Ted Cruz Compares Biden’s Executive Order to Thanos from AVENGERS: ENDGAME
By Movieguide® Staff
In a recent interview on THE VERDICT WITH TED CRUZ, the Texas Senator spoke with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles, pointing out that many movies depict “rabid environmentalists” as the “bad guys.”
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 2, 2021
“Have you noticed in how many movies how often rabid environmentalists are the bad guys?” Cruz asked Knowles.
“Whether it’s Thanos or WATCHMEN, you know, where the view of the left is people are a disease. They buy into the Malthusian line that there are too many people in the world … and everything would be better if we had fewer people,” Cruz said.
In the AVENGERS franchise, villain Thanos believes that the universe would be better if half the population was eliminated to protect the environment.
Cruz was making the comparison after President Joe Biden signed an executive order that eliminated thousands of American jobs in the name of protecting the environment.
The policy halted the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would have transported Canadian crude oil to the U.S., for the sake of the environment. However, as Cruz mentions, Biden’s decision instantly eliminated an estimated 11,000 U.S. jobs.
“Today’s democratic party is the party of the rich. It is the party of elites, it’s the party of Wall Street, it’s the party of big tech, it’s the party of Hollywood, and it’s the party of the university,” Cruz said. “Who are the Democrats not supporting? Working men and women, blue-collar workers, union members.”
To the Left, these blue-collar workers are disposable — like Thanos’ belief toward half the population in the universe. To them, the environment is king, even if it means hurting people to protect it.
Cruz also tweeted: “The Biden admin’s message to America’s blue-collar workers: If you are a blue-collar worker in the energy industry, find a new job.”
The union bosses win again. https://t.co/zeqKSnoY07
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 27, 2021
Movieguide®’s CEO Ted Baehr wrote previously about his personal experience of radical environmentalism and the hope he found in Christ:
Once upon a time, having grown up in the entertainment industry without faith and truly without values, I was a radical, ahead of the curve, shrill environmentalist in the 1960s and early 70s. I told all my friends, associates and comrades about the dire environmental predictions, suggesting first that the whole world would burn up because of overpopulation by 1974 and then instead that the whole earth was going to freeze in a new Ice Age.
At the same time that I started to see all these dire predictions of ecological disaster fail to materialize, some wonderful older women who had come to Christ in the 1957 at the Billy Graham Crusade at Madison Square Garden revealed to me the real Truth, which sets everybody free from the myth conceptions of our age. As Jesus says in John 10:10, “the thief comes to steal, to kill to destroy. I come to give you life, life more abundantly.” Jesus freed me and gave me life more abundantly, including the peace that passes all understanding.
Thus, in reality, the sky isn’t falling. Thus, in reality, we all are fallen, so we need to be better stewards. Even so, however, Jesus is in charge, He loves us, and He gives us an incredibly wonderful, abundant future and hope. . .
Dr. Baehr’s and Cruz’s comments about the radical environmentalist agenda should serve as a reminder that protecting the environment should not come at the cost of life.