Thursday, October 4, 2018
Is GOP Committing Political Suicide? Or Is Kavanaugh An Insane PsyOp?
I try to be a rational skeptic when it comes to far-fetched conspiracy theories; however, it's becoming increasingly obvious that the official version of truth is often as insane, if not much more insane, than some of these absurd conspiracy theories, which may actually mean that if enough fact checking is done they might be closer to the truth, even if they're not perfect either.
The insane obsession with pushing the Brett Kavanaugh nomination despite epidemic problems that should have led reasonable people to abandon him even before Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, Julie Swetnick, and at least three or four more women that remain anonymous for now, came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment.
Brett Kavanaugh's claim that "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone," might seem close to the truth after a close look at it but not the way he claims. In the Transcript of his hearing, including his opening statement 09/27/2018 he said, "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 Clinton's. and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups." This was part of a longer ramble clearly implying he thinks this is part of a conspiracy theory to sabotage his nomination, which the media has been having a field day.
If this is a conspiracy, as he implies, is he part of it? Because the Clinton's and his other political opponents couldn't have done more to sabotage his nomination than he did himself with that irrational testimony, which included a temper tantrum and an enormous amount of rambling and anger. This is supposed to be a job interview; and it's hard to imagine any reasonable employer would even consider hiring anyone that behaved like that. Furthermore, there's an enormous amount of evidence to indicate that Kavanaugh and many of his allies knew about many of these accusations weeks if not months before they were made. When I first heard about this scandal it was a tweet that sarcastically refereed to a list of sixty-five women defending someone, but I didn't even know it was Kavanaugh at the time, since I had been doing something else before checking back on Twitter. He had that letter ready to go within an hour or so after the first accusation against him went public, at a time when Christine Blasey Ford's name hadn't even been released yet.
That was the first incredibly obvious indication that he had been prepared to counter these accusations, and more came indicating that Kavanaugh and other allies knew about Deborah Ramirez's accusations back in July, including an E-Mail chain where he was pressuring a former classmate to counter her claims, and she eventually did come forward to say that they did go to the same wedding, but that Deborah Ramirez was very nervous around Kavanaugh and didn't want to be near him alone, which she wound up saying made perfect sense after the accusations came out. Ironically, Kavanaugh claimed that Deborah Ramirez was the one pressing class mates to take her side ahead of time, but the only evidence to indicate that this was happening was pressure from him, not her. He also expressed outrage about left leaning organization spending millions of dollars trying to stop his nomination; however, as far as I can see, the television is full of non-stop propaganda ads supporting him, and I don't remember many if any opposing him, although I've seen numerous articles indicating that some organizations are trying to raise funds for this purpose, including small donation to either support or oppose Susan Collins depending on how she votes.
This E-Mail chain showing that he was pressuring a classmate to intervene on his behalf proves that he lied under oath when he claimed the first he herd of the accusation was when it came out in the New Yorker, and apparently it's one of dozens of times he perjured himself, yet few Senators are calling for him to be disqualified because of this, except Bernie Sanders, who demanded that the FBI investigate whether or not Kavanaugh committed perjury, based on nine of the most important examples, out of dozens; and there clearly appears to be an enormous amount of evidence to show that he did commit perjury repeatedly about things big and small, even if they can successfully refute a significant amount of these claims.
And that's just a minuscule fraction of the problems with Kavanaugh making him unqualified for the Supreme Court; all this is distracting from all other important issues most of which indicates that he supports overwhelming power for corporations and the wealthy to get away with just about anything including eliminating enormous amounts of environmental protections, workers rights, consumers rights, support for torture, putting the president above the law by making it virtually impossible to investigate him for crimes while he's in office, and much more, on one issue after another.
How can anyone possibly not see how horrible this nominee is? The Republican's have to know this is going to outrage women, and any reasonable men, for that matter, yet they pushed this through as far as it's gone so far, even though they keep coming up with more scandals related to him almost every day!
Could they be intentionally trying to use reverse psychology, for some bizarre insane reason?
If not they have to know that this will be the inevitable result and it's virtually guaranteed to backfire in the Midterms, and beyond.
There appears to be a significant amount of evidence to show that they do understand that this would backfire, including an enormous amount of political research behind the scenes studying how to manipulate the public, most of which they try to avoid admitting to in public, although there are exceptions. If you look at the attacks they placed on Donald Trump during the primary it adds to evidence that they understood it better, although they were pushing extreme policies even than that could result in backlash, but the only alternatives that the media was willing to cover was Hillary Clinton, who is as corrupt as the Republicans, and Donald Trump who seemed to oppose establishment politicians, at least to emotionally unstable people that never developed critical thinking skills and responded to demagoguery tactics.
