If you don't believe in Divine Providence, I want you to consider what this weekend is. The October 5th weekend, exactly one year ago to the day, began the #MeToo movement. The New York Times ran their bombshell story on Harvey Weinstein, and it's been twelve straight months of #MeToo madness.
Now I don't want to sound insensitive to the overall issue of sexual abuse. It's an absolute nightmare for anyone, male or female, to have to endure. We can all stand together in solidarity against violence against women, violence against men and violence against children.
But the overall #MeToo movement is an out of control monster. In the span of 365 days, 429 people have been accused in a total of more than 1,700 allegations. And keep in mind, these are just the high profile cases spanning Hollywood, government and big business. If you add in the lesser known cases the number of accused doubles to over 800.
Now these numbers are relatively easy to find, but guess which numbers aren't… the amount of convictions. Good luck finding those. That seems kind of relevant doesn't it? You would think the #MeToo movement and the rest of the media would be eager to post those numbers, but they never do.
#MeToo has devolved from the post Weinstein fallout as a movement that counts accusations as facts and rushes to collect heads as if they were fighting in the French Revolution. Evidence doesn't matter, corroboration doesn't matter… the accusation is all that is important. That's what this movement has become.
This entire, very public, process has finally given us a glimpse into what it looks like when the rule of law is replaced by mob rule.
But Divine Providence reveals itself in mysterious ways. I mean, I refuse to believe that on the anniversary of the #MeToo movement we are given the biggest example, on the largest stage in the country right now, for how far #MeToo has fallen, and how dangerous this mob rule mentality is. The Senate is voting on Brett Kavanaugh twelve months to the day of when this all began. Over this past year, we've never seen any of these #MeToo cases played out in a courtroom. But now, we've finally seen one. We saw the mob salivating for Kavanaugh's head even though they had no evidence… no corroboration… and everyone the accuser said could back up her story flatly denied it ever happened.
The only thing that existed was the accusation. And that right there is the story of the past three hundred and sixty five days. I feel awful for the Kavanaugh family in the way this has gone down, but this entire, very public, process has finally given us a glimpse into what it looks like when the rule of law is replaced by mob rule. This process has been painful, but it has taught us a big lesson. The presumption of innocence is one of our founding principles. If we abandon our principles, what happened to Judge Kavanaugh could be the standard for all of us.