Here is a list of QAnon jargon and catchprases.
“Do your research”
“Do your research”
“Don’t let yourself be ruled by fear”
Down the rabbit hole
“Enjoy the show”
The Great Awakening
Looking at all viewpoints
“Mainstream media” (MSM)
“My body my choice”
“Powers that be”
Satanic Elite, Cabal, Global Elite
Save the Children
“This resonates with me”
“Watch this before it is taken down, again“
“Where we go one, we go all” (#WWG1WGA)
This list is compiled in an article here which gives detailed descriptions of each term. There's not title, only a URL. The information about the use of jargon in recruitment is so informative that Corboy has quoted it in full.
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We feel it’s important to recognize these terms and their relationships to each other as they’re part of a growing language. Studying how this language is used will help increase awareness of conversations listing toward conspirituality in terms of content and emotional impact. Understanding this newly-formed vernacular also helps people recognize when they’ve left the land of information.
Parallel to high-emotional impact, these terms share low-definitional precision. Red pill, 5D, and starseed mean many poignant things to a spectrum of passionate users. This allows for the power of poetic suggestiveness. But it also lets speakers constantly move goalposts and express plausible deniability (i.e.: “No, I’m not talking about that. How dare you suggest I’m using anti-semitic / anti-vaxx / pro-Q language!”).
Jargon is not meant to convey data, share perspectives, or persuade. Its function is to establish a symbolic or ritual order where certain questions can no longer be asked and to provide a threshold test for admittance to an in-group. Users bond over these terms, but not necessarily because they share consistent definitions of them. The bonding happens because the terms signal the sharing of emotional contagion.
Robert Jay Lifton’s famous analysis of “totalist” language is useful here. Lifton’s work has been used for 60 years to describe language that protects itself from scrutiny or analysis as it builds social and political power.
The language of the totalist environment is characterized by the thought-terminating cliché. The most far-reaching and complex of human problems are compressed into brief, highly reductive, definitive-sounding phrases, easily memorized and easily expressed.
Totalist language, then, is repetitiously centered on all-encompassing jargon, prematurely abstract, highly categorical, relentlessly judging, and to anyone but its most devoted advocate, deadly dull.
Lifton, Robert Jay. Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: a Study of “Brainwashing” in China. W.W. Norton, 1961. pp. 429-30.
Reading these terms is one thing, but it’s also worth noting that Lifton’s descriptions of “thought-terminating” repetitions that are “easily memorized and easily expressed” attain new intensity when the influencer deploys them in video format. Combined with hypnotic rhythms and intrusive eye contact, the pre-cognitive impact of the terms ramps up.
When the influencers we’ve studied on this podcast use these terms, they usually also deploy techniques that emphasize relational power over verbal meaning. Altogether, the vaguely-defined but powerful terms can combine with high-def video and sonorous, prayer-like sermonizing to create an immersive and bonding experience.
Finally, it’s prudent to pay special attention to those influencers who can seem to turn this on and off at will. Some of the most powerful and seemingly credible communicators of CS-to-Q are “renegade” medical doctors that are able to flip into sermon mode and use this jargon as a kind of release valve in the midst of their more boring and complicated health ideas.
Part of what they’re doing is weaponizing the complexity of medicine against an anxious public. Their sermons are calibrated to soothe the very anxiety they provoke.
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What follows is a list of QAnon terminology and detailed descriptions.
Corboy: this statement is of the utmost importance. In genuine and agenda free communication from medical professionals and researchers, a sober and steady tone is used throughout with *no* exploitation of hot button emotion.
This procedure originated in the mid 17th century when the Royal Society created a prodecure manual for articles and correspondance. England had emerged from a decades long civil war and years of rage driven rhetoric. The Royal Society was determined to avoid this at all costs. The new, evidence based knowleged was to be presented in a manner that was persuasive, not influencer-driven. A true scientist was and is inflammatory and indoctrinational.
This has been the model for communication, written and spoken, in science and medicine ever since. Anyone who consistently deviates from this develops a bad reputation and is eventually discredited. Persons so discredited often go on the conspiracy and new age media circuits -- and get revenge by attacking the reputable establishments which ejected them for their bad manners.