Another interesting example of extremist rhetoric from a blue check mark. The rhetoric of "cleansing" has been a frequent prelude to the process that has become known as "ethnic cleansing". On the subject of Ethnic Cleansing, the UN security council 780 wrote " 'ethnic cleansing' has been carried out by means of murder, torture, arbitrary arrest and detention, extra-judicial executions, rape and sexual assaults, confinement of civilian population in ghetto areas, forcible removal, displacement and deportation of civilian population, deliberate military attacks or threats of attacks on civilians and civilian areas, and wanton destruction of property. Those practices constitute crimes against humanity and can be assimilated to specific war crimes. Furthermore, such acts could also fall within the meaning of the Genocide Convention." Keep your eyes open in the not too distant future for things like those mentioned previously. Especially in the form of extrajudicial action aimed at people because of their political alignment. Never forget that there have been calls of late to keep lists of people who supported Trump and the remove them from position of authority or social responsibility. Something that has began taking some form under the title the "Trump Accountability Project". Fortunately that project was shut down, however the sentiment that allowed it to manifest is still present. Remember if you will Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future" (https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1324807776510595078?ref_src=twsrc^tfw) The importance of cleansing rhetoric cannot be over stated. It has been used, time and again, by groups all over the world to justify acts of genocide and other atrocities. The long and short of it is, it's an 'In group vs out group' signal that relies heavily on what is known as 'out group homogeneity'. The first step is basically "We are clean, you are not". It is a position of asserted superiority over the other. Then of course the homogenization of the out group also takes effect, that is the process by which people view their own in group complete with all nuances and differences being recognised but never extending that observation to the out group. Hence, "you are all not clean and must be made so". No attempt at understanding or even realising that there may be over lap between your two groups. Full on de-humanisation.

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