After a three month absence, 8chan made a brief return under the new domain 8kun. Although the new domain has been accessible since its return for users of Tor and Lokinet, it has been offline and unavailable to most users. The day 8kun went live, someone posted a few messages on 8kun using Q’s most recent tripcode. (I believe it was Q but I’m waiting for further confirmation.)
This morning, 8kun returned on a web address that is available to the public. I’m not posting that address because 8kun has been unavailable at least partly due to curious people trying to access the website. The site was unable to handle the traffic which made it unavailable. I would advise you not to access the website at this time, even if you have the web address. The apps and websites that display Q’s posts will pull any new ones and display them. There is no reason to bombard the new domain with unnecessary traffic. (The Q research board is not shown in the public index for the site and you won’t be able to access it unless you know how to find it.)
As I was writing this, Q posted the message below. I’m not sure what it means but I will keep you informed if Q posts again.
During the last two years, the mainstream media have collectively published hundreds (perhaps thousands) of articles about Qanon. Not one mainstream article, to my knowledge, has had anything positive to say about Q or his followers. Most articles portray Q as a devious prankster or a group of internet trolls and his followers as delusional racists fanatically obsessed with seeing pedophiles jailed. Critics have become so obsessed with destroying Q that they sometimes overstep the law. And now one man is going to court over his hatred of Q and 8chan.
Fredrick Brennan is the founder of the internet message board 8chan where Qanon posts. Jim Watkins assumed ownership of 8chan in 2015 and Brennan stayed on as an employee after the transfer. In 2018, Brennan terminated his employment with Watkins over irreconcilable differences. The summer of 2019 brought a media blitz against Q and 8chan. After a series of mass shootings, the media made repeated accusations (some of which have proven to be false) that 8chan promoted hate speech and violent extremism. The media’s articles were weaponized in an attempt to pressure companies that provide tech service to 8chan to cancel their service agreements. On August 5th, the plan to deplatfom 8chan succeeded. Cloudflare withdrew its service to 8chan, leaving them open to DDoS attacks. The website has been offline ever since.
On September 5th, Jim Watkins testified before Congress and explained the measures he was taking to deal with messages that endorse violence. (People have asked if a copy of Jim’s testimony might be obtained through FOIA, but that is not possible. Congress is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. The release of the transcript is at the discretion of the committee, and at this time, they have not made it public). Fredrick Brennan took to Twitter on Septemeber 6th and 7th and attacked Watkins claiming, among other things, that he was going senile.
Jim wearing a QAnon pin to Congress was truly awful. Either:
❶ Jim is wearing the pin cynically. He knows Q is a LARP, but is wearing it to trick Qultists into donating to him.
❷ Jim is going senile and believes Q is real to some degree and is wearing it as a talisman. https://t.co/GBixkEB1Qn
A month later, Brennan explained his motive for the attacks against Watkins and 8chan. He “has a vendetta with them.” (Brennan is also prone to posting tweets that are critical of Q and his followers.)
I don’t want 8chan to come back.
Mostly for personal reasons.
I think its admins are terrible incompetent people. I have a vendetta with them.
I’m not against other imageboards, only ones they run with names like 8chan. Honest enough? https://t.co/zuhn4GXdY9
Defamation is the oral or written communication of a false statement about another that unjustly harms their reputation. Slander is spoken defamation. Libel is written defamation. In most jurisdictions, a case for defamation is based on two things: A false statement of fact, and malicious intent. In two tweets, Brennan made a false statement of fact (the claim that Watkins was going senile) and demonstrated maliciously intent (“I have a vendetta with them”). Watkins and Brennan live in the Philippines where defamation is a criminal matter. Watkins filed a criminal complaint with the local authorities. The complaint alleges that Brennan used the El Paso shooting spree to attack Watkins’ reputation and defame his character. (The full criminal complaint can be viewed here.)
Those who are connected to 8chan and those who support Q (including myself) have been defamed by internet trolls and the media for years and no one has pushed back. Watkins’ criminal complaint is a shot across the bow. A warning to all that false claims intended to harm us and silence our voices will not be tolerated. Though we greatly value freedom of speech and freedom of the press, both have limitations. Defamation should not be accepted by any community. When it is, bullies are emboldened to bring more attacks. The abusive tactics used by the press and social media companies are the reason why Devin Nunes filed lawsuits against Fusion GPS, McClatchy and Twitter. Nunes understands that until someone holds abusive people accountable for their behavior, the abuse will continue.
There are others in our community who probably have grounds for defamation lawsuits. The maker of Q Drops had their app pulled from the Apple store after NBC published an article by Ben Collins which made false statements about Q. The tone of the article made it clear that NBC’s intent was to get the app pulled from the Apple and Google stores. They intended to cause harm (defamation) to a legitimate business. Many of the claims the media make about Q are false and reporters know they are false. Making a statement of fact that you know or suspect is not true in an attempt to harm someone is the definition of defamation. (The maker of Q Alerts also had their app removed from the Apple store.)
Thinking that the first amendment allowed them to say anything they wanted, those who oppose Q and 8chan have had a good run with their libelous statements, but it seems the tide may have turned. Will they finally be held accountable? It will depend on how we, as a community, respond to their behavior.
