The Democrats Reveal Weakness Over Kavanaugh
Since the election of Trump, I have increasingly been glad to live in a monarchy. This was finally confirmed for me by the Kavanaugh hearings.
I understand the arguments about the importance of representation, holding the government accountable, giving everyone the chance of living the American dream — something that has morphed over the years from log-cabin to presidency under Lincoln, to O’Bama’s visionary future of ‘just getting by.’ But if you are honest, I have more chance of becoming King, based on a campaign of strategic murder and fifteenth cousin who died of plague in the Great Fire of London, than the average American has of becoming president.
Then add to the mix the issue of class.
It seems to have escaped the notice of the partisan hordes the class of Ms Blasey-Ford. To call her aristocratic would be fair. And like all aristocrats, in any governmental system ever, being so offers a whole range of privileges. She might as well have said ‘let them eat cake’ instead of fabricating the story she told.
Because her story is a fabrication. As is the story of the people using her that they have the best interests of #sexualassualtvictims. Something proved when it was pointed out, by Ms Mitchell, that running to a lawyer and getting a lie detector is was precisely the wrong thing to do, if you want to know what really happened.
But don’t worry about that.
And don’t worry that Ms Blasey-Ford can’t keep her story straight. One minute she is climbing out the bathroom window, the next she is sneaking out the front door, the next she’s bold as brass exiting through the back door. That is when she is fifteen, or is seventeen? No it must have been fifteen, because she couldn’t drive and it was only a short walk. What? It was six and half miles? Well she got a lift, or she didn’t, well she must have done, and what does that matter anyway when she is being so brave… so very brave…. oh so brave.
Well remind me again about those ‘scandals’ arising from the Mueller probe in which people were indicted for lying to the FBI.
Given Ms Blasey-Ford’s passing acquaintance with the truth, not over thirty some-odd years, but over the course of five minutes, unless she has aristocratic immunity from prosecution: is anyone seriously suggesting that she won’t lie to the FBI?
And before you get all ‘yes, but’… it has already been explained why she has this inability to stick to a story… Ms Mitchell explained it. Had she been allowed to tell her story in her own words, in her own way, she would have been able to form a coherent narrative. Yet it is obvious that she has been coached by the lawyers.
An example would be the way in which her lawyers grabbed the microphone when she started trying to explain in her own words, and in the language of her scientific expertise. Now, I can’t say where this explanation would have gone, or if it would have been relevant, but Ms Mitchell was clearly skillful enough to trigger it from Ms Blasey-Ford. The irony is had her lawyers not shut her up, it may well have lead down a path that definitely placed Brett Kavanaugh on top of her, on that bed.
Interestingly the only other bit of genuine emotion during the whole affair was when a map of the area was produced for Mrs Blasey-Ford to point out various locations. One of the Democrats on the panel freaked out at this. Which made it clear to me that they weren’t bothered about the truth so much as their fiction, in which Ms Blasey-Ford was a useful puppet. Because throughout there was lots of ‘you are so brave’, and ‘you are so, so brave’, and a whole lot of guff about victims. Yet faced with a simple device to connect with the past by way of connecting with possibly suppressed memories, no matter how incidental, that was too much.
It was less ‘show me on the dolly where the nasty man touched you,’ than ‘could you show me the route you took to get home? Did you see anyone? Was someone having a bar-b-que? Do you smell the bar-b-que? etc… i.e the sort of thing that should have been done in the open-ended session but wasn’t because the Democrats went the route of lawyers and lie detectors.
Oh and before moving onto Mr Kavanaugh, I am rather confused with the swim suit. Why was she wearing it? And how was it such a preventative in the alleged ‘potential rape’?
According to the story, it was the inability to remove the swimsuit that caused the assault to stop. Assuming that this was not an old-fashioned suit like your granny used to where, the sort that resembles long-johns, I fail to see how this was such an obstacle.
But onto Kavanaugh.
Now he clearly faces the problem of lying to the FBI. In his case doubly so because from reports it would seem that he has already under-gone at least six FBI evaluations. He also faces the added problem of not being Trump’s preferred candidate, and therefore this is a useful way for Trump to scupper the candidate he used to make peace with the ‘moderates’ in his party, and to promote the candidate he had always wanted: as recommended by his sister: Amy Coney-Barratt.
So from Trump’s point-of-view all he has to do is to condemn the Democrats, throw up his hands and cry that it is terrible that such a ‘good man’ (Trump code for dead-man walking) has been treated so poorly,and get a woman on the court thereby under-cutting practically the last card the Democrats have, ‘won’t somebody think of the women.’
Sprinkle in a few more Democrats being caught out by #MeToo — at some point someone will work out that this hastag is a political tool for Trump to get rid of his enemies — perhaps one of them who were singing Ms Blasey-Ford’s praises during the hearings, and the job is as good as done for the mid-terms.
But back to Kavanaugh.
That the vote has been delayed a week, so that the FBI can use their expertise and superior knowledge, is rather a joke; certainly with regard to the allegations of drinking.
