Australia versus Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, may seem like a bad joke but it’s a refreshing story, and a perfect comeback to the Senator’s insular arrogance. It may seem trivial in a world generally falling apart, but some arrogant stupidities deserve wide recognition. Not that it stands any chance of changing Ted Cruz’s mind, or his ilk’s minds for that matter, but it might wake a few people up to his character.

     I thus offer this blog as a modest, but blatant, example of an arrogant, ignorant, narrow-minded, insular, and half-baked top-level U.S. politician, and to boot, god help us, a U.S. Senator.

     This denizen of the State of Texas recently tweeted a notice which read:

“I love the Aussies. Their history of rugged independence is legendary; I’ve always said Australia is the Texas of the Pacific,” Cruz tweeted. “The Covid tyranny of their current government is disgraceful & sad. Individual liberty matters. I stand with the people of Australia.”

     Cruz was commenting on Australia’s Northern Territory Chief Minister, Michael Gunner’s announcement of a wide-ranging vaccine mandate for workers.

     Gunner, a member of the center-left Australian Labor Party, responded with a few facts about how his constituents have fared, compared with people in Cruz’s state.

     “Nearly 70,000 Texans have tragically died from COVID. There have been zero deaths in the Territory. Did you know that?”

     “Vaccination is so important here because we have vulnerable communities, and the oldest continuous living culture on the planet to protect. Did you know that?”

(Aboriginal Australians make up roughly 30% of the Northern Territory’s population.)

     “The mitigation strategies employed in the Northern Territory have kept its residents “safe AND free.”

     “We have been in lock down for just eight days in 18 months. Our businesses and schools are all open.”

     “We don’t need your lectures, thanks, mate. You know nothing about us. And if you stand against a life-saving vaccine, then you sure as hell don’t stand with Australia. I love Texas (go Longhorns) but when it comes to COVID, I’m glad we are nothing like you.”

     Australia, which has a population of 25.7 million, has recorded 1,543 deaths from Covid19. Texas, with a population of 29 million, almost the same, has recorded over 69,000 deaths from COVID-19.

     Gunner’s comments remind us not to mess with Australians, if we don’t want to suffer the wrath of their tongues. I remember the comments of two former Australian Prime Ministers, addressing immigration. They said, we are a democratic, friendly and Christian nation. If you want to come and join, you are welcome. If you come to try and change our system …… “PISS OFF” (and I quote!). They might well have said the same to Ted Cruz.

     Another Australian tweeted the following reply to Ted Cruz.

     “Hey, thanks for your concern, Ted, but we’re OK. We’re just here getting vaccinated & looking out for our fellow Australians. We’ve kept the numbers down so as not to overwhelm our health system – which, by the way, is free.”

            So, Ted Cruz, please mind your own f…… business. Your blatantly obvious ignorance and arrogance may reflect Texas, but I suggest you keep your stupid and socially irresponsible opinions within its borders. Australia versus Ted Cruz………Ted lost by a long way!

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