“You could call me the new Rosa Parks,” Ron Watkins, QAnon conspiracy theorist and Arizona congressman, told the crowd at a “Q” convention this weekend. Watkins, who announced his candidacy for Congress last week, is
“You could call me the new Rosa Parks,” Ron Watkins, QAnon conspiracy theorist and Arizona congressman, told the crowd at a “Q” convention this weekend.
Watkins, who announced his candidacy for Congress last week, is probably best known as the administrator of 8kun (formerly known as 8chan), the site where the anonymous poster “Q” shared “deep state” conspiracy theories. In favor of former President Trump. The site is known to promote hatred, and it is where at least three white nationalists published their manifestos before launching mass shootings. Many, including an HBO documentary starring Watkins called Q: In the storm, have speculated that Watkins himself is “Q”.
Ron calls himself the “Digital Rosa Parks” because he wants to get on the “Twitter Bus”, the “Google Bus”, the “Facebook Bus” and the “Chase Bank Bus”.
– AZ right wing monitoring (@az_rww) 23 October 2021
During his speech at the For God & Country Patriot Double-Down convention, he would have been late for, Watkins has promised to “bring” the storm “to Congress. “The Storm” is a term QAnon believers use to refer to when they believe Trump will return to power and arrest a cabal of Democratic “deep state” operatives allegedly involved in a satanic trafficking ring child sex.
He also propagated electoral lies favored by “Q” believers. ” I say [the media], ‘Trump won. He won, “Watkins told the crowd,” And I tell them the election has to be called off and you know what? They put me on TV and they say it.
Watkins then attacked social media companies like Twitter, which banned him in the wake of the insurgency and ridiculously likened him to kick him off their platforms to what happened to the rights activist. Civic Rosa Parks on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955.
“We are now living through a modern digital civil rights movement and you could call me the new Rosa Parks. I’ve been there, I’ve been canceled left and right in recent years, ”he said. “I fought so that you could have a voice…. And you might say, “Why is Ron the new digital Rosa Parks?” Well, I want to get on the bus. I want to get on the Twitter bus. I want to get on the Twitter bus. I want to get on the Twitter bus. I want to get on the Twitter bus. We were all kicked off the bus!
The conference was hosted by The Patriot Voice, founded by John Sabal, also known as “QAnon John”. Organizers did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Rolling stone.