Saturday, September 22, 2018

Careers: Dr. Ford and Mark Judge

The Washington Post has twin pieces on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Mark Judge. Out of the debauched culture of Georgetown Preparatory School, they both ended up reinventing themselves. Dr. Ford moved west, became a surfer, and, ultimately, a degreed expert in depression and trauma recovery, a well-respected clinician and teacher. Mark Judge got on the wagon, became a conservative Catholic, somehow blaming liberalism for all the problems of Georgetown Prep, that most conservative Roman Catholic school, and has gone on to a writing career of pious hypocrisy. His own brother, Michael Judge, once wrote, “Mark is a solipsist: spoiled as a child, gazing always inward, unable to recognize any pain but his own.” I would call that narcissism. Mark Judge went on to become a pious hypocrite, harassing Eric Ruyak, who reported his own molestation at Georgetown Prep.

Whyfor the difference? Dr. Ford became a healer, Mark Judge became hypocritically pious. Perhaps this is a matter of inborn character. Perhaps. But I wonder if seeking to steeping himself in the hypocritical pieties of the Roman Catholic Church led Judge to embrace his narcissism. The liberalism of California, I think, did far better by Dr. Ford.

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cross sea and land to make a single convert, and you make the new convert twice as much a child of hell as yourselves. – Matthew 23

3 comments:

JACKIESUE said...

she's so brave ...and he's an A-hole.

Dan said...
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Raven Onthill said...

This profile posted the URL to the recording of voice actor Rachel Butera mocks Christine Blasey-Ford

That profile has apparently has been hacked and is now part of a botnet. Whee! I've made the big time.