Thursday, October 12, 2017


If you've traveled to the furthest reaches of the Internet in a quest to find the worst possible take on the Harvey Weinstein story, trust me, you can stop looking, because I found it: a guest post at Instapundit by the sci-fi and military novelist John Ringo.

Shorter Ringo: When Hollywood women attack conservative men, it's because they really hate Harvey Weinstein.
Deflection in abuse syndrome: Are Hollywood Actresses really angry at Conservative men? Or is it all just a sham?
What's with the capitalization of "Conservative"? Is conservatism an ethnic group now? Then again, Ringo capitalizes "Actresses," so maybe he just doesn't know how capitalization works.
The simple answer to the question is: Yes. But not because conservative men have abused them. Because they are forced to be silent, for various sociological and psychological reasons, about their abuse at the hands of the ‘in-crowd’ of liberals by which they are surrounded. And they lash out at any convenient target.

Let’s put this in a perspective that might make sense: A high school cheerleading team.
Yes, because these are ladiez we're talking about, so we can't possibly go with a non-gendered, non-infantilizing analogy, can we?
We’ll call the town this takes place in ‘Hollywood’.

When the new freshman girls reach high school they’re SOOO EXCITED! They were cheerleaders in junior high and now they might get on the JV CHEERLEADING TEAM and even be VARSITY CHEERLEADERS! YAY! GO HOLLYWOOD!

So let’s follow the career of a freshman aspiring JV cheerleader named, oh, Ashley.
Which is totally not meant to sound like a porn name.
As part of Ashley’s tryout she’s invited to a HIGH SCHOOL PARTY! (YAY! WE’RE REALLY GROWN UP NOW!) And at that high school party she gets a little drunk and ends up in the morning in a bed full of strangers (various male varsity jocks) wearing nothing but her socks.
John is now typing with one hand, isn't he?
She’s embarrassed and shocked and hurt and doesn’t know what to do. Because she’s never had an experience like that before. (Though she’s rarely a virgin.)
Yup -- one hand it is.
Does she call them out? Does she report it? Will it affect her chances of being on the cheerleading team?

At some point she might open up to a Varsity Cheerleader we’ll call, oh, Dame Judy D. And Dame Judy’s rather cold response tends to be: Welcome to the bigs, sister. No shut up and act.
Yes, we now get to imagine Dame Judi (not Judy) Dench in a cheerleader costume. Remember, Ringo is a New York Times bestselling author, so we're talking high-end fiction.
And so Ashley is now part of the herd. She’s one of the ‘important’ people in high school. And she probably ends up being one of the mean girls who makes life horrible for the nerds. (Herein played by anyone with (R) after their name or anyone who can be defined as ‘conservative’.) And the reason that she makes life horrible for the nerds is THEY ARE THE ONLY SAFE TARGET!

If she lashes out at the jocks and Varsity cheerleaders who are actually making her life hell, the best she can hope is a punch in the face. Worse SHE MIGHT BE THROWN OUT OF THE IN-CROWD! She might NEVER DO LUNCH IN THIS TOWN AGAIN!

And when it’s her time to be the Varsity Cheerleader and some newbie freshman wimp is crying and sulking she tells her: Welcome to the bigs, sis. Now shut up and act.
It never ceases to amaze me that conservatives -- who control the House, the Senate, the White House, the Supreme Court, most governors' mansions, most state legislatures, all of talk radio, and the highest-rated news channel on cable TV, and who also brag about being being rootin'-tootin', gun-totin', dirt-under-the-fingernails, working-class Regular Americans who regularly wave a semi-automatic in our faces and dare us (in multiple languages) to "come and take it" -- also choose to portray themselves as weak, terrified, relentlessly persecuted omega males. Dudes, have some self-respect.
... It’s all part of abuse syndrome, people.... People who are subject to long-term abuse MUST find an outlet for the anger that bubbles in them all the time. They don’t, dare not for various reasons, lash out at their abusers. Think of children in abusive homes. How can they lash out at their parents who are abusing them? They are powerless. So they become bullies in turn.
I've never been raped. No one has ever invited me up to a luxury hotel suite, greeted me wearing nothing but a bathrobe, an erection, and a beer gut, and tried to force me into a sex act against my will, on penalty of destroying my career if I failed to comply. So why do I despise Republicans with every fiber of my being? Oh, right: because they're destroying the country. I knew there had to be a reason.
... This doesn’t mean there aren’t conservatives just as shitty as Harvey Weinstein. There probably are. But they are MUCH more likely to be outed by the news media. (Think of Newt Gingrich and divorcing his dying wife or for that matter the Access Hollywood tape. Interesting that name keeps coming up don’t you think?) Do you really think if a Republican senator was charged by a woman with groping her or masturbating into a plant, that the New York Times would kill the story?
How long did Roger Ailes get away with it? Bill O'Reilly? Dennis Hastert?

But that's Ringo's story and he's sticking to it -- and not only that, he's concluded that it's the reason conservatives are morally superior to liberals:
In that way the liberal bias in media can be considered a God send to conservatives and Republicans. It polices our ranks. It is a major weakness for the Democrats and liberals because it refuses to do so. Thus you get the Harvey Weinsteins, the Weiners, the Spitzers who are all ‘protected’ classes until they can’t be protected anymore.
Remind me again: Who broke the Weinstein story? I'm pretty sure it wasn't World Net Daily.
So do liberal actresses and models and all the rest really think conservative men are the worst human beings in the world?

Yes. Yes, they do. Because they have to work every day with some of the ACTUALLY worst human beings in the world. And they have to believe conservative men are worse. Otherwise, there’s no point to being on the ‘good’ side.

Thus when Donald Trump said some needlessly crass things and alleged to have groped women, they immediately saw in him not just Harvey (all the rest of the abusers in Hollywood High not to mention Billy ‘I did not rape that woman’ Clinton) but WORSE THAN HARVEY.

Because Trump has to be worse. They can’t really be slaves to some of the most vile human beings on the face of the planet.

Got news for you ladies: Yes, yes, you are. You enable them every day and by doing so you not only support the abusers, you directly or indirectly tell all the hurt new cheerleaders: Welcome to the bigs, sis. Now shut up and act.

You’re blaming the wrong side.
I should have known where this was leading: It's all your fault, bitches. Thanks for the insight, John.

No comments: