If this doesn’t make you a little uncomfortable, then you’re either suffering from cognitive dissonance or you just aren’t paying attention. Excerpt:
Instead of holding good-faith debates with opponents to reach the truth, the establishment doubled down on casting its version of events as reality and drowning out alternative narratives. They also darkly signaled the fate of those who challenge the “insurrection” narrative or accept the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. An establishment media host raised the idea of killing American citizens in drone strikes for the “crime of inciting violence, inciting terrorism.” Former senior intelligence officials talk about dealing with Trump supporters (“religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, even libertarians”) as if they were overseas insurgents. A large-scale “de-radicalization approach” must be taken to “deprogram” President Trump’s “political cult members,” who believe “Joe Biden didn’t win the election,” according a media interview with a retired senior FBI official. A New York Times reporter called on the Biden administration to appoint a “reality czar” to “put together a cross-agency task force to tackle disinformation and domestic extremism.” Meanwhile, the U.S. Congress used the establishment narrative on the Capitol incident to press ahead with a trial to impeach Trump for “inciting an insurrection,” an effort that respected historian Victor Davis Hanson compared to “public shaming like the Communist Party used to make people wear dunce caps.”
Professor Hanson’s reference to the Chinese Communist Party’s Cultural Revolution is pertinent. We see an uneasy echo in the establishment’s divisive discourse in “post-insurrection” America and what the CCP has done in its political “rectification” campaigns in the People’s Republic of China. Historical experience portends a bleak future for the United States and the world if the Biden-Harris administration takes the establishment’s divisive rhetoric to its logical conclusion.
I’m old enough to remember when the party in the minority was the “loyal opposition,” and when Ronald Reagan used to invite Tip O’Neil to the White House for cocktails, telling reporters at one point that they were “friends after 5PM.” It seems those days are gone, as “SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP” seems to be the Democrats and their fellow travelers’ response to dissent.
Remember when dissent was patriotic? Not any more; not if you’re on
FaceDerpbook raising questions about election tampering, or questioning President Biden’s mental acuity. Granted Derpbook is a private company and can filter/censor who and how it likes, but the trend itself is upsetting; as is the responses of those in government who would like to emulate that censorship on a larger scale. And where do you draw that line, anyway, when a major tech player sets itself up as an arbiter of information and a de facto arm of government?
Some in the Imperial City, like Rep. Sara Jacobs, (Horse’s Ass-CA) are even talking about “Truth Commissions,” presumably run by some sort of, oh, Committee for State Security (I’m sure it’s just a coincidence, but if you translate that into Russian you get “Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti.”) and maybe, to make it easier, people who need to be “re-educated” could be put into some kind of, oh, facility, you know, like a camp, where they could be concentrated, you know, just for a while.
Honestly, this sounds like hyperbole, but if you follow these trends in history, that’s where this kind of talk all too often ends up.