Since the Harvey Weinstein scandal got lefties and liberals hot under the collar (fuck knows why, we’ve all known about Hollywood and the “casting couch” for years, child star Cory Feldman revealed in a book published in 2016 that paedophilia is rife in showbusiness, which is also old news (From Fatty Arbuckle in the silent days to Roman Polansky in the seventies child sex scandals are reported every few years,) Feldman was supported by Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood, who though not a victim himself knew people who were, including Feldman’s close friend Corey Haim whose suicide has been linked to the abuse he suffered at the hands of powerful figures in Hollywood.And stories of how the powerful people who “owned” Marilyn Monroe passed her around among their friends have been repeated many times.
It is not just Hollywood of course, the same happens in the music business, the world of banking and commerce, and of course in politics. And one of the things that has struck me as particularly vomit inducing in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein story is the self – righteousness of the Hollywood luvvies and liberal politicians rushing to fling themselves on the condemnation bandwagon, when they must have known what was going on for years.
Last week it was the turn of the European Union’s institutions to be exposed as hotbeds of lust and sexual misdemeanour. Today I saw a wonderfully hypocritical condemnation of sexual high jinks in the EU penned by Labour MEP Mary Honeyball for The Daily Telegraph:
“Within a week of the accusations being made public an emergency debate was called and an anti-sexual harassment resolution drafted and voted through the European Parliament with support from all the major political parties.”
Which begs the response:
There is no point in sheep passing resolutions in favour of vegetarianism so long as the wolf remains of a different opinion. (William Inge)
To put it another way, if women want to avoid almost certain harrassment they should stay away from politics, refrain from applying for jobs as PA to some top executives, not go into showbusiness or learn karate.
Puketastic Hollywood hypocrites
Weinstein scandal, what it tells us about Hollywood and American Politics
The Harvey Question – A Scandal Or business As usual For Hollywood
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