Ted Cruz says ‘Avengers,’ ‘Watchmen’ make ‘rabid environmentalists’ the bad guys
“Whether it’s Thanos or go to ‘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.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 1, 2021
The Malthusian theory Cruz referred to states that as the population increases, there won’t be enough food or other resources to sustain the population.
Cruz said that Thanos, the villain of “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame,” wanting to wipe out 50 percent of all life in the universe is an example of rabid environmentalists being the bad guys. Cruz got some blowback on Twitter for his suggestion.
“Watchmen” writer and producer Lila Byock responded to Cruz on Twitter, saying, “Literally what the f— are you talking about?”
— Lila Byock (@LByock) February 2, 2021
“I’m actually amazed how much Cruz knows about Avengers. And going back to the original Watchmen book for Veidt’s plan to sacrifice millions of New Yorkers for the greater global plan,” Mark Millar, a comic book writer and Netflix’s division president, tweeted. “I feel like I’m hallucinating this interview in lockdown Day 300…”
I’m actually amazed how much Cruz knows about Avengers. And going back to the original Watchmen book for Veidt’s plan to sacrifice millions of New Yorkers for the greater global plan. I feel like I’m hallucinating this interview in lockdown Day 300… https://t.co/oHlYsMyktU
— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) February 2, 2021
Cruz has been at odds with Democrats on environmental issues, with the most recent clash being over President Biden’s proposal to halt work on the Keystone XL project.
“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,” Cruz tweeted.
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