The president has basically conceded the election. He has publicly said he would not fight the verdict of the Electoral College on December 14th. He has given several large hints the race is over. But there are those on both sides who aren’t convinced it’s over.
Some Republicans want it to go on out of desperate loyalty to the president and because they can’t emotionally fathom the loss. Democrats want it to go on because they aren’t finished yet, even with a win. They want more than that. They want blind vengeance.
They want Captain Ahab and Count of Monte Cristo vengeance. Certain of them have called for the unheard of and extraordinary practice of putting a former president on trial not for crimes on the books, but for ideological crimes.
Kamala Harris and others on the hard left have called for an investigation into whether, after he leaves office, Donald Trump should go on trial for racism, sexism, and xenophobia. That is patently insane. But so are hard left Democrats.
Show trials are an important part of authoritarian socialist history. Stalin settled scores with old Bolshevik comrades in the 1930s with show trials featuring Andrei Vyskinsky as prosecutor. The brilliant book “Darkness at Noon” by Arthur Koestler chronicles those events and their inherent evil. It sparked a reviewer to say of Koestler and his research into the Soviet show trials, “He did not come back from hell empty handed.” The Red Chinese, during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, put many on ideological trial for absurd make believe charges of left right deviationism, right left deviationism, and of being spies for “Wall Street.” If only. Those charges were the soul of legitimate jurisprudence compared to charges against the president of racism, sexism, and xenophobia.
What the hard left wants to put on trial is not only Donald Trump, but the symbol of anyone who would dare to disagree with them. They seek to prosecute for racism the man whose economic policies ushered in unprecedented prosperity for minority communities, the man who freed black Americans from jail who were being held due to unfair prosecutions and obsolete sentencing, the man who gave multi-year funding to historically black colleges.
The hard left wants to nail for sexism a man who put women in the top slots of his administration and a man who presided over the lowest unemployment numbers for women in American history. His supposed crime of xenophobia is based on only one thing. He tried to secure our borders and protect us from the coronavirus. Securing the border stops the Democrat Party plan of stealing Texas by the votes of illegal immigrants. Dealing with the virus by closing the borders made the virus less lethal and Democrats needed it as deadly as possible to blame Trump for the loss of life. These and other leftist fairy tales are the legal charges against the president perhaps soon to be made. If they ever see a court of law then this country now and the Soviet Union of the 1930s will have too much in common for America to still be considered a free country.