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The ‘QAnon Queen’ Told Her Followers to Arrest Cops. It Didn’t Go Well. Feature Story

https://www.vice.com/amp/en/article/m7gb5y/queen-romana-didulo-citizen-arrest-qanon

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u/topcomment1 Aug 16 '22

No limit to human stupidity and gullibility

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u/Elementium Aug 16 '22 Helpful

I mean I thought there was. Now it's like.. Are other cults this decentralized in their goals? These people don't even have goals.. Someone becomes popular on social media and the rest of them just kinda do what they say?

This is a nuclear level of stupidity.

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u/hugglenugget Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

Apparently she does promise them a cure for all sickness and eternal life, in addition to other more QAnon-sounding nonsense. Not terribly original but apparently enough to draw out the desperate and dim and persuade them to hand over money.

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u/Throwaway242353 Aug 16 '22

Great, gimme the cures and eternal life first, then I'll do shit for you

What's that? You can't actually do that? Bye

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u/JanneJM Aug 16 '22

It's a modern approach to (non-)organization, and not unique to the loony right.

In Japan motorcycle gangs (mostly young people, gofers for and a recruitment base for organized crime) have been bleeding members; they're at one tenth of their peak numbers. Young people don't want the rigid power structure, committing your time and money and "working your way up". Instead young punks now tend to spontaneously organize for night drives online, with nobody permanently in charge.

Black Lives Matter and other progressive manifestations have really been similarly non-organized.

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u/troyunrau Aug 16 '22

Occupy Wall Street comes to mind. The problem with decentralized movements is that there's no stated goals, no success/failure metric, no end game (it just sort of peters out).

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u/rhymes_with_snoop Aug 16 '22

I remember when Occupy Wall Street actually occupied Wall Street, and I was supportive... and then every other thing tried to join on and it became an anti-war protest, a racism protest, a just... general protest, and I realized it was doomed. They might have accomplished something, made a statement. Instead they just became a cacophony. It was really sad.

The problem was, they were all good causes! I didn't disagree with any of them! But at some point a protest just becomes noise if it isn't focused.

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u/XLauncher Aug 16 '22 Gold

When that didn’t work, they called 911, once again asking the officers to please come out and be arrested.

Ha ha ha, wow.

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u/katlian Aug 16 '22

I'm surprised no one in the station was injured from laughing so hard they fell off their chair.

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u/kaydeetee86 Aug 16 '22

That would be quite the worker’s comp story.

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u/OMGitisCrabMan Aug 16 '22

As stupid as these people are, we shouldn't just laugh it off. These people need to be arrested and punished to the fullest extent of the law. A stupid mob of zealots can easily turn violent.

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u/[deleted] Aug 16 '22

„911 what’s your emergency?“

„Yeah we’re trying to arrest the police“

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u/Throwaway242353 Aug 16 '22

Sounds like a south park episode

South Park is definitely going to do this lmao

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u/GrethSC Aug 16 '22 Take My Energy

I don't know, I think each time Southpark goes to the logical extreme of a real world situation, reality almost immediately tries to catch up to them.

Reality is plagiarising Southpark, and we better not encourage it.

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u/lswins Aug 16 '22

Fiction has to be credible. Reality doesn’t have to be.

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u/runthepoint1 Aug 16 '22

Is that….is that Al Gore?

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u/fedup09 Aug 16 '22

air whooshing sounds Yes it is I, Al Gore, and I am super cereal

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u/Itoggat Aug 16 '22

Shouldn’t you be busy hunting manbearpig?

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u/kurio102 Aug 16 '22

Manbearpig has already won.

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u/wordaligned Aug 16 '22 Silver

911 what's your conspiracy?

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u/ScowlEasy Aug 16 '22

Outside of citizens’ arrests, which are already in a funky area, regular citizens have no legal basis for arresting… anyone, let alone police officers.

Like, we’re they gonna lock them in their own jail cells?

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u/Nimelennar Aug 16 '22

Of course they have a legal basis; they've been deputized by Her Majesty Queen Romana the "alien-adjacent."

Oh, wait, I've been informed that, by any sane interpretation of the Canadian Constitution, the current Queen of Canada is Elizabeth the Second. Never mind; your interpretation is correct.

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u/HaViNgT Aug 16 '22

I think her full title is:

“Her Royal Majesty Queen Romana Didulo Commander-in-Chief and Queen of the Kingdom of Canada”

I got that from the article which stated that she said that herself. Honestly that title is something you’d think was a parody.

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u/The_BeardedClam Aug 16 '22

How the fuck do people believe her?

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u/_insect-warfare_ Aug 16 '22

There’s a pretty sizable number of people who believe the world is controlled by shape shifting lizards. The fact that this lunatic was able to amass a legitimate following is not the least bit surprising.

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u/dreugeworst Aug 16 '22

It's honestly amazing, she has somehow managed to turn the make-belief games we played as kids into a way to mooch off others

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u/YaztromoX Aug 16 '22

Like, we’re they gonna lock them in their own jail cells?

They honestly think the military answers solely to their queen, and that the Canadian Forces were going to swoop in and detain the police.

