“The roll was called, and it sounded like the gates of hell opened up.”

From PJMedia comes this insightful comment on the Left:

Kavanaugh Foes Fill Senate Gallery With Sounds of the Insane

I’ll charm the air to give a sound,
While you perform your antic round.

– MacBeth

I was in the Senate gallery this afternoon when Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed. You would have thought I was at an exorcism in an insane asylum.

Perhaps you were watching on television and heard the disruptions, though you certainly didn’t see them. The attenuated audio probably didn’t catch the frightening, incoherent shrieking – including the lingering screaming and howling as they were being dragged down the hallways outside the gallery.

If there was any doubt that the opposition to Kavanaugh was unhinged, uncivil, disruptive, rude, and borderline nuts, my experience in the gallery made it clear.

The first example came when Senator Cornyn rightfully railed against the mobs who spent the last three weeks assaulting and assailing Kavanaugh supporters.

“Mob rule is necessary,” one shrieking woman shouted before security personnel could settle her down.

At least she was honest. It did not appear that Capitol Police removed her for her crime, unfortunately. That would soon change.

Another crazed woman later screamed, “I will not consent, I will not consent, I will not consent, I will not consent.” She was like a feminist automaton: “I will not consent, I will not consent.” Capitol Police were less forgiving and dragged her out the doors and down the hallway.

I have visited hospitals for the seriously mentally ill, and the shrieks from this woman were as odd and unearthly as anything I ever heard inside a mental hospital. They echoed off the halls and ceilings outside the gallery in decreasing but astonishing amplitude.

Then the roll was called, and it sounded like the gates of hell opened up.

Nearly a dozen women erupted in unison, shouting, howling, screaming, in an unrecognizable venomous wail. They wouldn’t stop. There was fury, rage, hate, poison in the noise.

It wasn’t prose. It wasn’t song. It was a swarming, shrill, swirling noise.

I leaned over to someone and whispered, “Pay attention, that’s what the Left sounds like.”

Nothing they were yelling and howling could be heard. It was the sound of all of them, in discordant, rage-fueled, wild fury, that was so unearthly. I have never heard a sound like it before.

Senator Dick Durbin said a few weeks ago in response to the committee that these were the sounds of democracy.

No they weren’t. They were the sounds of a group of people tinkering with madness. They were the sounds of irrational, unhinged, and unmoored lunatics. These were the people who opposed Kavanaugh’s nomination. They were an embarrassment to themselves.


That’s the Left.

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  1. Dismas says:

    “Music and silence–how I detest them both! How thankful we should be that ever since our Father entered Hell–though longer ago than humans, reckoning in light years, could express–no square inch of infernal space and no moment of infernal time has been surrendered to either of those abominable forces, but all has been occupied by Noise–Noise, the grand dynamism, the audible expression of all that is exultant, ruthless, and virile–Noise which alone defends us from silly qualms, despairing scruples, and impossible desires. We will make the whole universe a noise in the end. We have already made great strides in this direction as regards the Earth. The melodies and silences of Heaven will be shouted down in the end. But I admit we are not yet loud enough, or anything like it. Research is in progress.” – Screwtape

  2. pbnelson says:

    I know nothing. But could those have been the wailings of the demons that possess them? It is a terrifying thought, but I wouldn’t be surprised. Exorcism indeed.

  3. philosophicallyfrank says:

    We saw this in 1964 against Sen. Barry Goldwater, the Republican candidate for President. We saw it in the late 1940s and early 1950s during the Sen. McCarthy hearings on Communists in the government, education and the various media of the day. This is not from the Democrat Party of old; but, the Communist Party, USA under the guise of the Democrat Party. Starting in 1972, George McGovern, the defeated Democrat Party candidate for President, started the moving of the Party to the Left; which has continued to this day. 2019 will be the centennial of the Communist Party, USA and had Hillary been elected; they would have celebrated a bloodless coup of America and if we are not more vigilant they may succeed, yet. The howling and screaming sounded like it was demonic; perhaps someone should look into the possibility of Exorcising the Party???

  4. Philmont237 says:

    That reminds me of the shrieking heard in the chamber after the abortion vote in Texas some years ago after the Wendy Davis filibuster. It was certainly demonic.

