There are certain times in my life when I see something that absolutely stuns me. That after reading (or watching) it, I sit there for a moment unable to really understand what exactly it was that I just saw.
That’s what happened when I watched the recently surfaced video of Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, speaking at some kind of religious function back in June.
Here, just watch the video first:
Now remember that this is the father of a United States Senator. These are the values by which Ted Cruz was raised. A man who has aspirations to become President of the United States and is the current face of tea party Republicans.
The comments made by Cruz’s father, to me, are those of someone who’s completely insane.
“There’s nothing scientific about evolution!” Are you nuts? He’d have to be bonkers to honestly believe there’s no science behind evolution. Something that’s supported by the vast majority of the world’s scientists.
Cruz’s father claims that fighting for the right of homosexuals to marry has nothing to do with equal rights for the gay community? Wow, really? That’s not why I — and millions of others — support same-sex marriage? I’m sure glad I have this raving lunatic to clear that up for me because I thought for sure that securing equal rights for the homosexual community was exactly why I support gay marriage.
But according to Ted Cruz’s father, liberals really couldn’t care less about equal rights for homosexuals. According to him, allowing homosexuals to marry is a direct attack on the traditional family in some elaborate scheme to destroy—hell, who knows. I honestly cant even wrap my mind around his incoherent babbling.
To really believe that the push to allow same-sex marriage is a carefully orchestrated attack on family values is honestly the ravings of someone who should be in some kind of mental institution.
And of course, in true paranoid irrational conservative logic, all of this ties into communism or socialism. But doesn’t it always?
I do like how he uses communism and socialism interchangeably as if they’re not completely different economic models. That shows just how ignorant this buffoon is. Communism and socialism are not the same. Saying that they can simply be interchanged with one another only proves that he has absolutely no idea what the hell he’s talking about.
This man suffers from a level of stupidity I simply cannot grasp. For someone to stand there and try to tie together communism, socialism, Marxism, gay rights, same-sex marriage and evolution really escalates the conservative crazy train to a whole new level of insanity rarely ever witnessed — aside from when somebody like, oh I don’t know, Ted Cruz decides to try to sound smart.
But this nonsense is exactly what Rafael Cruz said and I’m assuming it’s what he actually believes. These are the types of values Ted Cruz brings with him to the United States Senate and would love to bring to the White House in 2016.
Yet still, after watching that video at least ten times, I can’t believe Rafael Cruz (or Ted Cruz for that matter) is an individual anyone would ever take seriously.