The girl has replaced Michael Protzman, who died in June, as head of those who believe President J.F. Kennedy’s deceased son John John is alive and supports Trump.
by Massimo Introvigne
“13-year-old girl emerges as new leader of QAnon cult” makes for a nice headline, one that immediately makes the story interesting for the reader. Yet, it is only partially true—but the partial truth is interesting enough.
I join many others in arguing that the use of the label “cult” for QAnon does not add anything to our knowledge of the phenomenon. And part of what one needs to know is that QAnon is not an organization, and certainly not a united one. There are many subgroups that disagree with each other, sometimes vehemently. Together, they form an influential (and potentially dangerous) network of conspiracy theorists and extremists.
One such subgroup was led by Michael Brian Protzman, the former owner of a demolition company turned full-time conspiracy activist, who died at age 60 on June 30, 2023, after a dirt bike accident. Protzman had built a sizable following, which some evaluated at 100,000 devotees, by offering a conspiracy theory supplementing the usual QAnon narrative claiming that Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden operate a Satanist pedophile cult. Protzman’s pet theory was that both President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1963, and his son John F. Kennedy, Jr., nicknamed John John, who died in a plane crash in 1999, are alive. President Kennedy would by now be 106, but this was not a problem for Protzman, as he claimed that JFK had been resurrected by God after his death like Jesus, presumably with a glorious and immortal body. As for the President’s son, John John, the plane crash was just fake news.
Protzman announced that the senior JFK (the President) would reappear in Dallas on November 2, 2021, at the site of his assassination, proclaim that Trump had won the 2020 election and was the legitimate President, and introduce JFK Jr. as Trump’s Vice President. Many QAnon aficionados gathered in Dallas on November 2, 2021, but neither Kennedy Senior nor Junior showed up.
As sociologists of religion know, for true believers prophecies never fail. Protzman simply modified the narrative to claim that the resurrected Kennedy Senior had revealed to him that Trump is actually Kennedy Junior in disguise. We don’t know whether Trump himself appreciates the theory, but it seems he is not against having hundreds of Protzman QAnon followers showing up and cheering at his rallies.
Protzman confirmed everything with a simple form of gematria. He assigned to each letter of the alphabet a numerical value—1 for A, 2 for B, and so on—and added the value of each letter in a name or short sentence. Gematria is a venerable practice in Jewish Kabbalah but Protzman used the English alphabet rather than the Hebrew one. The result was that, for example, the numeric value of “President Trump” is 198, which is also the “gematria value” of “Greatest comeback ever.”
The beauty of the system is that anybody can use it. In fact, Protzman mentored a 13-year-old girl going by the Telegram pseudonym of Tiny Teflon, whose mother was a loyal follower, to become a gematria expert. After all, “Intelligent Michael Brian Protzman” and “Tiny Teflon has got good judgement” have both a “gematria value” of 345. When Protzman died, Tiny Teflon proclaimed herself the new leader of (his faction of) QAnon and took over his Telegram channel. She also has her own—“monitored by an adult,” it is claimed, or Telegram may shut it down. By the way, some Protzman followers believe his death was fake news too, and although documents say his body has been cremated, he is just hidden and continues to instruct Tiny.
Gematria and the claims of Protzman then and Tiny now are not political only.
When examined through Protzman’s gematria method, “God communicates through numbers” and “God coded every English alphabet letter” have the same value, 351. God predicts the end of the world—but not before a second glorious Trump presidential term—and endorses a number of New Age theories about energies, angels, and aliens.
By following Protzman and now Tiny on social media, we can also learn that God’s messages were hidden in Michael Jackson’s videos, “The Smurfs” 2011 movie about little blue creatures from Belgian comic books, and the cameo in “Home Alone 2” featuring Donald Trump as the then owner of New York’s Plaza Hotel. That the Smurfs comics hide Masonic secrets had been already suggested, only half tongue-in-cheek, by an Italian scholar whose book I reviewed in 2005. But here the story is more sinister, as all these coded messages announce that Trump will arrest and execute the pedophile Democratic leaders.
Is there a Tiny Teflon? One surfaced and was photographed at a Trump rally (although reproducing the picture of a minor in such circumstances may be illegal) and some followers claim to have met her.
She probably exists, but who maneuvers her is unclear. Perhaps, it becomes more clear when we consider that Negative 48, Protzman’s website now allegedly managed by the 13-year-old Tiny, spreads the Russian narrative about the war in Ukraine and offers for download videos calling Zelensky and the Ukrainians “Nazis” and inviting to “support President Putin.”
We may have perceived a glimpse of the truth here. We are told that 163 is the gematria value of “Double edged sword.” 163 is the mirror image of 361, which is the value of “Vice President John Kennedy Junior” and “I Want Everyone to Know Truth.” 163, however, by applying the Protzman-Tiny method, is also the gematria value of “Bitter Winter.”