After Lindsey Graham's irrational rants in defense of Kavanaugh, it's hard to imagine what he could be thinking, or when considering some of his previous comments that indicate that he does know better including a statement saying that, "If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed.......and we will deserve it," in 2016, as reported in What’s up with Lindsey Graham? 09/28/2018 He also said, "I don’t believe that Donald Trump has the temperament and judgment to be commander in chief .... I think Donald Trump is going to places where very few people have gone and I’m not going with him.” the media recently also played another clip from him back in 1999 or 1998 when the Clinton investigation was going on and he said something about how we couldn't allow Judges who lie to be on the Bench.
He obviously lied, or changed his mind about both those and more!
Amazingly Graham also Said Amy Klobuchar Needs To Apologize To Judge Kavanaugh 10/02/2018 and Lindsey Graham: Trump should renominate Kavanaugh if Senate fails to confirm him 10/02/2018 "If his nomination were to fall short, I would encourage President Trump to re-nominate Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court," Graham said in a statement. "It would – in effect – be appealing the Senate’s verdict directly to the American people."
This is an insane disaster, and he has to know that he's fulfilling his previous prediction! Lindsey Graham was the same person who destroyed his cell phone after Trump gave out his number and told people to call to complain, as part of a publicity stunt that is part of his act to try to manipulate the public to salvage his campaign at that time. The truth is that Lindsey Graham, and many other Republican's really do know better yet they keep dragging this on, as of this writing it's not certain that he will withdraw, however the only way they can get his nomination through is to carry out a sham vote that demonstrates that they don't care about the rule or law, and welcome an enormous amount of backlash! They've taken it to such a bizarre insane extreme, that even if they withdraw it, which they probably will, or vote it down, forcing Senators to go on the record, they've already demonstrated that they have no respect for women or the democratic process, among other things!
The theory that this might have been an attempt at reverse psychology starts off with plenty of obvious problems, including the implied assumption that they're actually looking out for the best interests of the general public, which can't possibly be true, since if that were the case they would have tried to accomplish their goals in the most effective way possible, which would involve honesty and a reasonable attempt to educate the public about long term causes of escalating violence, including sexual harassment, which often starts with early child abuse and escalates with bullying and hazing later in life. They certainly wouldn't incite one confrontation after another then when the grassroots protest continue to rig the political and media establishment so that they would only have to address a handful of legitimate concerns at the local levels where people are most organized, if they were using reverse psychology to try to encourage more participation, which is a close description of what's happening.
However, there's still something insane going on and there are plenty of people from the political establishment that know far more about how to effectively deceive the public, and that this is guaranteed to backfire, so I can't completely rule out something similar, although it would have to be a much bigger and more bizarre conspiracy of some sort. The current situation could have been prevented if only a couple GOP Senators spoke out, possibly leading to the withdrawal of the nomination, without totally destroying their reputation.
Another problem with a reverse psychology theory is that there appears to be an enormous amount of support from the right wing, especially among men, if the polls are close to the truth. What kind of people would support Kavanaugh and Trump under the circumstances?
Well, yea, the entire political establishment has been studying how to manipulate the voters instead of serving their best interests for decades if not centuries. As I explained in Frank Luntz confesses to sabotaging democratic process for clients, and numerous other articles, political pundits have been researching how to manipulate the public; and some of the most effective indoctrination methods work best in the Bible Belt where people are indoctrinated to go along with the crowd and blindly trust their leaders, which I also covered in Dobson’s Indoctrination Machine. The CIA's also been studying how to manipulate the public, including Irving Janis's research on what he calls "Groupthink," which was followed up with Stanley Milgram's Obedience to Authority experiment and Philip Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment. As I explained in these articles, these experiments, which Milgram claimed was to understand obedience so they can avoid it in the case of a cult as extreme as Adolf Hitler, may have been done to do the opposite. they were supported by the military which isn't in the practice of teaching their cadets to question orders; and if you look closely at the research and boot camp indoctrination tactics it becomes clear that it was used to learn how to more effectively teach them to blindly obey.
Some of this research may have been secret, but an enormous amount of it has been available to the public for decades, so it doesn't fit the strictest definition of a conspiracy; however, for all practical purposes it's only taught in colleges, where some of the people that manipulate the public take advantage of it to develop more effective propaganda or indoctrinate people for military or corporate reasons. There are others that try to teach people about manipulation tactics so they can avoid being manipulated, especially in progressive reform movements; however the mass media practically never mentions it and if they do they ridicule anyone that suggests that it's being used to manipulate the public as a "conspiracy theorist," and often only those that take time to check the facts slowly and carefully recognize if for what it is, this is more likely when people are in reform movements with other people familiar with this research.
One of the most effective manipulation tactics is to keep people distracted so they don't pay more attention to some of the most important issues; and as important as sexual assault accusations are, there's far more problems with Kavanaugh that could be destructive to our country that most people aren't paying attention to.
One of the complaints about a conspiracy theory that Kavanaugh made during his opening statement was former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe statement “Judge Kavanaugh will threaten the lives of millions of Americans for decades to come,” without providing full context or even citing the source, which was easy enough to find with a search on Google. An article from the National Review, Brett Kavanaugh: Apocalypse Now 07/26/2018 also cited this statement as part of the effort to ridicule opposition selectively presenting the facts to benefit Kavanaugh.
