TERRIFYING: Former Clinton Official Calls For 'Truth And Reconciliation Commission'
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To Democrats, this election is about more than simply retaking the White House and punching the ball into the end zone for the corrupt establishment, it is about payback.
The angry left has made it clear that they plan to exact a terrible punishment on their enemies including President Trump, his family, administration, conservative media figures, and even millions of ordinary Americans exercising their right to participate in the political process.
Now with only two weeks to go until the election, an influential former Clinton regime official is calling for tribunals of the type that were commonly seen in the old Soviet Union when Joseph Stalin ran the show and ruthlessly punished his political enemies.
Robert Reich who was Bill Clinton's labor secretary and who serves as a regular on the anti-Trump media including CNN has called for the creation of what he calls a "truth and reconciliation" commission to engage in persecutions of Trump supporters.
According to Reich:
"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 the extremism of his tweet drew horrified criticism, Reich tweeted out a picture of former South African president Nelson Mandela, a man who has been lionized despite his refusal to condemn the brutal practice of "necklacing" that was endorsed by his wife while he was in prison.
Reich isn't advocating for wrapping burning tires around the necks of political enemies - at least not yet - but this chilling idea could easily gain traction in a nation where a political party is already tacitly encouraging rioting and violence and has suggested that Trump will be put on trial if he loses the election.
He isn't the first to make such a suggestion which has been percolating with the rabid resistance for a while now and a recent Politico article suggested that such a body would be useful in a period of a "national reckoning on race" which has been the sugar coating that the media has used to explain away the violence this year.
According to Politico, "Does America Need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission?":
The depth of division over race in the United States—and the growing calls for change—suggest to some activists that the moment demands something bigger than a “national conversation.”
“In all of my 72 years, almost all of which I’ve been working as an activist, I’ve never seen anything like this,” says Fania Davis, director of the nonprofit Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth. “We are beginning to disrupt centuries of denial of our collective biography during this time. Whenever you have such an intense crisis, it also presents an opportunity for significant or revolutionary change.”
And yet, with some exceptions, the idea of a national, formal reconciliation process has not been a central part of the discussion about how the country can move forward, and few politicians are pushing such a measure.
Why not the United States too? The activists and experts I spoke with, some of whom have worked on truth commissions in other countries, pointed to several obstacles: extreme partisanship; lack of political buy-in, or the imagination to look outside the United States for inspiration; a long history of injustice, as opposed to a singular, dramatic event; and the systemic, widespread nature of racism in Black American life. But smaller-scale versions of reconciliation have worked here before, and at least three American cities are beginning to undertake their own reconciliation efforts, which activists hope could generate grassroots support for a larger effort.
Ultimately, the countries around the world that have launched truth commissions did so in spite of these kinds of challenges—widespread disapproval, political tension and occasionally violence.
“In the U.S., we have the resources to do this,” says Jaya Ramji-Nogales, a Temple University law professor focused on human rights. “It’s just a question of political will.”
Reich slipped up by letting the cat out of the bag this close to the election because such an extremist idea could scare off swing voters at the last minute but revenge of this type is now firmly embedded in the left's DNA and God help us all if Trump loses and the Senate flips control.