That whole Kavanaugh debacle was a mess.
For those ignorant to the news (Oh how I envy you): Kavanaugh is the individual set to take the next Supreme Court position. The issue? He’s being accused of sexual misconduct by numerous women.
So the nomination was being delayed as he was being probed by the FBI another seventy times.
Guilty Until Proven ‘More Guilty’
The supposed crimes took place when Kavanaugh was in college. Decades prior.
It’s interesting to me how these women are coming out now. You know, 30 years after the fact.
And right when he’s up for nomination to the Supreme Court in the political party they don’t like (Republican).
It’s not much different from say… the last 50 Republican men that all suddenly got accused of sexual misconduct as soon as they become a threat to the democrats.
There are two principal issues I catch with this whole story. For starters:
- Kavanaugh is being assumed guilty. No presumption of innocence is in place in the media.
- Why are these women consistently waiting decades later to speak out?
It seems clear as day that this is a political ploy with impeccable timing.
Let’s break these down.
1. No Presumption of Innocence
We have a very important legal backbone in the US. It’s called “innocent until proven guilty”.
It means that someone can not just assume you did something and destroy your life for it.
This is not being held up in rape allegations. Men’s lives have, and are, being destroyed over allegations, many of which turn up fake.
This is exactly why we have innocent until proven guilty, so these types of missteps do not occur. So that the alleged perpetrator has a chance to be proven “not guilty”, and not have their lives destroyed.
In the case of Kavanaugh, it’s clear what the intention is. They seek no remedy or repentance against him. They just don’t want him on the Supreme Court. Because he’s a Republican. And young. And thus, a threat.
I don’t necessarily agree with his nomination or consider him the best choice, but this is still incredibly unjust.
2. Waiting Decades to Speak Out
I spoke a bit about this in my article “The Connection: Hollywood Pedophilia, Sexual Assault, and Political Elites“.
Why aren’t women speaking out when the alleged misconduct occurs? Why wait 20 years and then attempt to seek remedy?
If I was robbed, I would not wait 20 years and then try to block the guy from getting on the Supreme Court. I’d call the police ASAP. I do not understand the action of waiting for so many years to then decide to get justice. Get justice now, when it happens. Or at least try.
It’s a terrifying world we live in if I could climb the ranks of whatever profession I am in, only to later have a woman decide she doesn’t like me and to accuse me of rape completely unfounded. And then have my life destroyed, because I’m immediately assumed guilty. In what world should a person have this level of power through character assassination?
Let’s look at the actual allegations against Kavanaugh:
- Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University, said Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her when she was 15 and he was a 17-year-old high school student. Specifically, Ford stated that in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and Mark Judge, one of Kavanaugh’s friends from Georgetown Prep School, corralled her in a bedroom at a house party in Maryland and turned up the music that was playing in the room. According to Ford, Kavanaugh pinned her to the bed, groped her, ground against her, tried to pull off her clothes, and covered her mouth with his hand when she tried to scream. Ford said she was afraid Kavanaugh “might inadvertently kill [her]” during the attack. She said she believed Kavanaugh was going to rape her. Ford stated she got away when Judge jumped on the bed, knocking them all to the floor.
- Deborah Ramirez, who attended Yale University with Kavanaugh, alleged Kavanaugh exposed himself to her and thrust his penis against her face after they had both been drinking at a college party during the 1983–1984 academic year. Kavanaugh said, “This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen”. The New York Times interviewed several dozen of her classmates in an attempt to corroborate her story, and could find no one with firsthand knowledge. Ramirez had contacted some of her former classmates, and told some that she could not be certain Kavanaugh was the one who exposed himself.
- Julie Swetnick, a former government employee, who declared in a sworn statement that she went to high school parties involving Judge and Kavanaugh and that it was common at such parties for boys to prey on girls, sometimes by spiking or drugging the drinks so that the girls could not resist. They also said “gang-bangs” were prevalent.
Ford’s testimony changed 50 times, and she is now silent. Interesting how that works. Ramirez’s story is 1) not verifiable 2) stupid. Swetnick’s story is 1) not verifiable 2) stupid in the sense that all young men want women and 3) ridiculous. What school has known drugged gang-bangs for decades that no one talks about? At that point, the women being silent would be just as guilty as the men who stay silent on it.
All three of these are just that: stories. Unverifiable, unsubstantiated, and their word against his. And yet it damn near cost him the nomination.
Maybe Mike Pence was right all along with the whole “not being in a room alone with a woman except your wife” motto. One deranged woman could damn near cost you your entire future.
“It’s a very scary time in America for young men” – President Trump