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Thistle

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Robert Reich Calls For ‘Truth And Reconciliation Commission’ To ‘Erase Trump’s Lies,’ Expose Enablers​

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Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich on Saturday called for the creation of a truth and reconciliation commission to “erase Trump’s lies” and expose those who “enabled” them.

“When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” Reich tweeted. “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.”

After he took flak from those accusing him of promoting totalitarianism, Reich appended a link to an article from The Conversation explaining the history of truth and reconciliation commissions and how they are supposedly intended to rectify historical injustices and heal the wounds of division.

I love the people responding to this tweet as if it's a radical, undemocratic idea. https://t.co/39Bef6JMIy
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) October 18, 2020

The article said in part, “The goal of a truth commission — in some forms also called a truth and reconciliation commission, as it is in Canada — is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of a past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record. Truth commissions also officially recognize victims and perpetrators in an effort to move beyond the painful past.”

Going on to list examples in more than 40 countries where truth and reconciliation commissions were used, the article said, “The hope has been that restorative justice would provide greater healing than the retributive justice modelled most memorably by the Nuremberg Trials after the Second World War.” It concluded by claiming the United States needs a truth and reconciliation commission because of its “centuries of enslavement, state-sponsored racism, denial of civil rights and ongoing economic and social disparity.”

Reich’s idea echoed that of MSNBC host Chris Hayes, who earlier this month also called for a truth and reconciliation commission to “deal with” those who question COVID-19 protocols.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes raised eyebrows when he floated the idea of a “truth and reconciliation commission” as “the most humane and reasonable way to deal” with those who seemingly question the received wisdom regarding how best to protect against COVID-19.
Hayes’ comment came in response to a tweet from American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, who was himself responding to a tweet from NBC News presidential historian Michael Beschloss, who said, “Why is a sick President riding in an SUV waving to supporters outside Walter Reed, jeopardizing the Secret Service agents inside the car with him?”

Beschloss was referring to President Donald Trump’s brief drive on Sunday past supporters who had assembled outside Walter Reed Medical Center during his convalescence there. Some criticized the move as “reckless,” and The Washington Post reported that “current and former Secret Service agents and medical professionals were aghast” the president would lock himself inside a hermetically sealed car with others while having the coronavirus. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) even demanded that the Secret Service brief Congress on the incident.
Referencing the fact that Trump was masked and his Secret Service agents decked out in necessary PPE, Schlapp tweeted in response, “So masks don’t work? I’m confused.”
Quote-tweeting Schlapp, Hayes wrote, “The most humane and reasonable way to deal with all these people, if we survive this, is some kind of truth and reconciliation commission.”
Related: Chris Hayes Floats ‘Truth And Reconciliation Commission’ To ‘Deal With’ Those Who Question COVID-19 Protocols
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Who could be against this?
 

Harry Leggs

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Like i said they are coming after Trump supporters and we will be without protection from law enforcement. It is red guards. They are looking to punish, hold kangaroo courts. The French Revolution revisited. These fools are crazy and they are looking for blood. We are not that far away from armed revolution. Closer then we have been in a long time. These low lifes are not going away. There is going to be no resolution with these crazies. There will be no peace. Keep hearing that from some Repubs. They do not know the left is just getting warmed up and there is nothing stopping them. Not gutless Repubs. That is for sure. That is why they cheat right out in public. They know Repubs are wimps.
 
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Thistle

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Like i said they are coming after Trump supporters and we will be without protection from law enforcement. It is red guards. They are looking to punish, hold kangaroo courts. The French Revolution revisited. These fools are crazy and they are looking for blood. We are not that far away from armed revolution. Closer then we have been in a long time. These low lifes are not going away.
We needn't get ahead of ourselves. Trump is going to win PA.
 

J regia

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We needn't get ahead of ourselves. Trump is going to win PA.
Do you also believe that pigs can fly? And is he also going to win Arizona & Nevada & Georgia & North Carolina too?

Either way, when is trump going to put on his big-boy pants instead of just ranting and throwing tantrums?
 

Thistle

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Do you also believe that pigs can fly?
You need some help with that question?
And is he also going to win Arizona & Nevada & Georgia & North Carolina too?
I expect so, yes.
Either way, when is trump going to put on his big-boy pants instead of just ranting and throwing tantrums?
You mean assume the fetal position and stop fighting like Romney and McCain? You guys like compliant Republicans don't you? More challenging when Republicans fight back, isn't it. Yes the elite are truly beneath contempt.
 

Harry Leggs

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Orwell had a different name for that commission -
From Wiki

The Ministry of Love (Newspeak: Miniluv) serves as Oceania's interior ministry. It enforces loyalty to Big Brother through fear, buttressed through a massive apparatus of security and repression, as well as systematic brainwashing. The Ministry of Love building has no windows and is surrounded by barbed wire entanglements, steel doors, hidden machine-gun nests, and guards armed with "jointed truncheons". Referred to as "the place where there is no darkness", its interior lights are never turned off. It is arguably the most powerful ministry, controlling the will of the population. The Thought Police are a part of Miniluv.
 