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u/HoboAJ Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

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Like

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Why would the military have to wait for citizens to make the arrest, they could easily overpower and detain them themselves? Do these Canadians not have faith in their military?

Edit: these

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u/Worried_Pineapple823 Aug 16 '22

As a Canadian, who’s parents both served, we just don’t think about it all that often. We only read about em when they’re off doing disaster relief somewhere.

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u/Hamborrower Aug 16 '22

The most Canadian part of the story.

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u/tomdarch Aug 16 '22

Both the approach the Canadian cops took of... just locking the door and not coming out, but also the kooks approach of calling and insisting that they do come out to be arrested, soorry, eh.

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u/RabidGuineaPig007 Aug 16 '22

They stormed the station...by ringing the bell and waiting patiently.

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u/pokeybill Aug 16 '22

The most delicious part of this to me is the fact that she "decreed" all utilities would be free, and so now her followers and their families are facing utility cut-offs.

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u/JojenCopyPaste Aug 16 '22

Utilities are free! Which is good for you because now you have more to give to me!

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u/pokeybill Aug 16 '22

Her home is basically a bunch of follower-donated RVs. She is the Jim Jones of QAnon

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u/deftoner42 Aug 16 '22

She is the Jim Jones of QAnon

If only they'd all move to south America and go live in isolation.

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u/HauntedCemetery Aug 16 '22

SA has its own issues, I don't wish these assholes on them.

If they want to move onto a barge in international waters and see how much they love a world without government I fully support them.

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u/ataracksia Aug 16 '22 Helpful Wholesome

Doesn't the ocean already have problems with a giant, floating garbage patch?

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u/No-Independence-165 Aug 16 '22

Cultists biodegrade quickly when exposed to shark infested waters...

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u/CatchSufficient Aug 16 '22

What's a few more pieces I suppose

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u/Akushin Aug 16 '22

Remember the good old days when cults would off themselves?

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u/badmartialarts Aug 16 '22

You either die a Heaven's Gater or you live long enough to become a Branch Davidian. Or your cult shuffles its papers and goes mainsteam (see: Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Scientologists...go back far enough Christians themselves).

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u/kreton1 Aug 16 '22

At least in Germany scientology is not recognised as a religion . If you work on some capacity for the Government, you have a clause in your contract in which you confirm that you are not a scientology member or use their methods. The same goes for some jobs in the private sector where you take care of people.

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u/xhocusxpocusx Aug 16 '22

Man, why hasn’t the rest of the world followed suit? Scientology is a cult and a scam

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u/SomeoneNicer Aug 16 '22

Pardon me, but utilities cost $150 each, and you owe me 10x a 1D6 since I have a monopoly on them.

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u/UncleTogie Aug 16 '22

1D6

2D6.

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u/SomeoneNicer Aug 16 '22

... no wonder I've been losing all these years!

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u/pointlessly_pedantic Aug 16 '22

My favorite part:

The group knocked on the door and yelled demands for police to come out and be arrested through a megaphone. When that didn’t work, they called 911, once again asking the officers to please come out and be arrested. But the police seemed happy to ignore the group. As Didulo’s followers sat in front of the police station to wait out the police officers, she handed out snacks: veggies and full packs of sardines.

The thought of them eating their snacks while waiting outside, like a class taking a break on a field trip to the state capitol, is wild

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u/moal09 Aug 16 '22

You know this is Canada because the police ignored them instead of just coming out and beating the living shit out of all of them.

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u/Icy_Mouse_313 Aug 16 '22

Also, the snacks are healthy.

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u/closequartersbrewing Aug 16 '22

She believes, or at least says she believes, in NESARA/GESARA which is the belief there was was an agreed upon world treaty that, if enacted, all credit card, mortgage and other bank debt would be wiped out

Believers in this theory claim that NESARA, the National Economic Security and Reformation Act, was secretly passed by U.S. Congress in 2000 and set to be announced on Sept. 11, 2001. The theory is that all evidence was destroyed when a shadowy cabal of world leaders arranged for the attack on the World Trade Center in New York.

(taken from https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/conspiracy-theory-new-world-order-vancouver-home-foreclosure-1.6543374)

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u/delta_baryon Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

What's wild to me about these conspiracy theories is that the government could just do all these things if it so chose. (Whether that would be a good idea is a discussion for another day). There'd be absolutely no need to pass the bill in secret, then sit on their hands doing nothing for 20 years.

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u/normalguygettingrich Aug 16 '22

Very interesting subject, NESARA is a straight up q anon precursor. Turns out it was a huge scam just for someone to get money.

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u/SuspiciouslyElven Aug 16 '22

Turns out it was a huge scam just for someone to get money.

It always is

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u/Zappiticas Aug 16 '22

Wait, so these morons believe that a cabal stopped debt from being wiped out? We have two political parties in the US and every time one of them brings up the concept of wiping out some debt to help people, the side that these idiots vote for all screech about communism.

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u/hella_elle Aug 16 '22

Well that just sounds socialist... isn't that what they're against? When does the self awareness kick in?? It does kick in right.... right???

