Anyone with a brain who has watched the disgraceful spectacle of the Kavanaugh lynching will have noticed something this last week. The ol'goal post has been moved so many times it's in danger of breaking. At this point, nobody but radical protesters are making it about the uncorroborated sex assault accusations. That ship has sailed. They're using the circus to establish a new order. And it's clear what that order will look like.
Mark Shea links to a Washington Post op-ed by Liz Bruening, a well established Catholic liberal who lays out the case for - wait for it - Kavanaugh? Not really. Defeating Kavanaugh? No. It isn't about Kavanaugh if you read it. It's really about defending the Left's practice of attacking the motives, heart, mind and soul of those who dare oppose the political Left. Her contention is that because of the typical lies and rhetoric of politics, we must 'unearth the real reason politicians and political movements are doing what they're doing.' That is, bypass facts and get straight to their nefarious motives.
In other words, she is making a case for just what my boys noticed here. She is saying why it's right to avoid debating the details and the particulars, the policies and the issues, the evidence and the proof, and move toward judging the inner heart and real reasons that anyone would dare question the political Left.
Step aside witch hunters. We no longer need to dunk witches in water for a confession. We need no confession at all. It's enough that you've dared question the efficacy of the political Left. You must obviously have a wicked heart and soul and only reject the Left because your real motive is hatred of the poor, the wrong skin color, the wrong gender, the wrong sexual orientation, the wrong nationality, or whatever. Guilty. Not charged.
In a single generation we're watching that long march toward democracy and freedom dashed on the rocks of movement wanting to look more like the tyrannies that wrought so much death and misery in the last century. And good Catholics like Mark Shea, and Ms. Bruening, are willing to grab the banners and rush ahead, destroying whatever human being is in the way, advocating any evil, and laying the ground work for the eradication of the rights and liberties that have kept us free and have freed so many others.
UPDATE: Yes, it was already pointed out on another site. The irony of Mark standing behind what any sane person knows is an attempt to destroy a man with false and slanderous accusations sitting on a high horse over lying.