Low income advocates of American fascism were priced out of the Q conference in Dallas over the Memorial Day weekend. Branded “For God & Country: Patriot Roundup,” tickets for the conference cost between $500 and $1,000. Q kitsch such as baseball bats and blankets sold at auction for $1,000 and up.
The Q con was held at the Omni Hotel, which is owned by the city of Dallas.
The un-democratic ticket prices did not escape critics of the Q anti-democracy conference. Outside the venue, a Q cultist who apparently couldn’t afford the ticket price complained to a Dallas Observer reporter.
“I don’t know,” he said. “You have to pay for passes. That’s not for the people. We’re for the people. That’s just one of the big things that they’re failing to see and God’s really making that apparent.”
The lowlight of the weekend was a statement by retired general and convicted felon Michael Flynn, who said he agreed that there should be a military coup against the United States government.
Here is the video of former national security advisor Michael Flynn saying that he thinks a coup like the coup in Myanmar should happen in the US. pic.twitter.com/7mGYjfXg18
— Mamie ? (@MC_Hyperbole) May 30, 2021
It happened during a Q&A session when an attendee – who later identified himself as US Marine – asked Flynn, “I want to know why what happened in Minamar (sic)can’t happen here?”
“No reason,” Flynn said. “I mean, it should happen here. No reason. That’s right.”
As usual, Flynn later denied he said these words, even though his remarks were videotaped and have been played repeatedly on news channels and the Internet.
The reference is to the military coup in Myanmar this year that has resulted in the murder of 700 civilians, including children, and in which 3,000 people have been imprisoned. The coup occurred on Feb. 3, the day before the democratically elected government was scheduled to be sworn in.
Coup talk in American fascist circles was prompted by a recent false narrative that their movement’s leader, disgraced ex-president Donald Trump, will be reinstated by the US military in August. Q – who adherents believe is a highly placed government official – recently posted a typically cryptic message saying the military is the only answer. Adherents to the fascist movement interpreted this to mean that Q was predicting a coup this summer.
Q is thought to be Ron Watkins, son of a former pig farmer in the Philippines who is the operator 8kun, the Internet system that hosts Q messages.
Attorney Sidney Powell, one of the most vocal American fascists, supported the coup theory during her Q con session.
“We’re in uncharted territory,” Powell said. “There are cases where elections were overturned, but there’s never been one at the presidential level, which everybody will jump to point out. That doesn’t mean that it can’t be done … It should be that [Trump] can simply be reinstated, that a new a new inauguration day is set.” She paused there for cheers from the audience. “And Biden is told to move out of the White House…” Laughter and more cheers. “And President Trump should be moved back in.”
Powell is a notorious liar, who is being sued by a voting machine manufacturer for her repeated lies about its product. She defended her false claims about the machines in a court filing, saying that no “reasonable people” would believe her outrageous statements and therefore no harm was done to the manufacturer’s brand.