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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Elite Privilege Explains So Much

Brett Kavanaugh is not telling the whole truth. When President George W. Bush nominated him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2006, he told senators that he’d had nothing to do with the war on terror’s detention policies; that was not true. Kavanaugh also claimed under oath, that year and again this month, that he didn’t know that Democratic Party memos a GOP staffer showed him in 2003 were illegally obtained; his emails from that period reveal that these statements were probably false. And it cannot be possible that the Supreme Court nominee was both a well-behaved virgin who never lost control as a young man, as he told Fox News and the Senate Judiciary Committee this past week, and an often-drunk member of the “Keg City Club” and a “Renate Alumnius ,” as he seems to have bragged to many people and written into his high school yearbook. Then there are the sexual misconduct allegations against him, which he denies.
How could a man who appears to value honor and the integrity of the legal system explain this apparent mendacity? How could a man brought up in some of our nation’s most storied institutions — Georgetown Prep, Yale College, Yale Law School — dissemble with such ease?
The answer lies in the privilege such institutions instill in their members, a privilege that suggests the rules that govern American society are for the common man, not the exceptional one.
The classical root of “privilege,” privus lex, means “private law.” The French aristocracy, for instance, was endowed with privileges, primarily exemption from taxation. Today’s equivalents are not aristocrats, yet they have both the sense and the experience that the rules don’t really apply to them and that they can act without much concern for the consequences.
Elite schools like Georgetown Prep and Yale have long cultivated this sensibility in conscious and unconscious ways. What makes these schools elite is that so few can attend. In the mythologies they construct, only those who are truly exceptional are admitted — precisely because they are not like everyone else. Yale President Peter Salovey, for instance, has welcomed freshmen by telling them that they are “the very best students.” To attend these schools is to be told constantly: You’re special, you’re a member of the elect, you have been chosen because of your outstanding qualities and accomplishments.

These are the scummy lawless elites who think the law doesn't apply to them and so can run false-flag attacks, torture people, assassinate presidents, exploit people, cover-up technologies that could revolutionize our world, etc.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"While at Yale, Kavanaugh became a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, or “DKE,” which several students said was known for its wild and, in the view of some critics, misogynistic parties. Kavanaugh was also a member of an all-male secret society, Truth and Courage, which was popularly known by the nickname “Tit and Clit.”"

According to one "Yalie" - identified as "YaleSocietyMember" (7-22-2005) on the message board "College Confidential":

"Truth and Courage and 9 Ball were formed by some disgruntled alumni of Skull and Bones and maybe Wolf's Head when those two societies went co-ed. They carry a bit of prestige but are mostly drinking oriented."

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch attended Georgetown Preparatory - an exclusive private school operated by the Jesuits that functions (along with its university parent) as one of the main incubators of the foreign policy establishment.

As for Kavanaugh:

"He has served meals as part of the St. Maria's Meals program at Catholic Charities in D.C., and he has tutored at the Washington Jesuit Academy and at J.O. Wilson Elementary School in Northeast. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington Jesuit Academy."

"He is a regular lector at Blessed Sacramet Catholic Church in D.C., where he serves as a parishioner, and he coaches a number of girls basketball teams in the area."

This affirms the Catholic majority - five out of nine justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts whose children - according to a 2007 report - "attend[ed] an Opus Dei school in Maryland."

"The strength of Catholics on the bench is strong, but the number of Catholics in the US is in decline."

"Just under a quarter -- 23.9% -- of the US population was Catholic in 2007 and by 2014 that number had fallen to 20%, according to a large study by Pew."

This majority was originally solidified by Pres. George W. Bush, for whom Kavanaugh was a staff secretary from 2003-2006.

In a 2008 article entitled "A Catholic Wind in the White House," the Washington Post reported:

"Bush attends an Episcopal church in Washington and belongs to a Methodist church in Texas, and his political base is solidly evangelical. Yet this Protestant president has surrounded himself with Roman Catholic intellectuals, speechwriters, professors, priests, bishops and politicians. These Catholics -- and thus Catholic social teaching -- have for the past eight years been shaping Bush's speeches, policies and legacy to a degree perhaps unprecedented in U.S. history."

""I used to say that there are more Catholics on President Bush's speechwriting team than on any Notre Dame starting lineup in the past half-century," said former Bush scribe -- and Catholic -- William McGurn."

"Bush has also placed Catholics in prominent roles in the federal government and relied on Catholic tradition to make a public case for everything from his faith-based initiative to antiabortion legislation. He has wedded Catholic intellectualism with evangelical political savvy to forge a powerful electoral coalition."

Interestingly, the source cod reads:

"Is George W. Bush a secret Catholic?"

This explicit language was not employed in the article but was clearly its implication.

1:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The reality that Donald Trump attended Fordham for two years is not something that is often talked about in the circles of Jesuit higher education. This fact is often comically dismissed, principally because Donald Trump did not graduate from Fordham."

"Donald Trump's sister is giving $4 million to a Jesuit University in Connecticut."

"Maryanne Trump Barry, a judge on the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, detailed her donation to Fairfield University Wednesday at a press conference. A large portion of the money will fund the Center for Ignatian Spirituality."

"Referring to Fr. Jeffrey von Arx, president of Fairfield, she commented, "I believe that, in founding the Center for Ignatian Spirituality in 2014, Fr. von Arx has assured that Ignatian spirituality will guide those at Fairfield and even worldwide, who seek the gift it so uniquely can provide, while it continues to inform and influence the environment of learning at Fairfield.""


"Barry was awarded an honorary doctorate from Fairfield in 2011 and credits the Society of Jesus with "quite literally saving my life.""

1:57 AM  

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