We begin with a quick discussion about method. I'll illustrate from 2016 and then rapidly turn to a counter-theory, reinterpreting Judge Sullivan's actions in Gen Flynn's sentencing hearing from 18 Dec.
b) Antitheses (it should be spelled Anti-Thesis)
c) Synthesis (it should be spelled Syn-Thesis)
Who benefits? Who is wounded? Cui bono.
Even if, as I thought on Wednesday, Judge Sullivan retrieved his honor by apology, the damage was still done.
Which is it? I don't know. I'm fighting my bias, here. No doubt, further analysis - synthesis or alignment if you will, will be needed.
Where do you stand? What do the facts indicate to you?