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Post Re: Weinstein Witch-hunt. Why now?
on: October 17, 2017, 12:08
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Thank you, Mr. Kung. That explains the missing dynamic.

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on: October 17, 2017, 12:55
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Here is another piece from Taki's, which reinforces some of the points you have been making. This is more interesting because the writer knows Weinstein well, apparently.

http://takimag.com/article/lets_talk_about_harvey_taki

The bit about the New York Times displaying its balance in going after an old leftist Jewish guy after destroying two old Christian conservative guys, is something I had not thought about.

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on: October 17, 2017, 13:06
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Of course, Bill O'Reilly is rebuilding his career to some extent. I certainly hope to get his recent historical books.

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on: October 17, 2017, 14:34
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Men sexually harass women. Women politically harass men. Men grab ass. Women get people fired based on either fraudulent claims or exaggerated claims — claims always subject to their re-inpretation based on well-considered "feelings" they suddenly find themselves having years later when perhaps examining their not-so-innocent part in a conflict.

I'm not going to judge Bill O'Reilly (or Weinstein) by the hyperventilated and quite selective outrage of the fraudulent "journalists." If women are just as capable and powerful as men, then this habit of painting them as shrinking violets unable to rebuff male advances (short of actual rape) should be understood as manipulation....something women (who don't have the brawn that men have) are very good at by nature.

Without this more worldly and objective view then we will never be in a position to get at the truth. But political truths require no evidence. Particularly in the case of liberals, all one needs to do is "feel" that one was harassed. That is to say, liberals and women have so cheapened the very idea of harassment that skepticism is due . . . even for a liberal Hollywood vulgar flake such as Harvey Weinstein.

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on: October 17, 2017, 14:41
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It would seem that in today's world, trying to "pick up" a female is a type of harassment. The fact that a woman can tell a man to flake off, doesn't seem to be considered.

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Post Re: Weinstein Witch-hunt. Why now?
on: October 17, 2017, 14:52
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I read that Taki article, Mr. Kung. He made some fair points but I didn’t find it at all convincing that the NY Times went after Harvey to look “balanced.” Still, it was a great insight about Ashley Judd:

Ashley Judd, who I’d give anything to go to bed with, should be ashamed of herself. She waited twenty years to join the rabble because Harvey asked her to sleep with him. She did not, so why bother to stick the knife in?

This is not liberalism eating one of its own. It’s feminism out for another ravenous meal of male. I almost feel sorry for Harvey. I can relate to someone — a lot like Trump — who is crude in a very typical straightforward male sort of way as opposed to these scumbags piling on.

But reports from that other article suggest he created a lot of enemies over the years, and rightfully so. He wasn't a particularly good man it seems. And now that he had more of a dry run in the industry and was weaker, it makes sense that he was ready to be set up for the kill.

Or maybe this isn’t about payback and isn’t about balance. Maybe it’s about a new ethic in Hollywood where the creeps are forced out.

But then who would be left to make the movies? Here’s a further perspective from another Taki article:

Now, don’t take that as a defense of Hollywood. This is a truly terrible place filled with ambition, vanity, greed, jealousy, backbiting, and bullying. It’s a horrible town, just not horrible in the way some of you think. No, there are no “Satanic pedophile rings.” The biz has pedophiles just as it has rapists, but it also has liars (like convicted fraudster Michael Egan) who make up stories about pedophiles and rapists. And Satanism? Directors only dabble in pentagram and devil-goat imagery because they know it cheeses off conservatives.

Is the business predatory? Absolutely, because it trades in beauty. Horny (often unattractive) men in power on one side, beautiful actresses with a different type of power on the other. But most people in Hollywood play the game skillfully. Typically, when there are hookups, the males do it in a way that never involves force or the threat of being fired, and the actresses use their attractiveness coyly, never descending into outright sluttiness (“I’ll blow you for the role, mister director!”). Both sides get to keep their dignity. The man doesn’t feel like he employed compulsion, and the woman doesn’t feel like she prostituted herself.

Harvey Weinstein failed to play the game with skill. That was his first sin.

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on: October 18, 2017, 09:16
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Women are victims. Men are predators. I think the stupid "#MeToo" is a perverse celebration of this.

Michelle Malkin has an article about this: Befware the Rape Allegation Bandwagon.

Surely this shows why women's testimony has generally been given less weight in past ages. Here we have modern women declaring they've been raped or severely harassed based only on a hashtag. No evidence. Just their emotional say-so.

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on: October 18, 2017, 11:35
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Another denizen of the media who has been chopped due to his unbelievable behavior.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/amazon-studios-roy-price-inside-fall-a-top-executive-whats-next-1049859

If what this article claims is true, one can only wonder at the stupidity of this man's pickup method. Do people like him and Weinstein really think being vulgar is the best way to pick up women?

Perhaps they are just taking a shortcut to sex. Maybe they figure that any women who doesn't walk away after such remarks is eager for sex. Don't want to waste time on someone who might not be an easy lay.

I worked for a man once whose pickup line was something like, "Does your husband let you go out with strange men?" He claimed he immediately knew whether or not he could score by the way the woman answered.

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on: October 18, 2017, 13:40
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I've think I've figured out what's behind bums like Weinstein et. al. Their true feelings are,

I wouldn't want to marry anyone who have me for a husband.

Their low self-esteem makes them hold everyone else in low esteem and wish to spread misery.

Sort-a-like many liberals.

Hat tip to Groucho Marx.

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