Oct 18

21st Century?

It seems as if I simply cannot get away from the local  – or – national political scene. I guess I could have until this Supreme Court controversy. In the beginning, I was totally against this nominee, Kavanaugh. Partly because I find it disturbing to appoint a hard right-leaning judge to the Court. Then, when I found out that he did not believe that there is any legal way that a U.S. President could be treated negatively I was definitely getting sick.

I remember very well how many women died from botched abortions before Roe vs Wade became US law. Just the thought that this law, rule, whatever it is considered the very thought to think that women in the 21st century would be forbidden from having an abortion in any way makes me very frightened for our culture and society and my real physical sickness. How could any person in this country consider that women are nor competent enough to make decisions about their own bodies causes me feelings close to hate. This, mainly because I have been a feminist for at least 73 years (when I was a young girl of 13; much to my Mother’s chagrin).

But, then the allegations began about the youthful Kavanaugh and his alcoholic antics. To watch the US House and Senate of the GOP – those very old white men who never grew their minds or knowledge from their high school days, who, apparently never read news that explained the way the environment was some 30 years ago. These old white men began expressing what used to be expressed when a woman had the audacity to announce that she had been raped or attacked with the attempt to

sexually molest her. We thought we had entered the “Me to” age. If everyone had remembered how the Congress reacted to the sexual proclivity of Congressional members. Remember, two GOP women announced that the Dem congressman should leave the senate, even though his illegality was a picture meaning to be funny. But they never asked the GOP-ers to leave. Interesting to some, outrageous to others. They didn’t need to grow: their jobs were secure for their lifetime, only being renewed every 2nd or 4th year. They just kept running for “their seat” each renewal time.

In any event, I do not believe that any female has not been at least hassled in one way or another during their lifetime. (I was propositioned to share a bed with the leader of the Board of a National Organization. Had I said “Yes”, it was purported that I could become COO of the national organization. And not only was I married, but I was what I considered myself as “a fat slob”. Things like this make me sick).

Watching the two people being interviewed by the all-white old men of the Senatorial hearings of the GOPs Judiciary Committee. I was totally shocked at the way Kavanaugh spoke at his “hearing”/ I certainly do not believe that ANY judge, especially an associate Supreme Court Judge should ever testify in such a partisan, hateful, disgusting manner. I would not want any activity with which I was involved to be presented to the Supreme Court for adjudication. It was disgusting. While I felt real sympathy for Dr Ford, I did believe her and while I do not believe that, without lots of research would we

warning that he will retaliate? It was a bad omen that the GOP with but one NO, voted to admit him to the Supreme Court. I believe this was a horrendous mistake and that in following years many bad things will happen. I am truly happy that my years are numbered – especially I will not outlive him, under usual circumstances.

Well I hope that my next post will be more positive and about something warm and fuzzy. ever be able to reach a decision on the legality of the act, since the way the whole thing was handled was specifically organized not to be able to decide guilt.

But just by the vitriol of his remarks, his determined reference to “left wing activity and even referring to President Clinton and his wife were sufficient to determine that He Should Not Become a Supreme Court Associate Justice. This man will be able to serve on the Court for the rest of his life. His warning that, “What goes around Comes Around”. was a pointed0












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