2018年10月6日星期六

唐柏桥:FBI应该调查参议员范士丹

最近美国媒体最热炒的话题当属川普总统提名的大法官候选人卡瓦诺性侵案及由此引发的两党政争。昨天司法委员会关于此案的听证会使得这一事件达到了高潮。今天司法委员会戏剧性地通过了提名。但参议院做出了延后表决的决定。在我看来,这是一起赤裸裸的政治构陷案,其恶劣程度超过历史上任何一次类似事件。

我本无意卷入这种纷争,但我毕竟生活在美国,每天被迫在我们家的电梯和附近的餐馆收看恶心至极的CNN。今天再也无法抑制内心的愤怒,必须痛斥这一事件的始作俑者、推波助澜的民主党政客和所谓

我是一名流亡美国的中国异议人士,被中国政府称为“重要境外敌对分子”。我曾经无数次遭到中共及其帮凶的攻击污蔑,从所谓骗捐到男女作风问题。虽然后来一个个谣言都不攻自破,但是我的名誉仍然遭到了极大的损伤。因此,我对这种毫无根据的抹黑手段极度厌恶,也非常敏感。我可能比一般人能更准确地判断这类事件的真伪。按照中国人的说法,就是久病成良医。下面我就简单地谈谈我对此案的看法,供大家参考。

所谓的卡瓦诺性侵案从一开始就是一场闹剧。一个跟卡瓦诺毫无关系的名叫福特的女性,指控卡瓦诺在她中学时曾在一次聚会对她非礼,而此事发生在36年之前!我之所以用非礼,是因为它实在够不上法律上的性侵行为。这样一件事情就算确实发生过,也不应该被如此小题大作。平心而论,美国有几个人在年轻的时候没有对异性有过不当举动?更何况迄今为止,没有任何证据显示这件事确实发生过。现在除了福特本人信誓旦旦地说,这件事百分之百发生过,我不相信全美国还有第二个人会这样说。如果仅凭任何一个人的一句毫无根据的指控就可以给他人定罪,并让他为此付出惨重的代价。那么,未来每一个曾向卡瓦诺身上吐唾沫的民主党政客都要小心了。他们很可能就会成为下一个受害者。他们可以这样对待他们的政敌,对方就不能以牙还牙予以反击吗?说不定明天这一闹剧的始作俑者参议员范士丹的某一位中学男同学也会非常“”巧合“地接受媒体采访,“披露”66年前范士丹曾性骚扰他,导致他至今心里都有阴影。范士丹是否就应该在真相没有大白之前就主动辞去参议员职务?如果这样发展下去,美国将不再是美国,因为美国保护无辜者的法治精神已荡然无存。

至于我们究竟应该相信福特的指控,还是卡瓦诺的反驳,这是另一个问题。指控方没有出示充分证据之前,我们应该假设被控方是无辜的。这是常识。从小生活在法治社会的美国人,应该比在共产极权下长大的我对无罪推定更加了解。可是令人遗憾的是,美国一些主流媒体完全违背了无罪推定的原则,大肆渲染这一事件,似乎此事已确定存在。今天上午民主党参议员布克在要求延后表决卡瓦诺提名案的发言非常恶毒。他巧妙地将一件完全无法确定的事情说成好像是已经发生的事情,然后据此极力煽动人们对卡瓦诺的抵触情绪。我希望下一个中标的是他本人。

如果一定要我表达对此事是否存在的看法,我比较倾向卡瓦诺的说辞,而对福特在听证会所说的话表示高度怀疑。福特在作证时刻意把声音调到某个音率,还从头到尾带着哭腔。这明显就是在演戏,而且是非常差劲的表演,比好莱坞大多数演员演技都要差。一个50多岁的人在谈到自己15岁时曾经被一名比他大两岁的中学生非礼,还会悲伤不能自制?而且自始至终处在同等的悲伤程度?这太不可思议了!而卡瓦诺的表现就比较真实可信。他大多数时候为了保持一种风度,面带微笑。但是当他谈到他10岁的女儿提出为福特祷告时,他实在无法强忍泪水。我想天下的父亲都明白他这时候心里在想什么。他想到一个年仅10岁的无辜的女儿也要受此事伤害,自然会比自己受到伤害还要悲伤。事实上不仅仅只有我一个人这样认为。我在收看推特直播时,视频下面的留言几乎是一边倒地指责福特在撒谎,并痛斥幕后民主党黑手。昨晚我去餐馆吃饭,听到邻桌一位长者非常生气地跟餐馆老板讲,他原来是民主党人,现在极度厌恶民主党政客最近两年所做的事情,已经彻底抛弃他们。他还指着墙上正在播放CCN的电视大声地说,尤其是这些整天在这个电视台上抹黑川普的人更令人恶心,而这些评论员曾经是他的偶像。在民主党大本营加州听到这种声音,我感到非常宽慰。美国之所以坚不可摧,就是因为关键时刻还有像他这样服从良知和敢言的人。

