A far-right Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate raised plenty of eyebrows with her unhinged campaign to rid the state of its "Satanic regime"—and she's getting trolled hard for it online.
Kandiss Taylor, who is believed to be a devotee of the QAnon conspiracy theory, staked her claim on the governorship by pledging to demolish a monument adherents of the conspiracy theory believe is Satanic.
Taylor announced these plans in a bizarre tweet and campaign video, seen below.
In the tweet, Taylor wrote:
"I am the ONLY candidate bold enough to stand up to the Luciferian Cabal."
"Elect me Governor of Georgia, and I will bring the Satanic Regime to its knees— and DEMOLISH the Georgia Guidestones."
"Join me in my fight to #TearThemDown!"
Naturally, most Georgians are not taking her seriously.
One replied to her with a perfectly hilarious fact-check.
The tweet read:
"Ma’am it was my understanding that Georgia had solved its devil problems with a fiddling contest."
The joke is a reference to the classic bluegrass song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by the Charlie Daniels Band in which Satan attempts to fulfill his soul-possession quota by challenging a man to a fiddling contest.
Taylor's bid for the governor's mansion hinges almost entirely on an obsession with so-called "Luciferian elites"—a thinly veiled reference to QAnon claims the world is run by Satan-worshipping pedophile Democrats and Hollywood Illuminati.
Her central focus is on dismantling the Georgia Guidestones, a monument erected in 1979 that is a sort of New Age 10 commandments written in eight different languages.
The monument is the focus of Taylor's much-ballyhooed "Executive Order #10."
The monument has been a target of conspiracy theories practically from the moment it was erected.
But its New Age, multicultural focus made it a particularly obsessive focus for Satanism and globalism fixated followers of QAnon.
As Taylor explained to right-wing radio host Stew Peters when he applauded her Georgia Guidestones-focused campaign:
"We will not be kneeling ourselves to a globalist Luciferian regime that has overtaken our nation..."
"[W]e're going to take Georgia back from these globalist elitists."As you might guess, Taylor's message has drawn no shortage of snarky responses on Twitter.
Others were genuinely disturbed by Taylor's seeming break with reality.
Especially since "globalist" is a longstanding far-right byword for Jews based in centuries-old antiSemitic conspiracy theories.
Taylor is currently polling at around 4% in the Georgia Republican primary in fourth place behind incumbent Governor Brian Kemp, his main challenger former U.S. Senator David Perdue and the "undecided" category.
Looks like Georgia's Luciferian cabal will live to fight another day.