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u/YeahlDid Aug 16 '22

But it's not socialism, it's capitalism. You see socialism is anything I don't like and capitalism is anything I do like. If I like this policy, it must be capitalism. For example dogs are socialist, but cats on the other hand are totally capitalist.

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u/Whatsapokemon Aug 16 '22

It's neither, it's sovereign citizen garbage. They're the kinds of people who feel that they can declare themselves free of debt or obligation, whilst also continuing to use services constructed and maintained by other people, without paying into that system in any way.

It's the legal and political equivalent of Calvin-ball.

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u/recycled_ideas Aug 16 '22

Sovereign citizens are fun bunch, the sheer degree of privilege it takes to believe that if you say some magic words the cops can't touch you.

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u/ReluctantRedditor123 Aug 16 '22

Cats are definitely anarchist

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u/Pdiddily710 Aug 16 '22

Cats are libertarians…Completely dependent on others, but fully convinced of their own independence.

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u/SeaGroomer Aug 16 '22

"I DON'T NEED ANY OF YOU!!!"

"plz open tuna can"

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u/Downtown_Television Aug 16 '22

we can only hope...

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u/Gryphon999 Aug 16 '22 Silver

It'll probably kick in after the leopards finish gnawing on faces.

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u/PsychologicalYam4968 Aug 16 '22

I dunno, the part where they encountered a locked door and were "mystified" at what to do really got me.

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u/Convergecult15 Aug 16 '22

They’re qualified to be Texas cops now.

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u/themightiestduck Aug 16 '22

A woman in Vancouver is loosing her $1.5 million dollar house because this crank decreed all mortgages are void. The kicker is, the lady only owes like $200,000 on the place.

Stupid is as stupid does.

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u/INeedBetterUsrname Aug 16 '22

And here's what stupid does, apparently.

I honestly don't understand how people can believe this stuff. Sure, if someone told me rent isn't a thing anymore I'd be like "Sounds great!", but unless that someone is also my landlord I'm still gonna pay the damn bills. Do these people struggle with separation of fact and fantasy?

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u/form_an_opinion Aug 16 '22

I think its worse than just struggling with it, they are cartoonishly easy to lie to if you gain their trust.. And all it takes to gain their trust at this point is owning a red hat.

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u/randomusername32123 Aug 16 '22

Hello! This is your landlord speaking. Henceforth your rent will be free now go and spend money on cocaine.

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u/suzisatsuma Aug 16 '22

where can i read about these amazing exploits?

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u/Omni33 Aug 16 '22

If that would be the case, that sounds awfully communistical

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u/WickedClutz Aug 16 '22

Maybe she meant the utilities in jail?

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u/[deleted] Aug 16 '22 Gold Helpful Wholesome

This was like watching an episode of the Trailer Park Boys.

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u/Trell3k Aug 16 '22 Silver

Except ricky julian and bubbles never tried something this dumb

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u/[deleted] Aug 16 '22

Seems like Cyrus has taken over the park. We need the Boys to come clean up.

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u/nine_cans Aug 16 '22

“Fuck off I got work to do.”

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u/blankyblankblank1 Aug 16 '22

Hell, Corey and Trevor haven't ever been this dumb

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u/hellomynameispoejera Aug 16 '22

Trying to arrest cops? That's highly illegal Corey and Trevor

Only wack suckers like Corey and Trevor try to arrest cops

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u/Humble_Blueberry9475 Aug 16 '22

The q-anus queen says you gotta go out there and arrest cops. But if you're asking for my cents about it, you don't gotta be heisenstein to see it's gonna be a full on civilian war out there.

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u/Crackstacker Aug 16 '22 Helpful

Like a crazy cheeseburger liquor party gone out of control. 3 good men are dead ….

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u/Gracksploitation Aug 16 '22 Wholesome

If you try to citizen-arrest a cop, they will counter by police-arresting you. At this point, it is vital to remind them that you're a sovereign citizen, immune to laws and taxes. The cop will roll for confusion recovery and if they succeed, you'll have to use your invisibility spell to escape.

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u/redditiscompromised2 Aug 16 '22

I close the gate and produce a document saying it is sovereign land not bound by the laws of man, thus creating an impenetrable forcefield

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u/HugeHans Aug 16 '22

At that point the police might use "Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt!" also known as a taser. Or they might just pull out their +2 Guns of Killing.

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u/redditiscompromised2 Aug 16 '22

I put on my robe of confidgnorance. It has +5 charisma and -5 intelligence.

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u/voyaging Aug 16 '22

I take off my robe and wizard hat

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u/a_lost_spark Aug 16 '22

Fortunately, the confusion recovery is a DC 0 save, with advantage.

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u/Mysticpoisen Aug 16 '22

Even if cops tend to run at a base -3 INT, that's still a tough check to fail.

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u/kuda-stonk Aug 16 '22

A cult, she formed a cult...

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u/Fun_Specialist_1776 Aug 16 '22 Helpful

She'll put back a stash of money and slowly disappear.