  5. FrAnt says:

    I didn’t know the LCRW was having their coven in D.C.?

  6. JabbaPapa says:

    Everything I’ve heard is that this is how demons scream when their evils are confronted and defeated.

  7. tho says:

    That had to be a terrible and an enlightening experience. Of course, the Democratic party is now an insane asylum. When you have people like Bernie Sanders, Blumenthal (the fake Viet Nam vet), brain dead senators like Durbin and Leahy, you have the pillars of a mad house. If the Democrats become the majority party in congress this November we can say good bye to common sense.

  8. Kevin says:

    The sounds of legion. Satan is among us…hopefully we the members of the Church Militant can remain strong. Durbin, thinks this is the sound of democracy, yes he would, but remember he has been barred from Communion by the great Bishop Paprocki. Durbin enjoys the sounds of satan.

  9. KateD says:

    We don’t have tv, but have been following the proceedings a few steps behind via YouTube. I watched that roll call and then replayed it for my children, pointing out when they hear that sound, they can rest assured they are doing the right thing, because that is the sound of the demonic forces in defeat.

    It’s an awful sound…..IT IS A GLORIOUS SOUND! It tickles my soul when I hear it.

    It was a confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh, indeed! It confirmed that he is a righteous man. I played it again for my husband who likened it to the metal thing melting in one of the Terminator movies?

    The audio distortions were interesting…..And the longer 17 minute roll with all the howling and screetching is harder to dig up now. I found it interesting how the fits waned after Flake voted. That poor man.

    I thought I detected a flash of mirth on the VPs face at the first howl….but perhaps it was just excitement at the prospect of using his bottle of white out as a gavel….lol

  10. DonL says:

    This article triggered in me, visions of Christ casting out the demons from the pigs, and the ensuing howling and wailing from the demons.

  11. LarryW2LJ says:

    We attempt to find reasons for this kind of behavior. We attempt to explain it away, “Oh, its a psychological problem”, or “These people have issues.”

    It’s demonic is what it is. People who are not under the influence of Satan do not act this way. People who are not under the influence of Satan can disagree, make an argument and make a point without acting like Linda Blair in “The Excorcist.”

    Keep your Rosaries and other sacramentals close at hand, folks. It’s only going to get worse.

  12. Ellen says:

    I don’t have TV but I have watched some of this on YouTube. It’s frightening. Rand Paul is my senator and he and his wife are scared. It ought not to come to this, but sadly it has. I have redoubled my prayers.

  13. Another crazed woman later screamed, “I will not consent, I will not consent, I will not consent, I will not consent.”

    Sounds like demons to me. “I will not serve, I will not serve, I will not serve.”
    I fear the democratic party has now become the full blown demonacratic party. We need to pray the devil right out of them. I know it is very hard for me to do but in order to do so I envision Christ standing next to them with one arm around their shoulders, pointing at them with the other hand and saying, I died for them too.”

  14. byzantinesteve says:

    Last week: ” Kavanaugh’s temperament makes him unfit to be on the supreme court!”

    This week: wild banshee screaming in the Senate gallery, climbing on statues in front of the supreme court and banging/clawing on the doors.

  15. JabbaPapa says:

    Kevin :

    The sounds of legion. Satan is among us…

    Kevin, for my sins, I’ve met Satan, and he does not act like this, he lacks this foul degree of animal unintelligence.

    His very worst weapon is in the pointing out of truths, to our originally sinful minds that can confuse evils for goods.

    Our protection, and especially if we have been Baptised, is that he, nor any other angel, fallen or not, can ever have any knowledge of the determinations of our souls, unless we should tell these things to such Spirits.

  16. Semper Gumby says:

    The shrieking, howling, and door-banging noted above is a harbinger of the revenge the Democrat Party will seek if they return to power.

    The term “Democrat Party” is a misnomer, Disinformation, “taqiyya.” The term is meant to conceal a blood lust for political street violence, show-trials, lynch mobs, and socialist totalitarianism.

