Judge:You will confine your question to the Bible
Drummond: Alright, forget it. We’ll play in your ballpark Colonel.
Inherit The Wind 1960
One of my absolutely favorite episodes in the entire 52 years of Doctor Who is the Deadly Assassin.
In this episode (the only one in the original series without a companion) the 4th Doctor (Tom Baker) returns to Gallifrey due to a premonition of the murder of the President. Landing in the Capital the head of security Castellan Spandrell (George Pravda) is after him. Eluding him The Doctor fails to save the President from Assassination and in arrested for the Murder. At a Trial presided on by the presumptive successor Chancellor Goth (Bernard Horsfall) the Doctor is able to use a legal technicality supported by his old teacher & jurist Cardinal Brousa (Angus MacKay) to delay his execution. He discovers that his old enemy The Master (Peter Pratt) is behind it having beamed his premonition from the Panatropic network used to anticipate such events. The Doctor enters the Panatropic net with the help of Co-ordinator Engin (Erik Chitty) and manages to survive an epic battle in a dreamworld created in the APC net by his foes and expose Goth & the Master’s plot. While Brousa decides to paint the now dead Goth as a hero to deflect scandal, the Master, having feigned suicide managed to acquire his goal the ceremonial items of the Time Lord Presidency which unbeknownst to all are the key to the entire powersource of the planet which the Master is prepared to destroy to allow him to regenerate. After one more epic battle the Doctor saves the planet earning the grudging respect of his old teacher as his TARDIS leaves the Master’s Tardis also disappears into a universe that Castellan Spandrell suggests “isn’t big enough for the two of them.”
While it’s a delightful story that you can purchase here I suspect you are asking the obvious question, what does this have to do with Ted Cruz and the MSM not to mention election 2016?
Well because the relationship between the Doctor, The Master and the Chancellor reminds me so much of the relationship between Senator Cruz, the Democrats and their media servants.
Senator Cruz has been getting some flack from the MSM concerning his refusal to attack Donald Trump either over his statements concerning illegal immigration or his counterattack on John McCain after Senator McCain referred to Trump’a Arizona supporters as “crazies”.
And said flack has not been confined to the MSM
Cruz explained to Kelly that he’s “not going to engage in the media’s game of throwing rocks and attacking other Republicans.” Fine. But that doesn’t mean he should salute an obvious fraud like Donald Trump.
Mirengoff’s is quite correct that Cruz is looking to keep himself viable with Trump’s supporters but that is actually purely incidental to the main thing that Ted Cruz is doing, and that’s defying the construct that the MSM is creating.
And that’s where Ted Cruz is playing the 4th Doctor to the Democrat’s Master. The First thing the Doctor does is recognize the Master’s methods
Castellan Spandrell: I’ve never seen anything like it.
4th Doctor: I have, I’m afraid.
Castellan Spandrell: You have?
4th Doctor: Yes. It’s a technique the Master picked up somewhere on his travels.
Castellan Spandrell: Who’s the Master?
4th Doctor: Who is the Master? He’s my sworn arch-enemy.
Somehow our friends like Senator McCain and Governor Romney never seem to recognize the Democrats for what they are as Cruz does.
Furthermore like the 4th Doctor in this episode he realizes that their friends in the media are looking for a lot more than just wounding Donald Trump
Castellan Spandrell: Four cold-blooded killings in one day.
4th Doctor: Flea-bitings, Spandrell, flea-bitings. Things will get a lot worse
But it’s more than this, as I said there is no better parallel to the relationship between the MSM and the Democrat left as the this episode of Doctor Who. For example in this episode the Master’s servants create a false reality in the APC net & attempt to trap the Doctor in it.
4th Doctor: It’s an illusion. Dreams, I deny this reality. The reality is a computation matrix.
Figure: I am the creator here, Doctor. This is my world. There is no escape for you.
In he same way the MSM create a reality and try to trap their foes as you can see during this ABC interview with Trump. No mater what he says the next question goes to the attack again.