This debate about his sexual harassment allegations are distracting the majority of the public about his positions on many other issue, often that were never covered adequately in the first place. In many cases they reported on these other issues in a low profile manner, where only those that pay a lot of attention to them might be inclined to seek them out, with only brief comments making it into the mainstream media, including McAuliffe's claim that he would threaten the lives of millions for decades to come. Would he? If so, how?
I searched for a list of links on a variety of subjects and included them below, but on one issue after another Kavanaugh has a long history of siding with the wealthy, especially white males, against everyone else, whether it's union busting, torture, education, affirmative action, or environmental protection. One exception that he made a point of supporting was Brown v. Board of Education, which he claimed to support during his confirmation hearing; however he made no mention San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, (Which Jonathan Kozol explains virtually reversed the Brown decision) or any other decisions which chipped away at it. Kozol points out, "Justice Lewis Powell wrote that education is not 'a fundamental interest' inasmuch as 'is not among the rights afforded explicit protection under our Federal Constitution.'" Kavanaugh's opposition to affirmative action, support for Charter Schools or religious control of education and other activities that might equal the playing field so that working class people would have access to somewhat equal opportunities to a good education clearly contradicts the support he claims to have for Brown v. Board of Education, which looks more like a politicians promise than a sincere belief.
But his support for weakening environmental regulations might be the biggest threat to millions of lives, especially with Climate Change escalating as Hurricane Florence, Rosa and many other storms that are coming with increasing frequency and strength seem to indicate. Environmental regulations also protect people from many other threats, which aren't hard to find research supporting this claim, assuming anyone wants to, indicating that even though I'm not a fan of Terry McAuliffe and don't consider him or the Democratic Party much better than the GOP, although they do a better job pretending to be.
This increasing amount of environmental damage is already doing an enormous amount of damage and causing thousands if not millions of lives around the world, although most of them are in third world countries, and the media only reports them in low profile manner. Indonesia's recent twin quake-tsunami death toll quickly rose above 1,400 and will probably get much higher, with minimal coverage to it since it's outside the United States, and many of the other most devastating disasters are much bigger than either that or the Puerto Rico hurricane, which wasn't fully reported on until close to a year after the fact.
If you searched the internet on this subject you would find much more disasters along those lines as well as scientific studies that show it's going to get much worse. Even the wealthy can't avoid the destruction of the environment forever, even if they can prepare for it better in the short run.
This isn't quite the exaggerated version of the Apocalypse that the National Review, and many other skeptics, attempted to ridicule; but it's much more dangerous, since it is already happening, and we can see the damage, if we watch the reporting when these storms come along, the ones in the third world will eventually come to wealthy neighborhoods as well. If you combine this with "wars and rumors of wars" along with the current political insanity it's much closer to the Apocalypse than most skeptics might care to admit, and there are many mainstream academics that also admit how big a threat it is, although they avoid the connection with an alleged Apocalypse.
The National Review, which is clearly very partisan attempted to demonstrate how good a Judge Kavanaugh would be on the Supreme Court by citing a speech where he said, “a good judge . . . cannot act as a partisan. ... judges have to check any prior political allegiances at the door.” This article was posted in July and the speech was from 2015 and went on to talk about how a good judge should follow the rules and be consistent, etc., with more characteristics that sound very good. But, of course, when he took his temper tantrum during his opening statement he demonstrated that he doesn't have those characteristics at all; the National Review goes on to say "the best way to understand the kind of Supreme Court justice Kavanaugh will be is to understand the kind of appeals-court judge he has been," which also sounds very good.
But if you check to see how good an appeals-court judge he has been, as indicated in some of the articles below, he's really terrible and combined with his irrational testimony this is hardly a credible rebuttal of the dangers of him being put on the court!
Is the entire political establishment led by Donald Trump and the GOP suicidal?
Or do they have a plan to save themselves even if it doesn't help the rest of us?
If they do this is distracting from it and doing the opposite, assuming it's not a reverse psychology PsyOp. Even if it is a reverse psychology PsyOp it's not nearly as effective as coming out with the truth and trying to reverse the damage in a rational manner; so whether it is a reverse psychology PsyOp, or not why could the possibly be behaving in such an insane manner? What could they possibly gain by it?
There would have to be something enormous to even take a bizarre reverse psychology PsyOp seriously, and even if there were one that probably wouldn't be the only thing involved, since this definitively wouldn't be the most effective manner to spur sincere reform. If there is some kind of PsyOp, reverse psychology or not, it's shrouded in secrecy, which means that they clearly couldn't be looking out for the best interest of the majority, and are virtually guaranteed to be suing them for the benefit of those in power who also happen to know something about what's going on or why; however, it's virtually guaranteed that they're considering justifications or excuses to present to the public assuming they can't keep it hidden forever, and they would only be implementing reforms that reverse climate change when it suits their purposes not ours!