最让我倾向于相信卡瓦诺的其中一个根据是,他拿出了当年的记事本。上面详细记录了他那段时间所做的事情,包括参加各种聚会。上面并没有福特指控他性侵的那次聚会,而是显示他当天在家中度过周末。难道卡瓦诺在36年前就料到了自己将来有一天会遭到这种指控,因此在日程表中刻意隐瞒了这一活动?这种可能性比中六合彩的概率还低。当时他才17岁,还没有成年。他甚至可能不知道这类事情会有什么问题。

退一万步讲,就算确有此事,那也应该在审定有罪后才让当事人承担应该承担的后果。在没有任何证据的情况下,仅凭一个人的说辞就假设此事发生过,并让卡瓦诺付出巨大的代价,这是非常可怕的。如果这是一起冤案,谁来承担制造这一世纪冤案的责任?谁也承担不起!因为它毁掉的不仅是一个才华横溢备受尊敬的大法官的一生,更严重的是摧毁了美国法治精神的根基:无罪推定。没有无罪推定原则,美国法治就会荡然无存。今后当权者可以根据他们的需要任意给人定罪,公民的基本权利得不到最基本的保障,美国两百多年建立起来的民主也将毁于一旦。这些政客比我们更明白这些道理,可他们不管不顾,为了一党之私肆意妄为。这些人公然藐视法治,赤裸裸地向公众展示了他们的权力的傲慢!

这一事件是美国两百多年健康发展历程中所出现的为数不多的几次病痛之一,是一次历史的大倒退。看到眼前发生的这一幕幕,我仿佛又回到了共产极权统治下的中国。在中国这样的事情天天发生,当权者为了对付他们的反对者,包括他们自己内部的政敌,最擅长使用这种抹黑术。他们还为此发明了一个词,叫生活作风问题。他们实在找不出对手的其他毛病,就用生活作风这一招打击异己。可以说是无敌神器,招招致命。我本人就曾领教过,面对这类指控,百口莫辩。就像一个人指控你是外星人,你如何证明自己不是?

这件事情最恶劣的地方是,部分民主党政客和主流媒体对待不同的人在同样的事情上采取了不同的标准。当年克林顿性丑闻发生后,他公然欺骗公众和作伪证,但这些民主党政客和主流媒体仍然以包容的态度对待他,并没有将他从总统的位置上赶下来。在我看来,克林顿当年的行为比卡瓦诺被指控的行为要严重得多,无论是从道德还是法律上讲。可是同样是这些人,他们今天却以一种无比愤怒的姿态谴责卡瓦诺,企图阻止他成为大法官。他们应该扪心自问,为什么要对同样的事情采取截然不同的态度?难道他们真的为了自己的现实利益,连最基本的良知和理智都不要了?尤其令人令人感到悲哀的是,过去这类毫无根据的指控会遭到主流媒体的抵制,让它没有任何市场。而这次一些主流媒体不仅不予以抵制,反而推波助澜,完全丧失了媒体应该保持的客观公正的立场。这不得不引起我们深思:美国到底出了什么问题?

