by Chris Sweeney, RT, 13 Aug, 2020 15:01
It’s not very original to say climate alarmism has turned into a quasi – religioous cult, I was saying it ten years ago and I wasn’t the first. But the activities of climate activists like the middle class crusties of Ekstinktion Rebellion and the followers of the Swedish muppet St. Greta of Thunberg, (She’s not the Messiah, she’s a very naughty girl,) have taken on a very nasty fanaticism that is typical of the tactics favoured by the far left and far right when trying to impose their ideology on the world.
It’s often said that those who do not learn from history are condenmed to repeat its mistakes and it seems the ideologically driven authoritarians of the globalist movement have failed to take heed of the Prostestant reformation that was triggered by the excesses of the Holy Inquisition, the liberal backlash against Europe’s despotic monarchies in the enlightenment era, thenineteenth century rise of social democracy (a very different creature to Socialism,) in the face of unregulated capitalism in the second stage of the Industrial Revolution, and now the resurgence of nationalism as a reaction to rampant neo – liberalism.
One of the notable things about the globalists reaction to the success of nationalist politicians, such as U S President Donald Trump, Italy’s Matteo Salvini, Nigel Farage, Marine Le Pen in France and parties such as AfD (Alternatif fur Deutschland,) or the Sweden Democrats is their attempts to smear and discredit any challenges to their idological polics, especially those rooted in the realities of life for middle and working class voters.
It was inevitable then that as the claims of the climate catastrophe scaremongers became more lurid and sensational, the more grounded majority would push back. And as the lies of those who write St. Greta’s scripts, (oh come on, you don’t believe a seventeen year old with leatning difficulties cause by foetal alcohol syndrome writes that Messianic bullshit herself do you?) become more outrageous and more obvious, it was inevitable that an anti – Greta would arise ….
I met this amazing young lady in Madrid last week. At 19 years old; she impressed me with her quiet but powerful understanding of how she had been misled on climate alarmism.
Recorded in Madrid, Spain, the site of the UN’s COP25. Naomi Seibt, a popular YouTube streamer, speaks on her journey to climate realism, the state of science, and more during the United Nations’ COP25.
She closed out the Heartland livestream presentations in Madrid in the opening week of the conference. Continue reading
With her slight frame, long blonde hair and converse trainers, German teenager Naomi Seibt might not seem the most obvious candidate to front the growing climate scepticism movement. But holding court at America’s largest gathering for grassroots Republicans, expounding her controversial views on global warming, she exudes an air of self-belief that belies her 19 years.
As Greta Thunberg brought her climate awareness campaign to the UK last week – speaking at a rally of some 25,000 striking school children in Bristol – on the other side of the Atlantic, Seibt, dubbed the “anti-Greta”, was propelled onto the world’s stage in Washington, making an appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and firmly positioning herself as the new darling of right-wing climate sceptics.
Thunberg, now the general of a worldwide teen army, was named Time magazine’s ‘person of the year’ after berating world leaders for their inaction at a United Nations summit last year. A video of the Swedish 17-year-old glaring at Donald Trump went viral. Seibt, meanwhile, uses her YouTube channel to challenge what she calls the climate change “alarmism” espoused by Thunberg … Continue reading
Boggart Blog and other Greenteeth Digital Publishing websites do not often report on the Royal family, the main contributors are reluctant Royalists because, as editor Ian puts it, when yu think of the havoc ‘President’ Thatcher or ‘President’ Blair could have caused without the restraining effects of The Crown it shows how valuable The Monarch can be without their actually doing anything.
But as there is a major crisis going on, we thought we’d better stick our oar in along with the rest.
Senior members of the Royal Family are holding emergency talks on Monday to discuss the future of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after the couple caused the crisis when they announced last week that they would step down from their roles as front line of the family.
The Queen at Buckingham Palace with Grandsons William and Harry and sons Charles and the paedophile prince (allegedly) Andrew Source: Zero Hedge
Prince Charles cut short an engagement in Oman and flew back to attend the conference, held at Sandringham, the Queen’s private estate in Norfolk. Also in involved will be the Queen, William, and Harry and various aides and constitutional experts, while The Duchess of Meghan is expected to join them via a video link from Canada, where she is flew las week with young Archie, having insulted The Queen, The British nation and The Duchess of Kate and pissed off all the people in Britain that her arrogant, self – righteous, attention seeking attitude and her blatant invocation of the race card when she wasn’t getting what she wanted had not already pissed off.
An insider has told The Times that the pair both feel “tethered” by their responsibilities, which incuded the onerous duty of being expected to be nice to common people. The source added that the couple regarded themselves as having been pushed away by what they saw as a bullying attitude from the Duke of Cambridge. These claims have been strongly contested by sources close to the Cambridges, as well as some close to Prince Harry.
“She wants to leave,” the source said of the duchess. It is well known this Californian airhead and third rate actress believed she would be granted the title “Princess,” despite being told that as a divorcee that would not be the case.
Poor dear, someone should have told her the British monarchy is real life not fucking Disneyland.
“Harry has been under intense pressure to choose. It is sad. He loves the Queen. He loves this country. He loves all his military stuff. I think it will genuinely break his heart to leave. I don’t think that’s what he really wants. I think they want some halfway house.” –The Times
Phil The Greek is reported to have advised his grandson, “It is perfectly acceptable to step out with actresses but one does not marry them.”
Couldn’t have put it better.
Prince William, meanwhile, has expressed “sadness” over the strained relations between House Cambridge and House Sussex, telling the Times that the royal family was no longer “a team.”
“I’ve put my arm around my brother all our lives and I can’t do that any more; we’re separate entities,” William – the Duke of Cambridge, reportedly told a friend.
Harry says they want to be financially independent and no longer wish to receive taxpayer money. Possibly unconnected but Harry was seen touting his wife’s talents as a voiceover artist (voicing a Princess character maybe,) to Disney CEO Bob Iger.
Observers say the couple is likely to generate income from a UK trademark from their brand, ‘Sussex Royal,’ which they applied for in June – along with sponsorships and speaking tours.
According to the Times, senior royal officials – including secretaries, press advisers and Sir Michael Stevens who handles royal finances, have been locked in talks for two days to work out various solutions to discuss on Monday.
The alternatives will cover central issues such as how much work the couple will carry out for the royal family and where they will live.
The Sussexes hope to divide their time between Britain and Canada but their current residence, Frogmore Cottage, Windsor, is among the topics on the table. The residence was controversially renovated for at least £2.4 million at taxpayers’ expense. The couple are said to be prepared to give that up, although it is possible that they will remain there but pay a commercial rent.
The question of how much royal work they carry out may have an impact on the extent to which the Prince of Wales continues to fund them with the money he receives from the Duchy of Cornwall. –The Times Some reports suggest Prince Charles is determined to cut the purse strings. Some sources maintain Charles advised his son against the marriage, not because he disliked Megan but because he doubted that an actress from ‘woke’ California would cope with the constraints of life as a member of the Royal family.
Latest reports from the Royal household suggest that following “constructive discussions,” the Queen has agreed to a “period of transition” for Harry and Meghan.
“Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family,” wrote the Queen, acknowledging that her grandson and his wife want to live more independent lives, according to the Washington Post.
When the furore about the convenient death of billionaire paedophole Jeffrey Epstein died down after the alleged sex criminal was found dead in his cell in a New York remand centre, many of Epstein’s rich and powerful friends who had been ferried by private jet to sex parties on his private Caribbean Island must have heaved a sigh of relief.
In a video clip released by news website Project Veritas on Tuesday (11/05/2019), ABC News anchor Amy Robach is caught on a “hot mic” telling colleagues at the news desk that she had been contacted by Virginia Roberts (Giuffre), who alleges Epstein used her as a sex slave, and pimped her out to his powerful friends, including Britain’s Prince Andrew.
“I’ve had this interview with Virginia Roberts…we would not put it on the air,” Robach says on camera. “First of all, I was told ‘who’s Jeffrey Epstein.’ Then [Buckingham] Palace found out that we had her whole allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened us a million different ways.”
Former President Bill Clinton was, as has been widely alleged, among those who traveled multiple times on Epstein’s private jet, dubbed the “Lolita Express.” As well as Clinton and Prince Andrew, Robach named lawyer Alan Dershowitz as one of those implicated in Roberts’ testimony. Robach says that she tried to persuade channel bosses to run her story for three years, but “to no avail.”
“And now it’s all coming out and it’s like these new revelations, and I freaking had all of it. What we had was unreal.”
Epstein was found dead in his cell in New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center in August, where he was awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges. His death was ruled a suicide, with the city’s chief medical examiner determining the sex offender hung himself from his bunk bed in the cell.
Reports that Epstein had been taken off suicide watch two days earlier, and that the guards on watch left him unsupervised for longer than usual fuelled rumors that foul play was afoot. Epstein’s connections to high profile political and business figures led many to speculate that the mogul was murdered.
When New York’s former chief medical examiner, Dr. Michael Baden, claimed last month that Epstein’s wounds were more consistent with “homicidal strangulation” than suicide, the mystery was revived again, and the internet was flooded with “Epstein didn’t kill himself” memes and comments.
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A psychological study in the USA has concluded that Caucasians are expressing declining support for diversity.
In their study, which even a cursory examanation will reveal is deeply flawed, the psychologists conclude that white Americanshave come to view diversity and multiculturalism more negatively as the U.S. moves toward becoming a minority-majority nation, a team of UCLA psychologists report.
The researchers split a sample of 98 white Americans half male, half female, representative of regional, socio – economic classes and religious backgrounds, with an average age of 37, randomly into two groups. One group was told that whites will no longer be the majority in the U.S. by 2050; in fact, this is likely to be true as soon as 2043, according to some projections. The second group was told that whites would retain their majority status in the U.S. through at least 2050. All participants were then asked a series of questions about their views on diversity.
“Whites feel lukewarm about diversity when they are told that they are about to lose their majority status in the United States for the first time,” said Yuen Huo, UCLA professor of psychology and the study’s instigator.
Using a seven-point scale—where 1 meant “strongly disagree” and 7 meant “strongly agree”—subjects were asked how much they agreed or disagreed with statements like “One of the goals of our country should be to teach people from different racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds how to live and work together” and “Americans should understand that differences in backgrounds and experiences can lead to different values and ways of thinking.” Those who believed whites would continue to be the majority gave an average response of 5.67, while those who believed that whites would no longer be the majority gave an average response of just 5.15.
“We see a significant reduction in the endorsement of diversity when white Americans are exposed to current projections of future demographics,” said Felix Danbold, a UCLA psychology doctoral student and the paper’s lead author. “Most Americans view diversity in positive terms, but many white Americans who see the actual demographic projections, and the loss of their majority status, end up being less enthusiastic about it.”
Those in the study who identified themselves as Republicans gave average responses of 4.5, compared with 5.8 for Democrats and 5.7 for independents. Thirty-six percent of the participants were Democrats, 21 percent were Republicans and 31 percent were independents.
Support for diversity was also higher among women, with an average response of 5.7; men’s average response was 5.1.
The main problem with this study is the sample size is far too small to be meaningful, 98 people from a population of 330 million? It’s nowhere near a thousandth of one percent. How can such a small number be considered representative?
Secondly there is the question of how we define diversity for such a study.
The Liberal / progressive movement are so blinkered by their self righteousness they have lost sight of what constitutes diversity. They scream “DON’T LABEL US,” then proceed to label themselves with their identity politics, talking about gay rights, trans rights, black rights, Islamophobia, homophobia and such.
I have some gay friends that, if you met them casually, you would never think they are gay, yet if lefties find out they will tell my friends “You should be proud to be gay.”
Why? my friends would ask. It’s their business alone, all their friends know, nothing to do with anybody else.
On the other hand I had a friend, Charlie, (we lost touch some years ago, no fallout, life just took us in different directions,) who anybody would reasonably assumed from his body language, speech mannerisms and general behaviour, to be gay. He wasn’t, he didn’t question his maleness, he was just who he was (and was married to a lovely woman.)
One of the care providers who visited my late wife in her final illness, A…. is a Muslim. Hijab? Baggy clothes that hide her figure? No way, short skirts, skin tight leggings, revealing tops, false eyelashes and her black hair beautifully styled, that’s the person the world sees.
This is real diversity. I find it ironic that for the left wing activists who scream about equality, diversity is only skin deep and beneath the colour of our skin these social justice activists expect us all to conform to the stereotypes defined by the politically correct left. In my view it is the constant lecturing and haranguing from the far left about how we must accept this, do that, tolerate the other that is turning both Europeans and caucasian Americans against this manufactured diversity that is being imposed on us by the Politically Correct Thought Police.
Video maker Amazing Polly investigates Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of crooked billionaire Robert Maxwell and long term girlfriend of suicided paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, Ghioslaine’s sisters and their family links to other crimes and scandals.
Returning to Epstein-related investigations, I look at Christine and Isabel’s multiple software ventures. I go beyond Magellan and look deeper at the Chili@d/FBI story and bring you some deeper information. more.. There are links here to the NSA, CIA, Intel, Microsoft, Google and many more. I don’t know if back-doors or other vulnerabilities were installed with the software.. but what if they were? – Amazing Polly
Wow this should be fun. Robert Maxwell, Ghislaine’s dear old dad was one of the biggest corporate crooks throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
He finally disapoeared while cruising on his private yacht after the scandal of his plundering his media corporation’s pension funds to finance one of his crooked deals. His body was recovered but pathologists were unable to agree a cause of death.
Could the fact that he had a lot of dirt on the wealthy, powerful people who were at some stage involved in his dodgy schemes have had anything to do with it I wonder?
We return to the Epstein case today, though the billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein escaped justice by committing suicide while in prison, according to the establishment narrative, thus enabling his many celebrity associates toi heave a sigh of relief in the expectation that in spite of the very unusual circumstances surrounding his suicide, the case would never be heard in court and their names and dirty little secrets would not be revealed in the public domain.
But while conspiracy nuts continue their feeding frenzy about the anmilies in reports of how his death occurred, some diligent people in law enforcement are sifting through material seized from Epstein’s homes after his arrest in June and are finding plenty of evidence on which to build cases against his associates. And some of those associates, it appears, are not prepared to go down alone.
An attorney for Ghislaine Maxwell, a long time partner of Epstein and allegedly his most prolific recruiter of under age girls, told a judge on Wednesday that there are “hundreds” of people named in what is expected to be approximately 2,000 pages of documents ordered unsealed by the federal appeals court in New York, according to Bloomberg.
Jeffrey Pagliuca, lawyer for Maxwell, told U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska Wednesday that the seized materials include an address book containing about 1,000 names. Preska is now considering how to comply with a ruling by the federal appeals court in New York that she must unseal some of the documents. There was no detail at the hearing as to the identity of the people are named in the documents, and they may include women who say they are victims of Epstein, his friends and others. –Bloomberg
According to court filings, Maxwell, the daughter of disgraced medial tycoon Robert Maxwell, is alleged to have hired, supervised and fired household staff, while organizing the visits of dozens of (usually young and untrained,) “massage therapists” to Epstein’s residence where they were ‘introduced’ to his wealthy guests.
In depositions taken in 2009 and 2010 as part of civil lawsuits against Mr. Epstein, household employees said Ms. Maxwell was a central figure in Mr. Epstein’s private life.
Juan Alessi, who said in one of the depositions that he served as the Palm Beach house manager from around 1992 through 2002, described a basket of sex toys in Ms. Maxwell’s bathroom closet. He said he would find them around when he cleaned up after visits from the young women. –WSJ
The document dump stems from a 2015 defamation lawsuit in New York brought by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre against Maxwell. Giuffre says Maxwell helped Epstein traffic herself and other underage girls to sex parties at the billionaire pedophile’s many residences. Maxwell has denied any wrongdoing and called Giuffre a liar.
The case was settled in 2017 and the records were sealed – however appeals by the Miami Herald, Harvard Law professor (and former Epstein pal) Alan Dershowitz and right-wing blogger Mike Cernovich were successful in winning the order to release them.
In August 2019, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ordered the partial release of Epstein documents, which revealed that Giuffre said that President Trump was a “good friend of Jeffrey’s,” but that Trump ‘didn’t partake in any sex with any of us,” adding “Donald Trump never flirted with me.”
Epstein was found dead in a cell at a federal holding prison last month after his arrest on child sex-trafficking charges. While the case was dismissed against Epstein, Judge Preska must now consider how to release the sealed records – and from the looks of it, the possibility remains that they may not be released at all. After all there are still a lot of wealthy and influential people who have powerful reasons to want the whole thing swept under the carpet.
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Danny Dyer (left) and David Cameron with wife Samantha
During a Special World Cup edition of ITV’s Good Evening Britain did not disappoint, Britain’s favourite cockney geezer Danny Dyer shocked presenters Piers Morgan and David Cameron and Susanna Reid, and amused fellow panelists the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and former Baywatch sex bom Pammie Anderson by referring to Britain’s last Prime Minister as a twat, and suggesting the former conservative Prime Minister be held accountable for Brexit.
Breakfast show anchors Morgan and Reid went on air after England’s 1-0 World Cup loss loss to Belgium, in a timeslot that fell outside the threshold for censoring adult content.
Dyer, now plating a pivotal character in long running soap Eastenders and with a long list of foul mouthed cockney hard case roles on his C V stole the show. His first move was to tell Morgan to “just stop talking” as Morgan attempted to apologise for criticizing Love Island contestants – Dyer’s daughter, Dani, is on the show. He topped that however when the topic of Brexit came up.
“Who knows about Brexit? No one’s got a effing clue what Brexit is, yeah? You watch Question Time, it’s a comedy!” opined Dyer, before describing the UK’s exit from the European Union as a “mad riddle, know one knows what it is.”
Getting down to who he deems as responsible for the current political upheaval in Britain since the June 2016 result, Dyer asked: “So, what’s happened to that t**t David Cameron who called it on?,” referring to the prime minister responsible for calling the referendum, only to resign and step away from politics entirely in its aftermath.
Through tense chuckles, a curious look from Corbyn and a wince from Susanna Reid, Dyer continued: “How come he’s just scuttled off?”
“Where is he? He’s in Europe, in Nice, with his trotters up. Where is the geezer? He should be held accountable for it!”
Sitting back in his chair arms folded, Dyer gave off a final call of “t**t”, cementing his status as a national treasure and as the best thing to happen to the Good Morning/Evening franchise since Richard Madeley embarrassed Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson on air.
In the months since allegations of sexual abuse against US movie mogul Harvey Weinstein first emerged, Hollywood stars have been falling over themselves to condemn him, other ‘ladies men’ in the industry and express their support to those who claimed to be victims of sexual predators. The with hunt has spread beyond Hollywood first to politics, then business and now the hysteria has reached such levels all men are being condemned. The unanimity of the response has been and astounding example of what the french call Le pensée unique, the single idea. At the Golden Globe awards last Sunday, an entire galaxy of stars came out wearing black in solidarity with victims and those who resisted the demands for conformity were subjected to the obligatory hate campaign.
This week veteran French actresses and 1960s / 70s sex symbol Catherine Deneuve, took a different view.
Deneuve was the most high-profile of 100 prominent French female celebrities who signed an open letter criticising the #MeToo social-media campaign, and related drives to expose sexual harassment in France and elsewhere.
The Hollywood and mainstream media campaigns, the Le Monde letter said, had gone beyond exposing individual perpetrators, and had unleashed a torrent of “hatred against men and sex”. Add to that the usual noise from London’s metropilitan leftie screechers who, supported by the usual suspects, The Labour Party, Unite Against Fascism, The Anti – Nazi League, the Gay BLTs and the tesicularly deficient progressive wing of the Conservative Party responded with their own Pavolian hatefest. The people can be relied on to unfailingly respond to the trigger signals.
“Puritanism” was running rampant “like in the good old days of witchcraft”, the French feminists argued, stating that the freedom of men to pester was “essential to sexual freedom”.
Around the world – but mainly among the liberal elites of east and west coast USA, the shock of dropping jaws striking the ground registered two point five on the Richter scale and a tsunami of outrage swamped social media. In France itself there were some strong reactions – both for and against – but the response was not front-page news and most people simply gave a gallic shrug and said “Qu’importe”.
Those different reactions say a lot about the different ways feminist view the world in the Anglosphere and Southern Europe France and the US. “It’s hard to imagine a US movie star not being comprehensively pilloried” for signing such a letter, says Emily Yoffe, contributing editor for The Atlantic magazine. And that is a key point; the Politically Correct Thought Police who patrol the internet might get their knickers in a twist and start raging about diversity when someone complains about immigrant refusing to integrate but there are many aspects of diversity followers of the pensée unique are just not willing to tolerate.
The French women are not the first to break ranks from the politically correct consensus.
In an interview for Business Insider, Matt Damon, star of the highly successful Bourne franchise said that the majority of men in Hollywood were not involved in sexual misconduct but this is not not gaining attention.
“We’re in this watershed moment, and it’s great, but I think one thing that’s not being talked about is… the preponderance of men I’ve worked with who don’t do this kind of thing,” he said during an interview while promoting his new film Downsizing.
Many social media users condemned the actor for suggesting not being a sexual predator was an accomplishment although that is a ridiculous distortion of what he meant.
US actor Matt Damon, for example, drew fire for expressing much milder reservations about the #MeToo movement.
It is not the first time Damon has commented on sexual abuse following rape allegations against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein. Last week in an interview with ABC News Damon said groping and rape were two different things and shouldn’t be treated the same.
“There’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right?” Damon told ABC’S ‘Popcorn’ with Peter Travers “Both of those behaviours need to be confronted and eradicated, without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated, right?”
Criticizing the politically correct zealotry of the #MeToo campaign may be taboo in the USA and Britain, so why can such views as are expressed in the letter to Le Monde accepted with so little fuss in France? One reason, according to Anastasia Colosimo, a political commentator who lectures in Sciences Politique in Paris, is author of “Les bûchers de la liberté,” (The butchers of Liberty) and is an enduring influence in France of 1960s-type feminists, steeped in the free-wheeling ethos of the time.
“A key aspect of the struggle of the 1960s was the need to remove any guilt attached to feminine sexuality,” she says. “Women openly said they had the same craving for sex as men.”
The signatories of the letter also include writer Catherine Millet, 69, best-known for a 2002 memoir detailing her sexual history in graphic detail. Among the others are Catherine Robbe-Grillet, the author of sadomasochistic stories, and Brigitte Lahaie, a 1970s porn star turned talk-show host.
These older feminists see the drive against harassment, which gathered steam in 1990s America, as a threat to the sexual revolution their generation has achieved. They accept the need to fight rape and workplace harassment. But in their view, says Ms Colosimo, activists who put such dangers at the heart of the modern feminist struggle promote a view of women “as victims and helpless objects of male desire rather than free agents”.
This contrasts with the Anglosphere where the feminist movement has been completely hijacked by ugly, hairy – arsed, man – hating lezzas who are prepared to condemn Harvey Weinstein although he has not yet been convicted of anything, but simultaneously defend Muslims who rape and sexually exploit white girls, “because Multiculturalism.”
The pushback is not just in France however, ridiculous claims from the gaggle of squawkers in Hollywood and other sectors of the celebrity circus have alienated more level headed commentators. Novelist Margaret Atwood has criticized #MeToo, from a different angle, her provocative article is published in Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper. The lifelong feminist is singing, if not quite from the same songsheet, certainy from the same songbook as she complains that a broken legal system which permits media witch hunts rather than ensuring due process is observed, thus negating the legal rights of those against whom allegations have been made but as yet no charges have been laid.
We saw a similar trend in Britain after the crimes of DJ and TV presenter Jimmy Savile were exposed in 2013 after a police investigation into evidence of his prolific sexual abuse of under age and vulnerable people had been in progress for some months. While rumours had circulated about Savile’s behaviour for years, as was the case with Harvey Weinstein, those who should have acted closed ranks to protect Savile because his carefully constructed public image made him a cash cow for their media companies and charities.
As soon as the Savile story gained traction , though he was safe from legal action having died in 2011, multitudes of attention seekers started to make #MeToo style allegations against male celebrities most of which were not supported by any evidence at all. And as in the latest outburst of politically correct madness names of the accused were made pubic before any legal process was initiated. The legal rights of those accused have been ignored by the very people who usually scream most loudly about “rights”.
American novelist Lionel Shriver, is also sceptical about the motivations of those jumping on the #meToo bandwagon. Unanimity in Hollywood, she suggests, is result of risking ostracism by going off-message: “Given the nature of social movements these days, if you have reservations you keep your mouth shut.”In the social media age, Shriver adds, “You have one position that’s acceptable and everyone piles on to it. If you express a dissenting opinion, you’re going to get slaughtered.”
This has not deterred Shriver, who fully supports the Deneuve line and regards #MeToo as a “witch-hunt”. “We’re losing the distinction between serious sexual assault and even rape and putting a hand on a knee,” she says. “It’s as if someone finding you attractive is an insult. I beg to differ: I’m complimented if someone is attracted to me. The only question is: am I allowed to say no?”
Last year another major French actress, Fanny Ardant – born in 1949 – went so far as to say that the campaign against sex pests was redolent of fascism. Fascism is an accusation that has been levelled at the forces of politically correct authoritarianism in other contexts too, and with good cause.
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
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