It has not been a pretty sight.
But it has been instructive.
" Not my fight, mate", said someone. "I ain't a Yank"
That just ain't good enough though. We Anglophile nations and peoples all have skin in this game.
Think Habeus Corpus: Magna Carta: Innocence until Proven Guilty.
Cast aside for the moment the Political division between the various Parties. We have been astonished at the much deeper moral division. Disregard the national 'perspectives' and the biases of say, the Oz ABC and of course the British BBC. There are Fundemental issues at stake.
There is not just an Abyss apparant, but we are seeing Beasts crawl out of it.
And they froth at the mouth.
The Victim in the arena is one Brett Kavanaugh.
The 'ishoo' is a fear that when he gets to the Supreme Court, someone will bring Abortion to the Bar. Kavanaugh carries a pocket Constitution and knows that abortion is not - as claimed - protected by it.
The Mega-Beast in the Pit wants more and more babies sacrificed as in the old days, and he is not averse to sacrificing many of his own mini-demons to that end. He is not content with the 50 million+ babies torn and burned since the 1974 Roe vs Wade, and his minions who have pocketed billions of taxpayers' dollars do not want the blood-money flow to stop.
And what a hysterical mob of evil minions in Thrall to him has he cast up.
The filthy Industry's most prolific profiting defenders, (some shown below) riding the wave of sexual 'liberty' have shown themselves as hypocritical as one expects from the morally bereft.
But don't put too much stock in the observations of a Tavern-Keeper. I wash glasses, pour Ale and listen. Let us hear from others. Everyone and his dog has had an opinion over the past few days, but I can only divulge a few from the Tavern.
Victor David Hanson sees the lies and hysteria. Joanne Nova had him say his piece.
We Are Living Nineteen Eighty-Four
Truth, due process, evidence, rights of the accused: All are swept aside in pursuit of the progressive agenda.
In Orwell’s world of 1984 Oceania, there is no longer a sense of due process, free inquiry, rules of evidence and cross examination, much less a presumption of innocence until proven guilty. Instead, regimented ideology — the supremacy of state power to control all aspects of one’s life to enforce a fossilized idea of mandated quality — warps everything from the use of language to private life.
Newspeak and Doublethink.
Statute of limitations? It does not exist. An incident 36 years ago apparently is as fresh today as it was when Kavanaugh was 17 and Ford 15.
Presumption of Innocence? Not at all. Kavanaugh is accused and thereby guilty. The accuser faces no doubt. In Orwellian America, the accused must first present his defense, even though he does not quite know what he is being charged with. Then the accuser and her legal team pour over his testimony to prepare her accusation.
Evidence? That too is a fossilized concept. Ford could name neither the location of the alleged assault nor the date or time. She had no idea how she arrived or left the scene of the alleged crime. There is no physical evidence of an attack. And such lacunae in her memory mattered no longer at all.
Details? Again, such notions are counter-revolutionary. Ford said to her therapist 6 years ago (30 years after the alleged incident) that there were four would-be attackers, at least as recorded in the therapist’s notes.
But now she has claimed that there were only two assaulters: Kavanaugh and a friend. In truth, all four people — now including a female — named in her accusations as either assaulters or witnesses have insisted that they have no knowledge of the event, much less of wrongdoing wherever and whenever Ford claims the act took place. That they deny knowledge is at times used as proof by Ford’s lawyers that the event 36 years was traumatic.
An incident at 15 is so seared into her lifelong memory that at 52 Ford has no memory of any of the events or details surrounding that unnamed day, except that she is positive that 17-year-old Brett Kavanaugh, along with four? three? two? others, was harassing her. She has no idea where or when she was assaulted…
Testimony? No longer relevant. It doesn’t matter that Kavanaugh and the other alleged suspect both deny the allegations and have no memory of being in the same locale with Ford 36 years ago. In sum, all the supposed partiers, both male and female, now swear, under penalty of felony, that they have no memory of any of the incidents that Ford claims occurred so long ago. That Ford cannot produce a single witness to confirm her narrative or refute theirs is likewise of no concern. So far, she has singularly not submitted a formal affidavit or given a deposition that would be subject to legal exposure if untrue.
Again, the ideological trumps the empirical.
