Sunday, September 23, 2018

I'd Say that the Sexual Misconduct Is a Feature, Not a Bug

Last year, when the story of a fatal fraternity pledge incident dominated the local news, I posted about the code of bromertà- the omertà-like behavior of men who engage in violent, usually misogynistic behavior. A teenager who covers up sexual misconduct or the injury, even death, by misadventure of a peer will grow up to be a man who will cover up corporate, political, or sexual malfeasance.

That brings me to the Kavanaugh nomination- here's a guy with a growing litany of allegations of sexual misconduct. Add to that his sketchy financial history, and a picture of an easily compromised individual emerges. This is a guy who is vulnerable to blackmail at best, a serial criminal at worst.

The very idea that this creep, who makes Robert Bork look like a moderate jurist, would gain a lifetime position on the Supreme Court is utterly repugnant. Given the Republican Party's recent string of candidates with histories of sexual misconduct, it's utterly predictable.


Kdus232425 said...

Could be describing all the men with whom i went to USNA, med school. Internship and residency. With these men the personal compromise and rule breaking which led to the torture atrocities at Abu Ghraib, Gitmo and Bsgram had been practiced from the very beginning of their careers.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Ugh, Richard, that’s horrible. Our culture needs a total reboot.

Green Eagle said...

Mr. Bastard, I want to say that I agree with you totally, but there is another reason for this. For so many of these right wing jerks, nothing is more important than "owning the liberals." So what could be better for that purpose than to put on the Supreme Court a malignant, arrogant jerk who doesn't give a damn about women, and essentially says that liberals can stick it with their notions of equal treatment?