As surprising as it may be, feminist celebrities have come out in support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey-Ford.
Obviously, I’m joking. Of course it’s no surprise that celebrities blindly endorse any accuser of sexual misconduct by a man against a girl or woman. I’d be shocked if they hadn’t.
Many in Hollywood will give their knee-jerk endorsement to every leftist cause under the sun, often, like this, with zero evidence to back up the assertion. But evidence is passé. Evidence has no place when virtue signaling. Symbolism is all that matters. Look at us, standing up for women’s rights. And we should be taken seriously because we’re actresses who get paid to play pretend.
And what we’re learning about women’s rights is very similar to what we learned about Black Lives Matter. A couple years ago, we learned that black lives matter, and only black lives. A few politicians found that out the hard way when they dared to exclaim that “all lives matter” and got shouted down and booed off the stage, never to be heard from again.
Now, today’s lesson in radical leftist civics is that women’s rights trump men’s rights.
In fact, it’s worse than that. According to this current scenario, men, represented by Judge Kavanaugh, have no rights at all. The mobocracy has spoken and declared that the accused waives his right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
This sad and ugly display is frankly a great civics lesson. It’s a lesson in contrast between pure democracy, or mob rule, and a constitutional republic, where the rights of the individual trump the “feelings” of the current mobocracy.
In the eyes of the mob, the celebrities, politicians and the media, Kavanaugh is guilty of being a man and deserves to be stricken from consideration for the Supreme Court. He also deserves to have his reputation permanently stained and his family humiliated. His daughters, who happen to be female, evidently deserve a life of being labeled the children of “that sexual predator.” And all from a single accusation.
I suppose the daughters are given no consideration because they are the spawn of Satan?
And what of the rule of law? Well, apparently it’s OK to suspend when the feminist mobocracy says so. It’s like having a sale. “TODAY ONLY. Suspension of constitutional rights – and all mattresses are half off.”
Yet how many times have we heard from the left that no one is above the law. They are quite correct, which makes this situation all the more dangerous. It is a crime to intentionally falsely accuse someone.
I’m not saying that is what this woman has done. What she recalls may be perfectly legitimate. I don’t know, and neither does anyone else, but even questioning her recollection or motive in today’s public square is an invitation to be pilloried by the mob.
And it’s no longer safe not to choose a side. It’s no longer safe to wait until all the facts are in before making up one’s minds. We must choose a side, and as there are apparently no facts to come in, the only “safe space” is within the mobocracy.
One way or another, there will be a hard lesson learned from this particular incident. Will we retain our republic, our precious individual rights and the presumption of innocence under the law, or will we succumb to the mobocracy, where anyone can accuse another and if the emotion-driven mob sides with the accuser, the accused is dragged into the village square and justice is exacted by the aforementioned mob?
Is this really what we want?