Al Franken and sexual harassment: The haunting scandal

So he resigned.  True, he did it with a metaphorical gun to the back of his head.  By having him removed, have women achieved any enduring progress against the universal problem of sexual harassment and men hatred of women? Of course not. Actually, they have actually lost by having him removed. Now people are going to be wary of complaints of sexual harassment in politics.It may be the end of the issue in the public media.

Let me elaborate, for this problem entails at least two different but overlapping aspects: politics and culture. [Grammar police needs a warrant to enter this blog.]

First consider that Congress is not your neighborhood. Congress is the house where politics live. Whatever happens there to affect the elected politicians is done with the purpose of influencing politics and policy. We all know that, don’t we?

What makes you think that the media denouncing  Trump and Moore as perverts has anything to do with protecting women? Nothing. It has to do with power struggle to pass policies unrelated to the oppression of women here or worldwide. The victimization of women is being used as a political weapon; that’s all there is to it. Evidence? How many laws have been passed or proposed to curb the issue of sexual harassment at large? If women were to try to enact policy in that direction, the media-owner-men would be the first to attack the effort, surreptitiously of course; they never do it in their personal character.

Is the problem  of sexual harassment always a problem of an individual perpetrator? Yes and no.

It is a personal issue when we deal with it in the general society. We accuse and take to court a perpetrator, or try to and mostly fail So women need LEGAL POLICIES that help them protect themselves. For that they have to go to Congress.

Al Franken, as complicated a human being as we all are, is a perpetrator AND a supporter of women issues, and in a position to help women pass POLICIES. You have to weight THAT when you deal with him. Sorry, but this issue is not ALWAYS black or white; nothing is in this life.

CULTURE

Look, the problem of  male hatred of women is universal. Not all men hate women, many are supporters. But the problem is universal, is part of our culture;  which means that you CAN’T go around trying to put in prison every man who hates women and acts on it. It is with this realization that the problem moves from the cultural to the political: you have to empower women, not use their victimization as political tool to benefit men who stand against women. You see, it’s a complicated issue. The Moores and  Trumps of the world have no problem admitting they are perverts. They are confident in their power. And it works for THEM.

You can’t deal with the issue from the perspective of each person if you want to fix the problem.

Humans are complicated, men more than any other humans. They want virginal wives but fantasizes of slutty ones. Go figure. Anyway….

The victimization of women has been used against women for political purposes. The problem remains unsolved and unaddressed. All you have achieved is removing a man who could probably be ‘re-educated’. Have you considered that? Not all crimes are the same in degree.

Women. You need to wise up. You have been used, victimized twice. The solution is becoming a problem. It’s going to turn into a ghost haunting women for the next 100 years: a missed opportunity to enact political policies to empower women of the next generation. The problem is not Al Franken; is women powerlessness. Only politics gives you power.

Start developing a political approach to this political problem. Organize and develop policies to protect yourselves, and then scorch the earth to secure the passage of said policies.

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Intolerance in US Political Parties

The US establishment’s duopoly. Two political parties that supposedly deny each other. Unity is forbidden, having similarities is forbidden. It has to be ‘all or nothing’. Negate each other, hate each other. Divide and conquer.

Somehow it’s not working for the moribund middle class. Despite the duopoly  and its mutual hatred and mutual negation, the billionaire class continues to suck all the money from down here, enriching themselves to historical proportions. Clearly, the duopoly works for them.

It’s the minions who can’t understand that they have something in common: that they are minions. And so they go on voting for one or the other party, hating each other, denying each other, negating each other.

The cartoon minions are “buddies”. The human minions hate each other.

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On Donald’s tweets

 

Slapping the word “fake” on every charge against him works with the mindless deplorable. It’s a gem of propaganda.

Also working is slapping the “every body is…(asking, saying, etc)” on whatever is your accusation.

The effectiveness of propaganda is in its repeating the misleading emotional words over and over. It isn’t a one shot deal. And it works because the tactics are seldom called into question, and get repeated and passed on by those who should prevent them from being used continuously.

The mainstream media venting each and every one of Trump’s tweets is the same as disseminating Russian propaganda.

Trump’s Afghanistan war strategy: Perpetual war

Trump’s teleprompter speech to Americans on his ‘strategy’ on the continued undeclared war in Afghanistan was about, well, he’ll do things his way. “No time limit”, just when the “conditions” change, then the war ends. Good luck with that.

First, the war party continues. Of course, being in the Oval office ‘changes’ everything for him. What he means is that the war industry, government and private, found another excuse to continue the war: to kill terrorists. Is not about democracy any more.

He is a “problem solver”, and the Afghanistan ‘problem’ will be solved, one way or another.How?

Second, it will be a SECRETIVE undeclared war. He will not tell terrorists, nor the American public, of course, about how many American citizens will be sacrificed to continue funding the war mongering corporations. So we don’t know how he will solve the ‘problem’, except…

Third, more BILLIONS of dollars to arm soldiers here and there. That’s music to Grumman and the Pentagon ears.

Fourth, he will let somebody, maybe the generals and the Pentagon but probably Prince, run the war. He can’t be bothered with it.

Because the war will be a secretive war, the fact that he announced that BILLIONS of dollars will be spent in the undeclared war, and that he will let ‘others’ run the war, leads to the reasonable conclusion that he signed Prince into a private war, giving him what he asked: 10 billions a year to run the war.

Yeap. In so few words, that’s what the greedy amoral man in the WH has just told you. Permanent and private war. You don’t need to know ANYTHING else about it. Put the war off your mind. 

So there you have it.

Go fight and put your life in danger for this greedy immoral corrupt amoral man occupying the White House.

 

U.S. Senator Cotton’s doppelganger is Norman Bates

To the left is Senator Cotton, to the right is Anthony Perkins, aka Norman Bates. Mr. Cotton loves the movies. I’m sure he is a fan of Mr. Bates.

Trump declares war on women after Historic massive Women’s March against him: Cuts funds for abortion

Donny told us so, that he is vindictive. You didn’t want to believe him.

So, he said NOTHING about the Women’s March on DC, well, except that “the elections are over….”

I knew he couldn’t take that PUNCH in the face that was the more than 3 million human beings marching against him here and around the world.

So he is punishing you, girls. His first salvo:

Trump reverses abortion-related policy to ban funding to international health groups

“President Trump on Monday reversed the Obama administration’s 2009 decision that let the money flow. The decision means nonprofits abroad will either have to end patient counseling in which abortion is mentioned or forego the lost U.S. dollars”

This was today, and is a DIRECT attack on women for their historic march against him. This is the beginning of Trump’s war on women. You ‘deserve’ it for humiliating his over-sensitive ego. He will NEVER forgive you for that HERSTORIC  march.

Get ready to rumble, people. It’s going to be a NASTY  war against women.