Once upon a time, I would have said nobody could out-crazy an American — we’ve got the looniest, most deranged, most unbelievable wackaloons of any country. I could take some pride in that. But no more: Canada has a new queen, Queen Romana Didulo. I can almost envy the certifiability of this claim:
Just to give an example of the bizarre things that are being said pic.twitter.com/4idETIIVmF
— Dr. Christine Sarteschi, LCSW (@DrSarteschi) August 13, 2022
Who knew that crossing the Y-DNA of white rappers and Filipinos could be so potent? The only thing that salvages US pride to a small degree is that most of her followers seem to be American, and she’s drawing on the intellectual brain power of the US QAnon movement.
Her fraudulent claims are patently obvious except, it seems, to her mostly American followers. Many have links to QAnon, according to investigative reporters Peter Smith of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, Mack Lamoureux of Vice World News, and a trio of academics. All have been tracking this story for months.
QAnon embraces wide-ranging, wild conspiracy theories centred upon the falsehood of Donald Trump’s secret fight against an international cabal of elitist pedophiles who kidnap children, traffic them, harvest their organs and drink their blood. They call the latter adrenochrome, which QAnon claims provides a psychedelic high and holds the promise of immortality.
Didulo promotes these lies in her videos, and has attracted leading QAnon figures. The result, as Lamoureux writes, is that they “sent a swarm of followers her way.”
Unfortunately, she’s not harmlessly batty. She’s an anti-vax nutcase who has called on her mob to literally kill health care workers who are vaccinating the public. She calls health care workers “ducks” in her missives.
Didulo then posted a chilling message on Telegram to “the Kingdom of Canada’s Military” ordering them to “shoot to kill anyone who tries in inject any children under 19 years old (with COVID vaccines),” and to intercept, seize and destroy all “coronavirus vaccines/bioweapons or any other vaccines.”
Noting that nearly a third of American have guns and 19 million are trained soldiers and veterans, Didulo said duck-hunting season started the next day and “by mid-morning Canada would be ‘thoroughly cleaned’.”
Her lackeys tried to ‘arrest’ some police and instead were arrested themselves. What’s astonishing is that she is still on the loose, using Telegram to send out dangerous directives…and there are people who actually believe her.
While Didulo’s ideas are ridiculous, they’ve already had a real-world effect on Canada. When Didulo told her fans that she had abolished Canada’s income tax, some stopped paying taxes to the Canadian government. Because Didulo issued a “decree” announcing that her supporters could now pay their utility bills with “IOUs” backed by her bogus government, her supporters have started losing electricity and water in their homes.
I guess we’re all just < waiting for her to get even more dangerous.
What I heard in 14 of Didulo’s many YouTube videos is deeply irrational and patently false.
She rants about everything from aliens arriving on Earth 300,000 years ago, her delusion that she has direct access to American, global and the “Earth defence commander in chief,” to her contention that she does not exist in the 3D world.
Yet, her followers are devoted. They have already been distributing her cease-and-desist notices by mail and in person.
It suggests that, at some point, they might also show up with guns.
You spliced the genes of Filipinos and Vanilla Ice. When will science learn?
Seriously now, this cult is fucked in the head. Hope no one dies from her insanity.
Ed Seedhouse says
Geez! I’,m Canadian (eh) and living in Victoria British Columbia and I watch Youtube videos daily, but I’ve never heard of this wacko. I have zero trouble believing that we can spawn our own, though. A Trump clone is set to become leader of our second largest political party…
Also Salman Rushdie is off a ventilator and able to talk.
@3: that’s great news!
Raging Bee says
…an international cabal of elitist pedophiles who kidnap children, traffic them, harvest their organs and drink their blood. They call the latter adrenochrome, which QAnon claims provides a psychedelic high and holds the promise of immortality.
Wait, are the QAnon loons trying to make that sound like a rational choice?
Wackaloonist can be a very profitable profession, and the most lucrative environment for practicing it is the USA.
Reginald Selkirk says
@6: Selling to the Wackaloonists can be very profitable. It is not necessary to actually be a Wackaloonist to do so. Frequently the question of “do they really believe that, or are they just pandering?” arises. Alex Jones is a notable recent example.
I’ve been following Dr. Sarteschi on Twitter for awhile now. Seemed like a (mostly) harmless delusion at first, but it’s cranking up to something much uglier now.
My first thought when I read the above quote was that the cargo will arrive very soon.
As for adrenochrome, I thought it sounded familiar. From Wikipedia:
It’s a real compound, but has no known psychedelic effects. It can be produced both in vivo and in vitro. Which I guess makes it perfect for a QAnon satanic panic.
