I don't think Ted Cruz is the Zodiac. I mean, he wasn't alive when the killings started.
But then again, look how Ted Cruz's name can be used to write "The Zodiac Killer."
So, really, there are arguments on both sides.
I mean, he was in Canada at the time of the later killings, right?
But, hey, how come he hasn't denied it?
Also, where is his proof that he wasn't born yet???
It seems like a totally legit thing to demand politicians' proof of birth in cases like this one.
I don't think Ted Cruz is the Zodiac. But each person has the right to their opinion, right? I mean, there are arguments on both sides. Isn't the responsible thing to do to keep an open mind?
Which gets us to the question. Do we have the right to ask this question? If one of Ted Cruz's opponents asked it, I would find that to be disgusting. At the same time, when someone asks it on Twitter or Facebook, I find it to be hilarious. I am sure some others are consistent on these points, but I bet a lot of people are inconsistent like me. There's a distinction here, and I would like to try to make sense of it.
I believe it is important to be very permissive about how people without public voices make their way into public debates.
You often see events where someone interrupts and people there start shouting, "This is NOT your turn to talk!" But, of course, they are saying this to someone who has no such turn. Not in any substantial sense anyway. The interrupter is taking a bold move to get into the public discourse, and they would have zero chance of making any kind of splash in the public discourse absent such a bold move.
So, when the #blacklivesmatter movement interrupts a campaign stop, they are taking their best chance to make public a very important stance that they could not get much play in the media in any other fashion.
The same goes for Ted Cuz being the Zodiac. I am guessing, but I bet the people who are making these memes, running these FB and Twitter groups, etc., don't like Ted Cruz much. Just a guess. I don't think the whole "Ted Cruz is the Zodiac" crowd overlaps much with the "Ted Cruz for President" crowd. But I'm just guessing here.
Well, they want to voice their displeasure for Ted Cruz. Their displeasure is quite important to them since they would very much like it that he not become president. So, they associate him with the Zodiac. Not because they think he is the Zodiac, but because their displeasure for him would not be covered by the media in any other fashion.
And given that this is important, given that they have the right to have a say, and they have no other way to have that say (unlike, say, Ted Cruz's remaining opponents, who should attack Cruz in more honest and substantial matters), I think it is fair for them to raise the issue of whether Ted Cruz is the Zodiac.
Because he might be.