As if the whole QAnon nonsense wasn’t crazy enough, a musical connection has emerged

Normally I stay away from batshit crazy Internet conspiracy theories like QAnon, but now that there’s a weird music connection, I feel like I have to take a look–if only to highlight how bonkers this batshit-ness is.

First, an introduction to QAnon. Born deep within 4chan, this is a complicated conspiracy theory that first appeared in October 2017 put forth by a person known only as Q or “Q Clearance Patriot.” This source–thought to be an American inside the US Government–claims to have access to all sorts of classified information that’s being kept by both the Trump administration and its foes. Under the names The Great Awakening and The Storm, this is where phrases like “deep state” and “paedophile ring” come up. Go deeper and you’ll run into the following:

  • The biggest names in Hollywood (including Tom Hanks and Stephen Spielberg) are involved in an international paedophile ring.
  • Kim Jong-Un is actually a CIA puppet.
  • Former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz hired MS-13, the notorious El Salvadorean gang, to murder DNC staff member Seth Rich.
  • Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and George Soros are planning a coup. Meanwhile, they’re also involved in the above-mentioned child sex trafficking ring.
  • Pizzagate

It goes on, but you get the idea. Wikipedia has a good summary of what QAnon followers believe and where all this came from.

Someone following this situation closely pointed out to me that there’s now an odd musical connection involving this 1993 song from a short-lived industrial group called Dink. Pay attention to the first few seconds of the video.

Why has this obscure alt-rock song from the 90s been adopted by the QAnon community? Because an adherent from Ireland asked Q to suggest a song for his wedding that he might be dedicated to the movement.

When Q returned with Dink’s “Green Mind,” the community exploded. “Q chose this song for a very, very meaningful reason. What is he trying to tell us?”

“When in the action?” What does that mean? Some suggest that members of the US military have used the song to get pumped up before going into battle.

According to this interpretation of the bread crumbs, the song acts to call out Joe Biden for what he REALLY knows.

Hey, hey, Joe, Joe
Whatcha know, whatcha know?
Hey, hey, Joe, Joe
Whatcha know, whatcha know?

From there, the post talks about connections to China, Hillary’s emails and more. It might be instructive to watch the play count of this particular video. Are people actually buying into this?

There’s an even deep examination of the song’s relevance. “Pain,” it says, “is coming.”

UPDATE: There’s now another music connection. For some reason, this song has taken off amongst the QAnon faithful.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

4 thoughts on “As if the whole QAnon nonsense wasn’t crazy enough, a musical connection has emerged

  • September 4, 2018 at 2:14 pm
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    I have recently started to take an interest in Dink’s Green Mind, as well as the associate pain that is coming

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  • September 16, 2018 at 4:35 pm
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    Yo, this guy is an internationally known broadcaster. I guess that means his brother in Sydney knows who he is?

    WWG1WGA

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    • March 12, 2019 at 5:30 pm
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      Is he as wrong about music as he is about Q ? rather full of himself………

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  • September 30, 2018 at 5:14 pm
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    D!NK would not approve

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