“QAnon Shaman” Jacob Angeli Chansley is cashing in a day after being freed by promoting mock film posters, kids’s garments and photos of himself, as he boasted in his first interview since jail that he tried to assist different inmates and “taught a metaphysics class.”
Chansley — who captured headlines because the horned, shirtless, closely tattooed determine amongst throngs of Jan. 6 Capitol protesters — was a free man Thursday after 27 months in a federal jail and two in a midway home.
He was fast to go public with his web site promoting reward playing cards, mouse pads and cellphone circumstances, kids’s garments, T-shirts, sandals and aprons — a few of which had already offered out by Friday afternoon.
Interested consumers can select from themed photos, together with a $99 mock film poster of Chansley flanked by former President Trump and former nationwide safety adviser Michael Flynn within the model of the poster of the mob hit “GoodFellas.”
“As far again as I can bear in mind, I all the time wished to be a patriot,” the film poster states, together with the title, “QuItFellas”
It’s a small deviation from the cult-classic film’s well-known quote: “As far again as I can bear in mind, I’ve all the time wished to be a gangster.”
“Goodfellas” tells the story of Henry Hill’s upbringing and life within the mob, as he navigates crime, homicide and the consequences of his mafia way of life.
Chansley seems to additionally offer programs and reserving alternatives for him to talk by way of his “Forbidden Truth Academy.”
He has additionally since introduced a podcast and an internet site and pushed a number of media appearances by way of a newly created Twitter account.
“One small step for this man, and one GIANT leap for all mankind…” he wrote within the first tweet on his self-named account.
The profile image exhibits a bearded, bespectacled Chansley smirking for the digicam, carrying a white go well with and American flag bandana and tie.
“This is Jacob Angeli-Chansley. This is my official twitter web page & my first official assertion upon my launch from Federal BOP [Bureau of Prisons] custody. The time is 9:07 AM on the twenty fifth of May 2023. FREEDOM!!!”
Chansley, 35, was among the many tons of of rioters who stormed the US Capitol Building in the course of the Jan. 6, 2021, rebel. He pleaded responsible in September 2021 to a single rely of obstructing an official continuing earlier than Congress.
The Navy veteran was sentenced to three and a half years, however was transferred in March from the FCI Stafford federal jail in Arizona to a midway home.
Chansley instructed the Epoch Times after his launch he spent his incarceration doing “all the pieces that [he] may to assist the inmates in that jail to take a look at life in another way, to see life from a extra non secular perspective, to comprehend that they as people are affecting their neighborhood, whether or not they understand it or not.”
He mentioned he did “a number of studying” and added: “I additionally taught a metaphysics class whereas I used to be in jail.”
Chansley additionally griped about alleged mistreatment in jail and mentioned he “skilled a sure degree of prejudice.”
He mentioned correction officers ignored him and he went days with out meals whereas at a Washington jail as a result of the ability didn’t accommodate his organic-only food plan, in response to the report
He preached: “a non secular message of affection, of peace, the facility of affection, the facility of peace, the facility of prayer, the facility of forgiveness, the facility of the reality,” and added: “That’s the one method we’re going to unravel our issues.”