Susan Montgomery says
@8 Crazy breeds crazy. We’ve got a population which functions at a 6th grade reading level, wholly illiterate when it comes to science and critical thinking. We have an official press establishment that long ago stopped fact-checking and an internet where any eedjit can claim expertise.
As to that last bit, no one ever seems to ask the “psychics dilemma” when it comes to YouTube “experts”. You know, where you ask an alleged psychic “why aren’t you a millionaire from winning the lottery?” or something. No one ever asks of YouTubers “If you’re privy to high-level international conspiracies, why are you making vids in front of your Funko Pop figures with a lousy webcam?”
Mostly though, it’s because we’re people.
“”The public made me what I am, the arch-liar of the period, for when I first commenced to write against the Masons my object was amusement pure and simple. The crimes laid at their door were so grotesque, so impossible, so widely exaggerated, I thought everybody would see the joke and give me credit for originating a new line of humour. But my readers wouldn’t have it so; they accepted my fables as gospel truth, and the more I lied for the purpose of showing that I lied, the more convinced became they that I was a paragon of veracity.”
Agreed, Pierre Poilievre is much scarier to me than the self-proclaimed “Queen” of Canada. Even if Pierre never even acknowledges her existence, he’d still do more damage overall than Romana Didulo could come close to. That’s why I’m hoping that the Republican party crashes and burns, with their death grip to their plummeting demagogue leading to the equivalent of what happened to the Canadian Conservative party after Brian Mulroney. If Trumpism proves to fail, such tactics should lose their appeal up here (and elsewhere) as well. Hopefully.
Cthulhu, these people are very stupid. And lazy. You don’t get adrenochrome from organs or blood. It is a simple chemical that you can buy online.
You could look this up on Google in a few seconds.
.1. FWIW, adrenochrome doesn’t get you high. It has no psychoactive activity. That is just an old myth. It’s not even a controlled substance like THC or methamphetamine.
.2. I’ve got some adrenochrome sitting in a drawer at home. You might as well.
It is an oxidation product of adrenaline, the drug in epinephrine allergy syringes. It shows up when they get old and change color. I’ve got some old ones that have…changed color.
Her followers remind me a lot of several different cults that made the headlines for mass casualty events. They are at the least in the same class of non-reality as:
Heaven’s Gate UFO cult 39 suicides.
Jonestown Guyana over 900 dead.
Heaven’s Gate cult members found dead –
Following an anonymous tip, police enter a mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, an exclusive suburb of San Diego, California, and discover 39 victims of a mass …
Jonestown: 13 Things You Should Know About Cult Massacre
May 29, 2020 — In all, there were over 900 who died in Jonestown, including Jim Jones,
Akira MacKenzie says
blockquote> Canada has a new queen…
Wait, did Celine Dion die? Did she abdicate?
Obligatory 10 year old boy humor: Can’t read “Didulo” without seeing “Dildo”.
“Formed by crossing the Y-DNA of white rappers and Filipinos, we have created the strongest race known to man.”
Nahhh… somebody beat her to the punch. About 20 years ago or so.
Have crossed orcs with goblin men in caverns below Isengard. V. tedious experience as orcs and goblin men most reluctant to breed, even with dinner and flowers. Next time will try something easier, such as breeding goblins and cheerleaders to create super-perky army that can travel by day and will not complain about pink uniforms.”
But it’s nice that she’s letting USAMRIID know about the super soldiers. Maybe Fort Detrick can come up with a cure for her crazy. Although a ball gag should work as an interim solution.
Really, it’s not even real winter in Canada yet. This is the kind of batshit-crazy logic/conspiracy theories that you expect to see mid-January after drinking massive quantities of carburetor hooch. Or just skipping the fermentation stage and going directly to drinking antifreeze.
@3 Glad to hear the good news about Rushdie. Sad to hear about the eye but was kind of expecting it when the news said some of the nerves in/near his eye had been cut. Sickening.
Drew Needham says
People like her make me really miss Emperor Norton the first. He was completely delusional, printed his own currency & would issue decrees. But he was a nice person so they were mostly things like banning people from calling San Francisco “Frisco” for short
Snidely W says
Well, there’s one class lecture in your Genetics course that’ll have to be tweaked.
Ah, the joys of the 21st century.
Why I remember when this craziness was the stuff of laundromat bulletin boards and pirate radio.
I am currently reading James E. Gunn’s The Immortal. It has to do with blood and immortality. It was written in the middle of the twentieth century.
I kind of think they want to destroy libraries and public education because it’s easier to sell their stolen ideas.
Carl Toribio says
As a Filipino, I am both flattered and disgusted.
The Romana Didulo back story is actually a lot nastier than this reporting admits. It looks an awful lot like someone with mental illness is being signal boosted by bad actors then exploited.
WMDKitty -- Survivor says
[backs away slowly]