We and many others were warning months ago that the Democrats were going to try to steal the 2020 election. When the counting, recounting, and lawsuits are done, they might well have succeeded. It’s simply in their nature to do whatever they believe is necessary to further their agenda.
The belief in one’s own moral superiority eventually erases the conscience. After all, if one is morally superior to others, then no conscience is needed. All actions and behaviors are acceptable because they’re done in an effort to make the world a better place. C.S. Lewis explained this in his 1948 book “God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics”:
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
Yet too many of us still don’t recognize what we can also call moral narcissism when it’s right in front of us. We hope that’s a correct assessment. If we’re wrong, then Heaven help us, because roughly half of the country, the portion that voted for and supported Joe Biden and down-ticket Democrats, is made up of moral narcissists, willing to force their policy preferences on the rest of the country.
Just a few of the many screeds, rants, and tweets that have been issued since Election Day are evidence that the Democrats and progressive left feed on their moral narcissism. They are convinced that their ideas are so righteous, their judgment so impeccable, their understanding so deep that anyone who disagrees with them must be cast aside, redeemed only after being re-educated. Their moral narcissism is to be imposed on the rest of us by a moral authoritarianism.
Even as votes were still being counted, the political left fired up efforts to enforce its brand of tyranny. It’s demanding Donald Trump supporters be held accountable for holding differing views. Some of our moral betters want to compile an enemies list to include names of those who must pay for the offense of backing Trump, or questioning the election.
For instance, Emily Abrams, at one time a Pete Buttigieg campaign staffer, has declared that “anyone who took a paycheck to help Trump undermine America is held responsible for what they did.” A Trump Accountability Project has been created to track and some assume prosecute Trump “Campaign Staff,” “Administration,” “Appointees,” “Donors,” “Law Firms,” “Endorsers,” and “Denouncers.”
Even before the election, Robert Reich, a Clinton labor secretary, was calling for a truth and reconciliation commission to “erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness.” MSNBC’s Chris Hayes also called for a tribunal “to deal with all these people.” Reich, so far gone he doesn’t even think he’s making a radical suggestion, said his inquisition should begin “when this nightmare is over,” but the real horrors would start the moment the left begins indicting those it considers heretics.
Columnist Jennnifer Rubin, at one time a supposed conservative who has become a de facto leftist due to her status as a Never Trumper, tweeted Friday that “any R now promoting rejection of an election or calling to not to follow the will of voters or making baseless allegations of fraud should never serve in office, join a corporate board, find a faculty position or be accepted into ‘polite’ society. We have a list.”
We assume the allegedly august Washington Post, which considers Rubin one of its opinion columnists, is OK with the sort of threat that a Third World dictator would issue.
When Not The Bee said “the left goes full Stalin,” it wasn’t exaggerating much. The Democrats are continually lusting for more raw political power to punish their enemies and establish a regime far removed from the republic the founders gave us. California Sen. Kamala Harris, Biden’s running mate, made it clear what the left wants when she recently narrated a video that clearly stated the Biden-Harris team favors a form of government in which “we all end up at the same place.”
“That’s equality of *outcomes* enforced by the government,” Andrew Sullivan tweeted in response. “They used to call that communism.”
The moral authoritarians of the left are so hungry to rule over others, so convinced of their own virtue that they will do almost anything to muscle a path to unchallengeable authority. In their minds, stealing an election is a legitimate means to their ends.
— Written by the I&I Editorial Board