'"A year of YouTube fantasies about children being killed and eaten under cover of the "deep state" took a Highland Park actor, and grandson of a former Texas football coach, to the steps of the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6. Luke Coffee, 41,... thought he was going to Washington for the second coming -- but not of Donald J. Trump.'
It seems Coffee was among QAnon activists confusing religion and conspiracy, "hoping to trigger the biblical second coming of Christ."
'"A holy purge is happening, and it's only from Jesus -- it's not from Donald J. Trump," Coffee said. He faces charges in connection with the assault of Washington, D.C., police officers with a crutch during the attempted overthrow,' as reported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Weirdly, Coffee actually played a Branch Davidian sect leader in the Reelz TV show "Murder Made Me Famous" episode...
On social media, Coffee preached about "this beauty that's about to happen in the world, this Jesus consciousness." ..."Mass executions" were ahead as God's revenge to punish "deep state" government officials and celebrities, he said, once describing himself as one of "God's undercover agents."
Not all actors are stupid. But a lot of them are. And if you combine actor stupidity, Dominionist lunacy, and Qanon-believer gullibility, you've got a twisted mutant hybrid for sure. You've got Luke Coffee.
The Qanon believers' fervent prediction that Trump was going to regain the Presidency on March 4 strangely did not come true. Imagine that.
Now some of them are saying, "We meant March 20." After that--what? They'll dredge up another desperate hedge allowing them to hold onto the thrilling Qanon fantasy that makes them feel important. That gives them that familiar frisson; that provides an exciting yet utterly phony gloss of meaning to their empty lives...