The patterns have become too familiar, now. It is becoming difficult to believe any individual accusation, when so many people are being accused. Such scenarios make it all too easy to bring down a good man with false accusations.
But there is far more than just skepticism of the Left's tactics on my mind, right now. Yesterday, I forced myself to watch one of the five segments of Megyn Kelly's interview with the three newest female accusers who are now claiming sexual misconduct by President Trump. The five segments were posted separately down the page. I picked the second one at random, in which Rachel Crooks very believably tells a story of being sexually harassed by Donald Trump. At first, I was taken aback. She sounded very credible! Until I got further along in the video, and it seemed to me that Rachel had just made a huge verbal slip, by inadvertently revealing an untruth told by all three women, earlier in the same segment.
Right at the beginning of the video, just at the 9-second mark, Megyn interrupts her introduction to ask all three if they have ever seen or met each other before. In the space between the 9-second and 14-second marks, all three assure Megyn that they have never met before. Later in the same video, however, in the course of answering Megyn's question as to how she felt after a certain incident with Donald Trump, Rachel pauses. She looks pointedly to her left, directly at Samantha Holvey, as if seeking corroboration for what she is about to say, and says, "We were kinda talking about it last night, too..."
When I heard it, I had to go back and watch both clips, to be sure I had heard correctly. I had heard correctly. See for yourself. Go to 9 seconds and hear the first comment. Then go to the 3:47 minute mark and start watching. The second comment occurs at the 3:52 or 3:53 minute mark. But the exchange is more meaningful if you start at 3:47 and watch through 3:58. See if you agree that the women lied when they said they had never met. Clearly, they had spent some time--perhaps the previous evening--discussing the subject in question at length! For all we know, they were sharing a hotel room!
The whole scenario surrounding the sudden avalanche of accusations and firings of iconic, mainly leftist, media types has had me wondering, almost from its beginning. I have long become accustomed to the eerie feeling, when things like this happen so fast, that none of it is happening by accident. Now, having seen 16 different women brought forward, in waves, one after the other, to accuse Trump, I have that feeling more strongly than usual. What tips me off is not only the suddenness, but the rhythm of it. They send out x number of women. It doesn't work. They send the next wave. Finally, they create a chaotic context of wholesale firings, all caused by sexual misconduct by a series of very successful males. So the third wave--or is it already the fourth?--comes forward in a different context: They are just one small part of a now fully developed avalanche of vanquished male sexual predators who also happen to be iconic leftist media figures. At this point, I'm beginning to be convinced that the whole thing was planned.
And what a bold plan it is, if I am right. I am flabbergasted by it--flabbergasted to absorb conceptually the likelihood of the Left being willing to destroy the careers of so many high achievers, not to mention high political donors, in hopes of manufacturing sufficient credibility to bring down the elusive Trump. It is a measure, not only of how difficult an adversary they see in Trump and of their desperation, but also of how very low they are willing to go, to win. Yes. I believe that's what is unfolding, and it grieves me to envision the ocean of misery that people are apparently willing to artificially and unnecessarily cause, just to feed what they see as the necessities of their purposes. If my feelings and mental calculations are correct, then we have a massive amount of cleansing to do, in our beleaguered nation.
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