Today, political differences continue. We like to say, "Republicans are for lower taxes, while Democrats want to tax and spend." Democrats like to say, "Republicans want to take your healthcare away, while Democrats want to help you keep it." It's political maneuvering based on truths, half-truths, and to be honest, sometimes outright lies...yes, by both parties. But never has one party promoted genocide, or at least allowed it to be discussed openly among supporters, until recently.
David Atkins, an elected California member of the Democrat National Committee, has not only promoted reeducation, deprogramming, and other questionable methods to apply to Republicans and Trump supporters, but he has not refuted follow-up comments to his initial post.
Now, if Atkins was just a random person posting, there would be no reason to take him seriously. But, he is not a random person. He is promoted as "an elected Californian member of the Democrat National Committee." This promoted status makes him sound like a person of authority to many. His post naturally caught the attention of many people.
Suggestions were then openly given to Atkins that included internment camps, reeducation camps, and ultimately firing squads for those that refused to be "reprogrammed." Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the post was that there seems to be a lot of support for pushing Republicans into these deprogramming camps. People claiming to be "Democrats" seem to be following in line with an ideology comparable to that of China and other Communist countries where if you disagree, you lose everything and are forced to change or die.
Atkins is not alone in his vocal plans for Republicans and specifically Trump supporters. Others have promoted the idea that all Trump supporters should be ruined, financially and socially. They have actively stated that those working for Trump or supporting him should be blacklisted. Don't believe it? Read it for yourself:
If you don't think anyone is listening to wild ideas, then you may need to think again:
It's abundantly clear, as long as Democrat leadership irresponsibly sends a message of hate against Republicans and Trump supporters to their followers, those followers will act. The list is far longer than what is presented here. In fact, we could dedicate pages to the cry for revenge against Trump supporters and Republicans.
Where did all this hatred, anger, and threatening behavior come from? I mean, according to all national news, their guy won the election, so why all this now? Truth? Truth is, it never went away...this all sprang to life in 2016 when the anointed candidate, expected to win, of the Democrat Party, lost the race. Since that time, hatred, anger, and threats have grown. However, do not be dismayed...after all, the radical left should not be concerned with internment camps and attacks. Perhaps, the radical left should be more afraid that the right, that we have watched their playbook now for four years, and we have learned.
If they want American politics to dissolve into third world thinking and Communist based rhetoric, then the political machine that saw a nation march into Civil War, forced the right for women to vote, and pushed desegregation down the throats of defiant Democrats will rise up again. We have 166 years of experience in fighting the uphill, underdog battles, and we know how to win.
So, radical Democrats, touch one family, one person, start one internment camp or start one reprogramming facility, and you will find that 74,000,000 + American Republicans will hit back with a force unseen since Sherman marched to the sea or Grant set siege to Vicksburg. We will not go quietly into the night.
Being a Republican is more than being just a Trump supporter. It is more than being just a political party. A Republican is an American, and we are many. We are the party that gave these words to the world, and they ring true today as they did back then. "...that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth."