This way please to the “Deprogramming” chamber. Do not be alarmed.January 29, 2021
Victor Davis Hanson at American Greatness writes…
A new buzzword on social media, cable news, and among leftist activists is “deprogramming.”
Along with terms like “reprogramming,” “de-Baathification,” and “deplatforming,” deprogramming refers to cleansing the incorrect mentalities of former Trump Administration officials—and even those who voted for Trump.
Note that deprogramming does not refer to elites who peddled the “Russian collusion” hoax for years, despite the abject absence of evidence.
These are not idle thoughts of random journalists … this has become a serious consideration of a number of news and cultural “thought leaders.”
Not long ago, two Washington Post columnists offered some solutions to the Trumpist threat. One, Max Boot, wished to ban Fox News and other conservative stations from cable subscriptions.
The other, Eugene Robinson, suggested that there was a need to focus on mostly “white” Republicans to “deprogram” their thoughts.
Pro forma “diversity training” has already been upgraded to include coming clean about “white supremacy” and “unearned privilege.”
Graduates are supposed to emerge washed of their sins of entitlement. Only when thus vaccinated, can they become fully certified that they no longer pose a threat to the Other.
To find out how Mr. Hanson thinks this deprogramming might take place, read more at his American Greatness piece … truly a frightening consideration.