If Kavanaugh really is such a Jekyll and Hyde with a few shandy’s inside him, it seems rather odd to order the same agency that at least six times in the past found that this was not such a problem with regard to his advancement up the judicial career ladder. And, maybe it’s just me, but is it really such a problem if he has the odd glass of wine or three on weekdays? I realise America has a rather odd relationship with alcohol thanks to prohibition, but it strikes me that that all of the professions involved in this tale, journalism, politics, the law and academia all have a reputation for cutting deals over a glass of sherry, or five. And, there is the fact that Kavanaugh is an Irish name….
But then there is little reason for the new Puritans to be any different to the old.
Which brings us to the thorny issue of ‘boys will be boys’….
On this point Kavanaugh’s defence of him being a virgin perhaps doesn’t help him; assuming Ms Blasey-Ford can make up her mind if she was fifteen or seventeen. If it is the former, it certainly doesn’t help him, given that at fifteen if you till haven’t got laid then ‘everyone knows you’re a poof.’ And if it is the latter, you might just get away with saying you are ‘waiting for the right girl’.
However, and this really needs to be pointed out: let’s assume that Kavanaugh was a virgin, a studious boy who studied hard, played hard at sports and helped old ladies across the road. In short, in the modern parlance, “a role model”.
Then why bother?
If the result of denying yourself, and applying yourself, is the same as if you had gone round screwing whoever, whenever, why bother?
It’s a massive double standard. Particularly when Barbara Boxer is on the tele lecturing anyone who will listen on the immorality of everything. Regular listeners to the No Agenda podcast will know the stories of Ms Boxer getting a ‘lift home’ from Environmental Agency meetings. In fact it was so well know that it was somewhat of a joke as to whose turn it was to fill in the Ms Boxer on recent events. And the rumour was that fulfilling the role would often give you a leg-over — sorry, leg-up — in your career.
But obviously it is no one’s business what a lady does in her private life. And it’s not like she could rape anyone…. well unless you consider the current rape laws with their talk about coercive sexual congress with an unwilling partner. But men being men, they want it all the time… unless they are ‘a shirt-lifter’… gagging for it they are… etc.
Again, it’s odd how, given our ‘enlightened’ age no-one has tackled the homophobia implicit in women not getting their way — which is of course msogyny — which is of course homophobia, since gays are only gay because they hate women….
I think you get the point.
That if the standards applied to men, were equally applied to women, the prisons would be full.
And, I’m not saying, ‘boys will be boys’: what I am saying is that ‘teenagers will be teenagers’, and that the official statistics on these matters, done by actual criminologists, state that the rates of sexual assault are roughly equal for boys and girls, as both victims and perpetrators.
Now clearly this doesn’t fit the narrative here, but then the narrative being given doesn’t fit the narrative. Since the claim is that having been forced onto the bed, and had a hand placed over her mouth, when whoever tried to remove the swim-suit failed, Ms Blasey-Ford wrestled herself free and the assault ended. Which in terms of the narrative makes her the strong and empowered women from countless scenes, in countless films, books and dramas.
This is where class comes into play. For even if it did happen, it is highly doubtful that anybody but an aristocrat, could have such a tale taken the least bit seriously by any investigating authority.
For her to claim that this both as attempted murder and sexual assault is daft. She might as a well demand that the FBI go after a taxi driver who braked a little late and nearly ran into the back of lorry forty years ago. Her feeling of thinking she might die would be just as real, she may even have flashbacks of the incident. She may even still smell the air-freshener hanging from the knob of the radio.
I am sure there are some who will claim I’m taking his side, mansplaining, being an adultist or whatever. That I can’t understand. Which would be wrong. And to entirely miss the point.
Kavanaugh is a judge, and as such I assume he can hear rape cases and the like. So one wonders why this sudden concern about his fitness now, and these claims that women aren’t safe, when by her own admission Ms Blasey-Ford confided the details of this incident to her husband sixteen years ago, but made no complaint. The same applies to these other women who have come forward.
Nor should we overlook the context, that according to Democrats thousands of women will die if he gets elected.
Which brings me back to my initial point about the benefits of monarchy.
I happen to quite like the Queen, not because I am a flag-waving monarchist, but because I don’t have to have anything to do with her. She’s the head-of-state, she cheers people up when she pays a visit to the local factory or old-people’s home, once a year she gives a Christmas message, and that’s about it. I don’t fall out with anyone for liking or disliking her, I don’t have to go out protesting or making a nuisance of myself. I let her do her thing, and she just gets on with what she likes to do: shooting pheasants, waving, and scaring the crap out of the King of Saudi Arabia.
The same goes for judges. The Queen rubber stamps their appointment, on behalf of politicians or whoever. They do there thing, I try to steer clear of them, and am quite happy to give them a piece of my mind if they cock up. Quite why I should want to vote for them is quite beyond me. Especially when the only route that leads to is endlessly ‘tough on crime’, private prisons and all the curtailment of civil rights that entails.
Kavanaugh is being appointed for his legal knowledge, and forty years of legal experience.
That this is now being reduced to the question of something he may or may not have done when he was fifteen is ludicrous.
Particularly when the key to deciding that issue has nothing to do with him. For this is nothing more than an appeal to women, who have had similar experiences, to imagine it was Kavanaugh doing it to them, and to vote Democrat in the mid-term elections.
My hunch is that this demonstrates the weakness of the Democrats.
But it also highlights the strength of monarchy… it’s about the only system guaranteed to produce ‘real people’.