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The most recent idea proposed by Democrats is the creation of a truth commission. A tactic that, for certain people, is a mechanism of the left to mold reality in favor of their political interests.
Following the acquittal of former President Donald Trump, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA) insisted that a “truth commission” is necessary. She echoed the urgency by arguing that America needs “a common narrative moving forward about what we want our country to be.”
The California congresswoman based the need for the commission on the duty to “reckon with the racial injustice and white supremacy of our past.” “There is something very broken in our democracy,” Jacobs said in an interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter. She added that alleged “far-right media” and a social media “ecosystem” are to blame for white supremacism.
Jacobs denounced that currently white supremacy and racial injustice are the biggest problems in the U.S. and that certain leaders are taking advantage of it, mobilizing around it. In addition, she pointed out that they are taking advantage of the diminishing confidence in American institutions.
However, Jacobs omits the fact that distrust in political institutions may be generated by corporate and media ‘conspiracies’ that have influenced people’s decisions. Presumably, this truth commission, should it be established, will not delve into those issues.
“You know, a truth commission, a lot of people will think of South Africa. We have used them in countries all over the world,” Jacobs said.
The real reason behind the truth commission
The New York Times, naturally, has proposed the same thing on their part. In an article titled “How the Biden Administration Can Help Solve Our Reality Crisis,” The Times cites the call by supposed “experts” for “the Biden Administration to create an inter-agency task force to address misinformation and domestic extremism, which would be led by something like a “reality czar.”
Fox News host Tucker Carlson had already warned about Democratic intentions to control history and reality.
“History is a political tool. It’s not just to record what happened: history is a way to shape the future,” he said on Tucker Carlson Tonight. History,” Carlson continued, “serves to hurt some people and empower others.” The host said that Americans are seeing their history being rewritten before us.
“What matters is who writes the history of what happened, who defines the truth of what happened: they are the ones who will define what the future will look like,” he said. “There is a reason why Democrats began describing the situation on Capitol Hill as a racial attack; no one refuted that lie, and now, weeks later, it is the accepted version of events. Powerful lawmakers are saying this as if it’s fact.”
“They [Democrats] are saying that – even though they know better – to lump you in with those who stormed the Capitol and charge you with crimes you didn’t commit or support. If what happened on January 6th was a riot, let’s arrest the rioters and punish them; if what happened was an insurrection, we need a military response and start a war against our own people; and it’s no surprise that they are calling for exactly that,” the host said.
Rafael Valera, Venezuelan, student of Political Science, political exile in São Paulo, Brazil since 2017 // Rafael Valera, venezolano, es estudiante de Ciencias Políticas y exiliado político en São Paulo, Brasil desde 2017