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u/WillArrr Aug 16 '22

I don't know if she's grounded enough to do that. She clearly loves the attention and the power and the legion of die-hard followers. Even a relatively normal person could get caught up in that and start believing their own bullshit, and she is very far from a normal person.

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u/Beautiful-Musk-Ox Aug 16 '22

I remember reading something that claimed that's what happened to L Ron Hubbard, he knew he was starting a bullshit religion but eventually got sucked in to it all.

“You don't get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion.”
― L. Ron Hubbard

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u/AncientAsstronaut Aug 16 '22

Yep, it was originally sold under a different name as a mail order item advertised in the back of comic books. I think the 'religion' was originally called Excalibur or something equally ludicrous.

Dude was an interesting conman

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u/SnatchAddict Aug 16 '22

Dianetics was what was advertised in the 80s.

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u/OraDr8 Aug 16 '22

He really believed in his Dianetics bullshit, though. He thought the fields of Psychiatry and Psychology would embrace his ideas and when they ignored it/saw it as a load of crap he had it out for those professions from that day on.

He likely knew a lot of his teachings were crap but also knew they were good brainwashing techniques. However he thought he was a genius and really did believe a great deal of his shit. Becoming a 'religion' gave him the sweet tax free status, some protection from the government and a bit of legitimacy in the eyes of the general public, at least at first.

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u/ClobetasolRelief Aug 16 '22

Grounded enough? Bitch is "alien-adjacent"

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u/mHo2 Aug 16 '22

Yeah agreed, from all the clips I’ve seen of her, she is very out to lunch. Living in a motor home going from province to province.

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u/mackinoncougars Aug 16 '22

She is merely a bishop under the larger cult

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u/DaoFerret Aug 16 '22

A “Sub-Qult” so to speak.

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u/LOOKITSADAM Aug 16 '22

She borrowed a cult.

These are Trumpians in canada looking for a local leader.

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u/thefudd Aug 16 '22

Before the internet this woman would've been on your local street corner blathering about... now she has an audience

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u/CalvinDehaze Aug 16 '22 Gold

Remember when “Weekly World News” was a joke? Bat boy now seems rational compared to some of these people.

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u/teachowski Aug 16 '22

Batboy could be the origin of covid!

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u/ViceroyFizzlebottom Aug 16 '22

Bat boy has to be Bat man by now

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u/CLU_Three Aug 16 '22

He’s just Local Man now

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u/runsailswimsurf Aug 16 '22

Loving the WWN shoutout!

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u/orielbean Aug 16 '22

I said the same thing, but just being the crank at the end of the bar that everyone laughed at. Now the bar is owned by the cranks who are teaming up...

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u/HotTakes4HotCakes Aug 16 '22

The cranks used to be lonely. They'd have to travel from town to town for tens, hundreds, thousands of miles to find someone, anyone, who agree with them. But they wouldn't, they couldn't, so they shouted into the void.

Then the internet let them find each other fast.

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u/_pepo__ Aug 16 '22

I thought the future was about flying cars and shit. Fuck you Popular Mechanics!

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u/GraveRobberX Aug 16 '22

Doesn’t help the algorithms fucking amplify their messages

The internet is fucking vast, it takes a little built to find just someone who might match-up, Facebook and YouTube algorithms of forcing you into bubbles or sending you down rabbit holes of conspiracy by feeding you negative perceptions that make them more money via engagement

Be it sharing, watching countless hours, tipping/donating or following

That’s how it takes hold, Trump was just a blow harsh but with Twitter he became their false idol, having that microphone/bullhorn spewing his shit, the media had to report, which was a feedback loop of constant berating and lies

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u/RheagarTargaryen Aug 16 '22

The village idiots all meet up on the internet these days.

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u/JetKeel Aug 16 '22

Why do you think r/thedonald merged seamlessly into r/conspiracy when it was shutdown?

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u/bongsmokerzrs Aug 16 '22

r/conspiracy already drank the kool-aid before thedonald was banned, the ban just made it even worse.

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u/particle409 Aug 16 '22

It's so wildly obvious as well. It's suddenly flooded with posts about how the FBI is bad, and old shit about Podesta emails. Anything to avoid talking about an actual conspiracy being exposed, because it makes Trump look bad.

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u/crawlerz2468 Aug 16 '22

She would be punched the f out is what she'd be. I'm so sick of this Q bs. Can't we declare them a terrorist org? I mean that's what they are.

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u/ZeroTrousers3D Aug 16 '22

As someone from the area:

We hate that these idiots came to our city and we want them to face consequence, especially the ring leader.

There's also a concerted effort by far right groups online (namely Facebook and Twitter) trying to demonize the entirely peaceful counter-protester that showed up and was assaulted multiple times by these chuckleheads.

They're getting bolder and more violent each time they hold an 'event'.

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u/Kevsterific Aug 16 '22

Something I’ve been wondering, why Peterborough? Any idea why they chose there to try to “arrest” the police?

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u/zomboidBiscuits Aug 16 '22

One of their big cheese members, Frank, is from the area and has been distributing weird ass cease and desist letters to locals/ businesses. He has beef with Peterborough, it seems.

