Over the past couple of weeks, the Harvey Weinstein scandal has been the topic of so many articles and posts it’s almost mind-boggling. People are reading these articles to find out which of their favorite starlets degraded themselves to this person. Others read it in morbid fascination, wondering how the “casting couch” of the past is still in use in this modern, “enlightened” day of where feminism and the self-proclaimed Hollywood equality supposedly banned such behavior.
I, on the other hand, have another take on this episode of “Hollywood Depravity,” although it requires that I put on the armchair psychologist hat.
It is no secret in Hollywood that Weinstein was a predator. Comedians made references in their routines, and even during an awards ceremony a statement was made that the nominees “didn’t have to pretend that Harvey was attractive.” This behavior was known for decades, and yet no one said or reported anything to the police.
Why, you may ask? The answer is rather simple: Harvey Weinstein could make or break a career. So it all came down to play along and be successful (and potentially earn tons of money & fame), or find another career. It appears that at this point in time, 50+ starlets were accosted by Weinstein and kept quiet about it, and a good number of male stars & producers as well.
With this in mind, it isn’t too much of a stretch for many of these starlets to develop a negative attitude about men, especially powerful men. Consider the following:
Many of these women did not have anyone or anything to depend upon. By this time, they have bought into the independent female ideology of the feminist movement, and had no one to protect them or turn to. They also had a dream to be a star, and nothing else to fall back on except a menial job. This was the “make or break” moment of their lives. They became bitter.
Many of these women became supporters of Hillary Clinton (aka the Hildebeast, aka Felonia von Pantsuit) because they saw in her a strong woman who could stand toe-to-toe with the strong men of the world. When she lost to a powerful man who was caught on tape making a not-so-polite comment, they lost their collective minds – their projection was that a woman was stomped down by a crude misogynist.
So then they donned their pink p***y hats, stood up & made speeches, and generally went on a rampage against the President. It didn’t matter that the person that they should have been ranting against was the person that abused them. They were projecting their rage against someone who couldn’t hurt them.
During all this time, they were talking about being “brave” for speaking out against the President, calling him a misogynist and worse. They were being cowards – being brave is standing up for something and be willing to lose something for that action. Obviously, they weren’t willing to do that until someone else decided enough was enough, and then they became “brave” enough to pile on…when they felt safe enough that they didn’t have anything to fear or lose.
And what about the men in Hollywood? I’ve read a couple of articles of where the men knew what was going on, but declined to do anything about it. More “brave” people who only came out from the shadows when it was safe to do so without being squashed.
Here’s my bottom line:
The Hollywood elite have been standing up on their pedestals preaching about how they know best for us “normals” (a term used by Kurt Schlichter at Townhall.com to describe the people with common sense) on subjects ranging from morality to tolerance to global warming/climate change to firearms to victimhood of various types. After all, they are the stars and know better than anyone else because, well, they’re stars…
I’m calling a bulls**t penalty on Hollywood. They’re only stars because we like how they pretend to be other people. Otherwise, our “friends” in Tinseltown have lost all credibility with me (they didn’t have much before). For all their talk, they know nothing & have nothing but hypocrisy and bovine fertilizer.
Much like many politicians we happen to know, but that’s a post for another time…