The QAnon Clock Explained

QAnon acolytes love jargon, and they love using jargon to prove that the conspiracy theory they’ve invested so much time in is real.

One of the most popular QAnon “proofs” is “the map,” a massive layout of how centuries of conspiracy theories all connect to each other in ways only Q can reveal – and only Q believers can understand.

To outsiders, it’s proof that everything skeptics believe about conspiracy theorists is true, that they’re deranged and obsessive and need heavy doses of medication. And to believers, it’s proof that the skeptics are asleep and unaware, totally oblivious to the maleficence going on all around them.

And the “Q map” is far from the only hopelessly complex, esoteric layout of proof that believers use to prove their theories. There’s also the “Q clock,” an actual circular layout of how certain “times” on the minute hand correspond to certain dates that Q has left drops.

To believers, the connections between the drops, minutes, and world events are iron-clad, irrefutable proof that Q is unveiling the secrets of the ruling cabal.

To skeptics, it looks like a birth control pack with a severe dose of numerology.

The QClock got a social media boost late last week when news broke that ageless Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had fallen and broke three ribs. Why would this matter?

Because the day RBG fell corresponds on “the clock” to a February 11th Q post that simply reads “Ruth Bader Ginsburg.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg what? Dies? Orders a patty melt? Wears a green shirt?

QAnon doesn’t say, because that’s what QAnon does – he doesn’t say. He simply throws out names and dates and places and leaves it up to his acolytes to assign them meaning.

So does the clock have meaning? Or is it just more organized nonsense from an anonymous avatar who has proven to be a master of organizing nonsense?

Like much of Q, the origins of the mostly widely-cited QClock graphic are murky. But there’s a long and complex write-up on the Q acolyte site Neon Revolt that sums up where the idea came from, and what it’s supposed to mean.

Basically, Q made several posts around the first of the year that make references to “wind the clock” and “understanding the correlation” between Q posts and Trump tweets.


Q acolytes took it from there, concocting a series of graphics linking Q posts first to Trump tweets, then to general world events.

These graphics were refined and spruced up to the point where they eventually became the QClock that believers pass around as if it were some Rosetta Stone of proof that unlocks the entire conspiracy theory.

Basically, the posts made on certain dates are all related, and you can tell which ones are related because of where they are on the clock.

So are the posts actually linked? Is it possible to find a thruline? Or is this just more Q gibberish?

To find out, I went to the clock itself and picked out a number. And to make sure that I wasn’t biased at all in choosing my number, I used a random number generator to pick it out for me.

The number that came up first was 39.


What posts are on the days that come up at :39 on the QClock?

Well, the first randomly weird thing that happened is that :39 corresponds to 11/11/18, which was yesterday, Veterans Day, and a day when Q proclaimed there would be massive developments in “the great awakening.


5/15 brought five posts: one about Preet Brahara being fired, three generic posts about “fighting evil,” and one about two NYPD officers being murdered in an incident Q tried really hard to link to Anthony Weiner.

9/12’s seven posts were similarly all over the place, referencing Jeff Sessions, censorship, a screen shot of a Trump tweet, “sexual misconduct,” and seeming attempts to shut down QAnon (which nobody is actually trying to do.)

Finally, there were the posts yesterday, 11/11/18 – the day when Q first foretold a massive military parade for Trump (since cancelled) and other great changes in the American landscape. 12 posts, one of which claimed Trump didn’t go to the 100th anniversary ceremony of the Armistice due to a “stay order” from the secret service, some patriot glurge, and then a bunch of “placeholder” text because “declas” had begun.

None of these posts on these dates really have anything to do with each other other than Q posted them/

Yes, there are similarities, but only because they’re topics Q goes back to again and again. Does Veterans Day “link up” to the day after 9/11? Not really, other than they’re days of historical significance in America’s calendar. So are almost every other day.

Some of the posts are about figures in the government, some are just general patriotic blather, and some are rhetorical questions. Every day’s worth of Q posts are like this. They all link up this way, therefore the links aren’t significant.

Go back to the original QClock post that went around today. It referenced Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on a day that something happened to happen to her. What about all the other days? What about all the other posts? If the Q clock were really this significant, there would be connections like this coming out every day.

But there aren’t. There’s the luck you have by throwing a thousand darts and hitting the bullseye by virtue of simply throwing a bunch of darts.

Q believers will tell themselves almost anything to justify their own belief – and Q will tell his believers just about anything as well.

If you want the posts to be linked, then they’re linked.



2 thoughts on “The QAnon Clock Explained

  1. […] QAnon is a scam and a troll, and its a troll whose makers think you are a gullible loser. This has been evident since the avatar’s first post claiming that Hillary Clinton had already been arrested. Yet, after thousands of posts and countless decodings, nothing has changed. Q is still a false prophet, and the disciples around him are still grifters. The long promised “pain” has never come for the deep state. The last few months have seen the scammers who started and grew Q showing their utter contempt for you, their audience, throwing out worthless placeholder posts simply to keep the fire burning. At the same time, the Q gurus are using you as a mailing list to shill for sham medical treatments, worthless books, and shoddy merchandise. […]

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