A group of well-connected liberal elite is floating the idea of creating a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” to process those who supported President Trump should November’s election go to Joe Biden.
This group of connected Progressives, some who held high positions in the Obama-Biden and Clinton administrations, are suggesting a Soviet-style “reprogramming” for those who do not agree with their line of thinking.
The insinuation they are making is that people who supported, voted, or worked with President Trump – a duly elected President of the United States – have somehow transgressed a societal mandate.
One such elitist is former advisor to Presidents Obama and Clinton, Robert Reich who tweeted: “When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It would erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe.”
When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It would erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) October 17, 2020
Reich’s position on the creation of this “commission” is tantamount to political retaliation for the “crime” of “wrongthink.”
Joining Reich on his call for ideologically re-wiring half the nation is MSNBC’s Sean Hayes who tweeted, “The most humane and reasonable way to deal with all these people, if we survive this, is some kind of truth and reconciliation commission.”
The most humane and reasonable way to deal with all these people, if we survive this, is some kind of truth and reconciliation commission. https://t.co/PopsRhmKvz
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) October 6, 2020
Jennifer Rubin, an opinion columnist with The Washington Post, got more intense in her aggressive totalitarianism in a recent column, writing:
“They should think more about atoning for the betrayal of their country than trying to escape the consequences of enabling a liar, racist and wannabe authoritarian. There are practical reasons for employers outside the right-wing bubble to reject not only those who were the face of the administration but also those who labored behind the scenes…
“We as a country and as individuals need to decide whether those who are unremorseful, who seek no forgiveness and who admit no complicity in an administration that engaged in reprehensible conduct deserve to be welcomed back into ‘polite’ society. It seems like another moral failing on the part of Trumpers that they whine about the stigma of their tenure without shouldering any responsibility to come clean and make amends.”
There have been no comments on this issue, to date, from former Obama administration senior advisor Valerie Jarrett or former US Attorney General Eric Holder, two of the most radical among the Obama administration.
Fox News’s Tucker Carlson dove not the subject on his broadcast prefacing his interview by saying, “Every single day of this year has been yet another page torn directly from a George Orwell novel – you can’t believe what’s real, but unfortunately it is.”
Re-education camps were employed by the Communist Vietnamese following the end of the Vietnam War. Those communists – with government sanction – imprisoned over 300,000 former military officers, government workers and supporters of the former South Vietnamese as well as civilians. Some estimates put the number of inmates as high as 500,000 to 1 million.
Re-education camps – which were also employed by the Soviets, Nazis, and communist Chinese – was recognized by the global community as both a means of political revenge and a complex technique of repression and indoctrination.