Some sane words on the Kavanaugh issue.
My original piece on the Brett Kavanaugh fiasco, (America’s Disgrace) really stirred up the cesspit – as if it needed any stirring. (although to be fair a number of people also expressed appreciation). Ironically the reaction to it kind of proves the points I was trying to make – the main one is simply that we don’t know what happened 35 years ago – and anyone who claims to do so, does so largely on their own feelings and politics. Nonetheless that has not stopped numerous people writing and saying that they know what is happening. I have been astounded at how many Christians (who should know that they are not the judges) are proclaiming “I believe her”, “I believe him” – as though what we “believe” has anything to say on the matter!
But as events continue to unfold it becomes clear that the mess that the US is in is far deeper than this particular sideshow. One of the wider things that got some people especially upset was the claim that the farce currently being played out in Washington somehow indicates the decline of American civilization because of its growing rejection of its Christian roots. Leaving aside the argument about whether America has Christian roots (that is incontrovertible but in this post- modern, post-truth world people can just make up history to suit their own prejudices and always find someone on the Internet who will agree with them!); and the upset that some people feel ‘ how dare you say that about America – your country is worse ‘- (it is, but this is not a competition!); the question remains – how does this case show what is going wrong in the wider society. I
I would add that where the US goes – we quickly follow (or maybe it is the other way round?). These same signs of decay are already endemic in our culture.
read the rest of it at America’s Despair — TheWeeFlea.com. It is worth the time.
The idea of innocent until proven guilty and waiting until we have “proof” (evidence sufficient to prove) have been thrown out the window and trial by media (aka mob rule) has taken over.