Agreed 100%. It’s a worldview that’s unpleasant to look at, and that is ignored at our peril.
I find it helps to remember the original meaning of “politically correct” (brought to my by an Australian Broadcasting Corp news podcast I can’t find right now): the notion that the “truth” as understood by the public needs to align with the political interests of the party first and foremost, with discernible reality as a secondary consideration.
By way of example: if you’re politically correct in Russia in 1936, you believe that the famine in the Ukraine is capitalist propaganda, and anyone who believes otherwise is wrong and needs to go to a gulag.
If you’re politically correct in Germany in 1936, you believe that peace and prosperity can only be achieved by removing the lesser races from the country. Anyone who believes otherwise is wrong and needs to go to a camp.
I expect that among a portion of Cruz supporters, he is a noble patriot, and anyone who believes otherwise is wrong and needs… [watch this space].
[edit: clarified which ABC news, better adjectives]