Rafael Cruz continues his unblemished record of baseless paranoia by going on the Faith and Liberty radio show and declaring that Obama is a “totalitarian” who is going to take everyone’s guns just like Mao and Stalin did before slaughtering tens of millions of people.
Cruz, who regularly preaches Christian Nationalist pseudo-history, said that Obama has a “worldview based upon a totalitarian view of government being all powerful,” and is bent on “destroying the exceptionalism of America” by ratifying the Law of the Seas Treaty.
After host Dave Garrison asked if “President Obama wants to take our guns as part of this worldview,” Cruz responded: “Well, of course, you have got to realize that is all about control. You look at history, Stalin took out the guns, then killed twenty million people; Mao took out the guns, then killed fifty million people. Every society where government has taken the guns away from the population, then they’ve used them against the population.”
And when Obama leaves office in January, 2017 without ever seizing the guns and killing millions of people, then what? It won’t even slow the wingnuts down. A rational person would recognize that they were proven wrong and rethink their premises, but these are not rational people. These are people who are either delusional paranoids or just lying demagogues. In either case, being wrong in all these dystopic predictions will have zero effect on their willingness to keep saying the same things.