Perhaps you’ve heard Ted Cruz’s views that law enforcement should “patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.” Perhaps it is different in other cities, but here in Phoenix there are no Muslim neighborhoods. Muslims live side by side with the rest of us. It sounds as if Ted Cruz has no idea what he’s talking about. When Ted Cruz was asked by reporters to name a single Muslim neighborhood anywhere in the USA, he was unable to name one. As Steve Chapman’s editorial in the conservative Chicago Tribune writes: “Ted Cruz wages jihad on the truth.”
As far as radicalizing is concerned, it is Ted Cruz who is trying to radicalize religious fundamentalists. A New York Police Department spokesperson tweeted. “Hey, @tedcruz are our nearly 1k Muslim officers a ‘threat’ too? It’s hard to imagine a more incendiary, foolish statement.”
Why is Ted Cruz trying to radicalize religious fundamentalist and incite his own version of Jihad? All I can say is he is not alone in this idiocy. Donald Trump has also made his fair share of racist comments against Muslims, but Donald Trump is an equal-opportunity racist. He has also belittled Mexicans and the physically impaired. About Paris terrorist Salah Abdesiam, who was finally captured earlier this week in Brussels Trump said, “Everybody knew he was there, and no one turned him in.” No, Donald, everybody did not know where he was. A small number of people who are or were members of his terrorist cell knew where he was.
However, if you are trying to radicalize people, the truth is your enemy. As ISIS, Trump, and Cruz have learned, radicalization depends on making people believe things that aren’t true, such as people who do not look like you or think like you are your enemies. Donald Trump wants us to hate Muslims, hate Mexicans, hate women, hate, hate, hate. Wouldn’t it be much simpler to hate Donald Trump and Ted Cruz? It’s hard to believe that these two Bozos are running for the presidency of the world’s most powerful nation.
Incidentally, all of the free copies of my book Running for President have been given away. Amazon is selling it as an eBook very cheaply, however: $3.99. The printed version should be out in a few weeks but will not be that cheap. Click on the book cover in the left sidebar to read the first part of the book online about my fictional Trump-like character who manages to get elected president of the USA.