    The “Democrat Party” has been going off the rails since: the Civil War, the authoritarian Woodrow Wilson, the sinister aspects of the “New Deal” and the “Great Society,” the unhinged reactions to President George W. Bush and Gov. Scott Walker, and the authoritarian Obama years. The Washington Post’s melodramatic slogan “Democracy Dies in Darkness” is hogwash- our constitutional Republic is deteriorating in the light of day. Though, most social media sites and internet search engines are manipulating search results or outright banning news and opinion that criticizes the “Democrat Party.” So there are subtle machinations.

    Back to revenge. Fr. Z has a 7 October post on one Ariel Dumas, a “comedy writer” who wrote: “Whatever happens, I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life.” There is also a 5 May post on Michelle Wolf at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. These are just two examples, and to add another “comedienne” there is also Kathy Griffin and her Presidential decapitation photo, of not simply a juvenile temper tantrum over the loss of an election or a Senate vote but a zeal for revenge.

    Speaking of revenge and Ariel Dumas, in 1845 Alexandre Dumas published “The Count of Monte Cristo”- a novel of revenge and its consequences. The Left today, rather than demanding censorship and on rare occasions even burning books, should open a few books and familiarize themselves with socialist totalitarianism and its consequences.

    The leaders of the Soviet Union encouraged its citizens to “denounce” Enemies of The Workers. This quickly got out of hand, resulting in, for example, “apartment denunciations” where one would denounce one’s neighbor to the NKVD (a precursor to the KGB) in order to move into a more spacious and now empty apartment. Denunciations and many other factors resulted in a vengeful, suspicious, and depressed Soviet society in which vodka, often of dubious origin, was consumed in massive quantities. Birth defects increased, health care and education declined.

    If recreating much of the Soviet Union and National Socialist Germany is their goal, and that appears to be the case, then the “progressives” and the rank-and-file of the “Democrat Party” will have to learn to enjoy: obeying one specific socialist political platform (that is, there will be no choice available as there was in 2016 between Hilary or Bernie), the degradation of the environment, and standing in line for hours to buy toilet paper and stale vegetables from surly employees at state-run stores. There will be harassment and eventually execution of “undesirables.” In the “Democrat Party” diabolical paradise abortion will be a virtue and the Traditional Latin Mass will be a vice.

    Of course, in this Paradise the “Nomenklatura” such as Senators Dick Durbin, Cory Booker, Dianne Feinstein, Mazie Horino, university professors, entertainers, and tech company CEOs will have access to private stores, limousines, and private jets. But for the millions of eager socialists who were ecstatic at the arrival of the “Democrat Party” paradise, they will soon discover to their bitter disappointment that the trite slogans of “Just Do It” and “Hope and Change” that once inspired them now have no meaning under an impoverished and soul-crushing socialist regime.

    Leftists everywhere would benefit by realizing that there are more things in Heaven and on Earth than are dreamt of in “Democrat Party” revenge politics.

    Finally, Congratulations to Justice Kavanaugh and his family, President Trump, Sen. Susan Collins, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, Lisa Blatt (a glimmer of hope, she is the Leftist lawyer who introduced Kavanaugh favorably to the Judiciary Committee), the 65 women who were high school classmates with Brett Kavanaugh and wrote a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee supporting his nomination, Moms for Kavanaugh (nice video), others who publicly supported his nomination, and to the many millions of households and citizens who serve God and our constitutional Republic. Let a Te Deum and Non Nobis be sung.

  17. CalvinistConvert says:

    gnashing of teeth comes to mind…..

  18. Sportsfan says:

    I got home from work Saturday afternoon in time for the roll call. I heard the screams.
    About an hour later, as I had to work Sunday also, I went to NO parish nearby to fulfill my obligation. There were three women with guitars in the sanctuary singing for mass.

    I’m not sure which was worse.

  19. excalibur says:

    Surely some of that shrieking was demonic. Someone needs to take Holy Water and sprinkle it in the Senate gallery. An exorcism of the place would be ideal, but lacking the ability to obtain permission, sprinkling with Holy Water should be done by someone.

  20. kelleyb says:

    The Hounds of Hell have been unleashed.

  21. JabbaPapa says:

    I’ve seen the video of these people uselessly and evilly howling and banging at the door to the Supreme Court — I am reminded of :

    Matthew {16:18} … upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.

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