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Just as Democratic Party elites and Big Tech try to stamp out the Hunter Biden email story comes another angry demand:

Truth and Reconciliation Commissions.

Chew on the chilling, delicious irony as Joe Biden tells us he wants to heal the nation while pundits of the left, backing Biden, seek tribunals. There’s nothing like punishing your opponents in the name of national healing, non?

“When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” tweeted Robert Reich, the progressive former Labor Department secretary to former President Bill Clinton and adviser to President Barack Obama. “It 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.”

This follows another call for a Truth Commission delivered by an MSNBC host, the lefty Chris Hayes:

“The most humane and reasonable way to deal with all these people, if we survive this, is some kind of truth and reconciliation commission.”

And after the public show trials, are the guilty humanely offered blindfolds and a last cigarette? A cafe Americano might be nice.

Among Republicans, the outraged hot take on all of this is to bring up George Orwell’s “1984.”

“It’s Orwellian,” they say.

But Orwell’s “1984” was a soulless world ruled by dispassionate intellects. Their terror was numbing and methodical. These Reich/Hayes Truth Commissions are tinged instead with the angry passion of the zealot seeking revenge. It’s rather French. No, not the France of today, but of the French Revolution, of tribunals and trials and the Reign of Terror, the France of the Jacobins.

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