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Ted Cruz Disrespects Mandela and Christ

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Anti-Communist Poster by wikipedia

"Yet the American dread of Communist infiltration underwrote one of the most repressive ideological assaults in the nation's history, with the right wing effectively eliminating from the nation's political discourse appeals to the Socialist idealism that was, in the same period, reinvigorating politics in Europe.   Because of the Red Scare anxieties, Americans would uncritically accept the maturing of an economic system that, in effect if not in its structure, condemned most of the world to crushing impoverishment.  The humane aspects of Marx's critique of capitalism would not be reckoned with in the United States, with dangerous consequences that define the ever more polarized twenty-first century."   From 'House of War' by James Carroll  

The hysterical and irrational Right Wing fear and loathing of Socialism and Communism is exposing, in political and ideological terms, the reality that, to many of our fellow Americans, Capitalism is a form of spirituality; a Religion.   In most of the United States of America, Christianity does not exist outside of the all consuming bondage of free market or unfettered Capitalism.   And, as a society, because of this ironic reality and the, almost Kafkaesque (Christ has not turned into a cockroach -- he's a perky lingerie salesperson at Macy's), hysteria, we are condemning ourselves to a type of social and intellectual bondage.

The Pope is a Marxist.   The President is a Socialist.   Ted Cruz is an idiot.   Apparently Cruz walked out of Nelson Mandela's Memorial earlier this week in protest of the speech given by Raul Castro.   He's not smart enough to know that walking out of a Memorial service simply disrespects the one being memorialized, not Raul Castro or Communism or Fidel or Marx or the President...but it does absolutely disrespect the consequence and beauty of the message of his Lord and Savior.   Ted Cruz is an idiot and an apostate.   Mandela's life personified, absolutely, the core tenets of Christianity.   Mandela experienced his own passion of sorts, forgave his transgressors and admonished his followers to do the same.   Ted Cruz walked out of his Memorial service -- Ted Cruz is an idiot.   Or is he?  

No, maybe not.   He's a lawyer and a politician.   He knows that America's real Religion is Capitalism and he knows that pandering to its evangelical, clerical arm (Fox News) will win him admiration, veneration and praise.   Cruz is an actor, as are most good litigators.

He is one of the many players in the new Right Wing medieval pageants touring the country.   Look for him, he's the smiling buffoon at the front right corner of the float with Christ, Saint Augustine and Ronald Reagan impersonators dressed in Wall Street drag, tossing out tokens of economic inequality, environmental degradation, perpetual warfare; suffering.   Yeah, after closer inspection, he is an idiot.

The infantile fear of Communism, Socialism, Darwinism and Intellectualism by a large portion of our society is numbing and dumbing us down as a people.    At this point in our development we should be learning from history; gleaning jewels from the chaff.   That should mean fearlessly borrowing from all faiths, programs and ideologies to create a more equitable and healthy world for our children and grandchildren.   The Ted Cruzes of today were the Crusaders of yesterday that laid waste to their own lands on the way to Jerusalem.

 

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Now I really am confused.  I thought Obama aw... by Judy Swindler on Saturday, Dec 14, 2013 at 6:52:09 PM
Judy, the boogeyman lives.... by Kevin Tully on Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 9:30:25 AM
Your language is offensive because it is demeaning... by Bill Johnson on Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 8:43:07 AM
My language is"offensive " as you say, because the... by Kevin Tully on Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 9:28:49 AM
My rant validates your rant? Is that how you choos... by Bill Johnson on Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 10:22:38 AM
Speaking of offensive, I do find it offensive when... by Judy Swindler on Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 3:28:51 PM
Mandela was a racist too- it is at the very basis ... by Bill Johnson on Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 10:22:05 PM
Bill, Frankly I find this comment and your need to... by Kevin Tully on Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 7:28:37 AM
Judy brought it up.... by Bill Johnson on Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 10:15:07 AM
Bill, First -- What is a Patriot?   What... by Kevin Tully on Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 7:40:07 PM
To me a patriot is someone who supports the origin... by Bill Johnson on Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 10:19:32 PM
I don't understand where you are going with your r... by Kevin Tully on Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 10:55:08 PM
Please do not confuse the federal government with ... by Bill Johnson on Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 10:18:17 AM
Bill, Ok, Ok, calfrope...I give up.  Mandela ... by Kevin Tully on Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 7:38:37 PM
Please define your understanding of "socialism" an... by Daniel Geery on Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 1:09:45 AM
I don't agree with the author's premise that Cruz ... by Natalie Oberman on Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 2:55:50 PM
Hi Natalie, good to talk with you again. ... by Kevin Tully on Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 8:07:29 PM
That seems somewhat obtusely unresponsive to my po... by Natalie Oberman on Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:44:11 PM
Natalie, "How someone can interpret Cruz's actions... by Kevin Tully on Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 7:44:55 AM
I don't think either of us really know what was in... by Natalie Oberman on Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 2:36:33 PM
Commiefear is an unfounded right wing neurosis in ... by Kevin Tully on Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 9:44:24 PM