“All women must be believed”
....is the testament, and individuals bow to the collective. Except, as in Orwell’s Animal Farm, there are ideological exceptions — such as Bill Clinton, Keith Ellison, Sherrod Brown, and Joe Biden.
The slogan of Ford’s psychodrama is “All women must be believed, but some women are more believable than others.” That an assertion becomes fact due to the prevailing ideology and gender of the accuser ......
marks the destruction of our entire system of justice.
Rights of the accused? They too do not exist. In the American version of 1984, the accuser, a.k.a. the more ideologically correct party, dictates to authorities the circumstances under which she will be investigated and cross-examined: She will demand all sorts of special considerations of privacy and exemptions; Kavanaugh will be forced to return and face cameras and the public to prove that he was not then, and has never been since, a sexual assaulter.
As Jo Nova added:
In our 1984 world, the accused is considered guilty if merely charged, and the accuser is a victim who can ruin a life but must not under any circumstance be made uncomfortable in proving her charges.
Let’s hope due process, evidence, and the presumption of innocence survives.
Following lengthy testimony from his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh denied her allegations “categorically and unequivocally.”
He stressed repeatedly that he bore Ford “no ill will,” and while he did not question that she may have indeed been sexually assaulted by someone, Kavanaugh insisted it had not been him. “I am innocent of this charge,” he said.
My good friend Joyanna also stepped up.His ire was reserved for the committee Democrats. “This confirmation process has become a national disgrace,” he said, addressing them. “You have replaced ‘advice and consent’ with ‘search and destroy’.”“This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups,” Kavanaugh testified, also describing the proceedings as a “circus” and “grotesque and coordinated character assassination.”
President Trump Says it Best: It’s all a Con GameIf Ford is a doctor, then I pity whatever patient is paying her to get help.
She played up the hilt the “I’m just a little hopeless little child” bit almost to the point of not even seeming like an adult, BECAUSE, no actual damage was done. And she SOUNDED like a ten-year old.
She wasn’t raped. She got out. Any human being with ANY intelligence whatsoever would have told a friend about the “close” call, if that “close call” really happened. If Ford was truly suffering from all those mental problems, as a psychiatrist, she shouldn’t even have a job helping ANYBODY.
How did this “child” and messed up woman, ever get to the point of treating anybody? And more importantly, why didn’t she know how to treat herself? After all, SHE was a doctor.Not to mention, if she was educated, she would have listened to many an attack and would know all the right emotions to project. And whose to say, she had actually been raped (by someone else)sometime in her life and so it was easy to bring those emotions to the surface?SECOND: I didn’t take notes, but somebody asked her a question with a big word in it, and she had NO clue what that big word meant. Sorry, I don’t remember the word, but I do remember thinking, “If she actually had a degree from Stanford she would KNOW what that word meant. Has anybody checked to see if this woman even WENT to Stanford?
THIRD: She really didn’t seem to know where she lived when she was 15. She should have been able to give the address and street, but she was very nebulous about that. More proof that she had been rehearsed. And there were only a few people at the party, and yet she doesn’t know how she got home. Clearly it wasn’t anybody THERE because they were “laughing” at her when she went downstairs.Ford could have bold-faced lied. After all, if she thought she was going to be saving the women’s movement, of which she is a big supporter due to her activities in the “Fuzzy” pussy hats, and she also knew that since it was just her word against the judge, it could NEVER in a million years be proven she was lying. So, no big deal.What we did find out was that the democrats kept trying to delay the whole confirmation so that they could win the house and go on to put a democrat on the bench.Everybody knows it.As Lindsey Graham said…this was a despicable political circus that could have saved this man and his family from suffering such attacks.
And Paul Joseph Watson yelled his forceful comment for the UK bar.
So, what can I say? I was asked and I tried to see something positive, albeit distant. My Supplier insists. It is He who can make even evil serve the Good. So.....
All Kudos to the American system of 'confirmation', conducted so publicly. It shows up the Character of people, not just the Good character of this particular man, but the depths of depraved mendacity that some try to use to discredit such good people.
We, who are not American, see it all.
NO OTHER nation is so transparent.
No other nations enable the evil and the wicked, the stupid and the paid liars to expose themselves so clearly to those with eyes to see and ears to hear.
God Bless America.
God save Judge Kavanaugh.
And you? Pray for the souls of all those wicked people.
And drink deep of cleansing Ale.
(these things do drag out and on.....)