Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Roger L. Simon: Christine Blasey Ford's Collateral Damage



Trust a "psychologist" to wreak havoc with someone else's family.

When Christine Blasey Ford finally surfaced her over three decades-old claim of sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh, when they were both teenagers, did she consider for a moment the effect of her accusation on Kavanaugh's daughters, already escorted from the hearing room after witnessing their father being endlessly attacked by maniacs in the audience, not to mention Kavanaugh's wife?

And how about the dozen girls the judge used to coach who came to the hearing? Originally thrilled to be so honored, how do you think they and their families now feel?
“It’s awesome to have them all here,” Kavanaugh said, introducing them. “They are tough as nails,” he continued.
Not any more, I'll wager. Extremely unhappy and very confused is more like it. Indeed Ford has contributed to these young ladies having a view of men that is paranoid and mistrustful from here on out.

They are collateral damage, scarred on one level or another for life, just as Ford insists she was.

...we live in a time of consummate selfishness and evil. Almost nothing is done with clean hands or pure motivation. Few, if anyone, think about others -- in this case even about their very young and impressionable sisters. Christine Blasey Ford is a poster woman for the worst, most narcissistic end of the #MeToo movement....