i usually access kunstler thru his web pages but today found him on rockwell. he makes some good points about the kavanaugh mess and i post it here so you can judge for yourself, the validity of his points;
There’s a lot to unpack in the national psychodrama that played out
in the senate judiciary committee yesterday with Ford v. Kavanaugh. Dr.
Ford laid out what The New York Times is calling the “appalling
trauma” of her alleged treatment at the hands of Brett Kavanaugh 36
years ago. And Mr. Kavanaugh denied it in tears of rage.
Dr. Ford scored points for showing up and playing her assigned role.
She didn’t add any validating evidence to her story, but she appeared
sincere. Judge Kavanaugh seemed to express a weepy astonishment that the
charge was ever laid on him, but unlike other questionably-charged men
in the grim history of the #Metoo campaign he strayed from his assigned
role of the groveling apologist offering his neck to the executioner, an
unforgivable effrontery to his accusers.
The committee majority’s choice to sub out the questioning to “sex
crime prosecutor” Rachel Mitchell was a pitiful bust, shining a dim
forensic light on the matter where hot halogen fog lamps might have cut
through the emotional murk. But in today’s social climate of sexual
hysteria, the “old white men” on the dais dared not engage with the
fragile-looking Dr. Ford, lest her head blow up in the witness chair and
splatter them with the guilt-of-the-ages. But Ms. Mitchell hardly
illuminated Dr. Ford’s disposition as a teenager — like, what seemed to
be her 15-year-old’s rush into an adult world of drinking and consort
with older boys — or some big holes in her coming-forward decades later.
For instance, a detail in the original tale, the “locked door.” It’s a
big deal when the two boys shoved her into the upstairs room, but she
escaped the room easily when, as alleged, Mark Judge jumped on the bed
bumping Mr. Kavanaugh off of her. It certainly sounds melodramatic to
say “they locked the door,” but it didn’t really mean anything in the