A Modest Proposal

After carefully following the news over the last few weeks—listening to both NPR and Fox News in an effort to avoid the left/right echo chamber—I have personally decided that for the sake of our Union, Brett Kavanaugh needs to be offered up as a sacrificial lamb.

In other words, he should not be confirmed to the Supreme Court.

Before you wright me off as another conservative gone soft in the heart and head, give me a moment:

Yes, it’s true that Kavanaugh is very likely innocent of the charges that Christine Blasey Ford and others have leveled against him.

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Yes, it’s true that there is almost nothing to corroborate Ford’s testimony and much to suggest that it is simply not true.

Yes, it’s true that Kavanaugh is one of the most technically qualified, endorsed, and thoroughly vetted candidates to ever be nominated to the highest court in our land.

But these things now need to be tossed overboard amid the storm-tossed seas created by the Me Too movement; seas that have been made even more troubled by the pathetically sexist, misogynistic (am I being redundant?) comments by President Trump a recent rally in the ignorant, hillbilly state of Mississippi.

Who is Trump to question the veracity of a clearly abused woman who has suffered so much?

My epiphany came as I watched the attached video by actress, feminist activist, and observer of the Senate hearing (while wearing a bosom exposing dress) Alyssa Milano.

Swept up in her passion, pain, and keen intellect, I found my myself agreeing with her with her: How dare our president place women on the same level of men?

As Ms. Milano so trenchantly observed, “The pendulum has to shift for (women) to have the equality and security in our country and our societal views as what it means to be a woman.”

We know that by virtue of their hippocampuses and all the other brain centers and hormones that Prof Ford enumerated in her testimony before the Senate last week, women, on average, are influenced by their emotions to a degree well beyond that of men.

Therefore, they should not be held to the same standard of empirical, rational evidence in regard to the due process of law.

That at the furthest extremes of the Bell Curve—with some exceptions, of course—women’s IQ’s are neither as high or as low as men’s.

And let’s not forget how many women, weaker vessels that they are, are presently playing in the NFL. (Or how many NFL players are presently enduring contractions as they wait to give birth to a baby.)

Level playing fields and the rule of law be damned.

It’s well past time to tilt the playing field and take the “l’ of out the “rule” of law.

As politically incorrect as it may be (thank you, Ms Milano, for showing me this light), it’s also past the time when we as a nation should keep pretending that women are as smart, rational, strong and as competent as men.

The pendulum needs to swing.

And it is time for reparations.

As with American slavery, the decision on how to handle this complex and delicate matter is a difficult one.

But as a first stab at it, I offer the following modest proposal for your consideration.

Our best shot at setting a date for the establishment of our country (sorry indigenous peoples) is 1776.

The 19th amendment giving women the right to vote was passed in 1919.

The difference between the two is 143 years. Which truly (see Gen. 1:27) is 143 years too late.

Therefore, I propose that womankind be granted 143 free passes.

From this point on, any man—regardless of evidence or the lack thereof—who would aspire to a position of power where he could significantly impact the lives of 143 women or more, should be denied due process if one woman says he has done something to harm her.

So let’s get this over, shall we? Let Brett Cavanaugh be the first sacrifice before Ms. Milano’s pendulum.

With 142 more to go.

And then, after these 143 immolations are complete … let there be peace.

 

As with American slavery, the decision on how to handle this delicate complex and delicate matter is a difficult one.

But as a first stab at this, I offer this modest proposal for your consideration.

Our best shot at setting a date for the establishment of our country (sorry indigenous peoples) is 1776.

The 19th amendment giving women the right to vote was passed in 1919.
The difference between the two is 143 years. Which truly (see Gen. 1:27) is 143 years too late.
Therefore, I propose that womankind be granted 143 free passes.

From this point on, any man—regardless of evidence or the lack thereof—who would aspire to a position of power where he could significantly impact the lives of 143 women or more, should be denied due process if one woman says he has done something to harm her.

So let’s get this over, shall we? Let Brett Cavanaugh be the first sacrifice before Ms. Milano’s pendulum.

With 142 more to go.

And then, after these 143 immolations are complete … let there be peace.

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