I just love typing a headline like that. With each keystroke I ask myself, “Shouldn’t you call the authorities and ask for help?” meaning finding a local psychologist and telling her, “I see these stories on the internet. They’re too fantastic to be real. Clearly I’ve gone mad.” But I know a shrink won’t tell me I’m imagining them. That’s the scary part. This is real. VICE:
When Michael Protzman, the leader of the QAnon cult that believes former President John F. Kennedy and his son JFK Jr. are still alive, died in June, people hoped the end was near for the group. The family members of those who joined the cult hoped it would disband so that their loved ones would finally return home.
But instead, a new leader has seemingly emerged: a 13-year-old girl known to her followers only as “Tiny Teflon,” the name of the Telegram channel she uses to communicate with her followers. According to multiple live chats on Telegram reviewed by VICE News, Protzman appears to have groomed the girl as his protege, hosting her on his live chats on Telegram, where he had tens of thousands of followers. […]
Tiny Teflon has created her own channel, conducted live streams with followers, and most worrying of all, has announced her plan to indoctrinate more children into the cult by teaching them how to decode real word events using the movement’s bastardized form of Jewish numerology, gematria.
“I definitely think I’m gonna have more kids involved in this,” Tiny said during a live chat on her channel on August 6. “Maybe they could share more code, because I don’t want to be talking the entire time when I do this show in the future. So I’ll definitely think of having kids share codes and teach what they know too.”
Just what America needs, a sub-culture of youngsters who believe in complete drivel and who grow up to vote at the age of 18. Or, maybe the voting age will be changed to 14. You remember the movie Wild In The Streets, right?
Now the set up of a 13-year-old with her own cult, inherited from her crazy father figure (and I don’t even want to speculate on what that’s about, those two together) is weird enough, right? You will not believe where it goes next. For the nth time I cry out, “If only I could make stuff like this up!” I would be running Hollywood.
While Protzman was the leader of the group, he introduced Tiny Teflon in March 2022 by featuring her on a live chat in his Telegram channels. During the chat, and in subsequent appearances, the pair would use gematria to make links between everything from the 2011 movie The Smurfs and the timing of Trump’s appearance in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York to conclude that Q’s predictions about the mass execution of the child-trafficking cabal is about to come true. It’s not known if there was any familial connection between Protzman or Tiny Teflon, or how they knew each other.
There you have it friends, the answers are to be found in Smurfs and Home Alone 2. And it gets stranger still, because Tiny Teflon’s mommy, whose handle is Teflon Don, is involved in all this.
In late July, she [Tiny Teflon] showed up at a Trump rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she was photographed with multiple members of the JFK group.
Then she began to post again in the Negative 48 channel. As well as posting her “decodes,” on August 1 she shared a link to her new channel called ABC 123. The channel’s description says it will contain “Tiny Teflon’s Decodes, Research and Much More!” and in all caps, adds: “CHANNEL MONITORED BY ADULT.”
The description doesn’t mention who the adult is, but it is likely her mother, a Protzman devotee who has an account on Telegram as “Teflon Don.” Using this account she has promoted her daughter’s work as well as celebrating her birthday with a message posted in the main Negative 48 channel last year.
So what do we have here?
- A crazed fallen QAnon leader, who wiped himself out on his dirt bike;
- Succeeded by a 13-year-old who plans to recruit other kids her age (and presumably younger);
- Her wingnut enabler mother;
- A terrified Donald Trump, bouncing off the ropes and running from the law.
What could possibly go wrong?
I leave you two things to ponder here. First, this quote by Carl Bernstein. “We are in the process of creating what deserves to be called the idiot culture. Not an idiot sub-culture, which every society has bubbling beneath the surface and which can provide harmless fun; but the culture itself. For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norm, even our cultural ideal.”
And this clip from Wild In The Streets.
Here’s a bonus clip. The music from this film was great.