If you didn’t get a chance to witness the Witch Trial that the nomination for Brett Kavanaugh was then I envy your ignorance. For those of you who don’t know, when Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court the Democrats in the Senate made a huge show of it. They accused him of sexual assault, rape and a whole list of other things while having an alleged victim of Kavanaugh testify in the Senate as well. Despite all this, he was finally confirmed by the Senate, but now that the situation has died there has been some revelations about all of the accusers.
One accuser Julie Swetnick has not been able to produce enough evidence to even prove that she and Kavanaugh knew each other or were ever in contact. According to the Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley.
Another accuser, Judy Munro-Leighton, has said that she actually wasn’t sexually assaulted by Kavanugh as she had before claimed. And new revelations show her to be a left wing activist and much older than Kavanaugh to the point that it’s unlikely they had any contact with each other.
But what I want to show people is that people can lie and will lie for political purposes. Bill Clinton did it when he said “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewisnky”, we’ve seen in it witch trials throughout the years, claims of Iraqi soldiers throwing babies out of incubators, or claims of lamp shades made of Holocaust victims. They are all fake and used to push an agenda of some sort.
But what does this all mean? It means that conspiracies are possible. That people will make themselves believe or just lie about things that push their agenda and defend others making similar lies. There is rarely a formal conspiracy among many people where they sit around a table and say “Okay guys, today we are going to make up a bunch of lies to smear this idea”. It’s a dangerous organic phenomenon where people all just know what to do. Everyone supports each other and they know that supporting other people advances their goal. This creates this loop of reinforcement among people and how a lie(s) gets pushed more and more so.
None of the accusers of Kavanaugh questioned the vagueness of the other accusers and the implausibility. They all supported each other, or at least didn’t attack each other, to support their cause.