People that are only paying attention to the mainstream media might not even suspect what could possibly explain this and will almost certainly consider it a fringe conspiracy theory; however there is plenty of other evidence that they routinely ignore, and as I pointed out in Spectacular Heart Transplant for Sophia But at What Cost there might be a significant amount of evidence exposing many other major unsolved mysteries, ranging from some that are thousands of years old, like megaliths that were moved long distances despite research that shows that it was impossible with ancient technology allegedly available to early civilizations, and mystics that could be explained away as mythology, to more recent ones including additional mystics that are harder to completely dismiss if people look closer, or UFOs and rapidly developing technology that increased it's pace approximately the same time that Philip Corso claimed he shared alien technology with corporations obtained after the Roswell and other UFO crashes. In addition to developing technology to perform heart transplants additional theories that I've reviewed in Hurricane Apocalypse Coming With or Without Fringe Conspiracy Theory indicate that if Climate Change is influenced by man then it means that Geoengineering, at least to some degree, is possible and may already be happening intentionally or no, but if it's part of a long term plan by Ancient Aliens it might be more likely that it's at least partly intentional.
If there is something to this theory, and Corso is at least partially correct about exchanging advanced technology that is responsible for a large portion of scientific advances over the last fifty or sixty years, with them escalating even more in the past twenty, then this would have an enormous impact on social development, and it could conceivably provide incentive for a massive cover up. This cover up could include experiments on humans that no rational person would consent to, since they would be risking their lives for research, but others would be the ones getting the benefits, controlled mostly by the wealthy.
It could also involve a lot of people that might want to expose that cover up and share the benefits of the technology with the public fairly; or at least they might want to convince themselves that's the objective. If so they might be persuaded to go along with it, at least for a while, as long as they think it's headed towards disclosure at some point.
While the elections were still going on in June of 2016 I posted a previous article, Yes Virginia There Is A Trump And Clinton Conspiracy, that started out with conspiracy theories about how a small percentage of the public was controlling the debate process and they could ensure that only candidates that they support could get the name recognition they needed to get elected, which are based on credible evidence and virtually impossible to doubt once people check it. But then I went on to notice that a large number of people had begun referring to Hillary Clinton as the "Whore of Babylon" as far back as the 2008 election, when as far as I can tell, she didn't have the characteristics of the "Whore of Babylon" at all; and couldn't imagine how people would think that she would develop them, but then after becoming the Secretary of State and dealing with world leaders around the world, she started looking a lot more like the "Whore of Babylon," instead of causing this irrational conspiracy theory to fall apart.
A significant number of Bible versus claim that "God" can influence the minds of many people including "kings who have no kingdom" that he refers to in Revelations 17:17 "In fact, God has influenced their minds to do what he intends, to agree together to put their royal powers at the beast's disposal until the time when God's words shall be fulfilled." Additional verses that claim that "God" is controlling people include Exodus 14:4 which says that "God" "shall then make Pharaoh stubborn" and goes on to use this as an excuse to punish the entire Egyptian population for disobedience that "God" allegedly caused himself; and Matthew 10; 34-7 where Jesus talks about bringing a sword, not peace, and turning family members against each other if they don't love and obey him.
These are all characteristics of a brainwashing cult leader, not a merciful "God" that has moral superiority to pass judgement over people. Traditional religious beliefs are all based on the assumption that "God" is a credible source of morality; however the Bible that they use to come to that conclusion doesn't indicate this at all. In order to come to this conclusion they have to come up with incredible leaps of logic that make no sense at all and are often changing depending on the circumstances, which is exactly what they do; and they add outbursts of anger or other emotions to discourage disagreement from people that don't want to deal with temper-tantrums.
If on the other hand, "God" were actually Ancient Aliens influencing our history, then it might begin to make sense, although there's still need for a lot of details to be filled in; sincere peer review to correct any mistakes; and efforts to confirm these details that will be much more likely if we can get disclosure from people that have some inside knowledge of what is going on. If there were ancient aliens influencing civilization at the time the pyramids were being built and massive obelisks being erected, they might have understood cult indoctrination tactics much better than modern psychologists do now and would have been able to use the tactics that these researchers have exposed and perhaps more to control people to serve their interests, often through mystics like Padre Pio, Helena Blavatsky, Edgar Cayce, and many more.
If Corso was partly right about sharing technology and they've been using people fro research purposes for decades cooperating with the aliens or centuries before they made contact after WWII, then they might have relied on Revelations as part of their disclosure process, or at least thought that was the plane, whether it is or not. If so some of the people might have gone along with a complicated manipulation process that they thought was going on for decades; and that this might be the most effective way to reform the current cult indoctrination process that is controlling massive numbers of people. If so they might have been led to believe that it might come to an end shortly after "the beast was taken prisoner, together with the false prophet ... were hurled alive into the fiery lake of burning sulphur," as Revelations 19:20 says. However, this is followed up by a messenger from the same "God" that has been deceiving the human race all along. This should clearly mean that those who might be involved in helping such a scam should know that they can't trust them to keep their word and it could all lead to them bringing about the atrocities that they may believe they're trying to avoid, if they still have additional undisclosed motives.
However, despite plenty of comparisons with Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler, he's not nearly as effective a cult leader when it comes to stirring up people anger, and the masses aren't the same as the people in 1930s Germany; instead he's a clownish copy that looks like an absurd satire. Furthermore, he doesn't have the support of nearly as many people if the polls are reasonably close, but there clearly do appear to be more people that believe his scams than I would have expected, judging by the size of his rallies.
If this is part if what some people might consider a reverse psychology PsyOp that might lead to disclosure of the truth about how they've been using us for research they might have anticipated the backlash from outraged woman including Twitter's #WhyIDidntReport disclosures and Sexual assault reports flood call centers Kavanaugh hearing prompts victims to share their stories 10/01/2018 They could consider this part of a reform movement; however there's several problems with this, which they should have anticipated, including the fact that if they do want to bring about disclosure eventually they'll have to admit to it, and people would rightfully be outraged, and more importantly it wouldn't be nearly as effective as if they came out with the truth and began exposing it honestly. This is especially true since they've been doing absurd things for years including the protests in Wisconsin, which was spurred by Scott Walker's union busting and fizzled after many people thought it would bring about reform; Occupy Wall Street protest which also failed on a large scale, although it did help bring about small reform at some local levels, and one protest after another that at best only brings about miner reforms or prevents the oligarchs.
This has also shown how many people will blindly follow Donald Trump, who unlike Adolph Hitler, did not rise from the grassroots with a good understanding of working class people, he rose to power thanks to an enormous advantage given to him by the mass media as they gave him a platform to increase his fame, then gave him obsession coverage that enabled him to draw large crowds during his campaign, and he also had advisers teaching him which subjects would appeal to his constituency despite all the propaganda about him speaking unscripted. He may be the most scripted actor in the political establishment, masquerading as an outsider!
If this is a far-fetched PsyOp by people trying to convince themselves they're preparing for disclosure so that humanity could share the benefits of research fairly; they might try to convince themselves that some of Donald Trump's supporters might start to realize how irrational he is and abandon him learning how to think more rationally. However if they're foolish enough to convince themselves this is a good reason to go along with this scam it's virtually guaranteed to fail, with the possible exception of few cases where people at the local level help correct their irrational behavior, especially if they come into arguments with emotionally unstable people within the groups following Trump.
The far-fetched Biblical interpretation could imply that when it suits their purposes they might be planning to remove Donald Trump from power; and there's been plenty of legal justification to do that all along, or prevent him from winning the election in the first place, so if they don't it's because they don't want to. They may also want to turn his supporters against him as well as part of this irrational scam that might end with him being thrown "into the fiery lake of burning sulphur," or something that could be considered the symbolic equivalent. His being ridiculed at the UN might be part of that, which might make him look foolish in front of his followers. This was followed by his claim that the fact that it's unlikely to be true, since she didn't report it immediately; and the exposure of his tax scandals was followed almost immediately by his mocking of Christine Blasey Ford at his Mississippi rally, which could easily be interpreted as part of his vindictiveness, or if it's a far-fetched PsyOp, it could be a scam to manipulate people for other reasons.
This isn't a guarantee, of course; but, if this far-fetched manipulation PsyOp isn't close to the truth then they're still involved in a large number of simpler scams to manipulate people that many rational skeptics might consider more credible.
Also, whether or not the current political insanity is part of a far-fetched conspiracy theory involving ancient aliens, there's enough research available from credible academics indicating that a large part of the reason why these cult followers blindly follow trump even though his lies are so incredibly bad, is that they're taught from an early age to blindly believe what they're told from their leaders and go along with crowd, which is the same contributing cause to high rates of violence in the areas that support him the most. These abusive child rearing practices are also a major contributing cause for mass murderers. Professor James Garbarino says "Most of these killers are best understood as untreated, traumatized children who inhabit and control the minds, hearts, and bodies of adult men." this is very similar to people that have been intimidated all their life in a cult environment like in the south where Donald Trump has the most support.
Philip J. Greven author of "Spare the Child" also provided good research showing that the same methods used to teach blind obedience also lead to increased susceptibility to cult leaders or more violence as an adult, including sexual assault, which might explain Brett Kavanaugh's inability to control his own temper during his hearing, assuming it wasn't an act. This research also shows that children that are abused from an early age are much more likely to grow up to worship their abusers, which is a fundamental characteristic of cults. Trump supporters often live in the areas that are most likely to be damaged by environmental destruction like the South where many of these extreme storms are hitting the hardest, and according to research by Robert Bullard it's also where an enormous amount of toxic waste is being dumped. And many of Trump supporters are also going to be impacted the most by his efforts to outsource their work despite his rhetoric saying the opposite or tax cuts to the wealthy that lower income Trump supporters are going to wind up paying for.