(I have more articles in the works on this subject so stay tuned.)
In yesterday’s post, I said that I suspected the owners of 8kun might be developing a long-term solution to their internet hosting problems that we aren’t aware of. Since it’s clear that powerful people would like to keep 8kun offline, it would make sense to develop a platform that powerful people are unable to control. The ideal option would be a blockchain platform where the website is hosted on the computers of users rather than on a central server which can easily be attacked. This morning, Ron Watkins (Codemonkey) confirmed that this is the option they will move forward with. He tweeted the message below in response to a guess that perhaps “Project Odin” was going to be deployed.
Waiting on Project Odin – already onto version 9 now. Need to make sure it works well.
Codemonkey described the concept of Project Odin in this tweet from December of 2018.
My team just implemented the first anonymous text board built from the ground up on blockchain technology. While still raw and basic, it will be developed into an impregnable castle which will stand tall and defend free speech forever from all detractors.https://t.co/kZrc6Sz5mG
Codemonkey and his team have been developing this technology over the last year and according to the tweet below, it’s almost ready to be launched.
Making good progress with Project Odin. Already on version 9. As soon as the bugs are fully worked out then there will be an announcement. Don’t want to release something so important without it being as close to perfect as possible. pic.twitter.com/MhAQ5HEVKn
As we prepare for the return of 8chan/8kun and Q, I’d like to thank those who have not given up hope for a return of justice and liberty. Your prayers and encouragement to others are critical to the success of this mission. Some people have expressed concern that the inability of 8chan/8kun to return to normal service and the inability of Q to continue posting is a poor reflection on Q, the President, and the integrity of the operation. A review of Q’s operation so far may provide a helpful perspective.
Q began posting on the 4chan board /pol/ on October 28, 2017 and chose that board for specific reasons.
4chan users can remain anonymous, which is why government employees sometimes use this board to drop information about public corruption. Because Q’s operation involves the exposure of powerful, corrupt people, Q must remain anonymous if he wants to stay alive. 4chan provided the anonymity he needed. 4chan is frequented by computer geeks who are adept at bringing together information from articles, videos, public records, and other sources. The presence of thousands of skilled internet researchers is one reason why Q’s operation was launched on 4chan.
Anons have researched posts from intelligence community insiders (both real and fake) for years. People regularly show up on 4chan claiming to be an agent from the CIA or another intelligence agency. They’ll claim to have insider information on an investigation or predict the arrest of a famous person, and usually, they’re never heard from again. Many of these predictions don’t come true because a lot of these so-called insiders are frauds. Dealing with frauds has made the anons of 4chan a jaded lot. You have to provide a mountain of proof before they buy your “intelligence insider” story.
Q knew the anons were skeptics. It’s one reason he chose to post on 4chan. His messages needed to be vetted for legitimacy. He knew anons would intensely scrutinize his posts and if they could be verified, Q would gain the trust of some of the most skeptical people on the planet. Gaining the trust of skeptics was vital to the operation. Q claims to have access to the President. That claim could only be verified through careful and exhaustive analysis.
Once verified by anons, Q could provide vetted information about the real stories behind world events and the facts of history that have been hidden from us. Less than a month after he began posting, Q indicated that 4chan had been infiltrated, and he was moving to 8chan.
The CI_A (Snow White) has used every tool at their disposal to shut down Q’s operation. Q has attempted to overcome their attacks but that has caused additional connection and security problems.
After only a month and a half, the CI_A’s attacks had severely impacted Q’s ability to post securely.
On January 6th, 2018, moderators on the board Q had been posting on (/CBTS/) were causing problems. Q said he anticipated a short life on each platform due to verification (proofs) and the rapid spread of his message, which would bring opposition.
Q secures his identity with a password-protected tripcode. Because having the ability to authenticate his message is critical to his mission and because his identity was being questioned by people operating the board, on Jan 6th, 2018, Q informed anons he would not post on that board anymore.
On January 6th, on a new board called /thestorm/, Q asked 8chan’s technician Codemonkey (CM) if a read-only board could be set up which would allow him to post without replies.
On January 8th, Q posted on a read-only 8chan board called /greatawakening/.
That same day, Q began posting on a new 8chan board called /qresearch/ where anons could reply to his posts. (This is the most recent research board where Q has posted.)
On May 4th, 2018, Q confirmed he would be posting on a new “read-only” board called /patriotsfight/. (This is the most recent read-only board where Q has posted.)
Q could (as some have suggested) go back to posting on 4chan if his operation was only about providing information. But his operation requires him to verify that he is the actual person communicating to us. He left 4chan because it was infiltrated with enemies. Maintaining operational security and verifying his identity is critical if his message is to be taken seriously.
Q has chosen to post on 8chan because it provides a platform free of censorship, it provides anonymity, and it allows him to coordinate with anons who research and reply to his posts. 8chan is an ideal environment to carry out such an operation.