我不是一个阴谋论者。但这次我确实感到事情非常诡异,极不寻常。我很想了解,这件事情背后的真相:这只是一起单纯的性侵事件,还是范士丹们运作出了这起骇人听闻的人格谋杀案。我有此疑问至少有两个非常充分的理由:

一,范士丹是美国参议院少有的跟其他国家有某种说不明道不清的特殊关系的议员之一。她跟中共的关系好到远远超过政治上的两国政治人物之间的那种正常友好关系。我记忆犹新的是,她几次在国会表决谴责中共侵犯人权案时,都是少数甚至唯一投反对票的人。而现在川普正在全面打击中共,她又及时跳了出来,充当抹黑川普提名的大法官候选人卡瓦诺的急先锋。这次抹黑卡瓦诺事件的始作俑者就是她。她选择在两党对抗最激烈的关键时刻抛出这一“炮弹”,无法不让人联想这是一起精心策划的构陷抹黑案。而“碰巧”的是,她最亲近的华人司机兼私人秘书又被查出曾将政治出卖给中共。因此我倒觉得非常繁忙的美国现在更应该调查她是否通共(中共)甚至存在叛国行为,至少需要确定她有没有从事为外国政府服务的事情。

二,虽然过去美国有些不良政客也用这种卑鄙的招数来抹黑打击对手,给对方制造莫须有的罪名,但是像这样卑鄙无耻的做法还是非常罕见的。指控一个人17岁的时候酒后有过失态行为,并因此要摧毁他的名誉和前途,这不像一个崇尚宽容精神的伟大国度发生的事情。我们在这里看不到任何宽容,看到的是共产极权国家反复发生的事情:随便对他人进行道德指控,任意制造莫须有的罪名,以达到彻底打垮自己的政敌的目的。从川普参选总统以来,美国很多主流媒体为了达到打垮令他们的主子极度不满的川普的目的,不惜使用一切卑鄙的抹黑手段,包括突然冒出来很多女性指控川普性侵。而这次达到了登峰造极的程度。这些手法越来越像中共一贯的作派。因此我不得不做这样的联想:这背后有没有中共的影子?中共企图通过美国民主制度的缺陷来影响甚至主导美国政治,这已是不争的事实。我甚至听到过中共曾经设想在美国物色他们看中的人,并从小开始培养他们,以期未来参选美国总统。中共对美国的超限战,只有我们想不到的,没有他们做不到的。当然我们要找到这方面的证据几乎是不可能的。我只是根据种种迹象做出合理的推测。以便让人们保持更高的警惕。

看到美国民主社会这样一步步被一些不良政客撕裂,做为一名来自共产暴政国家的民主斗士,感到无比痛心!中共和俄罗斯等邪恶政权正在暗自窃笑。中共最深谙敌人的堡垒最容易从内部攻破的道理。因此他们为了对抗川普政府,一定正在做很多类似的事情。有一些我们或许能发现,但更多的事情我们是无法了解到的。我们唯一能战胜他们的武器是,团结一心,共同反击中共对美国的全面渗透和侵害。在此借美国国父华盛顿的一句名言来结束我的文章,也算是一种警示:“政党之争就如火苗,保持一定势头能给我们带来温暖。但是如果不加节制任其燃烧,就会摧毁一切“。

民主救国阵线主席:唐柏桥

Recently, the hottest topic in the US media might be the sexual assault case of Judge Kavanaugh, nominated by President Trump for the Supreme Court justice, as well as the partisan disputes arising from this decision. Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the case reached its culmination. Today the Committee has dramatically passed the nomination. However, the Senate made a decision to postpone the full senate vote. In my opinion, this has caused a political rift, which is more drastic than any similar events in recent history.

I didn’t intend to get involved in this dispute, however, I live in the United States after all, and it is unavoidable to watch biased reports from CNN in elevators and at restaurants nearby every day. Today, I can no longer suppress our inner anger. We must denounce the instigators of this story, the Democratic politicians who promoted the case, and the so-called mainstream media!

I am a Chinese political dissident in exile in the United States and I am called by the Chinese government as a “critical foreign enemy.” I have been attacked and defamed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its accomplices numerous times, from the so-called fundraising scandals to accusations of sexual misconduct. Although every rumor was dispelled afterwards, my reputation was still greatly damaged. Therefore, I am extremely disgusted and sensitive to this type of libel. I might be able to better judge the authenticity of such allegations than an average person due to my own experience to similar circumstances. According to the Chinese proverb, prolonged illness makes the patient a good doctor. For your reference, I would like to briefly explain my views on this case as follows.

