The circus surrounding the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings is as complex and simple as peeling an onion. There are many different layers to this fiasco but a lot of things are lost along the way.
This tragic drama had character assassination on two fronts. The most obvious is to Kavanaugh. To some he was wrongly accused and found guilty by the media, Democrats, lawyers seeking the limelight and those paid by George Soros. But what about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford? If you believe that Kavanaugh is wrongly accused than you believe Dr. Ford is lying. If she is not lying her character has been forever impugned.
The Republicans and Democrats do not care about either person. They were simply a means to an end – a casualty of ideology.
I doubt they even care or comprehend the damage they created downstream. I have two sons. I need to make sure they understand the dangers to their reputation if they find themselves in any situation where any woman can claim they did something. I have a daughter. How do I make sure she stands up for herself if some pig of a man tries to take advantage of her? How can I assure her she will be believed?
My pat answer is make sure you have corroboration. Of course, that’s all fine and good until I’m faced with a situation where it’s her word against his word. Guess who I’ll believe?
The incredible societal damage the politicians created with this episode is undeterminable. Is getting your choice –for either party – worth the damage?
There are some who will say the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. I agree with that sentiment when it comes to managing a nation – I just prefer to do it without destroying people’s lives.
Another big shame of this episode is the damage created to the #MeToo movement. The tragic irony is women perpetrated most of the damage. Women who claim a woman must be believed regardless of evidence do a complete disservice to women. It tells anyone with logic there may be an agenda behind the movement. However fair or unfair that last statement is now a reality in some circles.
The bottom line is Dr. Ford believes she was assaulted by now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. She felt compelled to share her misgivings with her Senatorial representative who promptly betrayed to drive an agenda. That started this whole thing in motion. Senator Diane Feinstein created this mess by not doing the proper thing and validating the claim.
She did not do that. Instead she used the information as a battering ram in hopes of derailing Kavanaugh’s confirmation. In the process she ruined the reputations of two people, created countless heartache for people, and showed the world politicians are as evil and terrible as the stereotypes portray.
This episode also has energized both bases to get out and vote. My hope is it energized a third base. A base of people who are tired of politicians and will show up and vote them out. Let’s replace them with real people with real emotion who are interested in managing the nation and not their agendas.