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Let’s clutch our pearls over Louis C.K.

Posted by keithosaunders on November 10, 2017

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Roy Moore stories the Louis C.K. scandal, which broke a couple of days ago, seems like small potatoes.  For those who haven’t heard, C.K., over a several year period, repeatedly asked woman if he could masturbate in front of them.

Truth be told I am not outraged over it.  Is it bizarre and uncalled for behavior?  Yes.  It appears, however, that in most cases he actually asked permission.  He wasn’t forcing the women to stay or threatening physical violence.

That said, I agree that it is freakishly abnormal behavior.  It’s outside the bounds of our social contract.  But what are you going to do?  Some of us are freaks, and truth be told, we all probably have something that we do that is freakish — it’s just that it may not be sexual in nature.

The through-line that I’ve noticed with all of the recent sexual scandals is how easy it is for wealthy and powerful people to get away with abuse.  The Weinstein style casting couch has been going on for decades and we’ve all been aware of it.  The same goes for politicians and athletes, who seemingly can do whatever they want and cover it up with money.

I’ve said it all along:  The real divide is not black and white, men and women, or gay and straight, it’s rich and poor.  Like Cartman in South Park, the rich do what they want.

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Send in the clowns

Posted by keithosaunders on August 6, 2015

Tonight kicks off debate season with the Republican candidates squaring off in Cleveland.  Improbably Donald Trump leads the field polling 21%.  That’s a whopping double digit percentage point lead on his closest competitor, Jeb Bush.

This proves, yet again, that America loves a rich guy.  If you’re one of the moneyed class, it doesn’t even have to be old money, you can do or say anything.  In the words of Cartman, America will respect your authoritay.

Why?  Because deep down we feel that one day, if we assert ourselves and work really really hard, we’ll be one of them.  So there’s a tacit belief that these people, these masters of the universe, are our betters.  Who are we to question their word?  In the case of an outspoken dullard like Trump, all the better for us to identify with.  He’s one of us — a no nonsense straight shooter.

I’m fairly certain that Trump’s sheen is only temporary.  Eventually the GOP will come to their senses and they’ll throw the machine into overdrive to get Bush the nomination.  Until that time, however, I’m planning on enjoying the ride.

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