That's a loooong story, but I'll try to explain:
Many of my frens on Gab are mad at DJT. They turned from admiring him to disdain. I can understand their feelings. Some are so angry about the Jan, 6 political prisoners! Some have lost their jobs, because they supported President Trump. He pardoned some strange persons while Assange and so many others are still detained.
The main reason they are calling others Q-tards:
After Jan. 2021, hundreds of thousands of twitter refugees joined Gab - many times more than those who had been here before. Before, Gab was more like a village where you know most of the users. The twitter refugees were used to being smeared by shills on twitter - so (without discernment) they started calling the old Gabbers "shills" or even "leftists", when they had other opinions. The newbies did not read the whole posts, but started attacking in droves as soon as someone wrote about his disappointment in Trump. It was not possible to make a post without being called a shill by masses of J21 (= joined after Januar 21). The new users were also screetching at Andrew Torba for us to get banned from Gab, when something was posted they did not like. They behaved like wild boars in a garden. 🐗 You see, a small native group of free speech enthusiasts was overwhelmed by people, crying for them to get silenced. That's what I have been observing. I'm sorry that very nice new members who are very well able to discern are met with distrust from the "native" people here - but I can understand.
When I joined the Blab (as the old ones call it) new users lurked a lot before posting. There were (and are) a LOT of opinions I do not like. But I am absolutely determined to just scroll past these posts and to not judge others. And still share other posts with them. Because FREE SPEECH includes hate speech imo. (If someone is unbearable I'll mute or block this person.) @SemperVigilat @Paleleven11 @JohnGalt22 @tomdunkle