8chan has been offline since August 5th, 2019, because tech companies have been threatened and harassed into denying them service. Q and 8 chan have become a threat to the establishment to the point where Silicon Valley has been weaponized against them. I don’t see the inability of 8chan to return to normal service as a poor reflection on their ability to foresee problems and mitigate them. It’s evidence of the extremes that corrupt people will go to in order to keep their secrets hidden from the public.
I’ve read all the comments that have posted on my recent messages. Some readers have proposed simplistic solutions. If a simple solution were a viable option, it would have been implemented already. The problems are far more complex than most people realize. I trust that Codemonkey and Jim Watkins will have 8kun online soon. I suspect (but I can’t confirm) that they have several options for bringing the platform online, and they’re running through their options, one at a time. Rather than being critical of their methods, I would suggest being patient and perhaps, praying for them.
For those who are concerned about Q’s identity when he returns, Q’s tripcode is password protected. It secures his message and verifies his identity. I don’t think there is any reason to worry, but it would be wise to check out his posts when he returns and carefully evaluate whether it’s the same Q.
Many people have commented on the “odd” behavior of Jim Watkins on his recent live streams. I’ve taken a wait and see attitude on this. People have been messaging me for weeks, suggesting that Jim has been dropping coded messages in his live streams. Last night, two things became apparent:
1) Jim’s odd behavior (at least to a degree) is an act. Fearing he would be censored by YouTube, he’s been acting corny because, in his words, “corny people don’t get censored.”
2) It seems likely that Watkins may be dropping coded information on his live streams. If you’re an astute observer, and if you review his previous broadcasts, you might pick up a few things you didn’t see before.
This is an update on the battle to get 8chan back online which would provide an opportunity for Qanon to post again. I’d like to start this off with a dream that may be relevant.
In the dream that I had last night, an unknown person was trying to send messages. It wasn’t clear who the intended audience was, but the messages were being blocked. As the dream progressed, fragments of the messages became visible to me but not to the public. I didn’t understand the message fragments because they were written in Chinese. (This was the second dream I had in the last week where I saw messages written in Chinese that someone was trying to send.)
Why are the dreams relevant?
I didn’t understand the point of them until this morning when I was scrolling through my Twitter feed and ran across an article about Qanon published by Vice. The article contained the usual disinformation about Q and 8chan but it also provided some insights about the problems Jim Watkins and his company NT Technology are experiencing as they try to bring 8chan back online. (For those who are not aware, 8chan has changed its name to 8kun. When the website comes back online, it will use the domain 8kun.net.)
I’ve been following the live stream videos posted by 8kun owner Jim Watkins on his YouTube channel. I’m also monitoring the Twitter account of his son, Ron Watkins (Codemonkey) who runs the technical side of things. They were hoping to have the website back online by the 17th (Thursday) and they did have it live for about 20 minutes but it went offline and has not been available to the public since. On Friday, when people asked about the odd error message they received when trying to access the website, Ron replied with this tweet.
The fact that it says “Access Forbidden” means the networking systems are working for now. Still going down a checklist of things to do before opening the site to the public.
At present, it seems 8kun is technically able to go live at any time. The problem is the continued effort by their enemies to keep internet providers from hosting their website. Vice’s article explained the problem:
Jim Watkins said he was aiming to get the site live by Thursday, Oct. 17, but that effort failed when a UK-based provider he had been using, Zare, dropped support.
“We are not willing to provide services to 8chan or 8kun,” Zare spokesman Harry Beasant told VICE News. “We have had no contact with anyone called Jim Watkins. I can only assume the details used when they signed up were fake, which is why we were not aware they were on our network until informed.”
On Friday, NT Technology revealed a new strategy to try and get 8kun back online and keep it there.
In the early hours of Friday morning, 8kun.net came online briefly, and analysis of its traffic shows that it was being routed through the cloud computing services of Tencent and Alibaba, two of China’s biggest tech companies.
Ron Watkins told VICE News that U.S. company VanwaTech is now providing hosting services for 8kun, and said that he had no say in where they rout the traffic to and from the site. “I have no input in how they setup their routing, but it now seems to be much more robust than a few days ago.” VanwaTech’s CEO Nick Lim confirmed to VICE News that his company was providing services to 8kun but he was not aware of the issues surrounding 8chan.
The article goes on to deride Watkins for allowing 8kun to be routed through cloud computing services located in China.
“All posts, and all IP information, everything, are going to be sent directly to the Chinese Communist Party because that is a requirement of a Chinese ISP,”
And that makes me wonder if my dreams weren’t showing me that Q’s messages (the unknown person in the dream) are going to be routed through China (a country that speaks Chinese). And that Q is willing to post again, but his messages are being blocked by those who are keeping 8kun offline.
It seems that for now, when it comes back online 8kun will be hosted by VanwaTech (unless they cave in to political pressure). In his latest broadcast (see the video below), Jim Watkins explained their problems and the solutions they’re considering, including the possibility of forgoing traditional internet hosting in favor of a distributed hosting model that would have users run a copy of 8kun on their computers (a concept similar to blockchain technology).
When 8kun is back online, I’ll let you know, and of course, if Q returns, I’ll have another update. As far as I can tell, websites and mobile apps that display Q’s posts will still deliver them once the software is updated to pull data from the new 8kun website.