No doubt this theory is at best incomplete, and even if some of the details are close to the truth, most people aren't likely to believe it anytime soon; however, if it's wrong there still has to be another explanation for many of the major unsolved mysteries based on ancient megaliths and other architectural wonders; and it's virtually guaranteed that what ever it is it had a major impact on early development of our civilization.
There also has to be an explanation for why the entire political establishment is behaving so insanely, and if it doesn't change they may bring about more disasters to come; and even if the Kavanaugh nomination is defeated, unless something is done to change this insanity Trump with just nominate someone just as fanatical and after all this hysteria they'll probably approve him like they did Neil Gorsuch, unless they stall until after the midterms and the Democrats win by a large margin including in the Senate. However, even if they do that they've demonstrated that when they are in power they routinely cave to the same business interests that Trump and Clinton serve, so little or nothing will change.
They even decided they would only print one copy of the FBI report and keep it in a vault so that only a handful of Senators could read it at a time, and they're banned from even taking notes from that room. There should be no doubt that the political establishment has gone insane; but Why?
If we Want real reform we need to motivate the majority of the public to participate without an insane PsyOp to scare the hell out of them. And we need a diverse media that's willing to cover honest candidates, which would have prevented this insanity in the first place if we already had it!
Edit 10/05/2018: Few if any so-called rational skeptics ever even address many of the toughest unsolved mysteries including how major megaliths were moved when ancient civilizations managed it even without technology to do so. Some-what high profile so-called skeptics like Michael Shermer or Joe Nickell often appear in scripted events and if they take questions from audiences or on Twitter they can often pick and choose which ones they answer enabling them to avoid the toughest questions, which seems to be what they do. There are some lower profile ones as well that do similar things, often by using obvious manipulation tactics including ridicule that raise doubts about their own credibility. However one of the better lower profile skeptics, that doesn't seem to resort to ridicule or the worst manipulation tactics is Jack Vance, author of Atheist Revolution, and he occasionally responds to some of these issues. Shortly before posting this article I responded to his latest repost, Evil Scientists Play God 10/03/2018, which might be similar to what Ancient Aliens are doing with us, assuming Corso is partly right, only without the absurd exagerations that are so common in the movies. I asked him "..... However, are you aware of efforts to figure out the truth about some of the related unsolved mysteries, or just taking sides then defending that side? Because if there is something to it then the real "God" might be Ancient Aliens, although History Channel botches it, and as far as I know skeptics debunk the bad high profile theorists without solving the unsolved mysteries like how megaliths were moved, or figuring out if history was influenced by an unknown advanced intelligence of some sort."
His response simply ignored the question, "We certainly have good historical information showing that some scientists have done some truly awful things, if that is what you mean. Nazi scientists have undoubtedly served as an inspiration for some depictions. But I suspect that the main reason we have seen so many films use the "evil scientist" theme reflects public mistrust of science and skepticism more broadly. Science and skepticism often challenge what we desperately want to be true, and many people find this threatening."
This certainly doesn't guarantee that my theory is right, but it raises doubts about how scientific a large segment of the scientific community really is, or if they're just using scientific methods when it suits their purposes or beliefs. Jack is relatively low profile compared to Shermer or Nickell but he's one of the more rational ones, and still doesn't address major unsolved mysteries that should raise doubts about early development of civilization; which leads to divisions among people that are considered fringe conspiracy theorists, including many bad ones, and so-called skeptics that often don't use scientific methods. This results in what some people call two different schools of thought, but it often has some characteristics of cult activity, although usually not as extreme.
A sincere search for the truth has to avoid this.
The incredible volume of news on Kavanaugh is more than many if any people can possibly keep up with even before the sexual assault accusations the following are some of these stories starting with assault accusations and related news and followed up by some of his positions on numerous issues which the mainstream media has barely covered:
McAuliffe: Kavanaugh ‘Will Threaten the Lives of Millions of Americans for Decades’ 07/10/2018
Kavanaugh and the “Renate Alumni” 09/25/2018
I'm a sociologist who studies adolescent sexual violence. In this thread, I offer the basic facts everyone should know about sexual assault to make sense of the #Kavanaugh allegations. (And citations in case you want to read up yourself.) 09/26/2018
More Kavanaugh classmates withdraw support as new allegations emerge 09/24/2018
Republicans reportedly knew about Brett Kavanaugh’s second accuser — and then tried to speed up his confirmation 09/24/2018
Critics Say Kavanaugh's Soft-Ball Interview on Fox Shows Just 'How Blatantly He'll Lie to Try and Advance His Career' 09/25/2018
E-mails Show That Republican Senate Staff Stymied a Kavanaugh Accuser’s Effort to Give Testimony 09/28/2018
Kavanaugh Lied to the Judiciary Committee—Repeatedly 09/28/2018
Parkland father approaches Kavanaugh at hearing 2018
Two Former Kavanaugh Classmates Withdraw Names From Statement Disputing Accuser 09/24/2018
What Brett Kavanaugh Really Learned in High School: Make the Rules, Break the Rules and Prosper 09/27/2018
Kavanaugh Has Exposed the Savage Amorality of America's Ruling Class 09/21/2018
'No accident' Brett Kavanaugh's female law clerks 'looked like models', Yale professor told students 09/20/2018
American Bar Association urges Senate to delay Kavanaugh vote 09/28/2018
Top Catholic Magazine Rescinds Kavanaugh Endorsement 09/28/2018
What Did Brett Kavanaugh Know About His Mentor Alex Kozinski’s Sexual Harassment? A Timeline Suggests an Awful Lot. 09/20/2018
Roaming Charges: There’s a Tear in My Beer 09/28/2018 Is it any surprise that Brett Kavanaugh, a man who was a sexual predator in high school and college, would “mature” into a lawyer who helped draft legal justifications for the torture of other humans?
