mass produce an automobile that not only ran on cheap liquid fuel but was affordable to the masses. As a result there were 15 million Ford Model T’s manufactured from 1908 to 1927. Roads were far behind the number of vehicles being produced and it took quite a few years for the highways to catch up to the demand, in fact never have. Today there are over 8 million miles of paved roads in the U. S. with over 35 million globally and we are still increasing the arteries linking neighborhoods and nations. From 5 million barrels of oil being produced each day at the turn of the last century, it will, at the existing rate of usage, require 1 trillion barrels a day or 4 million per hour by 2050. Currently, there are over 125 million vehicles on U.S. highways at any one time and that is expected to grow to 1 billion worldwide by the middle of this century.


There was another seminal endeavor that was to link humanity. On a cold dreary day in December, 1903 on a beach on the Atlantic coast called Kitty Hawk in the state of North Carolina two brothers named Orville and Wilber Wright flew the first powered air craft for 12 seconds for a distance of 120 feet. From that meager, apparently insignificant accomplishment there are now, at this moment, half a million travelers in the air with over 40 million flights to 40,000 air terminals equating to 3 billion passengers a year flying around the globe. However, all these inventions are pale in comparison to punching a few buttons and have the accumulative knowledge of human history and even prehistory on a screen that can then be transformed to the written word. For those of us who are with you today who had to struggle with carbon copies for theses, dissertations and subsequent professional writings this technology is astonishingly awesome!


All of these advances required great amounts of infrastructure, in the form of power plants to produce the energy that the consumers desire. Every time, night or day, I travel the 100 miles from my home to Denver, I see train after train up to a mile in length carrying loads of WY coal south all the way to Houston 24/7/366 days this year for coal powered electrical plants. I assure you this resource IS finite generating 41% of our current energy usage, with 20% being created by natural gas and 10 % by nuclear power. From burning wood to heat water, then coal to make steam to propel engines, to incorporating petroleum into energy as well as 6,000 other uses including asphalt, plastics, rust protection, roofing materials, fertilizers, soaps, polymers, perfumes, pharmaceuticals, not the least of which are the vitamin and prescription capsules you probably took this morning, along with a whole host of other by-products. Of course we have now progressed to nuclear plants and now solar panels but we are still struggling with an answer to supplying heat for human consumption without over heating the planet to disastrous levels.


But that is only the proverbial tip of the iceberg. We, in today’s world have no real physical or mental concept of how cold, wet, dry or warm it has been in the past. 2/3 of all the land mammals died out at the end of the Pleistocene mammoths, mastodons, horses, camels, dire wolves, the giant bison, cats and bears. HOWEVER, the most recent results of the research being conducted in Greenland shows that we are warming at a faster rate than any time in the last 100,000 years….SO, whatever is happening is happening very rapidly and even for the doubters of climate change, human activity is beckoning a recompense for our actions. No matter how you interpret the changes, it will be far better for future generations to cease: 1.) adding exponentially to the population; 2.) continuing to degrade our fresh water supply; 3.) polluting our oceans and 4.) denying that humans are leaving a very heavy footprint on the earth. I was led to 2 of my degrees because I was experiencing a lack of respect AND knowledge of how wildlife was struggling just to break even. This was in the early ‘60’s, fortunately, for most game animals their situation has improved because of hunters and fishermen contributing to wildlife management and thus conservation and numerous nature oriented preservation organizations helping to educate a broader spectrum of the general public. The other degrees and purposeful concentration was devoted to anthropology and archaeology to understand past cultures and how they survived the extremes we are just now beginning to fully understand. Ultimately, my conclusion after 3/4 of a century is that it won’t hurt as bad if we adjust our addictions now rather than later when they are being consumed by insurmountable numbers.


From light bulbs to lasers, from the first 12 seconds of powered flight to supersonic planes, from 3 miles per hour for the first 98% of human existence to cars traveling upwards of 300 miles per hour and from the telegraph to the telephone to the internet we have, as a society, advanced the evolutionary process to being completely dependent on technology and interdependent on one another. In other words, we have progressed to the point of having the greatest social complexity our global civilization has ever known. What does that mean for you? In my mind it means that you not only have the opportunity AND ability to change the world BUT the challenge and obligation to confront and solve the problems Homo sapiens is facing. You need to redefine politics, resolve the new conflicts and conquests, address the degradation and dwindling of our natural resources…using your ingenuity and compassion to make sure your children and grandchildren survive in the best possible manner.


I appreciate the chance afforded me to return and address you, during this 60th edition of the Fair and hopefully encourage you to take the scientific method you have applied to your projects and make it relevant in your lives. My purpose was not to scare you with the evidence of what I and previous progenitors have placed on your shoulders but to inspire the genius that is in each of you to broaden your perspectives, objectives and humanitarianism for future generations. Be sure and thank the Board, the Director, the President, the Office Coordinator, the Judges, the sponsors, the hosts, the in-kind contributors, those providing the special awards and even, “anonymous”, whoever that may be, and lastly, two other individuals, Dr. Bob Baldridge, who came to this Fair as a student in 1963 and went on to get his Ph.D. in Biology and has even taught some of the judges here today becoming a major factor in challenging Fair contestants for decades and finally, David Lintz, this makes the 50th year of exceptional service to this Fair giving of his time and talents to make it successful, year in and year out and therein lies the example for each of you to return and contribute in whatever ways you can to ensure not only its existence but the quality that has been established. Maybe you will be invited back to address a future generation of young scientists someday, THANK YOU!


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