A lot of people think the scariest part of the Kavanaugh hearings is that a man who sexually assaulted a woman could be elected a master of government. A lot of other people think the scariest part of the Kavanaugh hearings is that a man could have his entire name and reputation destroyed by obvious lies before an investigation even took place. They’re both wrong.
The scariest part of the Kavanaugh hearings is that both factions were 100% unequivocally certain of their realities before either had sufficient proof to back up their beliefs. I’m sure many of you are already thinking, the FBI already proved she’s a liar, citing the rush investigation it concluded this week. If that’s the case, I find it fascinating that the same people who’ve been distrusting the FBI for months because they’ve gone after Trump now take them at their word. Meanwhile the people who’ve trusted the FBI for months, because they’re going after Trump, are distrustful of the findings on this case, and everybody’s still certain.
This certainty isn’t limited to the Kavanaugh hearings and that’s the scariest thing. People are certain of whatever confirms their pre-existing biases no matter the facts.