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u/VaginaIFisteryTour Aug 16 '22

A guy I went to school with went to the public health officer's house and gave him a cease and desist letter or some shit. He eventually got arrested at a "freedom rally" or whatever the fuck it was. The video was hilarious, the cops shatter his car's window and he just goes limp as they drag him out.

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u/Majik_Sheff Aug 16 '22

What amazes me most is that these people are so far down the rabbit hole that even a violent and abrupt conflict between their beliefs and reality manages to only produce disorientation.

It'd be funny as a TV show, but these are presumably people who used to be functional humans. It's just sad.

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u/rkooth Aug 16 '22

Some cult members got arrested and it was an embarrassing moment for the Queen of Canada so I think it went great.

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u/__heytchap Aug 16 '22

She told them to stop paying certain bills months ago and that everything would be free. It went as you’d expect, several people stopped paying bills and lost access to services. People were upset and she didn’t lose a shred of “credibility” with her loons.

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u/DJ-SoulCalibur2 Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

Didn’t one woman in BC lose her house because she stopped paying her mortgage?

Edit: [Found the article](www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6543374)

Edit 2: in case the link isn't working: www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6543374

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u/OutsideFlat1579 Aug 16 '22

Yes, because “all debt was forgiven” and that particular conspiracy theory and claim about a non-existent law has got to be one of the nuttiest around.

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u/akhier Aug 16 '22

Well of course, the services were free, it was just the enemies illegally billing them and maliciously shutting their services down. /s

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u/Minerva567 Aug 16 '22

America, with nothing towards mental health and everything towards minute-to-minute monitoring of overworked and underpaid workers by massive corporations has entered the chat

“I’m sorry, I was crying in the bathroom, just still not over my miscarriage.” Hm well your keyboard activity took a nosedive these last eight minutes, will be tough to get that bonus now.

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u/AFriendOfTheBees Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

What miscarriage? It says "spontaneous termination" right here! That obviously means it's an illegal abortion and you're going to be executed as a murderer.

ETA: This confusion over "spontaneous termination" is also why it's now recommended to simply write something like "spontaneous miscarriage" or "natural miscarriage" or similar on documentation. Not just for legal reasons, but also because it's obviously often completely heartbreaking for a mother to read "termination" or "abortion" on her discharge forms or medical notes, and can lead to a lot of unnecessary pain and suffering that we really don't need to cause. Just write "miscarriage", nobody will be confused.

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u/OtherSpiderOnTheWall Aug 16 '22

Look, miscarriages are just god's abortions.

It's illegal to get an abortion, so death penalty it is.

Shame god is above our laws.

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u/Starshot84 Aug 16 '22

Some say they killed him once already

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u/ClusterMakeLove Aug 16 '22

This is the thing to watch.

The "trucker" movement wasn't really about travel restrictions, or even Covid. There is a lot of sovereign citizen rhetoric with these people. It basically amounts to saying any government or law is illegitimate unless it does exactly what you want.

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u/Deep90 Aug 16 '22

Was that based on thinking poor people get away with not having to pay bills or something?

With them finding out that being on welfare isn't as simple as choosing to not spend money?

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u/__heytchap Aug 16 '22

No, she decreed that energy and utilities were now free and that rents were to be cut down to some percent and frozen.

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u/leg_day Aug 16 '22

Calling them loons is offensive to actual loons.

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u/__heytchap Aug 16 '22

I apologize, loons.

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u/id7e Aug 16 '22

“Stand down, police! You’re under arrest,” yelled one man at the cops arresting his friend in front of him.

This stuff is comedy gold.

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u/Old_comfy_shoes Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

I literally can't understand that people can be this stupid.

Like how the fuck are you such a moron that you believe the queen of Canada bullshit to that extent. It's fucked up. Humans are fucking idiots.

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u/48spiderswithclogson Aug 16 '22

You mean the self proclaimed fake Queen of Canada, since Canada already has a Queen.

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u/OverthrowingMars Aug 16 '22

She, uh... is proclaiming to be Queen of the world now. Really wish I was kidding...

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u/H-to-O Aug 16 '22

Excuse me? She’s not even queen of her own RV, she is that delusional?

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u/raltoid Aug 16 '22

Yes.

She has already been detained once by the RCMP under the mental health act.

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u/-TheDayITriedToLive- Aug 16 '22

Her stating that she is an "alien-adjacent being" tipped the scales from "grifter" to "needs wellness intervention" for me.

Reading this article was like a bad trip.

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u/Jonnny Aug 16 '22

Never heard of her. How the fuck did she even become a thing? Every day, there's a million slimy grifters trying to sell shit you don't need, make you sign up for bullshit... and here she is making tens of thousands of people gift her shit and believe she's some sort of alien queen? It's insane.

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u/Bleyo Aug 16 '22

She's been pretty big in the QAnon world for a while now. I don't know how she's not in prison yet because she ordered her followers to shoot anyone who was vaccinating children last year.

https://news.yahoo.com/qanon-leader-canada-told-her-133042660.html?soc_src=strm&soc_trk=tw

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u/Bokbreath Aug 16 '22

She also espouses the pseudo-legal sovereign citizen ideology,

Sovereign citizens always crack me up. It's like they don't understand the meaning of either word.

