In his November 7 speech from Wilmington, Delaware, where he claimed victory over President Donald Trump in the race for the presidency, Vice President Joe Biden promised that “this is the time to heal in America” and pledged “to be a president who seeks not to divide but unify.” His supporters, however, appear to have other plans for those who voted to re-elect President Trump, and they have nothing to do with either healing or unity.
And they’re not coy about their intentions. They’re making lists. And warning of retribution to come.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., started things off with a tweet on November 6, saying, “Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future.”
Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 6, 2020
She didn’t have to wait long for an answer. Hari Sevugan, a former spokesman for the Democrat National Committee and for President Barack Obama, tweeted back “You better believe it. We just launched the Trump Accountability Project to make sure anyone who took a paycheck to help Trump undermine America is held responsible for what they did.”
Sevugan then linked to a website called trumpaccountability.net, which declares that there are certain people who should not be allowed to “profit from their experience” in supporting Trump in the following categories:
- Those who elected him.
- Those who staffed his government.
- Those who funded him.
That doesn’t leave many people out from the “accountability” they have coming. But what does that threat mean, exactly?
For one, it looks like your future job prospects will be limited.
Jake Tapper, a CNN anchor, warned Trump supporters on November 9 about holding on to their hope that President Trump would ultimately be re-elected. “I truly sympathize with those dealing with losing — it’s not easy — but at a certain point one has to think not only about what’s best for the nation (peaceful transfer of power) but how any future employers might see your character defined during adversity,” he wrote.
“Future employers”? “Your character defined during adversity”? How ominous. Few people who are right of center, politically, believe that CNN anchors are neutral journalists just reporting the facts, but this not-so-veiled threat from Tapper reveals just how profoundly biased – not to mention unprofessional – he is.
Not to be outdone in the “accountability” department, the LGBT-activist organization, GLAAD, has its own “Trump Accountability Project” which lists profiles of anyone who has opposed the agenda of the organization. The list’s purpose, according to GLAAD, is “to equip journalists, as well as LGBTQ people and allies, to hold the Trump administration accountable for their words and actions.”
There’s that word, “accountable,” again.
The Left’s ire is not strictly reserved for Trump voters, either. Even expressing the thought of empathy or reaching out to family members who voted for Trump is expressly verboten.
Katy Perry, the singer and also a Biden supporter, made the mistake of urging her Twitter followers to reach out to family in an effort at shore up relationships damaged by 2020’s electoral politics. On November 8 she tweeted, “the first thing I did when the presidency was called is text and call my family members who do not agree and tell them I love them and am here for them. #FamilyFirst. Call your family today. Happy Sunday.”
Perry’s tweet unleashed a backlash from her Twitter followers. A couple of the more representative ones include:
“Those who voted for a man who incited violence and didn’t care whether marginalised [sic]groups lived or died. THEY should be reaching out FIRST and apologise [sic] and that’s the bare minimum before there can be any talk about love and moving forward,” wrote @RahulKohli13.
“It’s probably very easy to do that when your [sic] not part of the many minority groups that those people would be perfectly ok with dying. But so brave and enlightened Katy,” tweeted @JasmineSW3.
The Age of Aquarius this is not, with apologies to The 5th Dimension. And while we haven’t descended – yet – into the depths represented by the great political purges of the past, the totalitarian impulses driving the Left these days to demand “accountability” are of major concern.
No matter how the presidential election turns out once all the voter fraud litigation and/or recounts are finished, let’s pray for a true reconciliation of the country around the set of ideals that made us who we are in the world: liberty, mutual respect, and the rule of law. Those are too valuable to throw away in the banal search for revenge.
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