Rose Park Hit With QAnon-Tweaking Easter Prank
By April 8, 2021 0 459•
If you were walking around Rose Park at 26th and O Street in Georgetown on Easter morning, you might have smiled at the multitude of plastic Easter eggs lying around, especially at the children’s playground. Sweet enough, but wait: there looks to be a QAnon connection. Whoa! A banner put on the fence near the basketball court reads “DC Community Easter Egg Hunt — Sponsored by QAnon.”
The plastic eggs contain a packet that looks like Kool-Aid but is a little different, as in: “Qool-Aid … Tasty Conspiracy Blend … Alex Jones Approved … 0% Common Sense.”
A few parkgoers were indeed taken aback by all this — and not amused. After a deep breath or two, they learned it was a prank by activist collective Indecline.
The group’s version of the Easter bunny was busy Saturday night hiding more than 3,000 eggs around Washington, D.C., hopping through Rose Park — and Garfield Park, Stanton Park, Lovejoy Park, Meridian Hill Park, Logan Circle, Kalorama Park and Farragut Square, according to news reports.
With its mixed bag of satire, the group revealed it was mocking the Resurrection and the Easter Bunny along with pro-Trump conspiracy-theory group QAnon.
In a statement, Indecline explained that the Kool-Aid packets are labeled to reflect the “controversial conspiracy groups ideologies and buzzwords” associated with QAnon.
“As far as conspiracies go,” the group commented to Brooklyn Street Art, “QAnon has blazed a remarkable and confounding trail into the era of information, organizing itself as an interactive game where adherents are encouraged to become participants, crowdsourcing the narrative through a patchwork of YouTube tutorials and Facebook rants. Supposedly, Q, and insider, is leaving a trail of breadcrumbs for them to follow (originally across Reddit, then into the Chans), and as they collect enough, they are supposed to ‘bake’ them into a full-fledged narrative.”
This is the group that placed life-sized statues of a naked Donald Trump in several cities a few years ago.
Here’s how it defines itself: “INDECLINE is an Activist Art Collective founded in 2001. It is comprised of graffiti writers, filmmakers, photographers and full-time rebels and activists. INDECLINE focuses on social, ecological and economical injustices carried out by American and International governments, corporations and law enforcement agencies.”