With Joe Biden now in the White House, Democrats are looking for revenge for the last four years.
But some ideas being thrown around on the far-left are more radical than others.
And the most outrageous of them all is the New York Times’ new “Truth Commission.”
“Reality Czar”, “Truth Commission”, “Social Stimulus.”
These are terms that seem to be more likely to appear in either Communist China or George Orwell’s “1984”, but the writers at the New York Times are now openly advocating for the Biden administration to adopt them as serious policies to combat what the left-wing paper calls a “national reality crisis.”
New York Times columnist Kevin Roose writes, “I’ve spent the past several years reporting on our national reality crisis, and I worry that unless the Biden administration treats conspiracy theories and disinformation as the urgent threats they are, our parallel universes will only drift further apart, and the potential for violent unrest and civic dysfunction will only grow.”
The only problem is, the proposed solutions to this “crisis” seem to be worse than the crisis itself.
Among the solutions, Roose suggests that Biden implement a “Truth Commission.”
“Joan Donovan, the research director of Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, suggested that the Biden administration could set up a “truth commission,” similar to the 9/11 Commission, to investigate the planning and execution of the Capitol siege on Jan. 6.”
For her part, Dr. Donovan seems to be openly hoping that this “Truth Commission” would be used to paint a political target on the backs of Trump supporters or conservatives in general.
“There must be accountability for these actions. My fear is that we will get distracted as a society and focus too much on giving voice to the fringe groups that came out in droves for Trump,” Dr. Donovan said when asked for a quote from the New York Times.
But setting up a “Truth Commission” isn’t the end of the proposed series of solutions to America’s “reality crisis” that the New York Times is beginning to push for.
Perhaps even more disturbing, the column also calls for a “Reality Czar” to be established by the Biden administration, to “put together a cross-agency task force to tackle disinformation and domestic extremism.”
Roose himself admits this proposal “sounds a little dystopian”, but argues such a government official could “coordinate a single, strategic response.”
Such a “response” would naturally involve coordinating with major tech platforms and social media giants to ramp up their already well-established policies of silencing conservative voices.
“This task force could also meet regularly with tech platforms, and push for structural changes that could help those companies tackle their own extremism and misinformation problems,” the column goes on to explain when defining the new role of powers of this proposed “Reality Czar.”
The end result of these proposals would culminate in what the New York Times column describes as a “social stimulus” that would “encourage people to get off their screens and into community-based activities that could keep them engaged and occupied.”
The only problem is, who gets to define what “reality” and “misinformation” is?
According to the New York Times, that power should exclusively be in the hands of Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress.