When ISIS came to power and began carving out its own caliphate from conquered territory last decade, one of the first things its fighters and leaders did was purge all signs, icons, and cultural influences from the previous occupants.
The reason is simple – and the same throughout the history of conquered peoples: Such purges were necessary in order to ‘cleanse’ the new society of any and all competing ideologies and believes, thereby making it easier to rule over the conquered.
And while Americans, even today, expect such behavior out of certain cultures, more certainly do not believe, or would approve of, similar purges of American political, social, and cultural norms.
Yet, that’s exactly what the Democrat left wants to do in the post-President Trump era, according to the political news director for a major broadcast network.
The Washington Examiner noted that ABC News’ Rick Kline wrote on his blog that not just President Trump, but all of his backers and his movement, should be “cleansed” from public discussion and political discourse (like the USSR’s Josef Stalin used to ‘purge’ his enemies by killing them off and having them airbrushed out of photos so as to pretend they never existed).
“Even aside from impeachment and 25th Amendment talk, Trump will be an ex-president in 13 days. The fact is that getting rid of Trump is the easy part,” Klein wrote in his blog Thursday.
“Cleansing the movement he commands, or getting rid of what he represents to so many Americans, is going to be something else,” he added, drawing some comments that his lunacy reminded people of the things Hitler also did.
The Washington Examiner added an update to its story: “After this story posted, the tweet was deleted and the story wording changed. The ‘cleansing’ paragraph reads, ‘Cleaning up the movement he commands, or getting rid of what he represents to so many Americans, is going to be something else.’”)
See? Kline is already behaving in a Stalineque manner, ‘airbrushing’ his own comments as though he never really made them.
But he did. And let’s not kid ourselves; that’s exactly what he feels, and, no doubt, more than a few of his fans.
Meanwhile, the Washington Examiner added:
Several media outlets and liberals have previously called for the creation of a “list” of Trump aides to be targeted and blackballed from jobs.
That effort got a boost Thursday when the government watchdog Accountable.US drew attention to the top Trump aides fleeing the administration.
Kyle Herrig, president of the group, said, “The officials immediately responsible for the administration’s harm should not be applauded for handing in their two weeks’ notice just days before President Trump’s term is up — nor should they be able to seek refuge in corporate boardrooms and universities after Inauguration Day. These officials should instead be recognized for what they are: responsible for and complicit in immeasurable suffering.”
Got that? Because some people worked in government in support of a president and administration they disagreed with politically, those individuals must be identified, shunned, and never allowed to find gainful employment again.
What kind of country are we living in these days? Who is creating these tyrants? Destroy someone because you just disagree?