The so-called Kavanaugh sexual assault from a personal standpoint was a farce from the beginning. A woman named Ford who had nothing to do with Kavanaugh, accused Kavanaugh of being indecent to her at a party when she was in high school that happened 36 years ago! What’s more, so far, there is no evidence that this happened. Now, apart from Ford, who vowed to say that this incident has happened 100%, I don’t believe that there is a second person in the United States would say so. If we are relying on a single baseless allegation by anyone, convicting the person being accused, and forcing the person pay a heavy price, every Democratic politician who spits on Kavanaugh should be careful in the future. They are likely to become the next victims also. Maybe tomorrow one of the high school male students of Senator Feinstein, the initiator of this farce, will ‘happen’ to be interviewed by the media, to “disclose” that Feinstein sexually harassed him 66 years ago, leaving him a psychological trauma. Should Feinstein voluntarily resign from the senator before the case is entirely cleared? If this continues, the United States will no longer be the United States, because the rule of law in the United States to protect innocent people has been broken down.

As for whether we should believe in Ford’s accusation or Kavanaugh’s rebuttal is a different matter. Before the accuser does not produce sufficient evidence, we should assume that the accused is innocent. This is common sense. Americans who have lived in a society under the rule of law should have a better understanding of the presumption of innocence than I who grew up under a communist totalitarian regime. Regrettably, some mainstream media in the United States completely violated the this principle and fabricate this story seemingly exist. This morning, Democratic Senator Booker’s statement on the request to postpone the Kavanaugh nomination was very vicious. He subtly described something completely undetermined as if it had already happened, and then tried to incite people’s hostility towards Kavanaugh.

If I have to express my opinion on whether the story existed, I prefer Kavanaugh’s words and I highly doubt what Ford said at the hearing. At the testimony, Ford attempted to adjust her speech to a certain mode with a tearful voice from the beginning to the end. This was obviously an act, and it was a very bad performance, which is worse than most actors / actresses in Hollywood. As a 50+ year old person telling the story that she experienced an indecent encounter with 2 high school students who were two years older than her when she was 15 years old, it would be incredible that this experience would give her such trauma! Kavanaugh’s performance is more authentic. Most of the time he smiles in order to maintain a style. But when he talked about his 10-year-old daughter who prayed for Ford, he couldn’t resist tears. I believe every father in the world understands what he was thinking at that time. When he found that his 10 year old innocent daughter was also deeply hurt by this allegation, he certainly felt sorrowful. In fact, it’s not just myself think this way. When I watched Twitter live, the messages below the video blaming Ford for lying, and denouncing the Democratic Party behind the scenes dominated the screen. I went to a restaurant last night and heard an elder at the next table telling the restaurant owner furiously that he was a Democrat and now he was extremely disgusted with what Democratic politicians have done in the last two years and has completely abandoned them. He also pointed out loudly at the TV playing CCN on the wall, especially those who smeared Trump on this TV station all day, was even more disgusting, and these commentators used to be his idols. I am very much relieved to hear this voice in the Democratic Party base. The reason why the United States is indestructible is because there are people who obey the conscience and dare to speak out like him at crucial moments.

One of the reasons convincing me to believe in Kavanaugh is that he took out his calendar of the year 1982, which detailed the things he did during that time, including attending various parties. There was no such party in which Ford accused him of sexual assault, instead, the calendar showed that he spent the weekend at home (the calendar showed he spent most of the summer weekend out of town?). Did Kavanaugh expect to have such accusations in advance 36 years ago, so he deliberately concealed this activity from the calendar? This possibility is lower than those of winning the Mark-Six lottery. He was only 17 years old and was under age. He probably wouldn’t even understand the consequences of such a thing.

Saying the least, if you do this, the determination of whether one is guilty should not be made in a presumptuous manner, rather the public’s opinion should not influence the verdict. In the absence of any susbstantial or tangible evidence, it is unfair to assume that this happened only by one’s accusation and let Kavanaugh pay a huge price. If this is a case of defamation, who will bear the responsibility of creating a rumor that spreads like wildfire? No one can afford it, as it destroys more than the life of a person prior to having a verdict.