Yale Law School Dean Calls For Kavanaugh Investigation Before Confirmation Vote 09/28/2018
The Internet Reacts To Brett Kavanaugh Crying His Way Through His Testimony 09/28/2018
With Nation Transfixed By Kavanaugh Monstrosity, House GOP Votes to Give Rich Another $3 Trillion in Tax Cuts 09/28/2018
Kavanaugh Is Lying. His Upbringing Explains Why. 09/28/2018 The elite learn early that they’re special — and that they won’t face consequences
Every time Ford and Kavanaugh dodged a question, in one chart 09/28/2018
The American Bar Association had concerns about Kavanaugh 12 years ago. Republicans dismissed those, too. 09/28/2018
How D.C. Prep School Culture Builds Men Like Brett Kavanaugh 09/27/2018
Chad Ludington’s Statement on Kavanaugh’s Drinking and Senate Testimony 09/30/2018 On one of the last occasions I purposely socialized with Brett, I witnessed him respond to a semi-hostile remark, not by defusing the situation, but by throwing his beer in the man’s face and starting a fight that ended with one of our mutual friends in jail.
Top Dem calls on Kavanaugh to take a lie detector test 10/01/2018
Kavanaugh had different tune on lie detectors in the past 09/28/2018 But the judge wrote in 2016 that polygraph tests were an "important law enforcement tool." .... "The Government has satisfactorily explained how polygraph examinations serve law enforcement purposes," Kavanaugh wrote.
Ex-Senate Aide: Judge Brett Kavanaugh Has Lied Every Time He Has Testified Under Oath 10/01/2018
Bernie Sanders Tweet: After a SeaWorld trainer was drowned by a killer whale in 2010, Judge Kavanaugh said the company should be immune from penalty. 10/01/2018
Rachel Mitchell’s Former Colleague Slams Her Kavanaugh Memo as “Absolutely Disingenuous” 10/01/2018
Sex Crimes Prosecutors, Linda Fairstein and Roger Canaff Explain Why the GOP 'Hired Gun' Rachel Mitchell's Attack on Kavanaugh's Accuser Was So 'Ludicrous' 10/01/2018
Text messages suggest Kavanaugh wanted to refute accuser's claim before it became public 10/01/2018 In now-public transcripts from an interview with Republican Judiciary Committee staff on September 25, two days after the Ramirez allegations were reported in the New Yorker, Kavanaugh claimed that it was Ramirez who was “calling around to classmates trying to see if they remembered it,” adding that it “strikes me as, you know, what is going on here? When someone is calling around to try to refresh other people? Is that what’s going on? What’s going on with that? That doesn’t sound — that doesn’t sound — good to me. It doesn’t sound fair. It doesn’t sound proper. It sounds like an orchestrated hit to take me out.”
The texts also demonstrate that Kavanaugh and Ramirez were more socially connected than previously understood and that Ramirez was uncomfortable around Kavanaugh when they saw each other at a wedding 10 years after they graduated. Berchem's efforts also show that some potential witnesses have been unable to get important information to the FBI.
Kavanaugh in 2015: A Judge Must Keep “Emotions in Check” and Not Be a “Political Partisan” 10/01/2018
'Lying to Congress Is a Federal Crime': Sanders Demands FBI Investigate Whether Kavanaugh Committed Perjury 09/29/2018
Trump Is the Laughingstock of the World—Literally 09/28/2018
The following are some of his positions on other issues:
How Brett Kavanaugh Could Reshape Environmental Law From the Supreme Court 07/10/2018
Just How Bad Would Kavanaugh Be for the Environment? 07/31/2018
Judge Kavanaugh and the environment 07/18/2018
Brett Kavanaugh’s History as a Judge Has Organized Labor Very Worried 08/30/2018
In Brett Kavanaugh, workers have a justice who will always side with big business 07/11/2018
Brett Kavanaugh Sided With A Union-Busting Employer After It Violated Workers’ Rights 08/15/2018
Where does Brett Kavanaugh stand on business issues and workers’ rights? 08/30/2018 Daniel Goldberg: You know, when the White House introduced Brett Kavanaugh, they bragged that Brett Kavanaugh has undermined 75 federal protections for workers, for consumers, and for the environment. Brett Kavanaugh is somebody who, if you look at his record, has repeatedly sided with the wealthy, the powerful, large corporations, people who are trying to take the country backwards and eviscerate many of the protections that workers, consumers and the American people rely on.
