Friday, August 17, 2012

Ted Cruz, Agenda 21 and the wingnuts of the Christian Republican Party

I will freely admit that I had never heard of Agenda 21.  There are at least a couple of reasons for that.  One is that our media seems to have an aversion to informing us of "global" news and helping us understand what is going on in places other than Kansas, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Texas, etc.  A second reason is that I don't watch or listen to wingnuts like Glenn Beck or the perpetrators of nonsense who propound on FAUX News.

One person who has heard of Agenda 21 is Ted Cruz.  Just when you think Texas couldn't breed any dumbasses dumber than Rick Perry, etc., etc., Ted Cruz walks onto the national political stage.  Cruz has won the Christian Republican Party's primary vote to become the Christian Republican Party's candidate for senator from Texas.  And because there are a multitude of Christian Republican dumbasses in Texas who are allowed to vote precisely because they are Christian Republican dumbasses, it is almost certain that Ted Cruz will crawl from Texas to Washington come November.

Cruz is a tea pot crackpot who has, according to, "received the endorsements of Sen. Jim DeMint, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck."  On Chris Wallace's show, Cruz stressed just how conservative he was by affirming he wanted to do away with government entities such as the Department of Education and the Energy and Commerce Departments.  He also wants to delete the TSA and the IRS.

Cruz thinks the flat tax dream should become reality and Chik-fil-A chicken stuff is the crap du jour at his victory party.  Not only so but he favors "freedom," and the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution which, as you know, authorizes every moronic and insane goofball to stockpile an arsenal of automatic weapons, and thus it follows that Cruz is a supporter of that great bastion of American principles, the NRA.

Mr. Cruz is a perfect example as to how someone can be smart and yet dumb as a doorknob.  I mean the guy "graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law ... He is a partner in a prestigious law firm, and, as Texas solicitor general, he has argued several cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court."

But none of that matters because whatever smarts he has is trumped by ideology driven by religious and political fundamentalism.  With tea pot crackpots, ideology trumps all.  Truth, science, evidence, common sense all take a back seat to ideology.

It gets worse.  Cruz, being a devotee of Glenn Beck, has agreed with Beck that the U.N.'s proposal, Agenda 21, "will force Americans to live in 'hobbit homes' and forcibly relocate residents from rural areas into densely populated urban cores."

Santiago Wills, in the article at Salon [link above] where most of this info came from, noted that Cruz's website makes the case against Agenda 21 in these words:

"Agenda 21 attempts to abolish 'unsustainable' environments, including golf courses, grazing pastures, and paved roads.  It hopes to leave mother earth's surface unscratched by mankind.  Everyone wants clean water and clean air, but Agenda 21 dehumanizes individuals by removing the very thing that has defined Americans since the beginning--our freedom."

Oh, dear.  Agenda 21 does none of those things.  Rather, it is a call for nations to gather together and address the critical problems facing our earth.  The tea pot crackpots go nuts, of course, whenever someone mentions the world, "global."  They seem to be afraid foreigners might make their friends in high places scale back their destruction of the environment in favor of unconscionable profits.  That fear may not be misplaced for their friends in high places have created many, if not most, of the problems we face today, whether economic or environmental.

Wingnut politicos like Cruz love proposals like Agenda 21.  It gives them something around which to rally their base.  They can cry loudly "The end of the world is coming, the end of the world is coming," and their acolytes will fall at their feet and wail "Save us, Mr. Cruz!  Save us!"

But, let it be said that Agenda 21 does not command the destruction of golf courses, grazing pastures or paved roads.

And if you don't believe me, check it out here.

And please, Texas, don't send this dumbass to Congress.  We've got enough problems the way it is!

One last comment:  We can see how far the Christian Republican Party has sunk into the bog of stupidity and inanity when Ted Cruz is scheduled to be a featured speaker at the Republican National Convention next week.

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