The future of QAnon, explained by 8 experts - 2021-02-24
Instead, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. So if you're one of those people — perhaps millions — who were deeply invested in the various QAnon conspiracy theories, the past few weeks likely produced an immense amount of dissonance.
But for the most die-hard QAnon followers, hope springs eternal! The next big prophecy is supposed to unfold on March 4, which had been Inauguration Day before the ratification of the 20th Amendment in 1933 — and the day Trump will gloriously return to power and retake the White House, according to the febrile imaginings of the QAnon movement.
All of which is to say, QAnon is still with us, and may be with us for a while. Conspiracy theories are powerful precisely because they're so flexible. They never have to cohere; they just have to explain what seems otherwise inexplicable and, above all, offer the believer a sense of direction in a complicated world.