The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Gone Too Far

As I write this, Judge Brett Kavanaugh is poised to become a Justice of the SCOTUS. It is encouraging to see that mob rule along with abject hysteria did not prevail. But a man's life and reputation are forever tainted by the reprehensible actions of those who continue to think that their moral rightness allows them to apply any action, no matter how vicious, against their adversaries.

And rest assured, the same party that inflicted this travesty on the nation will now tell us that SCOTUS is no longer "legitimate," and that Kavanaugh must be "impeached." The Dems will also tell us that they are the champions of women and that "women will not forget."

Women, like men, do not think monolithically, nor do they all adopt one ideology. Yet, if you were to to listen to the Left in the cesspool that they and they alone created to destroy Brett Kavanaugh, you'd think that every single woman "believed" Kavanaugh's accusers and that all women were anti-Kavanaugh, anti-GOP, and of course, anti-Trump. You'd be very wrong.

In fact, it looks like the Left along with their trained hamsters in the media just may have gone too far. Their viciousness, their lies, their hysteria, and their repugnant attacks on Kavanaugh have created a backlash among more women than they'd like to believe.*

D.C. McCallister notes this when she writes:
Feminist activists say they speak for all women, but as the Trump election proved and as time continues to show, this is not the case. Conservative and libertarian women see the feminist movement for what it is -- a quest for power and expansion of the state over individuals. This goal divides intimate relationships, making isolated individuals ripe for picking by a totalitarian state.

Feminism today isn’t about women’s rights. It’s about removing rights from the individual. It’s about judging people as a group instead of treating every human being as a single entity based on particular, not universal, circumstances.

Right-thinking women see this and reject it. They want no part of it because they value their relationships with men. They value individual rights and freedoms. They also recognize and are grateful that they live in a country in which their rights are protected by law and where women flourish.

The feminist movement protesting politicians, vandalizing homes, and donning pink pussy hats is large and loud. But not all women join them. Many women are busy working jobs, caring for their families, having babies, raising children, and going about their lives in quiet harmony -- lives that are disrupted only by the agitations of crazed harpies blaring from the television as they push an agenda that has nothing to do with women’s rights.

The unequal treatment and abuse feminists claim are so pervasive in society bear no relation to the daily experiences of women who are more concerned about creating and nourishing than destroying. They seek to conserve the principles of liberty that make our nation great, not transform it into an ideological nightmare ...

In the past, this intimidation and defamation has worked, as women have feared the feminist backlash. No one wants to be disparaged or attacked. But feminists have gone too far, and they’re standing naked in the streets, exposed as frauds. Let them call us names. Let them denigrate their sisters who speak against them. Let them run hysterical in the streets. We don’t care -- because we know the truth. We’re not afraid, and we stand together -- with one another and with the men in our lives whom we love more than anything else in the world.
It's McCallister's last point that's most important. The Left uses a warped version of political correctness (e.g., you MUST believe the woman) as a bludgeon to silence and shame those who question the Left. But as McCallister says, they've "gone too far, and they’re standing naked in the streets, exposed as frauds." It's important that every citizen, men and women, pushes back against the viciousness and lies that come from far too many on the Left. None of us should be cowed by a group that trades in the politics of personal destruction in their unhinged quest for power over us all.


* Here's one example of backlash written by Adele Scalia, a person of color, an immigrant from Trinidad and Tabago, a pro-Choice, BLM sympathetic, anti-gun affirmative action Democrat:
I have become a unicorn. My metamorphosis didn’t require a magic spell or potion, or even a trip to a well-reviewed plastic surgeon to add a horn to my head. All it took was Democrats’ treatment of Brett Kavanaugh over the last few weeks to turn me into that elusive creature: a minority, immigrant woman who supports Republicans ...

The party that established itself as a champion for the voiceless, powerless, and wrongfully accused, betrayed its values and launched a vicious attack on Kavanaugh that left him voiceless, powerless, and completely incapable of defending himself. Against all logic and good faith, they released uncorroborated allegations of sexual misconduct to the public, counting on the backdrop of the Me Too movement to make them that much harder to criticize or ignore. I still cannot reconcile these actions with the social and criminal justice reform platforms that Democrats campaign on.

In recent years, the left has also strongly condemned men in general, and straight white men in particular, for practicing toxic masculinity. Toxic masculinity, in their opinion, is the root cause of some of our most dangerous societal ills, such as domestic abuse, gun violence, and rape culture. The cure? Men should be encouraged to feel, cry, and express their emotions and display traits that are not typically considered masculine.

But when Kavanaugh cried at the post-allegation hearings while recounting the effects of weeks of being beaten down and insulted by Democratic senators and much of the media, the blowback from the left was astonishing. He was mocked. They questioned his authenticity.

He was accused of putting on a performance. They asked what reason he, a man who was defending himself against unproven allegations of sexual assault and gang rape, whose family had been threatened and whose name had been eternally tarnished, had to cry. That is gaslighting at its most egregious, from the most vocal opponents of the sort of manipulation that is usually perpetrated against women.

What’s worse is that to achieve all of this the left has gladly used a vulnerable woman against her wishes. Christine Blasey Ford had no intention or desire to ever become a household name. But when their initial attempts to derail Kavanaugh’s nomination failed and it seemed all but certain that he would be confirmed to the court, Democrats fed Ford to the wolves.

Only the wolves turned out to be sheep: I have seen countless Republicans defending and showing empathy for Ford on the news, giving her the benefit of the doubt on social media. By contrast, I have seen nothing of the sort for Kavanaugh from Democrats.
As I've mentioned in a number of recent posts, it's truly striking how few nationally-recognized Democrats have criticized the treatment of Brett Kavanaugh by their own party or showed him even a modicum of respect. It is appalling.


It's reasonable to ask why the Left is prone to the level of viciousness that has been evidenced during the Kavanaugh hearings. How they can applaud as their representatives in Congress and the media literally destroy a man's life using unsubstantiated, unproven allegations whose timing, content, and veracity are all suspect?

Richard Fernandez (@wretchardthecat) addresses this question with a simple tweet:
The Left's lack of restraint is rooted in its very strength. It attracts true believers, absolutists. It is a religion made even more un-self aware by the conviction that it is above all religious cant.
I agree, and yet, much of what the Left presents as argument is pseudo-religious in content. Religion is all about belief (think: believe the woman), and when that belief overpowers intellect, common sense, and a sense of decency, the believer becomes a fanatic.


As the final vote approaches, Democrats have become apoplectic, not reflective. The Associated Press quotes Senator Patty Murray (D-WA):
“Republicans are saying: ‘Your voices just don’t matter.’Your experiences, your trauma, your pain, your heartache, your anger — none of that matters. Their message is, ‘We don’t have to listen. We don’t have to care. Sit down and be quiet.’”
No, Senator Murray. Actually over the past few weeks Democrats are saying, 'We can ruin a person's life and reputation using hazy, 36-year old, uncorroborated accusations and that's perfectly acceptable. His life and reputation don't matter to us. He is guilty until proven innocent. His exemplary life record, his hundreds of endorsements by women who have known him throughout his life, his sterling judicial accomplishments, his 5-star rating by the ABA—all of it doesn't matter. We will do vicious, reprehensible, and dishonest things in order to maintain power. And if the broader public doesn't like it? Sit down and be quiet.'

Looks like you went too far, Senator Murphy. After being dragged toward the cesspool your party created, many of us will not sit down and will not be quiet. Not only did you lose this fight, you also lost woman (and men) who used to support your party and now do not. That seems wholly appropriate.