It took the French Revolution ten years (1789-1799) to go from an idealistic fight for freedom to the one-man rule of Napoleon, but these are fast-moving times and the #MeToo movement has gone from the necessary correction of monsters like Harvey Weinstein to an all-out assault on the rule of law and hatred of the entire male sex in about eighteen months. (Well, it was men who came up with the Magna Carta.)
Think I’m exaggerating? How about the nauseating misandry of the senator from Hawaii, Mazie Hirono? Not only, in the eyes of Ms. Hirono, is Brett Kavanaugh automatically culpable without verifiable corroboration or evidence of any sort beyond a vague accusation nearly four decades old, but all men should “shut up and step up.”
Essentially Hirono has gone Comrade Beria one better. “Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime” has become: “Show me the man and I’ll show you the sex abuser.” Proof of the abuse is completely unnecessary. An accusation will suffice. (Where is Torquemada when we need him?)
And she’s not alone. That Queen of Hypocrisy Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, longtime buddy of the very Harvey Weinstein and idolator of super randy sex abuser Bill Clinton and his enabling wife, now excoriates Kavanaugh as what we might call “Son of Weinstein,” if we were making a horror movie.
Meanwhile, the three then high schoolers — Mark Judge, Patrick J. Smythe, and close Ford friend Leland Ingham Keyser — who were supposedly at the party with Ford and Kavanugh where this dastardly deed occurred back in 1982 (if that was indeed the year — it’s far from clear) have all now issued sworn formal denials of having been there or knowing anything about it. Ms. Keyser even denies knowing Kavanaugh at all.
Dr. Ford’s creepy Alinskyite lawyer explains it this way:
“It’s not surprising that Ms Keyser has no recollection of the evening as they did not discuss it,” Katz said in a statement. “It’s also unremarkable that Ms. Keyser does not remember attending a specific gathering 30 years ago at which nothing of consequence happened to her. Dr. Ford of course will never forget this gathering because of what happened to her there.”
… that was so dramatic she never mentioned it to her parents or friends at the time and didn’t say a word about it for thirty years.
As Moon Unit Zappa would say — and she was a contemporary of that supposed party and its attendees — “Gag me with a spoon!”
What we have here, Senator Feinstein, is the #MeToo movement going into its Robespierre period, lopping off heads as it goes. Where this Reign of Terror will end, nobody knows, but Dianne Feinstein and this odd Dr. Ford (imagine being in therapy with her) have a lot to answer for.
The endless tap dance about how and when Ford should testify — and the absolutely astonishing demand that Kavanaugh should testify first, before his accuser, turning the rule of law on its head — completes this picture of the #MeToo movement gone berserk. Genuine victims of abuse will, of course, suffer as people become increasingly fed up with this charade.
Did Feinstein, Schumer et al. think of that in their zeal to get Kavanaugh? If he does go down, it will be a Pyrrhic victory anyway. There is little likelihood the Republicans will lose the Senate (even if they lose the House) and Trump will replace Brett with someone else — most likely a woman like Amy Coney Barrett, who is younger than Kavanaugh and further to the right.
Roger L. Simon is the co-founder and CEO Emeritus of PJ Media. He is also an author and an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter.