MSNBC Analyst: Trump supporters need to be 'deprogrammed'
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Eugene Robinson, analyst on MSNBC and WAPO columnist, suggested this
morning that millions of Americans who support Trump need to be
WaPo’s @Eugene_Robinson to @nhannahjones: How do we “deprogram”
Trump supporters? pic.twitter.com/LnFrAd6NXZ
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 12, 2021
This is how they see you, as though you’ve been brainwashed or
something by Trump. You are part of a “Trumpist cult” and they want to ‘deprogram’ you.
This is the kind of language that potentially leads to horrific
consequences, because if those in power enforce policies to try and
deprogram you and they are unsuccessful, then what? Is murder the next
option? That tends to happen with authoritarian governments who don’t
like to be opposed. Just look at Germany, China, and the USSR for 20th
Notice how Ida Bae Wells responds. She doesn’t know how to deprogram
you, but one thing she does know is that you must be punished. She says
we can’t just jump to reconciliation, that Trump supporters need to be punished first and only then can there be reconciliation.
What’s ironic, as RBPundit points out, is that this is what leads to
violence in the streets and potentially worse:
And it’s fueling violence on both sides.
One side is pushing back saying “you’re not going to
The other side is like “these people are fascists and we’re
going to deprogram them by force.”
— RBe (@RBPundit) January 12, 2021
Here’s a few more responses to this garbage:
Consult with the CCP. It has quite a successful “reprogramming”
operation underway. https://t.co/vCnKhA1HHV
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) January 12, 2021