Dateline: WASHINGTON-Senator and reputed Tea Party leader Ted Cruz introduced a resolution to the Senate yesterday, calling for the immolation of all of the United States apart from its golf courses. Speaking in favour of the motion on the congressional floor, he said he "wished to clarify the Tea Party message in response to misconceptions of Republican anarchism."
He opposes what he called "the Democrats' slander of patriotic Americans," according to which Tea Partiers are "bomb-throwing, black-mask wearing nihilists and anarchists." Rank-and-file members of the populist movement mustn't be mistaken for "rabble-rousers of that degenerate variety," he said, because Tea Partiers have learned from "the failures of their ideological cousins." "If you want to break a window," said Sen. Cruz, "you throw a rock. If you want to blow up a small business, you toss a Molotov cocktail. But if you want to destroy almost all of a country, you take control of its political process so you can hit the self-destruct button."
Questioned later by reporters about why his motion would explicitly spare the golf courses, Sen. Cruz said "We're not barbarians," adding that while most Tea Party voters have likely never played golf, they know enough to use golf-obsessed political representatives to achieve their goal of destroying themselves by laying waste to the American infrastructure and to most of the country's landscape. "To get the job done right, you need professionals," said Sen. Cruz. "The new breed of Republican leaders is made up of full-bore, big-picture anarchists. We don't fool around with rinky-dink mobs. And we're just absolutely obsessed with golf."
Political analysts credit that obsession as the reason why the Tea Party doesn't advocate the wholesale slaughter of the nation by the launching of nuclear missiles against itself. "What would happen to the golf courses, then?" pointed out one such analyst. "That's the sticking point, you see. If you want to destroy modern civilization, but you also happen to just adore stepping onto the fairway and swinging away at that golf ball, you have to be careful about how you go about your business. You can't lay about willy-nilly with crude grenades, since you might just hit a golf course."
Asked why his resolution specifies that American society be "immolated," or burned as a sacrifice, Sen. Cruz said, "Well, that proves we're not nihilists, doesn't it! That's contrary to the scurrilous rumours you often hear from the other side of the aisle. No, we don't believe in nothing. We believe in Azathoth, the God of Chaos, and He demands human sacrifice."
Speaking at a fundraiser, David Koch, the wealthy financier of the Tea Party, which he called the "anarchist heart of the GOP," welcomed the clarification. "I'm appalled by almost every facet of American society and have spent millions trying to tear it down. But I really love to dress up in gaudy, thousand dollar outfits and drive around highly-exclusive golf courses with my servile caddy and tungsten-weighted Maruman clubs in tow."
Asked what would become of capitalism and big business if most of the country were burned to the ground "so that Azathoth might inhale the smoke rising from the flames," as Sen. Cruz put it, Koch said "Business would proceed, of course. In fact, we'd finally have a perfectly free market. It would be every man for himself, free to do whatever he wants as long as he's a billionaire golfer. Haven't you people been listening to anything we Republicans have been saying?"