The Newly Liberated ‘Q Anon Shaman’ Can’t Keep Her Mouth


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Just hours after being released from federal custody on Thursday, Jacob ChanceryThe man convicted of the Jan. 6 riots and dubbed “Canon Sherman” for his distinctive costume from the Capitol riots is back on Twitter. And apparently he hasn’t given up on that part.

In his first post, Chansley uploaded a computer-generated image of himself howling in the back seat of a police car wearing a headdress bearing his name and red, white and blue face paint. The caption is just one word, “FREEDOM!!!”

Shortly after, Chansley posted a five-minute clip to the Forbidden Truth Podcast Twitter account. It contained a rambling monologue in which he claimed that he had “learned many lessons in the trials God has given me over the past two and a half years.”

“I have no animosity or hatred towards the U.S. federal government,” Chansley said. “And I have forgiven the captives, and I pray for them.”

It was this tolerant attitude that Mr. Chansley’s lawyer, Al Watkins, referred to in an impassioned statement after he was released from the nursing home on Thursday.

“Jake is an amazingly intelligent, calm at heart, kind young man with a very bright future,” Watkins said.

However, a darker portion of Chansley’s video in the second half is about his continued quest for “truth” and ongoing struggle against “global corruption,” echoing the language of conspiracy theories like QAnon. It contained several veiled references.

“The final lesson I share is the power we have when we live and speak the truth,” Chansley said. “Speaking the truth can overthrow corrupt empires and liberate entire nations trapped in illusion. Buddha once said that the sun, the moon, and the truth, that he could not hide three things for long.” said.”

It is unclear what specific “truths” Chansley was referring to.

Chansley didn’t directly mention President Donald Trump on Jan. 6 or the 2020 election in the video, but he did mention “obvious” signs of international corruption.

“Some people say the world is getting worse, but I can assure you that it’s not getting worse,” Mr Chansley said. Rather, “the truth of global corruption is becoming increasingly apparent.”

But Watkins said he remains optimistic, even though Thursday morning’s statement preceded Chansley’s tweet and video, prompting clients to return to conspiratorial rhetoric.

“I’m still very optimistic,” Watkins told the Daily Beast, adding that the healing process for someone with “vulnerability” like Chansley “is a lifelong process of concentration and reflection. will be,” he added.

“I’m not a doctor. I’m an advocate,” he added. “And what I’m claiming now is patience and compassion on the part of the public…I worry about Jake every day, virtually every minute. He made such an impression on me.” left.”

Watkins previously said of Chansley,Was fooled‘ said President Trump.

But for Chansley, the battle seems to be heating up.

“Gandhi once said, ‘First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, and you win. It looks like it’s going through phases,” Chansley said in a post-release video. “Now all that’s left is to win.”

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