America has been on pins and needles waiting to find out who Glenn Beck regards as the person who had the most impact on the world in 2013. Suffice to say that he does not agree with Time that it was Pope Francis, the Marxist, anti-capitalist, who advocates for the poor in defiance of the principles of Jesus.
Oh no. Beck has his own honoree, and it’s someone who has distinguished himself in a particularly notable manner. So, to end the suspense, here is the news you’ve been waiting for – Beck’s choice for Man of the Year: Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
Beck immediately lashes out at Time for selecting the leader of the world’s Catholics who has shaken up the church with pronouncements opposing trickle-down economics, and refusing to continue the church’s historical obsession with social issues like homosexuality and abortion, at the expense of ministering to those who are truly needy as their savior did. Beck is convinced that Time passed over Cruz because “they didn’t want to give him any more power. They don’t want to make him into anything. I mean they’ll put Hitler on, they did make Hitler and Mussolini the man of the year.”
There you have it. Beck wants Cruz to be recognized in the same way that Hitler was. After all, if Hitler was worthy of the honor of being on the cover of Time Magazine, then surely Cruz is worthy of the same honor. And Beck wants to make sure that the world knows that Cruz and Hitler are in the same category.
Beck also wants the world to “Remember, progressives are fascists. They are for fascism.” Of course, if that were true, then according to Beck’s own logic, they would have given Cruz the Man of the Year award, just like Hitler. The problem is that Cruz has proven himself to be an embarrassingly inept Tea Bagging blowhard. He has accomplished precisely nothing in his freshman year in the senate. Other than making frequent appearances on Fox News, the only thing that Cruz has done that anyone can recall is his fake filibuster (which was not a filibuster at all, and had a designated end time), that failed to rollback ObamaCare or achieve any other goal that he had articulated.
So Beck has compared that record of failure with the Pope’s profoundly consequential doctrinal transformations and concluded that “[Cruz] is the guy who is going to affect our life, your life, much more than anybody else.” That’s true, so long as your life is confined to Tea Party rallies, Apocalypse parties, and Ayn Rand reading groups in the basement of a WalMart on Loop 289 outside of Lubbock.