Brett Kavanaugh is a supreme court nominee who was under oath about allegations on if he sexually assaulted a woman by the name of Christine Blasey Ford earlier in his life. It was decades ago and just taking the factual based evidence as is, doesn’t really lead one to know if such an event occurred or not. The dubious existence of “he said, she said” does not mean it’s impossible to figure out the truth, though. It means we have to examine what both people said as closely as possible. If both parties speak with passion and clarity, but one of them says many inconsistent, evasive, irrational, and false things, while the other does not, then we actually have a very good indicator of which party is telling the truth. And this is exactly what happened. The inquiry showed all too easily the character and essence of Brett Kavanaugh and how he is purposely misleading people about his life by creating confusion, not answering questions, creating foggy realities of delusion, using all sorts of psychological manipulation, and lying overall. When this type of behavior is encountered in anybody’s life it should instantly ring signs of high alarm and one should do anything possible to get this person out of a position of any influence and, personally, attempt to get as far away from such a person as possible. Sometimes we are not so lucky and can’t just disengage, but interacting with such a person is a lose, lose and operating in their world is impossibly depleting and demanding as they will do anything to keep their warped reality alive. There is very little one can do when connected to such a person as the world view of the narcissist will keep such behavior continuing, hence, why separating yourself is really the only supported successful method for ridding yourself of such people and their vampiric and abusive behavior.
Here are some examples of the psychological manipulations applied by Kavanuagh:
Kavanaugh mentions: “I never attended a gathering like the one Dr. Ford describes in her allegation.” The gathering Ford describes where she got sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh was, “after a day of diving at the club, I attended a small gathering at a house in the Bethesda area. There were four boys I remember specifically being there: Brett Kavanaugh, Mark Judge, a boy named P.J., and one other boy whose name I cannot recall. I also remember my friend Leland attending. I do not remember all of the details of how that gathering came together, but like many that summer, it was almost surely a spur-of-the-moment gathering… People were drinking beer in a small living room/family room-type area on the first floor of the house.”
Kavanaugh says that he never attended any event like this, “like the one Dr. Ford describes”. So, he never attended a small gathering in Bethesda where people were drinking beer? Since it was a very typical low-key high school event, it would have been shocking if Kavanaugh never attended such a thing. Kavanaugh then submitted his own calendars from the summer of 1982, and “the calendars show a few weekday gatherings at friends’ houses after a workout or just to meet up and have some beers” yet, he says that he never attended a gathering like this, but that’s obviously false, because the type of gathering he says he did attend is exactly the kind she describes.
On the same topic, Kavanaugh also mentions that “none of those gatherings included the group of people that Dr. Ford has identified. And as my calendars show, I was very precise about listing who was there; very precise.” So, being “very precise” and looking at the calendars supplied by Kavanaugh around the dates of the accused incident, Kavanaugh actually notes that he did hang around with most of the people Ford mentioned! So, when Kavanaugh says none of the gatherings on the calendar include the people Ford says and implies that Ford was just conjuring names of people he would never gather with, that’s false as his own calendars prove himself wrong!
Kavanaugh’s lawyer read a statement to the press about what someone named Keyser said about the alleged sexual assault incident: “simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.” Kavanaugh relied on this statement repeatedly. Two instances:
KAVANAUGH: All four witnesses who are alleged to be at the event said it didn’t happen. Including Dr. Ford’s long-time friend, Ms. Keyser, who said that she didn’t know me and that she does not recall ever being at a party with me with or without Dr. Ford.
KAVANAUGH: All the witnesses who were there say it didn’t happen. Ms. Keyser’s her longtime friend, said she never saw me at a party with or without Dr. Ford…
Again this is misconstruing language to hide the fact that it is a lie. Keyser never said it “didn’t happen” as that is something Kavanaugh added. She said she didn’t remember being at a party with him and doesn’t know him. But in an interviewwith the Washington Post, Keyser said she believes Ford’s allegation. Keyser says she believes it happened while Kavanaugh tells the United States Senate that she said it didn’t.
Another interesting note about Keyser, she may not remember him, but he seems to remember her. When asked, he became extremely cagey and imprecise:
MITCHELL: OK. Do you know Leland Ingham or Leland Keyser?
KAVANAUGH: I — I know of her. And it — it’s possible I, you know, saw — met her in high school at some point at some event. Yes, I know — I know of her and, again, I don’t want to rule out having crossed paths with her in high school.
If you don’t remember her from high school, there’s a simple answer to this question: “I know of her now, but I don’t remember ever meeting her then.” The answer that Kavanaugh gave included not specifying how he knew or heard of her, while mixing in the grammatically incorrect present tense (of course you know of her now, the question is whether you knew her then), while stuttering his way through it.
