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Why Aren't Leaders Held Accountable for War as They Are Beginning to Be for Sexual...
12-12-2017, 07:27 AM
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Why Aren't Leaders Held Accountable for War as They Are Beginning to Be for Sexual...
Why Aren't Leaders Held Accountable for War as They Are Beginning to Be for Sexual Abuse?

https://www.alternet.org/harvey-weinstei...ricas-wars

From the article:
Quote:What makes a Harvey Weinstein moment? The now-disgraced Hollywood mogul is hardly the first powerful man to stand accused of having abused women. The Harveys who preceded Harvey himself are legion, their prominence matching or exceeding his own and the misdeeds with which they were charged at least as reprehensible.

In the relatively recent past, a roster of prominent offenders would include Bill Clinton, Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, and, of course, Donald Trump. Throw in various jocks, maestros, senior military officers, members of the professoriate and you end up with quite a list. Yet in virtually all such cases, the alleged transgressions were treated as instances of individual misconduct, egregious perhaps but possessing at best transitory political resonance.

All that, though, was pre-Harvey. As far as male sexual hijinks are concerned, we might compare Weinstein’s epic fall from grace to the stock market crash of 1929: one week it’s the anything-goes Roaring Twenties, the next we’re smack dab in a Great Depression.

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Trump is throwing raw meat to his racist base, screaming bloody murder that Kaepernick and those damned unpatriotic football players are disrespecting the troops and the flag, while he does nothing for the troops and veterans.

Why aren't Trump's base scream for veterans like they like to scream ONLY when "those people" piss them off? Shrug

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12-12-2017, 12:24 PM
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I'd guess many in the rightwing are guilty of sexual abuse too and hope they're not outed.

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