I’m not the only one noticing the Emanuel Goldsteining of Ted Cruz

The other day, I wrote that David Denby, a soggy leftist film reviewer at The New Yorker was trying his hands at political commentary with a hate piece against Ted Cruz — one based entirely on the fact that Denby, no beauty himself, finds Cruz physically unattractive.

I’m not the only one noticing the hate raining down on Cruz, a hatred unanchored to what he actually is, does or says.  Bryan Preston calls it “The Emanuel Goldstein-ing of Ted Cruz.”  Because you’re all ridiculously erudite (much more so than I am), you remember Emanuel Goldstein as the object of the daily “two minutes of hatred” in 1984.  It was a useful way to keep both party members and proles from turning their hatred and discontent onto Big Brother.

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  1. Mike Devx says

    They only hate you and attack you when you are truly threatening them.
     
    Sarah Palin in 2008.
    Paul Ryan in 2012.
    Ted Cruz, these days.
     
    To be the target of their sudden, unrelenting, overwhelming hate and destruction…
     
    It is a badge of honor.
     

  2. Charles Martel says

    The true irony here is that Emmanuel Goldstein was the only one who told the truth in 1984. When Winston Smith obtains a copy of Goldstein’s writings, they give a powerful insight into the structure and mentality of the revolution brought about by the Party and its philosophy, IngSoc.
     
    Cruz speaks directly and accurately against the Ingsoc of Obama and his enablers. And just like the Two-Minute Hate, where the true believers scream and rage against Goldstein as he patiently explains onscreen how the revolution was betrayed, the mainstream media spews its vile anti-Cruz odium. 

  3. says

    Hate is a very useful weapon for motivating soldiers to fight. Although many people think natural occurrences of “hate” happen in this country, but there is no centralized control moving the soldiers around. It’s easier to think we are at peace than to think we are at war.

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