This event is one of the few excrescences that have occurred in the course of the healthy development of the United States for more than two hundred years. It is a major retrogression in history. I feel I have returned to China under the communist totalitarian regime by watching this occurrence, these actions are very familiar to me as in Chinese politics and the constant power struggle that is seen there when a sudden case of Sexual assault or misbehavior is reported is must mean that the perpetrator if of political or societal importance must have fallen out of favor with those in power and is being muscled with this tactic. We even created a nickname for said tactic “The Issues of Love”. This is the end all move if the prosecutor feels that the ‘perpetrator’ in question needs to lose all credibility in society as evidence is fabricated and witnesses are in some way created and presented in a mock trial. I should know since I have also been of these slander tactics in a similar situation, it is utterly impossible to defend oneself when all the cards are set against you. Just like one accusing you of being an alien, how do you prove that you are not?

The worst thing about this is that some Democrat politicians and mainstream media have adopted different standards for the same thing on different people. After the Clinton sex scandal, he openly deceived the public and gave false testimony. However, democratic politicians and the mainstream media still treated him with tolerance and did not drive him out of the president’s position. In my opinion, Clinton’s behavior was much more serious than Kavanaugh’s alleged behavior, both morally and legally. But today, these same people condemned Kavanaugh in an incomparably angry manner, trying to prevent him from becoming an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. They should ask themselves why they did adopt a completely different attitude towards the same thing. Is that true they gave up the basic conscience and rationality for the sake of their own interest? What is particularly tragic is that such unwarranted allegations have been resisted by the mainstream media in the past, making them gain no publicity. This time, some mainstream media not only refused to resist, but instead pushed the waves and completely lost the objective and fair standpoint that the media should maintain. This caused us to ponder: What is wrong with the political state of the U.S.?

I am not one to delve into conspiracy theories, though I do have reasons as to why this scandal is happening at this point in time. I really would like to discover the truth behind this incident as I suspect this wasn’t this just a simple sexual assault allegation that bad timing, it maybe very possible that foreign threats have crafted and manipulated this act of defamation against Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. My suspicion is based on the following two solid reasons:

Firstly, Feinstein is one of a few US Senate members who has a notable and remarkable relationship with other countries. In this case I am referring to her relationship with the CCP which is more than formal. What I still remember is that when she voted in the congressional condemnation of the CCP’s human rights violations, she was the one of a few or even the only one who voted against it several times. Now that President Trump is taking an active stance against the CCP, she has been the catalyst that has been the outcry in the defamation of Supreme Court Justice Candidate Brett Kavanaugh, nominated by President Trump. She is the initial instigator of actions in the allegations of Brett Kavanaugh. She chose to throw this accusation at a critical moment of the bipartisan confrontation, which cannot stop people from thinking that this was a carefully planned false charge. It so “happened” that her most close-knit Chinese driver and private secretary were found and convicted to have sold political information to the CCP. Therefore, I feel that the busy FBI should now investigate whether she has any extra-political relationship with the CCP, at least to determine whether she has been compromised by foreign intelligence agencies.

Secondly, if the allegations are proven false by the FBI investigation, it is very rare in the American political ambient that such accusations are thrown with such lack of care of its full effects. Therefore, I have assumed that there might be a foreign influence on this topic rather than it being just a simple sexual misconduct case. It is indisputed that the CCP is attempting to influence or even dominate American politics by taking advantage of the vulnerabilities of the American democratic system. The CCP’s over-limitation war against the U.S. was executed in a way that they can do anything far exceeding your imagination. Of course, it is almost impossible for us to find evidence about this matter. I just gave another perspective to this case through speculations based on various information and past occurrences in order to keep people more vigilant.

As a democratic fighter in an attempt to drive away tyranny, I feel very sad to see that the American democratic society has been torn apart by foreign influences. The CCP knows well that an effective tactic is to divide and conquer. Therefore, in order to fight against the Trump administration, we have also seen how polarizing American politics have been. The only overwhelming weapon we can use is to unite and fight against the CCP’s full capacity of destruction and infringement of the U.S, to put country before party. Here, I would like end my article with a famous quote from one of our Founding Fathers George Washington: “However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”

Baiqiao Tang, Human Rights activist, the author of Death by China’s foreword and My Two Chinas

05/10/2018


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