Joe Biden helped bring MeToo movement, and is collapsing with it: Devine

“Believe All Women” is dead. Let’s dance on its grave. Thanks to Joe Biden, the mantra of the MeToo movement has collapsed under its own rotten contradictions.

Along the way, it did more to silence genuine victims of sexual assault and to poison relations between the sexes than any supposed sin of the patriarchy.

And the bumbling fool who helped create this toxic culture was Biden himself, the sanctimonious architect of the Title IX redefinition of sexual consent on campus that demonized a generation of young men, and the repulsively condescending chair of the House Judiciary Committee who led the “high-tech lynching” against Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991.

Fast forward three decades and “Believe All Women” had reached its apogee in the Justice Brett Kavanaugh hearings. Christine Blasey Ford’s baseless testimony rang with insincerity, and activists casually suspended all judgment to brand a family man with a spotless reputation a “rapist.”

So confident was Biden by this stage in his mantle as “America’s champion of women” that he called for an FBI investigation of Kavanaugh and praised Blasey Ford’s “enormous courage. [She] should be given the benefit of the doubt.”

As KC Johnson, Brooklyn College history professor and author of “The Campus Rape Frenzy,” wrote last year of Biden: “Perhaps no major American political figure has so consistently championed the erosion of due process for those accused of sexual misconduct.”

But as you sow, so shall you reap. Karma is a bitch.

Biden today stands accused by his former staffer Tara Reade of sexually assaulting her 27 years ago, and his response is: “Don’t believe her! I’m innocent!”

Biden is hoist with his own petard. The irony is delicious.

Of course, Reade deserves a respectful hearing and for her police complaint against Biden to be properly investigated.

But now that “Believe All Women” is inconvenient for the feminist left, it’s remarkable how quickly they have abandoned it. Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Alyssa Milano, Kirsten Gillibrand and the rest of the MeToo firebrands, by their own logic, have become the evil “rape apologists” they accused fair-minded Kavanaugh defenders of being.

Everyone with eyes can see the hypocrisy as clearly as they can see something is not quite right in all the video clips of Biden inappropriately touching, kissing, hugging and sniffing women and young girls in public.

You have to wonder if something troubles the conscience of a man with such a questionable public persona that he would zealously pursue the sexual misconduct of others.

In any case, it was inevitable that insincerity would collide with reality one day. With their presidential nominee hobbled, the Democrats’ current predicament was prophesied by Kavanaugh in his Senate testimony in 2018.

“The consequences will extend long past my nomination … And as we all know, in the United States political system of the early 2000s, what goes around comes around … You sowed the wind. For decades to come, I fear that the whole country will reap the whirlwind.”

But this is the moment, a moment in time in which we can right the wrongs of the past. For everyone to see with a blinding flash just how wrong was the demonization of Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh and all those falsely accused young men on campuses now scarred for life. All of us are scarred, really, because any injustice unresolved ultimately corrodes justice for all.

We can stop the whirlwind now by asserting that men are not by default rapists. No man, not even the reprehensible Biden, should have to prove his innocence.

Not all women should be believed. Some are liars, just as some men are.

Women don’t have a monopoly on honesty and integrity. We are equally imperfectly human, all as capable of great goodness as we are of great wickedness.

“In the end, in every case, the truth is what matters,” Biden told MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski on Friday. “In this case, the truth is: The claims are false.”

Any fair-minded person would say the truth is all that matters, even if Biden has only seen the light now that his own hide is threatened.

But Biden’s flaws are what makes this lesson all the more compelling. The principle of due process applies even to the most despicable of creatures.

In his stream of wounded eloquence in 2018, Kavanaugh said “a mere allegation, the mere assertion of an allegation, a refuted allegation” from 30 years ago should not be enough to destroy a man’s reputation and career.

We need to reclaim the basic principles of fairness and due process that “define our legal system and our country.”

We must judge Biden by the standard we would want applied to our father, our husband, our brother, our son. Only then can the pendulum swing back to the sensible center.

He Was Rright After All

The smearing of Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton is an ominous mutation of Trump Derangement Syndrome. After he sounded the early alarm on the coronavirus and its likely origins in a Wuhan laboratory, he was slimed as a conspiracy theorist by The Washington Post, The New York Times and various Chinese officials.

But everything Cotton was saying in February about the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and the dishonesty of the Chinese regime has been confirmed, most recently by a dossier from Five Eyes governments leaked to the Australian Daily Telegraph. The dossier states that China destroyed evidence of the coronavirus outbreak.

But Cotton is a close ally of President Trump, so the reflexive reaction of Trump haters was to prove him wrong and discredit him as a kook. They preferred to believe the Chinese Communist Party.

Be careful what you wish for

“DumBlasio” and “His Horror, the Mayor,” were the subjects of some of the emails from readers that flooded my inbox last week, in response to a call for Mayor Bill de Blasio to resign over his dangerous incompetence in these trying times.

“Will someone PLEASE draft Rudy Giuliani to come back?” begged Marsha. “He should be able to clean up De Blasio’s mess in, oh, 5 to 7 years.”

Ron wrote: “I am 72 and have been a lifelong New Yorker, and I can tell you with certainty that he is by far the worst excuse for a mayor that the city has had in my lifetime. I would say that he was a joke, but no one is laughing.”

But Greg pointed out an unfortunate reality: “To have Mayor Putz resign now would then make Jumaane Williams [NYC Public Advocate] the Mayor. Do you think things are bad now?? They can get way worse with this clown.

“I am reminded by the adage ‘Better the devil you know, than the devil you do not know.’ Devil being the key word.”

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