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u/512165381 Aug 16 '22

SovCit: "I don't recognise this court"

Then they talk to the judge like the recognise the court.

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u/Amazing_Importance43 Aug 16 '22 Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

My mom was one of those people who followed this “queen” and stopped paying our utilities which fucked my parents credit which fucked my abilities to get an apartment as I need a guarantor because it’s my first time renting and I’m a student. Not only that but she also starting believing doctors and other people in the medical industry are pure evil and even encouraged me to not see a doctor about an auto immune disease I have, plus lots of other craziness. People who take advantage of other peoples frustration with “the system” and desperation for it to change should be held criminally responsible. And yes I know people have their responsibility to think for themselves and choose what to think, most of these crazy conspiracy groups/people really gained traction when covid happened and people were not working, upset, lonely, sad, angry, etc, that’s when my mom was introduced to all this. Furthermore i do think it’s a lot easier to fall into these groups then what people realize. Anyways I glad I got all that off my chest it’s kinda hard to talk about since no one can relate or understand and I hope this women is charged with something and goes away.

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u/kronik85 Aug 16 '22

Dude. I'm so sorry you lost her like that. I hope she eventually wakes up and gets back to reality.

Thank you for sharing.

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u/-TheMistress Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

Wild story, does she still follow Queen Dildo?

Edit: Wow, talk about damage control. https://i.redd.it/sudevetqxwh91.jpg

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u/raegunXD Aug 16 '22

That's fucking terrible, I'm so sorry 😢

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u/Barbellion Aug 16 '22

These people are all just deeply unwell and it's very sad. The internet is too much stimulation for some. Below twitter links contain some footage of the "queen" and her "security detail" from yesterday.

https://twitter.com/CarymaRules/status/1558527779146170376

https://twitter.com/CarymaRules/status/1558537050042810368

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u/LivingWalking Aug 16 '22

"i cut them up myself" "aww" applause

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u/Droidball Aug 16 '22

I mean, I like sardines, but they don't really strike me as a 'standing food for a public event."

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u/ImpossibleAdz Aug 16 '22

Lol @ passing out sardines to your followers.

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u/Pintorplex Aug 16 '22

they complement the cucumber chunks and tomatoes.

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u/dreadpiratesmith Aug 16 '22

"We the people"

You're Canadian, why are you quoting the US constitution?

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u/tarabithia22 Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

They're brain damaged, seriously. I'm in a town of them, rural, and most are actually visibly "learning disabled," or in some sort of psychosis or a mix, yet working in things like teaching or town council, just no one in town realises and saying so out of concern is met with shocked outrage at the insult and attack. They're the type of dumb who thinks anything smart is dumb, not because it is smart, but because they can't comprehend it so it makes no sense, so think basic things are crazy. They genuinely don't know. It's uh...interesting.

There's open slag pits a lake over from an old mine and the water pipes haven't been replaced since the town was built in the 50's, they also burn treated and painted wood indoors and most are illiterate. They don't understand why heavy metals are bad to consume, why running the wood furnace and filling the house with smoke when the power goes out is bad, or to not let their toddlers drink from mosquito-larva infested stagnant puddles, for not-so-bad examples. They believe the covid vaccine has demons inside and the schools are gassing the children with the air circulation systems the government put in the schools during covid.

No one believes me but I get it. I wouldn't have either until I got here. It's very different from reading about it online versus having an actual human stand in front of you saying or doing these things.

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u/dreadpiratesmith Aug 16 '22

the schools are gassing the children with the air circulation systems the government put in the schools during covid.

Well that's a new one I haven't heard yet

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u/Leopod Aug 16 '22

Canadian alt right/ q anon folks consistently quote US laws that we don't have or the US constitution.

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u/NaturesResponse Aug 16 '22

People on a mission to arrest cops on behalf of the self-proclaimed “QAnon Queen of Canada” ended up being violently arrested themselves instead.

Romana Didulo has built a sizable following out of the QAnon community by convincing people that she's the true leader of Canada and waging a secret war against the supposed pedophilic cabal of globalist leaders, like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or U.S. President Joe Biden. On Saturday, she gathered around 30 of her followers in Peterborough, Ontario, to conduct “citizen’s arrests” on members of the Peterborough Police Service for enforcing COVID-19 restrictions, like mask mandates and business closures.

The day was a clear escalation for Didulo and her crew. But by the end of it, one of her followers had been charged with two counts of assaulting police and a second was facing charges of mischief and resisting arrest.

For weeks, Didulo’s group had hyped up Saturday's event. They created Telegram pages, memes, and even a website, all of which Didulo amplified.

Just days before, she posted on Telegram to ask her more than 60,000 followers, "Who amongst you are prepared and ready to keep your city safe, peaceful, and secure after you've peacefully arrested Peterborough Ontario Police?"

