Idea of post-Trump ‘truth commission’ is ‘torn from a page in a George Orwell novel’
“Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history…”
FoxNews–The idea, mooted by some Democrats and liberals, of a South Africa-style Truth and Reconciliation Commission after President Trump’s term of office of complete would be less about reconciliation than “revenge,” author J.D. Vance told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Monday.
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich tweeted Saturday that such a commission 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.”
“A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.”
Mayor Lori Lightfoot defends ban on protesters on her block: ‘I have a right to make sure that my home is secure’ — But you ‘galley slave proles’, not so much.
MSN–Mayor Lori Lightfoot defended the Chicago Police Department’s ban on protesters being able to demonstrate on the block where she lives, telling reporters Thursday that she and her family at times require heightened security because of threats she receives daily.
Lightfoot refused to elaborate on the specific threats, but said she receives them daily against herself, her wife and her home. Comparisons to how the Police Department has protected previous mayors’ homes, such as Rahm Emanuel’s Ravenswood residence, are unfair because “this is a different time like no other,” Lightfoot told reporters.