Saying “I don’t recall such a thing” should always raise suspicions because it is vague, and Kavanaugh is clearly not presenting the evidence accurately. He’s trying to paint the reality that it’s more unfavorable to Ford than it actually is by saying “Everyone she says was there denies it” vs the actual truth of “nobody she says was there remembers it, though one of them believes it happened.” Kavanaugh then concluded that “Dr. Ford’s allegation is not merely uncorroborated, it is refuted by the very people she says were there. A word trick is being played here by Kavanaugh using the word “refuted.” “Refuted” can mean both “denied” and “disproven,” so it’s true to say that people “refuted” Ford in the sense of denying involvement, but not true that people’s denial actually disproved anything. By using refuted in this way, one can blur the distinction, and reality overall, and imply to the audience that an accusation has been disproven when it merely has been denied.
The Psychological Manipulation:
Kavanaugh is clearly lying about things to try and make himself look more favorable. When speaking about information, that same information doesn’t support the truth of anything that has been presented as evidence. Even his own evidence is contradictory to what he speaks. He’s creating a mirage and appearing one way while psychologically gas-lightning the audience to cause confusion and make one believe in a false reality. He’s using grammatical tenses and words in tricky ways to dodge questions and imply that people said things they actually didn’t.
There were other allegations against Kavanaugh that suggested that Kavanaugh participated in a rowdy drinking culture as a young man, and that the abuse occurred under the influence of alcohol. Here is the dialogue:
LEAHY: Now, you’ve talked about your yearbook. In your yearbook, you talked about drinking and sexual exploits, did you not?
KAVANAUGH: I’m going to talk about my high school record. I busted my butt in academics. I always tried to do the best I could. As I recall, I finished one in the class… I played sports. I was captain of the varsity basketball team. I was wide receiver and defensive back on the football team. I ran track in the spring of ’82 to try to get faster. I did my service projects at the school, which involved going to the soup kitchen downtown — let me finish — and going to tutor intellectually disabled kids at the Rockville Library. With the church — and, yes, we got together with our friends.
If you ask someone “Were you a drinker?” and they reply “I went to church and helped children,” you are not dealing with a forthright person.
Kavanaugh later goes on to say, “My friends and I sometimes got together and had parties on weekends. The drinking age was 18 in Maryland for most of my time in high school, and was 18 in D.C. for all of my time in high school. I drank beer with my friends. Almost everyone did. Sometimes I had too many beers. Sometimes others did. I liked beer. I still like beer. But I did not drink beer to the point of blacking out, and I never sexually assaulted anyone. There is a bright line between drinking beer, which I gladly do, and which I fully embrace, and sexually assaulting someone, which is a violent crime. If every American who drinks beer or every American who drank beer in high school is suddenly presumed guilty of sexual assault, will be an ugly, new place in this country. I never committed sexual assault.
Kavanaugh is applying all sorts of psychological manipulation here with his story. He implies that ifbeing a beer-drinking American is a crime then, yes, lock him up. He believes that these questions are trying to punish him for the crime of having a few drinks in high school. Kavanaugh says he freely admits to doing things that were “goofy or stupid,” but that he doubts he is alone in this, presumably assuming that if having flaws is a misdeed then who among us is innocent? That’s not what these questions are about and Kavanaugh is trying desperately to make himself look like the victim.
There are also other lies in here as well. Kavanaugh was 17 in high school and not 18 like he claims, and what he says doesn’t even matter anyway, because the drinking age got changed to 21 in his state while he was in high school.
His yearbook lists him as treasurer of the “Keg City Club,” and his entry says “100 Kegs or Bust,” referring to a “campaign by his friends to empty 100 kegs of beer during their senior year.” It also is said that he was the “biggest contributor” to the Beach Week Ralph Club, which he admitted was a reference to vomiting. This is on top of loads of witness accounts sharing their stories of how sloppy, aggressive, and out of control drunk Kavanaugh constantly was with drinking alcohol.
WHITEHOUSE: Let’s look at, “Beach Week Ralph Club — Biggest Contributor,” what does the word Ralph mean in that?
KAVANAUGH: That probably refers to throwing up. I’m known to have a weak stomach and I always have. In fact, the last time I was here, you asked me about having ketchup on spaghetti. I always have had a weak stomach. […] this is well-known. Anyone who’s known me, like a lot of these people behind me — known me my whole life — know, you know. I got a weak stomach, whether it’s with beer or with spicy food or anything.
WHITEHOUSE: So the vomiting that you reference in the Ralph Club reference, is related to the consumption of alcohol?
KAVANAUGH: Senator, I was at the top of my class academically, busted my butt in school. Captain of the varsity basketball team. Got in Yale College. When I got into Yale College, got into Yale Law School. Worked my tail off.
WHITEHOUSE: Did it relate to alcohol? You haven’t answered that.
KAVANAUGH: I like beer. I like beer. I don’t know if you do…
KAVANAUGH: … do you like beer, Senator, or not?
WHITEHOUSE: Um, next…
KAVANAUGH: What do you like to drink?
Kavanaugh is asked if the ralphing pertained to drinking. He replies that he likes beer and re-directs the conversation to his weak stomach with spicy food. Kavanaugh then goes on the attack with proclaiming that he loves beer and what does the Senator like to drink? Perhaps, trying to imply some sort of idea that he is a loyal beer drinking American and putting it on the Senator to see if he is also a loyal beer drinking American who perhaps pukes from too much alcohol. Again, Kavanaugh uses the psychological manipulation of playing the victim card here. He tries to bring up his credentials in high school again to show that whatever he is being accused of shouldn’t matter because of what he achieved and how hard he worked. He tries to confuse and re-direct the conversation that the “Ralph Club” was in reference to him eating spicy food, then goes belligerently on the attack with pushing manipulation that he brought into the conversation.
KLOBUCHAR: OK. Drinking is one thing, but the concern is about truthfulness, and in your written testimony, you said sometimes you had too many drinks. Was there ever a time when you drank so much that you couldn’t remember what happened, or part of what happened the night before?
KAVANAUGH: No, I — no. I remember what happened, and I think you’ve probably had beers, Senator, and — and so I…
KLOBUCHAR: So you’re saying there’s never been a case where you drank so much that you didn’t remember what happened the night before, or part of what happened.
KAVANAUGH: It’s — you’re asking about, you know, blackout. I don’t know. Have you?
KLOBUCHAR: Could you answer the question, Judge? I just — so you — that’s not happened. Is that your answer?
KAVANAUGH: Yeah, and I’m curious if you have.
Answering questions with questions like this is not what an honest person does.
The Psychological Manipulation:
Kavanaugh has a clear agenda at what he is trying to do with his psychological manipulation. He won’t answer any questions directly and he will answer questions with questions and ask any question he is asked to the person who is asking it. He lists his accomplishments in an attempt to discredit anything negative he did in high school. This is psychopathic in nature. It is gas lighting a false reality into the audience. It is grandstanding to “blustering” out non-sensical information no matter what a person says or asks of you. It is narcissistic in that he portrays himself as the actual victim here whenever he can.
There is a time later in the hearing that Kavanaugh tries to defend a woman in high school who he had picked on and demeaned as a slut and sexual object. He is asked about slanderous comments he wrote with his friends about a certain woman and Kavanaugh pivots the whole conversation that he actually is a defender of such woman and how dare the panel bring up hurtful memories of how she was slandered in the past. The term, “how dare you” should ring up alarm as well, or “I’m offended”, or something of the sort. Its alarm sounding because it implies that one can’t bring up information that is personally offensive to the other. An easy psychological manipulation to hide behind because then one can at any time claim the other can’t bring up anything! This overall display by Kavanaugh is despicable and obvious what he is doing, as he keeps doing the same thing in the hearing, but it’s just what he’s going to continue on with. Trying to spin the reality that he is a defender of a woman he actually humiliated is a very low blow to all woman and self-respecting people.
What’s relevant here is that Kavanaugh is using every trick in the lying, psychopathic, narcissistic, gas lighting textbook. It is very clear what he is doing. There are classes taught about this stuff. It is hard to see because it is tricky and not a lot of people know what is going on. They fall victim to these types of people, get confused, blame themselves and then continue getting tortured and used and abused by these people.
Nobody will probably ever know the truth about what happened with the sexual assault, but we have found out so much more about Kavanaugh. Given the kind of person he has shown himself to be, there is probably a high likelihood that he did commit such an act. In fact, everything in his life needs to be thrown into question because of how he acted during this hearing. How can you trust a person like this with any decision? Kavanaugh represents exactly the mental health crisis in America and what has been infected into the minds of how it is acceptable to act. Throw that in with white, heterosexual, male privilege and it is an utterly chilling, dangerous combination for anyone who comes into their path. Someone like Kavanaugh needs serious help.
Anyone who acts like Kavanaugh, if it can be helped, steer as far away from as possible. You will not get anywhere with these people. They were raised in such a way of valuing such. It is a clash of cultural values in a sense and once being raised with such values of acting with such high, sophisticated levels of psychological manipulation, that is not something that comes out of people. They will always think they’re right and will punish you or anyone else standing in the way of their reality relentlessly over and over again, whether it be aggressive or slow, precise and planned, and passively narcissistic and psychopathic. Very few people ever get reformed from acting in such a way and it’s why therapists most commonly work with victims of such people in ways that focus on first disengaging at all costs from such a person’s circle and energetic influence as the start of the only healthy and legitimate way forward.
(HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to read: above was a summarized compilation of information. The full article can be read at https://www.currentaffairs.org/2018/09/how-we-know-kavanaugh-is-lying)