The Psychology of the Brett Kavanaugh Allegations

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Double Bind

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We live in a day and time where the rules of logic and credibility have been replaced with the choreographed sentiment of manufactured outrage. Social traps abound for our enemies to become ensnared by social virtue signaling. Black lives matter, #MeToo, Antifa, the LGBT agenda, the pedophile agenda, now the incessant barrage of timely accusations against male republican office candidates, leftists are using anything they can to manipulate the masses.

There is a name for this phenomenon, called a “diminishing cue.” At its basic core, it is the strategy of an obscure individual making a salacious statement about someone. Once lit, no matter what that person does, they will only damage themselves or make their predicament worse, called a “double bind.”

Who Is Dr. Ford

What I find particularly upsetting about the accusation from Dr. Ford is that, as a Professor of Psychology, she too would be innately aware of and trained to employ or diffuse this type of manipulation. Who is Dr. Ford? In researching her, I find that she is the same advocate who posted on Facebook her thoughts at the Neil Gorsuch hearings. Before she scrubbed her Facebook, she intimated that someone should accuse Gorsuch of a sex crime.

It appears that social justice has brought its warfare to Congress and all of Washington is marching to its drumbeat. At a time where accusations are flying, witnesses for Dr. Ford have all denied her claims. To show credibility, the statement of value has become “what did she have to gain in doing this?”

The truth is, in the world of social justice, and by her own admission, the goal is to sabotage the confirmation. Every hardship is merely a necessary step and measure. Clinically, there are several disorders that could just as effectively explain the accusations. They include Munchausen Disorder or Factitious Disorder. These disorders are not confined to issues of health.

No Recollection? What is particularly disturbing is that despite the fact that not a single person who had been cited as a fact-based witness can corroborate anything, the media supports the dramatized allegations of Dr. Ford. Moreso, the alleged victim has absolutely no recollection of the date, time, month, place of incident, but vividly recalls people who would know, the same people who fail to corroborate. By and through her attorney, Ford explained the variance this way:

In response, Ford’s lawyer Debra Katz said: “As Dr. Ford has said, she did not share her story publicly or with anyone for years following the incident with Judge Kavanaugh.

“It’s not surprising that Ms. Keyser has no recollection of the evening as they did not discuss it. It’s also unremarkable that Ms. Keyser does not remember attending a specific gathering 30 years ago at which nothing of consequence happened to her. Dr. Ford of course will never forget this gathering because of what happened to her there.”
—  Fox News, September 23, 2018

Having interned and been exposed to several victims impact statements, and the repeated interviewing of sex crime victims ad nauseam, one thing that professionals are struck by is the surreal amount of detail retained. For example– scents, disconnected conversations overheard, person, place and time, as well as nuances of their attacker that persist years/decades following the attack. Dr. Ford shares none of these.

Of course, the other caveat is the reaction by Congressional Republicans. Suddenly moved by fear of being labeled a bully and the appearance of being rude to a victim, they by default have substantiated a claim which on its face is not only invalid but should be criminally slanderous.

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Victim Impact

The allegation was made by a woman who has done nothing to help her own cause, also criminalizing (even in part) a gentleman who has served every day with distinction. There are several victims in this ugly charade. The children of Brett Kavanaugh are forced to watch their father being degraded publicly.

His wife gets to hear sordid details of an attack that never happened. In addition, she is receiving death threats. The American public is forced to endure such brazen mockery and injustice. Justice itself is being mocked. Where has America gone?

Kevin McLemore, Ph.D. / Guest Contributor
Not so young, black, conservative. Believe in the grace of marriage and balance of family. Life has purpose. Finding and maintaining it is the challenge.
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