The recent Senate Confirmation Hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has, if nothing else, showed the extreme level of ideological warring that has crippled the Federal Government. I cannot even describe my horror at the behavior of the leftist Democrats in this whole fiasco. Senator Feinstein, in particular, has displayed such appalling and callous disregard for human dignity and the rule of law that it literally boggles my mind. Both in leaking the confidential information of Dr. Ford, and waiting so long to do it seems to me a level of betrayal to everyone involved that marks her as, minimally, a dangerous sociopath. If she had brought these concerns to the Senate in July she would have done the right thing. A Senator is required by law to report a crime to the proper authorities. They do not share the confidentiality of a Doctor, Lawyer, or Minister in such matters. But that she held it for so long makes it seem as though she held it purposefully, and released it with vindictive hate when it became clear all other efforts to derail the hearing had failed. Judge Kavanaugh rightly pointed this out. In doing so she betrayed Dr. Ford, who wished to remain anonymous, Judge Kavanaugh, she knew the claim was without any legal merit, and the American People, who deserve better. Worse, she has done serious damage to the hard fought advancement of the woman’s movement. In the end, she has besmirched all women who have battled with abuse, made it harder for them to come forward with their horror stories, and made a mockery of their pain. Hypocritically, the left has called Kavanaugh “evil” while failing to recognize the evil in their own.
That being said, I found Dr. Ford entirely credible. While her story had some mis-steps, all in all I think she is trying to describe a very traumatic event that happened to her, and I believe that if she has points of confusion it is completely understandable. I also found Judge Kavanaugh entirely credible. His heartfelt statement revealed a life devoted to Catholic principals and “doing the right thing.” How is it they can both be telling the truth? Is truth so malleable that it can encompass contradictions as extreme as this? Scott Adams mentioned he saw, in all of this, a glitch in the matrix, and in a way, I agree with him. Some time ago, in commenting on the notion of the “Mandala Effect”, I offered that modern science’s insanely careless toying with the multiverse may well have caused two (or more) timelines to become intertwined. Could it be that we are experiencing two different timelines colliding? I said, at the time, that while some people have spotted small examples of this, we had no way of knowing the extent to which this may be occurring (if it is occurring at all). The standard excuse for these events is “false memories”, and already we see the same old voices offering this explanation now. I find it very unlikely that Judge Kavanaugh was so despicable as a youth, yet somehow became, after this, the man that we see today, supportive of women’s struggle, respectful of them and their ongoing battle for equality. Many woman have risked vilification for supporting him, and yet have still come forward to say he is, in their collective opinions, incapable of this behavior. I also find it highly unlikely that professionals have no way to discern false memories, I don’t really know, but considering all the brouhaha they spew about it, I sincerely hope so. So, we have two completely contradictory histories colliding in a Senate Hearing, in front of the whole world. We all may have just seen the mother of all Mandala Effects.