Just when we thought it couldn’t get worse than 2016’s presidential election, 2017 decided to foist itself upon us. The year started with women in vagina costumes marching in the streets because, for some reason, men just don’t take them seriously…or something…
And now, it seems that nearly every person in any kind of position of power in Hollywood and Washington is some kind of pervert.
It’s been rather interesting watching the elites of Hollywood squirm as they (still) try to claim moral superiority over the rest of us. Harvey Weinstein was among the first big revelations, and was unquestionably one of the worst (I hesitate to say the worst because it wouldn’t surprise one bit me if we find out next week that there’s a whole slew of even worse characters in the top echelons of the entertainment industry).
It’s absolutely confounding how these actors and actresses feel that they can haughtily claim some moral high ground when they say they “knew” what a pig Weinstein was all along. You knew, but said nothing? You knew, but gave no warning to the budding young actresses rising through the ranks to become his next victims? You knew, but you let it happen anyway?
If that’s you, then there is no moral high ground for you. If you let the fame and fortune of Hollywood blind you to what’s right and silence you from speaking out, there’s a word for that.
It’s called complicit.
It should surprise no one that Hollywood is a cesspool of immorality and abuse. The sexual revolution started in the ’60s, and each and every ‘slippery slope’ argument has been denounced even as we slide our way to the bottom…and the American entertainment industry has made it their job to keep on greasing the slide, pushing for the abandonment of moral values through the characters and plot lines we see on screens both big and small.
When you get right down to it, the scumbags in Hollywood aren’t anything sinister or evil by Hollywood standards – they’re just practicing what they preach!
But Hollywood is probably relieved now that accusations against actors and movie execs have given way to this ridiculous debate about Roy Moore and the Alabama Senate race.
When the allegations came out that Moore had groped a 14-year-old girl 30 years ago, the accusation sounded pretty credible, though the timing seemed quite odd. After all, this Senate race wasn’t the first time Roy Moore had landed himself in the national spotlight. However, with so many high-profile allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct happening around the same time, it does make some sense that victims would jump on the bandwagon and get their stories out.
And the denials from some on the Right on Moore’s behalf didn’t really help matters any. When ‘conservatives’ start saying that it’s okay for 30-year-old men to date teenagers because there’s a Senate seat on the line…or…I mean, because The Virgin Mary! Yes, Mary said it was okay, honest!
The latest accusation against Moore is that he sexually assaulted a waitress when she was 16 years old. Beverly Nelson, the latest accuser, significantly undermined her own credibility by making her accusation in a highly scripted press conference while standing next to political hack\attorney Gloria Allred.
Here is how Moore responded:
No, really, this is what he said:
“I can tell you without hesitation this is absolutely false. I never did what she said I did. I don’t even know the woman. I don’t know anything about her. I don’t even know where the restaurant is or was.”
Remind you of anyone?
Here’s the thing: Moore’s memory may be failing in his old age, but even if that’s the case, his denial rings hollow, when you consider some simple evidence: Roy Moore signed Beverly Nelson’s yearbook, and even included the name of the restaurant when he did.
Now, I have yet to see any teenage girls going all fangirl over Assistant District Attorneys. It’s really weird for Roy Moore to have signed the yearbook of someone he’d never met, didn’t know, and had never been anywhere near the restaurant where she was a waitress. The way the evidence is mounting up against Moore, if he really doesn’t remember Beverly Nelson, it’s more likely to be because his victims are so numerous, he just can’t keep them all straight anymore.
And Republicans’ defense of Moore is just about as lame as Moore’s own: it’s all a Vast Left Wing Conspiracy to knock Moore out of the Senate race so that the Democrats can pick up a seat. It basically amounts to this:
Yes, our guy might be a pedophile…but at least he’s not a Democrat!
Not that it’s a great leap of logic to get to the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy – Moore was the anti-establishment pick in the primary, and who’s going after him, but the GOP establishment (who can’t seem to find a spine on any issue except protecting their own power), and the media establishment, who no one really trusts on matters of import anymore.
Meanwhile, even as the establishment pukes in Congress deign to lecture Alabamans on the moral implications of electing Roy Moore to the Senate, we’re finding out that Congress is about as much of a cesspool as Hollywood…or, at the least, our suspicions are being confirmed. People aren’t naming names yet, but I would guess (or hope) that it’s only a matter of time.
So whether it’s Hollywood or Washington D.C., or even God knows how many state governments across America, the rich and powerful assholes who think they can dictate to the rest of us from a position of moral superiority are, in reality, just a bunch of assholes with over-inflated opinions of themselves. We get into these fights of Left vs. Right, picking a side and defending it to the death, but do we really know what – and, more importantly, who – we’re defending? Should we really be looking to rapists and abusers and harassers for moral and legal leadership? Hell, most of the time, even the people in entertainment and government who aren’t guilty of all manner of sexually deviant behavior still think they’re better than the rest of us, and can dictate to us every little aspect of how we should live.
It’s time to say “Enough is enough.” Instead of smashing our coffee makers, we should be cleaning out the “hallowed” halls of Congress. We should focus more on our families, and less on their movies. Turn the TV off for a while. If your government officials have been in power for more than two days, then vote for somebody else in the next election. And most importantly, don’t buy into the “us vs. them” bullshit just because some media talking head tells you to. Their job is not to inform, but to entertain, and keeping you outraged keeps them employed.