Everything you missed at the Ted Cruz event


Megan Vaz

On Monday night, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas went to Yale to tape an episode of “Verdict with Ted Cruz” in front of a crowd of liberal students who were seemingly determined to stifle his right to free speech by exercising their own rights. to freedom of expression. Given that the nation is struggling with a desperate shortage of masochistic men who host podcasts, the senator has provided Yale with a special opportunity to achieve intellectual enlightenment.

Liz Wheeler introduced the event to a crowd of 500, referring to recent protests against a conservative group in Yale Law School as “violent”, citing all zero evidence that there had been any violence. In another fully substantiated claim, she noted that Yale doesn’t care about the conservative donor base it alienates because it’s “guaranteed by Chinese communists.” The public shouldn’t care about the $150 million that Stephen Schwarzman – an ally of President Trump who caved $34 million to the Republican Party, Republican candidates, and conservative PACs since the start of 2020 – donated to the University to establish the eponymous Schwarzman Center. Would Wheeler have been happier if they made us watch “Ben Shapiro OWNS the SJW libs” compilations every time we ate at Commons?

Prior to their complaints against college professors and teachers for broadcasting leftist perspectives, Knowles and Cruz chastised liberal students for complaining about the broadcasting of conservative viewpoints. Notably, the 51-year-old senator blasted “Yale’s own Peter Parker“Ely Altman ’25 – an undergraduate who is a third his age – for writing that he and Knowles are “cutting back on democracy”. Of course, being compared to the most popular superhero in the world is the worst thing that can happen to you.

Altman got his editorial wrong in the news. There is nothing more democratic than, in Cruz’s own words, “lead the charge” to stop certification of an election without any evidence of systemic voter fraud. Or conspiring to delay states’ certification of the 2020 presidential election results through a “minor violation” of the law — each effort that more than 90 other U.S. senators foolishly ended. Or support the Texas attorney general as he files a lawsuit asking a federal court to overturn election results in four different states, which his own chief of staff called a “dangerous violation of federalism.”

Of course, the “patriots” and “peaceful protesters” of January 6 deserve the support of Senator Cruz – unlike the Yale law protesters he called for disciplinary action againstthese QAnoners have absolutely no experience in “groupthink” or “[screaming] down anyone who disagrees.

During his speech, Senator Cruz immediately jumped into the most pressing crisis facing the nation — with white parents having no choice but to pay upwards of $70,000 to have their adult children experience the racism. The senator also spoke about the intellectual terrorism carried out against white schoolchildren, such as the babies apparently labeled as racists in “Antiracist Baby”. In keeping with the enlarged pages of the book he presented at the recent Supreme Court nomination hearings, he then displayed excerpts from another damning piece of left-wing propaganda – “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. He lambasted the titular caterpillar and the book’s setting in a “welfare state,” both of which teach children to free dump hard workers – the butterfly class – to be unfairly awarded basic sustenance.

As Cruz and Knowles have repeatedly argued, lessons that acknowledge critical race theory and the existence of homosexuals have absolutely no place in children’s classrooms. Senator Cruz asserted that Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill rightly protects children from learning the specific mechanics of gay sex by ensuring gay people are not recognized as a whole. As a resident of Florida’s ‘gay capital’, Fort Lauderdale, I couldn’t agree more. I can attest that when I developed my first crush on a girl in third grade after learning that people can have two mothers, all I thought about was scissoring.

Speaking of sex, Knowles made it clear that he had none during his time at Yale. He spoke of his “worst memory” from college the day Barack Obama was elected president. More than 3,000 liberal students gathered outside to celebrate in a haze of marijuana clouds as Knowles and the six other conservatives he knew reportedly found a yard to sit and throw back punches of vodka. Coincidentally, this is what every Saturday night looked like for Knowles after unsuccessfully trying to sneak into frat parties.

As a guest on the Buckley program, Knowles emphasized the importance of intellectual diversity and civil debate when he called Ketanji Brown Jackson “dumb.” Cruz even invited guests who disagreed with him to the front of the Q&A line to prove his commitment to a free exchange of ideas. Unfortunately, since Senator Cruz responded to a simple request to say two nice things about Jackson with a rant about his sentencing record that lasted several minutes, some of us haven’t had the opportunity to listen to him bypass our questions. I’m sure the audience member who asked if he believed Joe Biden fairly won the 2020 presidential election was thrilled when Cruz replied that Joe Biden was the current president.

Alternatively, Cruz lamented the silence of conservative students on cultural issues in order to “protect jobs at Goldman Sachs.” Luckily anyone who has taken a course in history, world affairs or political science can tell you otherwise – I myself have come across a fascinating critique of anti-colonialist movements like “I don’t know, they seem pessimistic” by one of those conservative students during class. We all also know that Goldman Sachs, which recently resumed donations to lawmakers who opposed certification of the 2020 election, is a staunch bastion of cultural leftism — Senator Cruz’s own wife works as the company’s chief executive. for ten years !

Most of the event was spent blasting the liberals on their Supreme Court nominee — a staunch proponent of critical race theory and apparently pedophiles, according to Cruz and Knowles. Senator Cruz claimed that the left-leaning media remained silent on his attack on Jackson’s conviction record in the child pornography cases and instead chose to frame it as a “QAnon conspiracy.” He may have missed this Washington Post article, this ABC article, this New York Times article, this CNN article or this AP article assessing its past sentencing practices as common. Perhaps this Would the Wall Street Journal article work instead, since the outlet is more palatable?

Senator Cruz lamented that he was unable to criticize someone who is a minority, like Jackson, without being “considered the modern day Klansman”. While his later statement in support of Nazi free speech didn’t exactly deny that title, he did claim that even saying “hello” to a black woman would earn him the labels of “sexist” and “racist.” . As a woman of color myself, I would like Senator Cruz to consider that many minorities might look offended after hearing a “hello” from him because he might just be a generally unpleasant person. Since comrade leading curators called him a “miserable son of a bitch” and said that “If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate and the trial took place in the Senate, nobody would convict you”, I wonder what their reactions would be to this “hello”.

Sen. Cruz fired back at those Republican critics for not “going after the Orthodox” by refusing to ask hard-hitting questions of Jackson, like whether babies can be racist or what a woman is. I suppose attacking the orthodox is only unacceptable when it comes to teaching critical race theory or examining the oxymoron “false thesis” of the 1619 project, but it is clear that Cruz’s colleagues left him in the dust this month.

“Where were the curators? Knowles asked Cruz during their discussion of Jackson’s nomination.

My best guess? The January 6 insurgent trials began two weeks before the Supreme Court hearings, so likely at the defendants’ table in a courtroom.

Author’s Note: Unfortunately, the one thing in this article that didn’t actually happen at this event was the exposure of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”




MEGANE VAZ




Megan Vaz covers Yale-New Haven relations. Originally from South Florida, she is a freshman at Pierson College majoring in history.

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