Supreme Toxicity -- Confirmed

Publisher:  Against the Current
Date Written:  01/11/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23415

Editorial about Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. Supreme Court and the hopefulness of grassroots movements like #metoo and BLM spur people to take action.



There is much handwringing among the media and cable TV pundits over the "toxic" condition of American politics revealed by the Kavanaugh confirmation process. "Toxic"? You really think? Behold the least popular Supreme Court nominee in memory, appointed by the most unpopular and corrupt U.S. president in modern history, finally confirmed by a Senate that’s one of the least representative bodies in any more-or-less democratic country in the world. And ponder the sick joke of the five-day "investigation," crafted to give some cover to Senator Jeff Flake and tailored by Donald Trump's instructions to the FBI to make sure it would find nothing.

It’s important to say something here about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Not only a survivor of sexual assault, she stands out most as an example of the kind of people who never intended, but at the critical social moment step forward, to become the heroes they had never imagined - people like Anita Hill, Chelsea Manning or Edward Snowden, or Daniel Ellsberg in an earlier generation. Dr. Ford needs to be honored and above all, protected against the vilification and threatened violence coming her way.

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