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Brett Kavanaugh

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 9:03 am Mon 1st October 2018

I’m inclined to avoid US politics and have been critical of others for straying into that teritory rather than remaining focused on our own domestic politics.

I just thought I would say that before I get started.

The comment was made in this concerned men’s thread about the relevance of a US Supreme Court Nomination.

The devil is in the distance; not only is it a place far far away, you also need an interpreter to identify comparitive situations and translate them for the Kiwi reader.

In many cases, not only America, the same battles are being fought, in a different theatre.

Kavanaugh, as a Supreme Court nominee, is trying to avoid becoming a casualty of a well orchestrated gender media assassination.

Here’s the rub: He’s caught between his manhood and his professional territory.

In our professionalism we aspire or should aspire to be the best. The likelyhood of Kavanagh saying to the Senate that he is a casualty of his own complacency is highly unlikely.

Yes, we knew what was happening but we ignored for our own selfish purpose all those men being mauled by the system we were in charge of. The relevance of good men doing nothing and evil pulling the rug from under me, escaped me, well perhaps not, perhaps I just lived with the hope it wouldn’t happen to me.

But eventually the shit rises to the top if I can bring the message back home.

While I would prefer to concentrate on domestic politics, we may not remain so isolated as our Prime Minister on the world stage will be ruffling some feathers as discussed in this post.


  1. My Letter to the Editor of the Herald. It was (as would be expected from the feminist dominated Herald) not published… but we will be heard… or my name’s not… umm… Audi!

    Dear Deborah (Hill Cone) I normally love your work but the Kavanaugh piece was an abomination. 475 men in New Zealand killed themselves last year and that number will keep on increasing partially because of the plethora of man-hating articles like yours that continue to infest our media. Once you get past indignation and defensiveness at the preceding words you may care to listen? Kavanaugh was an emotional wreck and Ford was cool, calm and collected. Onto his upset you project a disordered personality, threatened white male privilege and patriarchal resentment. Could there be another explanation? Have you ever been subjected to a baying lynch-mob of man-hating female chauvinists? I have, and it messed up my emotional regulation and made me want to kill myself. You mostly write cogently and compassionately about the multiple causes of emotion but in this case, you only see what you want to see. You incite the mob and the mob will continue projecting nefarious intent onto what may be innocent men. Good dads will lose access to their children and male victims of domestic abuse will get no help. Some will kill themselves. Next week I hope you will write about confirmation bias.

    Comment by Audi Alteram Partem — Thu 4th October 2018 @ 2:09 pm

  2. My view is that you destroyed yourself in the bottom line.

    My view of conformation bias is to look for pre-existing information that supports your case while ignoring information that doesn’t support it.

    Even to the point of habitual subconscious.

    This is an attempt to link the person’s behaviour to guilt, that in turn supports the person’s claim without evidence.

    This is hate speech. She’s a criminal nuisance in print.

    Comment by Downunder — Thu 4th October 2018 @ 2:35 pm

  3. And that’s because – if we were both sheep dogs – you’d be the one frothing at the mouth and attacking sheep – and I’d be the eye dog who just want’s to get the sheep in the pen.

    Comment by Audi Alteram Partem — Sat 6th October 2018 @ 9:02 am

  4. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last month, you’ll know about the Brett Kavanaugh job interview conducted in the US media.

    Interesting though, is that as soon as that saga departs up pops the next one.

    To a certain extent the media must be guilty of timing their click bait to maximum effect.

    How many women are on hold, with a story, under another hashtag #believesurvivors

    Comment by Downunder — Wed 17th October 2018 @ 6:53 pm


    How many women are on hold, with a story,

    heehee, I should not laugh ,,, The Nats are looking skinny.

    Comment by mama — Wed 17th October 2018 @ 7:24 pm

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