Progress is desirable and possible, but not on the basis of pseudo-scientific theoretical novelties and fads which are in many cases merely alibis for moral responsibility and moral training. Science is a mighty weapon, a glittering sword in the hand of civilization. But if civilization permits science to rob it of its moral foundations it will be a case of suicide by falling on its own sword.
Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has weighed in on Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegation against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden. He finds Biden’s “explanation” sufficient.
I have heard Joe Biden’s explanation. I think it’s sufficient. I think he will be a great candidate, I think he will be a great president
— Chuck Schumer
Of course Creepy Uncle Joe’s “explanations” have been nothing be denials without substance or corroborating evidence. But, denial is sufficient for Democrats if and when the accused is a Democrat as well.
It seems like a far cry from their witch-hunt against Brett Kavanaugh but it’s really just the flip-side of the same derangement. They were going to #BelieveAnyWoman and any allegation against Kavanaugh because he was President Trump’s nominee to the SCOTUS and they’re going to #DisbelieveAnyWoman making similar allegations against Biden because he’s their sole chance to unseat President Trump.
At first pass, this may seem counterintuitive since Democrats have proven by their unalloyed support of the alleged rapist, Joe Biden to be hypocrites. Yet, it is truer to state that they are not hypocrites; they’re Democrats, since being a Democrat involves a plethora of cultural, cognitive, and moral shortcomings, of which, rank hypocrisy is only one exemplar.
I’m not at this point going to go too far into Creepy Uncle Joe’s issues with women’s personal spaces. They’re well documented, as is my position on them. Hence, those topics don’t really bear repeating.
No, what’s more important right now is the rank hypocrisy being shown by our domestic enemies, the Democrats and their ilk. The captured tweet above sums it up well, as does the “nuanced” and “triangulated” response by #MeToo’s darling, Alyssa Milano. They literally have no problem anymore with Biden’s behavior now that he’s the de facto Democrat Nominee against President Trump for the 2020 Elections.
“Hugs, kisses, and touching that women previously said made them uncomfortable?” That’s not an established pattern of sexual harassment and sexual assault… not if the man in question is their Nominee. #BelieveAllWomen? Not if, as in Tara Reade’s case, that woman is accusing their Nominee!
Joe Biden’s – aka Creepy Uncle Joe – current woes are actually lamentable, though entirely expected, or almost so. It was likely only a matter of time and “usefulness” before some woman or set of women voiced outrage over Biden’s very well established and documented misunderstanding of people’s, especially women’s, personal space.
So, now Ole Joe is embroiled in debacle and the Left is seemingly split upon the matter, with some siding with Biden and other’s reviling him. And the debacle is exacerbated by both Biden not being able to say he didn’t do it and by his utter inability not to gaffe when put under pressure. And that is, to me at least, both lamentable and very indicative of some of our nation’s current problems.
Yes, Biden has a long history of invading people’s personal spaces and making them uncomfortable. But also yes, all reports indicate that he is a kind man who never once meant anything “appropriateness” by that behavior and held neither disrespect for- or ill will towards anyone he acted in that way towards. And #IBelieveHim! 😉
Yet, according to the Feminists and their enablers, motive and intent don’t matter at all. All that matters is how the woman or womyn feels about whatever happened. Indeed, by the same rules, any argument by a man about his intentions is just “mansplaining,” “patriarchal condescension,” and “enabling Rape Culture.”
But that just brings up the nasty, tangled knot of hypocrisy among the Left over this sort of issue. So many of them made is stridently clear that they “believed” the utterly unconfirmed and refuted accusations against Justice Kavanaugh but believe Biden to the point of accusing the women who complained of being political operatives. But, at the same time, so many of them who signal as true believers of #MeToo, being apparently as against Biden as they were Kavanaugh, seem to be associated with other 2020 Democrat candidates.
Yeah, it’s a lamentable mess. But at least it’s not our problem. It’s the Democrats problem.
As this year’s Dragon*Con starts tomorrow and both my wives will be there working – transporting the celebrity guests to and from the airport and generally being their handlers while there – and in costume part of the time, here’s a simple PSA for you all…
Yes! They have given consent to be looked at. Indeed, if you can exhibit some level of manners and discretion, looking is wanted and actively encouraged. In many cases, even a bit of ogling is desired – that is why they’re dressed that way and that is the sort of attention they’re seeking. And yes, they’ve tacitly consented to be photographed if and when and only if and when it doesn’t require they’re involvement in the process.
They have NOT, however, consented to any of the following behaviors:
Being touched in any manner;
Catcalled or otherwise verbally assaulted;
Followed around, especially into elevators and such;
Stopped to be photographed, either on their own or with you.
If you want to do any of the above – and some of that you shouldn’t want to do – ask politely, showing at least as much courtesy as you would show towards a woman not in costume. Play it cool and respectfully, gentlemen, and you might just be surprised at what these babes will consent to. Play it otherwise and you you might just be painfully shocked by what they, the other con goers, and convention security do by way of reprisal.