WASHINGTON: The late conservative gadfly Andrew Breitbart said something that can’t be yelled loudly enough in the ears of conservatives: “Politics is downstream from the culture.” A position clearly defined in the recent Kavanaugh – Ford #MeToo hysteria.
It’s all about the culture
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, which almost exclusively centered on allegations he attempted to rape Dr. Christine Blasey Ford when she was in high school, degenerated into a #MeToo tent revival meeting.
The lesson we must learn, say leading Democrats and the media, requires – no, demands – we take such allegations on religious faith without the benefit of evidence.
And the congregation’s expected liturgical response? “I Believe Her… Amen.”
Harvey Weinstein triggers a movement and pseudo-religion
It all began when mega movie producer Harvey Weinstein was accused of committing acts of sexual abuse against some of Hollywood’s A-list female stars. And it’s said his predatory actions were an open secret among the denizens of the entertainment industry.
But Weinstein films were financially successful and, more often than not, Oscar contenders. No one questioned Weinstein’s success. Least of all those who feared the consequences that might result from filing sexual abuse charges against a man who could make or break a film career.
Rape culture is a result of the American Power Sector
Weinstein, you see, was a power broker in the most powerful sector in American society – popular culture. And that power naturally expanded outward in concentric circles from film to sex, and eventually to politics.
According to the website Open Secrets, which tracks political contributions, Weinstein bundled $1.4 million on behalf of Hillary Clinton in 2016 alone.
Coincidentally, or maybe not, it wasn’t until Clinton’s defeat at the hands of President Trump that allegations of alleged sexual misconduct by Weinstein surfaced in the mainstream press.
This year, the Weinstein Company filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. And Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. charged him with multiple criminal counts of sexual assault.
Then – irony of ironies – #MeToo leader, actress and filmmaker Asia Argento, who was among the first to accuse Weinstein of sexual assault,
“… quietly arranged to pay $380,000 to her own accuser: Jimmy Bennet, a young actor and rock musician who said she had sexually assaulted him in a California hotel room years earlier, when he was only two months past his 17th birthday. She was 37,” says the New York Times.
The moral to this story is that human beings are no damned good. And the last institution that should school Americans on sexual mores is Hollywood and its pampered ingenues.
These same folks once dubbed Christian objections to their industry’s moral corruption as attempts to “force their religious beliefs down our throats.”
The Neo-Feminist Religion Movement
But a neo-feminist religion has emerged from a swamp far different and more influential than Washington, D.C. And like a plot from a Dan Brown novel, this cult insists we bow obediently before the ancient pagan alters to the “sacred feminine.”
And this new cult is so powerful, it’s turned the fight against sexual assault to a more sinister purpose. One that stirs terror in the hearts of Republicans and Democrats alike. And Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his family feel the wrath of its #MeToo faithful, who freely admit its anguished cries center on its diabolical need for sacrificial blood: that of the unborn.
And they would very much like the Supreme Court to continue forcing the abomination of their twisted sacrament, abortion, down our throats for eternity.
A moral and political heresy threatened by a high court nominee who’s sworn duty is to defend and protect the nation’s foundational creed on behalf of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Top Image: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh surrounded by photographers
beforethe confirmation hearing. CBS News screen capture.