My experience of being wrongfully accused doesn’t compare with that of Judge Kavanaugh.

But I’ve also had outlandish charges made against me–charges that were false but almost impossible to defend against.

The first case occurred in 1996 when I was an associate professor at New York University.

As the faculty considered me for tenure, a colleague charged that I was guilty of plagiarism, which can be the kiss of death in both journalism and the academy.

Here’s what happened.

As part of a U.S. State Department grant, I was working with Russian educators who were trying to introduce Western-style journalism into universities there.

As part of that effort, I was tasked with preparing educational materials geared toward reporting and writing.

One NYU professor had created a series of writing examples that everyone used in the department.

As part of my package for tenure, I included these exercises, which were prepared for the Russians, as an example of service to the profession.

The professor who attacked me for plagiarism said I had claimed the work as my own.

That was utter nonsense, but it didn’t make much difference.

As a result, a stellar tenure package–a slam dunk in the words of some of my colleagues–didn’t make it through the process.

Why had he decided to attack me? When I was hired, his friend at The New York Times didn’t get the job. My attacker, a former columnist at The New York Times, vowed to get me booted from the university to avenge his friend.

I didn’t have any ability to defend myself against the accusation because tenure meetings are secret, and I was excluded from the discussion.

It’s worth noting that the professor whose work I had allegedly plagiarized defended me.

But the damage was done. An accusation without foundation carried the day, and I had to find another job.

More recently, an anonymous accuser charged that I had created a “hostile work environment” in my department.

We were hiring a documentary producer. Since I was the only person in the department who’d directed and produced documentaries, I thought my analysis would count for something. I was dead wrong!

One of the finalists produced short videos about illegal immigrants in California. The material was poorly produced and edited, but one member of the department thought the content was compelling.

The videos were so bad technically, I said, it would be like hiring someone to teach writing who didn’t know much about grammar.

My expertise, however, came across as “mansplaining,” and the accusation went to the dean.

Because of my comments, an investigation was launched, which found no basis for the claim of creating a hostile work environment. But I never got to confront my accuser. I never received an apology.

Today an accusation often carries more weight than the truth. Somehow the standard has become guilty until proven innocent.

After a year of watching the people physically attack conservative, drive us from restaurants attempt to murder us the Kavanaugh hit is the last straw for me.

I’m tired of being nice to the left, and I’m though presuming they just disagree wit us.

I’m convinced that they will stop at nothing when it comes to power, removing people from jobs, driving them from the public square, physical attacks, attempted murder and the attempt to tarnish a person for life, to the left all of this is justified by them by their desire for power and that desire makes it valid and good in their eyes.

I am also convinced that this will continue until they are paid back in the same coin. This behavior can not be allowed to stand.

We of the right have a choice, either continue to take it or give as good as we get or better.

Until we do this will keep happening.

I wish this was not the case, but that’s where we are. We need to take a lesson from Sherman when it comes to the Democrat left

“We are not only fighting hostile armies, but a hostile people, and we must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war.”
The Union forces needed

“to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us…

“We cannot change the hearts and minds of those people of the South, but we can make war so terrible … [and] make them so sick of war that generations would pass away before they would again appeal to it.”

Generations have passed and the lesson needs to be taught again until the left cries “enough” and begs forgiveness.

And when they do beg forgiveness and repent of these action we are obliged to forgive them , but not a moment before.

Update: In case I’m not clear here, I’m not advocating killing them , I’m advocating doing to them exactly what they do to us.