Transitioning From a Culture of Trusting Others to Trusting Ourselves
The title of this article is bound to raise a few eyebrows. I am not proposing that we should ignore the biblical admonition to trust God. Nor do I intend to argue against the fact that the human heart is deceitful. The narrow question I’ll address here is where we get the information we use to understand current events.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve trusted members of the press to investigate current events and report their findings. Recently, I learned that my trust was misplaced. The media have been feeding me half-truths. Having been made aware of this, I began looking for a different source of information. In 2018, I stumbled upon Q—an anonymous entity that encouraged people to dig through publicly available news articles, videos, and government documents to uncover the truth for themselves.
As I thought about the questions Q asked, and plowed through the linked documents, I learned that the media had been covering up institutionalized corruption. A new view of the world began taking shape in my mind. Not surprisingly, it was completely different from the model the media portrays.
Q has posted hints on hundreds of subjects. I learned that I could usually find the truth of a matter if I did a little digging. Because I didn’t have time to research every subject myself, sometimes, I’d look at the work of other researchers (anons). I’d examine their research and conclusions and see if they had connected the dots correctly. If they had, I would share their work with others. The anons that follow Q have created a sweeping narrative of culture that opposes the one disseminated by society’s corrupt overlords.
A sublime truth emerged from all of this. I realized I didn’t need anyone to tell me how the world works. I discovered that truth for myself by doing my own research. Q merely suggested where I should look for information.
We’ve gotten ourselves into this predicament because we trusted others to tell us the truth and they betrayed us. Many people still prefer to get their information from someone else—especially if a source appears to have information not available to the public. I don’t follow so-called “intelligence insiders” who make fantastic claims, offer no proof, and then dare people to prove they are lying. When you make a claim based on information not available to the public, the public can neither verify nor falsify the claim. One cannot build an accurate picture of current events based on rumors and unproven claims by anonymous sources.
I’ve learned (along with millions of anons) that we don’t need others to tell us what’s happening in the world. We can uncover the facts ourselves. And that is the primary goal of Q’s operation. Q did not intend to make us dependent on intelligence insiders for information. He trained us to become citizen journalists—free-thinking people who do their own research and come to their own conclusions.
We are, at this moment, transitioning from a time when we trusted in others to tell how the world works to a time when we must trust ourselves.
People often ask how do I know which subjects to focus on and which to ignore. The topics I focus on and every Q decode I provide is guided by the Holy Spirit. Although I’ve come to trust my research, it would be useless if not for the guidance of God. When Q says “trust yourself,” he is not telling us to ignore our relationship with God. It is God’s Spirit that leads us into all truth.