A dig through Kavanaugh’s record on education finds plenty of material 07/10/2018
Opponents Target Kavanaugh on Private School Choice, Affirmative Action 08/31/2018
Kavanaugh: 'Brown v. Board of Education' Is Supreme Court's 'Greatest Moment' 09/05/2018
7 legal experts on how Kavanaugh views executive power — and what it could mean for Mueller 07/11/2018
Judge Kavanaugh’s record in national-security cases 08/29/2018 If confirmed, Kavanaugh would likely move the Supreme Court to the right on issues such as wartime detention, government surveillance and civil remedies for government misconduct.
For Brett Kavanaugh, the Separation of Powers Is a One-Way Street 07/26/2018
Did Brett Kavanaugh Lie to Congress in His First Confirmation Hearing? 09/04/2018
Brett Kavanaugh and the Risk of a Return to Torture 08/10/2018
How Kavanaugh’s Last Confirmation Hearing Could Haunt Him 07/17/2018 Did Brett Kavanaugh Mislead the Senate About Detainees? Two Democrats feel that the Supreme Court nominee misled them about his awareness of terror-detainee policy during the Bush administration.
Kavanaugh's role in Bush-era torture debate now an issue in his Supreme Court nomination 07/18/2018
What Brett Kavanaugh Must Be Asked About Torture, Guantánamo, and Mass Surveillance 07/24/2018
In anonymous letter to Sen. Kamala Harris, woman says Kavanaugh groped her, slapped her, forced her to perform oral sex, and raped her in backseat of car 10/02/2018
Kamala Harris Receives Anonymous Letter From 'Jane Doe' Accusing Kavanaugh of Rape 10/02/2018
Kavanaugh says it was legal for seniors to drink when he was in high school, but Maryland's drinking age was raised to 21 when he was 17 09/27/2018
Merrick Garland asked to probe perjury allegations against Brett Kavanaugh 09/09/2018
FBI not allowed to investigate whether Brett Kavanaugh committed perjury: report 10/02/2018
Brett Kavanaugh Committed Perjury by Lying Under Oath During Hearing, Senate Judiciary Committee Democrat Says 10/01/2018
The Brett Kavanaugh perjury controversy, explained by 4 legal scholars 09/07/2018
Brett Kavanaugh’s perjury avalanche — 50 years in the making 09/08/2018
McConnell Tries to Nudge Trump Toward Two Supreme Court Options 10/07/2018 Mr. McConnell is concerned about the volume of the documents that Judge Kavanaugh has created in his 12 years on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, as well as in his roles as White House staff secretary under President George W. Bush and assistant to Kenneth W. Starr, the independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton.
Judge Kavanaugh’s Former Clerks: Diverse, and Deployed to Vouch for Him 07/11/2018
Kavanaugh contradicts White House account of credit card debt, raising more questions 09/13/2018
How Brett Kavanaugh explains his baseball ticket debt 09/12/2018
WATCH: Lindsey Graham Tells Sean Hannity That If Brett Kavanaugh Is Voted Down in the Senate, Donald Trump Should Renominate Him 10/02/2018 “So what would I do? I would renominate him and I would take this case to the American people.” “I’d ask voters in Indiana and Missouri and North Dakota and other places where Trump won saying who he would nominate if he got to be president and see if voters want to appeal the verdict of their senator.”
More Than 500 Law Professors Condemn Kavanaugh For ‘Lack Of Judicial Temperament’ 10/02/2018 The letter is signed by many high-profile law professors, including eight from Yale Law School, where Kavanaugh obtained his law degree.
Brett Kavanaugh was socialized in a culture of unchecked misogyny at Yale 10/02/2018
If Kavanaugh is confirmed, you can kiss the right to vote goodbye 07/16/2018
Mental Health Experts Demand Psychological Assessment of Kavanaugh for Drinking, Instability 10/03/2018
Kavanaugh’s 1983 Letter Offers Inside Look at High School Clique 10/02/2018
The F.B.I. Probe Ignored Testimonies from Former Classmates of Kavanaugh 10/03/2018
Sunlen Serfaty The first rule of SCIF club is you do not talk about SCIF club 10/04/2018 There is a single copy of the FBI's findings. It is currently in a vault, in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility -- or SCIF, if you'd like to use the Washington short hand. And it cannot leave the room. Senators can't bring their phones into the SCIF when they go to review the documents. If they take notes, the notes must be left in the room when the senator leaves. Senators are not allowed to discuss or characterize in detail what they've read (though they most certainly will try). In other words, what's read in the room, stays in the room.
National Council of Churches calls for Kavanaugh's nomination to be withdrawn 10/03/2018