Trump…What happened is, later on, the Republican candidates, some of whom are registering 1 percent and zero, and they’re very upset that I’m leading the polls by actually a nice margin, they’re extremely upset and they were extremely when the Nevada numbers just came out and they’re through the roof too. They started attacking me —
Raddatz: Mr. Trump, I want to — let’s go back to this issue of John McCain, and you’re talking about the Sharyl Attkisson piece. You said he’s a war hero because he was captured, I believe perhaps he’s a war hero.
Trump… And the vets — I’ve been going around to the campaign trail. They’re treated like third-class citizens. He’s done nothing to help the vets. And I will tell you, they are living in hell.
Raddatz: You — let me tell you this, what the national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, John Stroud (ph), said about your comments….
Trump… I go all over the country and I speak to vets all the time. And they’re absolutely having miserable times. It takes them six, seven days just to get into waiting in a reception room, just trying to get in to see a doctor. They’re treated horribly. And everybody knows it and it —
Raddatz: Let’s go back here — let’s go back to your comment about John McCain –…
Trump…Martha, when we had thousands and thousands of people in Phoenix, Arizona, and John — who, by the way, are devastated by illegal immigration, something I’m very proud to have brought to the forefront. We had thousands of people and he said they’re all crazies. He called them crazies.
And frankly, I think he owes them an apology.
Raddatz:Let me talk about your language about him being captured…
Trump…People that were not captured that went in and fought, nobody talks about them. Those are heroes also.
Raddatz: I think people do talk about those people as well.
Trump…And as in the report, it said, from Sharyl Attkisson, four times, I said he is a hero. But you know, people choose little selective like you try to do. People choose little selective pieces. If you read what I say or if you watch what I say, which is even better, you’ll say that there was nothing wrong. But the people that weren’t captured are also heroes, Martha.
Raddatz: I want to talk about you and your deferment.
There was not a question concerning any presidential issue in the entire interview and when Trump pointed to an actual issue, the treatment of vets, Raddatz spun away & turned to attack again
No other topic other than attacking a republican is allowed, Take Bill Kristol later on that same show. He tries to bring up the “All Lives Matter” meltdown for Martin O’Malley at Netroots Nation on ABC’s this week, suddenly the subject abruptly changes. No other member of the panel is to be consulted or made to comment, there is a reality that their Democrat master’s demand is pushed and that alone:
The Master: Stand. I have a task for you. There may be difficulties. Others may try to prevent you fulfilling my orders. You will ignore them and obey only me. You will let nothing stop you. Do you understand?
SOLIS:Yes, Master. I will obey only you.
Nothing will distract the media from obeying their Democrat Master’s command. For example:
Since Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign exactly one month ago on June 16, ABC, CBS and NBC have aired a combined 31 evening news stories discussing his comment about illegal Mexican immigrants: “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” When then-President Bill Clinton was accused of rape, those same newscasts aired just four stories mentioning those charges during a 12-month period from March 1998 through March 1999.
In the Deadly Assassin the Master’s servant created a dreamscape forcing the Doctor to fight in his reality.
4th Doctor: [bleeding from a gunshot wound in the APC net] I deny it. I deny it! [the wound fades away]
The Enemy (Goth):You are trapped in my creation, Doctor. [the wound reappears] My reality rules.
4th Doctor:All right, I’ll fight you in your reality.
The Enemy (Goth):Then it will be a pleasure to destroy you. Be on your guard.
The MSM monopoly is the same thing, a dreamscape where the Planned Parenthood video doesn’t exist and Donald Trump & the Confederate Flag are the only news that matters and GOP candidates who play by those rules are caught up in it.
And it wasn’t just here, what was the topic the media discussed with GOP candidates on the weekend shows? Donald Trump’s vs McCain. What is the only story they are pushing? The same. Consider Meet the Press this week, here is a screen shot of their main page. Look at the lead videos.
Seven videos five GOP vs trump, one trump stupid one defending Iran deal.
For the media the story of the day is the dreamscape that you can not get out. That they won’t let you out of.
So how do you win in that environment, you use the same advantage that the Doctor had.
ENGIN: He’s created a mental stronghold, a dreamscape if you like. The Doctor’s got caught up in it.
SPANDRELL: So he doesn’t stand a chance?
ENGIN: A very slight one. His opponent is expending energy in maintaining the reality projection. The Doctor can employ all his own artron energy for defence.
You reject their premises like here on Meet the Press:
Chuck Todd: So let’s go to immigration. What do you do with the 11 million?
Senator Ted Cruz: You know, it’s an interesting thing in Washington. That is the question that both President Obama and Democrats love to focus on. How do you solve the problem? You focus on areas of common ground. I am long term optimistic and short term pessimistic on immigration. Long term, I’m optimistic because there’s a lotta bipartisan agreement outside of Washington on immigration. There’s overwhelming bipartisan agreement, number one, that we need to secure the borders. That we need to finally do something to stop illegal immigration.
Chuck Todd: What do you do with the 11 million people though? Do you have to send ’em back, or do you give them a way to get legal?
Senator Ted Cruz: Chuck, I don’t accept the premise that you have to solve every aspect of this problem all at once. President Obama and the Democrats focus on that issue because the question you’re asking is the most divisive partisan question in this entire debate. And I don’t believe President Obama wants to solve this.
and when the left tries, as the TimeLord leaders to ignore burdensome facts
Cardinal Borusa: The story is not acceptable. This is a very difficult, very delicate position. We must adjust the truth.
Engin:In what way, Cardinal?
Cardinal Borusa:In a way that will maintain public confidence in the Time Lords and their leadership. How many people have seen this Master since his death?
Spandrell:Apart from ourselves, Hildred and the two guards who took the body to the Panopticon vault.
Cardinal Borusa:Then we shall rely on their silence. We shall change the appearance of the corpse, Castellan. We all know the posthumous effect of a staser bolt. Within the hour, the body will be charred beyond recognition. Our story is going to be that the Master arrived in Gallifrey to assassinate the President, secretly. Before he could escape, Chancellor Goth tracked him down and killed him, unfortunately perishing himself in the exchange of fire. Now that’s much better. I can believe that.
You put them on the spot exposing basic truths like Senator Cruz does here with Jorge Ramos
Ted Cruz: If you cross illegally into Mexico what does Mexico do
Jorge Ramos: Of course they’d be deported.
Ted Cruz: So why should the United States not enforce our laws?
Or Ted Cruz on Chris Matthews:
or even the way that Rick Perry did on Morning Joe concerning Planned Parenthood
I threw in Perry to show showing that it CAN be done by others if they choose.
That’s how Ted Cruz beat the NYT over his Best Seller, instead of accepting their premise he counted with facts by defeating them in their own reality.
While other candidates are hitting Donald Trump Cruz is hitting planned parenthood
I am calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate – has federal law been violated? And I am calling on state officials and – any location where Planned Parenthood exists – for state district attorneys, state attorneys general to investigate criminal conduct.
“And I’ll say in addition, that I serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee, I believe the Judiciary Committee will hold oversight hearings to get to the bottom of what they did. I chair the oversight, federal rights and federal courts subcommittee, and if the full committee doesn’t hold hearings, I intend to hold hearings to get to the bottom of what appears to be barbaric practices being carried out by Planned Parenthood.”
So I ask this question of all those who would are coming after Cruz for leaving Trump alone:
What will be more likely to help the GOP win in 2016: Making headlines discussing issues like Immigration and planned parenthood and the Iran deal while politely ignoring the MSM memes, allowing Trump to sink or rise based on the actual votes of voters?. Or ignoring the issues voters actually care about and playing the media’ reality by provoking a man with a large ego a proclivity for attacking those who hit him and a billion dollars spare dollars to do so if he chooses?
You can take your time thinking about it. As the 4th Doctor once said: “I can be there five minutes ago.”
I submit and suggest that Ted Cruz has played this with the wisdom of the 4th Doctor and like that incarnation of the time lord he is content to let the media pretend he is a fool to do so. Would that the rest of the GOP was wise enough to follow his example.
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