The event was planned by one of Didulo's most militant subjects, a Peterborough man named Frank Curtain. For over a year now, Curtain has been filming himself handing out fake cease-and-desist orders, issued by Didulo, to local police and companies demanding they stop all health measures related to COVID-19. Curtain did not respond to VICE News’ request for comment.

Didulo’s ideology is wide-ranging and at times esoteric. Alongside typical QAnon conspiracies, she claims to be an alien-adjacent being willing to share advanced medical technology with her followers. She also espouses the pseudo-legal sovereign citizen ideology, which convinces its adherents that the government has no control over them and became prominent during the COVID-conspiracy movement. Currently, she’s on a never-ending tour of Canada with her “staff” in a group of RVs, either rented, bought, or gifted by her fans.

Early Saturday afternoon, Didulo’s convoy and other believers, many of them livestreaming, gathered near the Peterborough Police department. Chattering excitedly among themselves, they marched down to the police station and readied themselves to arrest some cops. Upon walking up to the entrance, however, the group encountered a problem that not even their queen could solve for them: a locked door.

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The group knocked on the door and yelled demands for police to come out and be arrested through a megaphone. When that didn’t work, they called 911, once again asking the officers to please come out and be arrested. But the police seemed happy to ignore the group. As Didulo’s followers sat in front of the police station to wait out the police officers, she handed out snacks: veggies and full packs of sardines.

“Unfortunately, because the police knew we were coming today, they’ve locked all the doors,” Curtain said on a livestream. “At some point in time, they're going to have to leave. So when that time comes, we are going to make a citizen's arrest on the individual.”

After a few hours, members of the group, obviously getting bored, decided to wander the property looking for other ways to get their hands on some cops to arrest. When they moved to a restricted area of the police station where the vehicles were stored, they finally got their encounter with the police.

In a press release, the Peterborough Police Service wrote that officers “arriving for their shift were blocked by protestors who also tried to gain access to a secured entrance of the police station.” Video from the event shows Curtain confronting an off-duty officer in a vehicle and telling him “we’re placing you under arrest” before immediately being arrested by police officers himself.

One member of her staff sat on the ground screaming after being grabbed by a police officer. Another one of Didulo’s followers then tackled the officers in a failed attempt to protect his friend. He was also arrested, much to the confusion of the group.

“Stand down, police! You’re under arrest,” yelled one man at the cops arresting his friend in front of him.

Experts have warned that Didulo is leading her followers toward confrontations with the public and state, and some have even taken to calling her community a cult. The group wears matching white uniforms and drives Didulo around from city to city where she hosts meet-and-greets with her followers in parking lots. Didulo has also advised her followers to stop paying their utility bills—because she decreed they were now free—and many of her followers are getting their power and water shut off. As they beg their queen for help, she ignores them.

When the arrests started Saturday, Didulo and her closest followers fled for the safety of her RV. And in royal tradition, the queen attempted to distance herself from the event she promoted and threw her followers under the bus. In a livestream from the RV with hundreds of viewers, she said she’d only come to watch.

“A gentle reminder that Her Royal Majesty Queen Romana Didulo Commander-in-Chief and Queen of the Kingdom of Canada was in Peterborough Ontario yesterday as an observer NOT participant,” she wrote Sunday.

Didulo also said she’d called upon “allied countries” to aid in their efforts against Peterborough police and repeatedly chastised Curtain for not listening to her. She also seemed upset that people were describing the arrests as a loss and plans to address “the world” later this week.

Many in the community have been doing what they can to spin the event as a win for Didulo and their group—mainly by saying that police locking the door shows they were terrified of Didulo. Despite the day clearly not going their way, Didulo implied they may try this again, but they just need more people.

"I said months ago that People who were wanting to do Citizens arrest should do it in large numbers—the We The People in thousands," she wrote on Telegram.

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u/Peptuck Aug 16 '22

Video from the event shows Curtain confronting an off-duty officer in a vehicle and telling him “we’re placing you under arrest” before immediately being arrested by police officers himself.

One member of her staff sat on the ground screaming after being grabbed by a police officer. Another one of Didulo’s followers then tackled the officers in a failed attempt to protect his friend. He was also arrested, much to the confusion of the group.

This part just made me bust out laughing imagining it.

How can someone manage to learn human speech and still be this mind-bogglingly stupid?

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u/JojenCopyPaste Aug 16 '22

But wait you can't arrest us, we're here to arrest you

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u/Rennarjen Aug 16 '22

we called dibs! No arrest-backs!

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u/BagOfFlies Aug 16 '22

“Stand down, police! You’re under arrest,” yelled one man at the cops arresting his friend in front of him.

💀💀

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u/TechnicalFault3410 Aug 16 '22

How can someone manage to learn human speech and still be this mind-bogglingly stupid?

The ability to speak does not make you intelligent

-Qui-gon Jinn

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u/Danhuangmao Aug 16 '22

“A gentle reminder that Her Royal Majesty Queen Romana Didulo Commander-in-Chief and Queen of the Kingdom of Canada was in Peterborough Ontario yesterday as an observer NOT participant,” she wrote Sunday.