DieBrille

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Like i said they are coming after Trump supporters and we will be without protection from law enforcement. It is red guards. They are looking to punish, hold kangaroo courts. The French Revolution revisited. These fools are crazy and they are looking for blood. We are not that far away from armed revolution. Closer then we have been in a long time. These low lifes are not going away. There is going to be no resolution with these crazies. There will be no peace. Keep hearing that from some Repubs. They do not know the left is just getting warmed up and there is nothing stopping them. Not gutless Repubs. That is for sure. That is why they cheat right out in public. They know Repubs are wimps.
Pure paranoid ramblings. There are people who can help sufferers like you
 

Harry Leggs

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We needn't get ahead of ourselves. Trump is going to win PA.
Get s load of this article from 2016 and compare to what is happening now. Seems the lestists cheats aren't even original.


Also revolver.news

 

mica

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You need some help with that question?

I expect so, yes.

You mean assume the fetal position and stop fighting like Romney and McCain? You guys like compliant Republicans don't you? More challenging when Republicans fight back, isn't it. Yes the elite are truly beneath contempt.
thank God he is a fighter! I quit voting for mcCain yrs ago. several of his elections back. and Romney lost me when he couldn't answer a question about the LDS when asked. I think he told the person to check with a bishop or online. but he wouldn't answer it. major dodge.

you can be sure the dems won't fight for the truth so it's a good thing repubs will!
Social media is the arbiter of "truth"
FB, google etc guys lied thru the questioning - delaying until they could get Trump out. they're part of the swamp.
 

bigthinker

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Like i said they are coming after Trump supporters and we will be without protection from law enforcement. It is red guards. They are looking to punish, hold kangaroo courts. The French Revolution revisited. These fools are crazy and they are looking for blood. We are not that far away from armed revolution. Closer then we have been in a long time. These low lifes are not going away. There is going to be no resolution with these crazies. There will be no peace. Keep hearing that from some Repubs. They do not know the left is just getting warmed up and there is nothing stopping them. Not gutless Repubs. That is for sure. That is why they cheat right out in public. They know Repubs are wimps.
Is this kind of irrational fear the reason for -or the result of being a Trump supporter?
Of course not all conservatives are quite so irrational but where exactly does one get the insane idea that anyone is "coming after Trump supporters"?
The problem is this kind of disconnected, unhinged, unsupported lunacy. Its unfortunate but you need to check your kool-aid and check your assessment with reality.
Just completely irrational nutter talk.
Especially considering Biden's demeanor, personality, focus, plans etc. It just makes those making the kinds of claims your repeating look completely out of touch with reality.
You aren't seriously afraid of Biden are you? Worse case scenario is Biden policies for four years. That's nothing to Trump's attempt to completely undermine and destroy the foundation of American democracy.
 

Harry Leggs

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Is this kind of irrational fear the reason for -or the result of being a Trump supporter?
Of course not all conservatives are quite so irrational but where exactly does one get the insane idea that anyone is "coming after Trump supporters"?
The problem is this kind of disconnected, unhinged, unsupported lunacy. Its unfortunate but you need to check your kool-aid and check your assessment with reality.
Just completely irrational nutter talk.
Especially considering Biden's demeanor, personality, focus, plans etc. It just makes those making the kinds of claims your repeating look completely out of touch with reality.
You aren't seriously afraid of Biden are you? Worse case scenario is Biden policies for four years. That's nothing to Trump's attempt to completely undermine and destroy the foundation of American democracy.
If you believe Biden is going to walk in and escort Trump from the White House without massive resistence on 1/20 you got another thing coming. It looks like the Dems are still doing their bloodless coup attempts by rigging the election via vote fraud. The exposure is developing day by day and it does not look good for the cheating Dems. The Dems cheat and blood will spill. I hope it does not get that far but am not seeing it because huge factions of the Repubs are not backing down on this and will not go quietly into the might.
 

bigthinker

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If you believe Biden is going to walk in and escort Trump from the White House without massive resistence on 1/20 you got another thing coming.
The White House is symbolic. Trump can make an ass out of himself all he wants.
It looks like the Dems are still doing their bloodless coup attempts by rigging the election via vote fraud.
It appears that more people voted for Biden than for Trump. And there isn't any evidence of fraud. Losing an election isn't evidence of fraud. You need to put on your American big boy pants and deal with reality.
The exposure is developing day by day and it does not look good for the cheating Dems.
Lol. More dems voting for Biden is not cheating. lol.
The Dems cheat and blood will spill. I hope it does not get that far but am not seeing it because huge factions of the Repubs are not backing down on this and will not go quietly into the might.
Those particular Republicans are uneducated, un-American idiots.
History may view them as traitors and enemies of democracy.
I know it sucks when your side loses but that's how it works in a democracy. And yes I know it's a democratic republic.
Embrace factual reality.
 

Harry Leggs

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Is this kind of irrational fear the reason for -or the result of being a Trump supporter?
Did you read the article? Do you watch the news? Do you see where protesters are targeting neighborhoods to harass middle-class residents while the police do nothing? It has happened in history and it is what many on the left want including Robert Reich with his truth comissions.
Of course not all conservatives are quite so irrational but where exactly does one get the insane idea that anyone is "coming after Trump supporters"?
I don't know, events in Portland and other Dem hotspots where they riot and loot and the police do nothing. The Dem politicians look the other way and attempt to align with the leftists rioters. Maybe you should get your head where the sun is shining. Do a paradigm shift.
The problem is this kind of disconnected, unhinged, unsupported lunacy.
From my perspective posts like yours illistrate the dangerous stupidity. Or the difference between stupidity and evil incidental if going by results. Here you are in other posts referencing rational discourse and resort to constant mane calling like lunacy. If rational discourse is so important to you then start doing it. It sounds like another leftist and their do as i say and not as i do scenario. If you want the conflict to end the encourage your Dem pals to stop fighting and admit your side tried to steal the election via vote fraud. Come clean with the American people but many on your side hate America and want to see it burn and cheer on the looters.

The left here is selling Trump's America as some sort of dystopia (imagined state or society where there is great suffering or injustice) and it just ain't so. They are delusional and the left is appealing to ungrateful malcontents and low info's. Stirring up the mobs to do their dirty work for them and they will look the other way. Every direction out of the oasis leads back to the desert.

Especially considering Biden's demeanor, personality, focus, plans etc.
Biden is attemptinig to make peace but there is no peace and Biden will have no easy walk to the White House. He will be met with a wall of resistance and rightfuly so. If Biden wants peace then he better not attempt to remove Trump by force. It's not happening. Biden is asuming the military is on his side. Where does he get that assumption?
It just makes those making the kinds of claims your repeating look completely out of touch with reality.
This is all more of same and i have given your post far more attention and time than it deserves. We will see what happens in January.
 
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bigthinker

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Did you read the article? Do you watch the news? Do you see where protesters are targeting neighborhoods to harass middle-class residents while the police do nothing? It has happened in history and it is what many on the left want including Robert Reich with his truth comissions.

I don't know, events in Portland and other Dem hotspots where they riot and loot and the police do nothing. The Dem politicians look the other way and attempt to align with the leftists rioters. Maybe you should get your head where the sun is shining. Do a paradigm shift.

From my perspective posts like yours illistrate the dangerous stupidity. Or the difference between stupidity and evil incidental if going by results. here you are in other posts referencing rational discourse and resort to constant mane calling like lunacy. If rational discourse is so important to you then start doing it. It sounds like another leftist and their do as i say and not as i do scenario. If you want the conflict to end the encourage your Dem pals to stop fighting and admit your side tried to steal the election via vote fraud. Come clean with the American people but many on your side hate America and want to see it burn and cheer on the looters.

The left here is selling Trump's America as some sort of dystopia (imagined state or society where there is great suffering or injustice) and it just ain't so. They are delusional and the left is appealing to ungrateful malcontents and low info's. Stirring up the mobs to do their dirty work for them and they will look the other way. Every direction out of the oasis leads back to the desert.


Biden is attemptinig to make peace but there is no peace and Biden will have no easy walk to the White House. He will be met with a wall of resistance and rightfuly so. If Biden wants peace then he better not attempt to remove Trump by force. It's not happening. Biden is asuming the military is on his side. Where does he get that assumption?

This is all more of same and i have given your post far more attention and time than it deserves. We will see what happens in January.
embrace reality.
 

Temujin

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Biden is attemptinig to make peace but there is no peace and Biden will have no easy walk to the White House. He will be met with a wall of resistance and rightfuly so. If Biden wants peace then he better not attempt to remove Trump by force. It's not happening. Biden is asuming the military is on his side. Where does he get that assumption?
The military will not side with anybody. The military will take the orders of the duly elected Commander-in-Chief, Joe Biden. If you are hoping for some kind of right wing military coup, then you are out of luck. Calling the military "suckers" and "losers" won't have helped matters.

You are frankly making yourself look ridiculous. You may not like it but crowds are dancing in the street. A popular uprising needs more than a handful of deranged weirdos in fancy dress combats, however heavily armed they may be.

There is no evidence of cheating whatsoever. Every accusation has been debunked. Trump is a loser, and if you support him, you are a loser too. Suck it up soldier.
 
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