Thursday, September 27, 2018

Kavanaugh: A Modest Proposal

This is a satirical piece in the tradition of Swift's (1729) Modest Proposal.  Swift proposes that the Irish relieve their poverty by selling their children as food for the wealthy British. He writes:

I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed, is, at a year old, a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricasie, or a ragoust. 

I wrote the following short blog in light of the defamation that Judge Kavanaugh has suffered at the hands of his political opponents. It is intended to be taken in the same light as Swift's claim that Irish children should be eaten. I was surprised to learn that some readers took me literally, claiming that I advocate rape. This in turn has resulted in a demonstration against me at Brooklyn College. 

Given that it is unclear that Kavanaugh did a thing, the defamation that he has suffered at the hands of the media is a disgrace.  Intolerance of and defamation of anyone who does not toe the big government line are ongoing threats to freedom. The humiliation that Judge Kavanaugh has suffered is a disgrace.

Perhaps more time should be spent on Horace and Swift, and less time on political indoctrination in college. The blog follows.


If someone did not commit sexual assault in high school, then he is not a member of the male sex.  The Democrats have discovered that 15-year- olds play spin-the-bottle, and they have jumped on a series of supposed spin-the-bottle crimes during Kavanaugh's minority, which they characterize as rape, although no one complained or reported any crime for 40 years.

The Democrats have become a party of tutu-wearing pansies, totalitarian sissies who lack  virility, a sense of decency, or the masculine judgment that has characterized the greatest civilizations: classical Athens, republican Rome, 18th century Britain, and the 19th century United States. They use anonymity and defamation in their tireless search for coercive power.

The Kavanaugh hearing is a travesty, and if the Republicans are going to allow the sissy party to use this travesty to stop conservatism, then it is time found a new political party.  In the future, having committed sexual assault in high school ought to be a prerequisite for all appointments, judicial and political.  Those who did not play spin-the-bottle when they were 15 should not be in public life.

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