Ted Cruz Compares Journalists to the Borg, Clearly Doesn’t Understand Star Trek
We regret to inform you that Ted Cruz is at it again.
Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, Ted Cruz gotta tweet nonsense til I die. After spending the weekend getting dunked on by Seth Rogen, the Texas senator was back at it again. Cruz tweeted in response to a Daily Beast article about staffers at Politico, who signed an open letter to publisher Robert Allbritton over hiring right-wing troll Ben Shapiro to guest-author an edition of the Playbook.
Cruz tweeted, “We are the Borg. There is only one view. Any contrary view does not exist, or must be assimilated. Journalism does not exist. Only orthodoxy. And conformity.”
We are the Borg. There is only one view. Any contrary view does not exist, or must be assimilated.
Journalism does not exist. Only orthodoxy. And conformity. https://t.co/HjMBKX78QK
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 26, 2021
Strong words for a failed insurrectionist who takes orders from Donald Trump’s frothing fan base. It’s clear that not only does Cruz not understand Star Trek, but he fails to understand journalism, as well. First, let’s get into The Borg, a collective of cybernetic organisms that are linked to a hive mind known as the Collective. The Borg forcibly assimilates all life forms, turning them into mindless slaves augmented with cybernetic implants. As far as Star Trek villains go, it doesn’t get more threatening than the Borg.
It’s a wild comparison to make, considering conservatives have no shortage of megaphones and platforms on which to shout their views, like Fox News, OANN, and NewsMax, not to mention podcasts, books, YouTube, Sunday shows, and more. It also points to the larger lie favored by conservatives like Cruz, Sen. Josh Hawley, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who scream about being muzzled from their national stage.
As our own Vivian Kane put it, “Again, that’s a sitting member of Congress taking over the front page of a major national publication to complain about being silenced. If irony wasn’t already dead, Josh Hawley has surely killed it.” Conservatives have been similarly roasted by journalists and democrats for whining about being silenced while screaming into the media megaphone. It’s not that they’re being muzzled; they’re being held accountable for their deeply divisive and unpopular rhetoric.
Listening to them, you’d really think some Conservatives interpret the right to free speech as “I have the right to be liked, accepted, and popular no matter what I say, who I endanger, or how much I lie”
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 25, 2021
It’s especially ironic considering that Donald Trump has inspired a Borg-like devotion from his followers. How else would Cruz explain his undying fealty to a man who insulted his wife, called him “lyin’ Ted,” and accused his father of assassinating JFK? Talk about brainwashing.
We also saw this level of devoted complicity from his followers who have defied all logic and reasoning to embrace Trump’s words as scripture. Seriously, if Trump came out with a red MAGA hat you could permanently drill into your skull, his cult would be all over it. Many Star Trek fans took Cruz to task for daring to besmirch their beloved franchise.
Imagine watching Star Trek and then behaving like Ted does. The whole series was about inclusion.
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) January 26, 2021
Gene Roddenberry would have hated you, Ted
— Lux “The Worst” Alptraum (@LuxAlptraum) January 26, 2021
Oh great, my Senator is referencing a fictional series Star Trek Next Generation.
BORG, first appeared in Star trek Next Generation episode 16 season 2, Q-Who. The leaders name is Q.
Q where have I heard that before? Is Cruz Q?
— Jerilynn Johns (@jerilynn_johns) January 26, 2021
Take Star Trek TNG out of your filthy traitor mouth you sentient ingrown pube
— Rob Sheridan (@rob_sheridan) January 26, 2021
The entire GOP is the Federation traitors from Star Trek the Undiscovered Country who team up with Klingon terrorists in order to create fear to maintain power. It’s a great parallel to our time – the dying throws of authoritarianism.
— Dorkas Lane (@dorkaslane) January 26, 2021
Imagine earnestly believing that any of the creators of Star Trek would be ideologically sympathetic to Ted Cruz. https://t.co/aQIzX6BXIr
— Joel S. (@jh_swanson) January 26, 2021
Ted Cruz wishes he were Captain Picard, but his motives are positively vile. What a troll.
(featured image: Paramount Pictures)
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