With everything going on with the Supreme Court nomination involving Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser for sexual assault its time to step back a second.
Have we become a nation where someone’s claim is taken as absolute fact?
This is a serious question for the problem at hand when dealing with sexual assault. Its a terrible crime, but yet, it appears there are those who have no problem screaming about how anyone accused is automatically guilty of that assault.
The internet is full of such accusations on men from all walks of life and all colors. The problem isn’t one that awareness needs to be heightened, but of validity.
For every claim there are stories of men being falsely accused by women for a variety of reasons. Many of these men have had their entire lives destroyed as people believed the accuser instead of the facts.
Some of these men have had promising careers ended as they went to jail for something they never committed only to have the woman recount her story years later.
It is this ambiguity that we find ourselves with Kavanaugh which is amplified by the politics. He is nominated by Trump, who the left hates everything about. They have already tried the sexism card through abortion. When that failed to change people’s minds suddenly this assault comes up.
An assault 30+ years old and shrouded in mystery.
As expected the left automatically assumed it must be real, and due to that Kavanaugh must step down from being a candidate. However there is a major problem here, and that is another assault done by a democrat which has a lot more evidence, including a police report.
The left is ignoring this report. In fact they’ve ignored such actions from many high-profile Democrats and its donors (where is the trial for Harvey Weinstein). Its something they left has no problem tossing out knowing it will get the fanbase upset and they don’t have to provide evidence, only the accusation.
So long as the left ignores people like Clinton, Weinstein and a host of others this will be seen by many as a political ploy. And if it turns out this was a false report, it will have a devastating impact on future women who are really assaulted.
Another problem is democrats are tossing so much out there about this that the story seems to change everyday. This person says they were there and it happened, then the next day they retract the statement, she is willing to be put on the stand, then she isn’t.
Perhaps its time, especially with accusations of sexual assault, that we go back to innocent until proven guilty. If we don’t, relations between the sexes will only get worse.