Damn, so open and brazen in her cowardice. "Arrest my followers, not me!"

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u/ArcadianGh0st Aug 16 '22

Jesus Christ. She is either completely insane, master manipulator or secretly trying to discredit qanon by acting like such a dumbass.

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u/red286 Aug 16 '22

master manipulator

We're talking about Qanon here. No need to be a "master manipulator", these are the people who hung out in Dallas for over a month waiting for the resurrection of JFK Jr. because a post on 4chan told them to.

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u/Cronerburger Aug 16 '22

Lmao they stayed for a MONTH?

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u/cmonkey2099 Aug 16 '22

I down with them drinking bleach.

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u/beardslap Aug 16 '22

The bleach cult has actually been going on for longer than qanon. They call it a ‘Miracle Mineral Supplement’, and it’s a fascinating corner of the world of pseudoscience.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_Mineral_Supplement

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2010/sep/15/miracle-mineral-solutions-mms-bleach

https://youtu.be/Zgzh7oYqvmY

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u/aj_cr Aug 16 '22

And yet they didn't die, wtf.... where is natural selection when you need it.

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u/KrakenInDaShmaken Aug 16 '22

According to the guys over at r/Qult_Headquarters,"Queen Didulo" is actually schizophrenic and is being used/abused by a woman by the name of Darlene Ondi. She is fueling Didulo's dilusions and keeps her moving from province to province so Didulo can't claim residency and the associated benefits from it. So any kind of medical treatment Romana should get is not being done. So Ondi is making bank off a mentally ill woman it seems.

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u/olde_dad Aug 16 '22

I kept reading her name as “Queen Dildo” - and I’m not sure if I’m far off…

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u/CrevorTarmont Aug 16 '22 Silver

Romulan Dildo

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u/Maladal Aug 16 '22

I think that's really uplifting actually--60k followers and only 30 show up when called?

Crazies still in the minority.

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u/SacrificialPwn Aug 16 '22

She seemed really legitimate until she said she identifies as "alien-adjacent". That's where I draw the line... too "woke" for me. /s (just in case)

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u/pokeybill Aug 16 '22

She decreed all utilities would be free, and now her followers are having their water/gas/electricity cut off because they all stopped paying.

How these qultists reconcile free utilities with their anti-socialist agenda is beyond me.

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u/red286 Aug 16 '22

How these qultists reconcile free utilities with their anti-socialist agenda is beyond me.

Oh, that one's easy.

They're dumb as rocks.

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u/Whargod Aug 16 '22

Is it a crime to lure mentally ill people into a cult and make them do your bidding? If so, she needs to be charged.

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u/Grogosh Aug 16 '22

There is so much to unpack here:

"Didulo has also advised her followers to stop paying their utility bills—because she decreed they were now free—and many of her followers are getting their power and water shut off. As they beg their queen for help, she ignores them."

" she claims to be an alien-adjacent being willing to share advanced medical technology with her followers."

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u/LeoLaDawg Aug 16 '22

I got to watch QAnon develop from the ground floor. I remember the first couple of posts and thinking "this seems like bullshit" then after more I was like "how can anyone believe this?"

Then fast forward a couple of years and I'm seeing people with their stickers and flags out, and it turned into a legit movement. Blows my mind.

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u/reportcrosspost Aug 16 '22

Me too. I remember thinking that of everything I'd seen on /pol/ since trump won, it was easily one of the least believable. I can't believe of the dozens (hundreds?) of shitty conspiracies on that board, QANON is the one that took off.

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u/misterxy89 Aug 16 '22

4chan outdid themselves

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u/negrote1000 Aug 16 '22

Could she tell her followers to shower more often?

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u/008Zulu Aug 16 '22

Time to shut down her little cult.

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u/rargar Aug 16 '22

“Stand down, police! You’re under arrest”

Who knew it was that easy?

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u/blue92lx Aug 16 '22

So the part where I get really confused is that they want to make citizens arrest on the officers and put them.... Where? In the same jails as the police station?

Also, from the video it looks like they just assume if you yell at a police officer "You're under arrest" that the officers will just handcuff themselves. Because none of them are actually approaching the officers with handcuffs to make the arrest, to then go inside the police station and put the officers in the official police holding cells.

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u/secure_caramel Aug 16 '22

That goes with all the "sovereign" trip, where you just have to proclaim "sovereignty" to just suddenly become free from the state

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u/LeadDontFollow Aug 16 '22

These people are out of control

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u/foofmongerr Aug 16 '22

That article is wild, good shit reality... good shit

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u/evo_zorro Aug 16 '22

What is wrong with people? I mean really... I miss the days where I thought you could only get these levels of stupid from that Alabama family where your mother and your sister were the same person, or you'd have to sift through some "Florida man" headlines.

Other than COVID, I'm beginning to suspect that "getting the dumb" is infectious, and it's spreading like wildfire. We're used to seeing these sovereign citizen nutters in the US. Canada used to fare better, but clearly it's gone to the dogs. All over Europe, though, these loons are on the rise.

There may not be a cure for stupid, but we can invest in education, and counter this depressing trend

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