BY BUDDY NEVINS
There was a time just a few years ago when the Broward County Republican Party was relevant.
BREC was part of the debate on key issues in Broward. BREC was treated seriously in the political world.
That was before the leadership of BREC opened its podium to wackadoo conspiracy theorists.
On Monday June 23, one of the featured speakers at the BREC meeting is Trevor Loudon.
Loudon is a New Zealand “author, speaker and political activist” who has fulminated for years about hidden Communists he sees everywhere. Apparently this has become a good way for the guy to make a buck.
Lately Loudon has been promoting the idea that Gov. Jerry Brown is in favor of sharia law and that the “Red Chinese” are colonizing the U. S.
His views mirror that of the bizarro John Birch Society. He is a self-decribed “student” of Zenith Applied Philosophy, an offshoot of Scientology, which makes me wonder why some conservative Christians embrace him.
Loudon’s ideas are so twisted they sound like something out of “The Matrix”. There is a word for people who see hidden forces plotting everywhere — paranoid.
Why does the Broward County Republican Party needs a New Zealand fruitcake to speak about the United States?
Maybe because the party has apparently been co-opted by the black helicopter crowd.
This kind of stuff goes over among the hayseeds and angry whites of rural North Florida. Guys like Trevor Loudon are laughed at by the majority of the voters in South Florida…or by anybody with a real grasp on reality.
It’s an election year. It is a year when Republicans have offered almost no viable candidates to challenge the vast majority of the Broward Democratic candidates.
Perhaps the Broward Republican Party party should get back to its stated goal of winning elections instead of wasting time looking for Communists in every corner.