Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Chris Enss hits the nail on the head regarding sexual harassment and lies
I have not seen her for many years but I read about her books on the women of the west. She supports women and their struggles but seems to be a pragmatist about fairness and truth. Here is her article.
She makes the point that we must be careful in making allegations about others and their behavior. Sometimes people lie to get something and they use vile means to achieve that. We have a system of laws and we all say, left and right, that we are innocent until proven guilty in our republic. We all say that and you know it is true. So how come we are throwing so many people under the bus for allegations about sexual misconduct? Because many people like to judge others and these salacious allegations are a good cover to toss out the "law". I try not to do that. But even I have succumbed a few times.
What started out as a lefty attack on Judge Roy Moore of Alabama by the Washington Post has morphed into so many lefty people biting the dust it makes my head spin. Remember the old saying "be careful what you wish for"? Well, it now appears the left is the den of perversion and they are dropping like the flies. The attempt to take out Moore has opened up a nationwide discussion on this issue. Men and women are usually looking for each other for relationship, marriage, and sex. Been that way since the cave. Some people use their positions in power to take advantage of others and gain favors. Men do it. Women do it. The Producer Harvey Weinstein did it a lot. But we all know about the "casting couch". And yet nothing was ever done to curtail its use. And then we have all heard about female "gold-diggers". Women who use their sexual prowess to gain a man and his wealth. Old as the hills. Cleopatra comes to mind.
And we all have been guilty of trying to gain the attention of the opposite sex. Remember the boys on one side of the gym and the girls on the other during dance lessons in ninth grade? Sure you remember. And hoping that girl would glance at you and say yes. Come on.
So the men and women that expose their perversions and bad sexual habits are now on the front page. We assume no one would make a claim of abuse if it were not true. But we also know people will do some really bad things to gain wealth or a bag of money. We know that is true. So Chris warns that we need to be careful and not sweep innocent people into the net by lies.
I have noted a few times lately about the 80's and "daycares". A hysteria consumed our country about abuse of children. Supposedly there was widespread abuse by the providers and many were arrested and jailed. Some committed suicide. Years later we learned that most of the allegations were fabricated and the children recanted when they grew up. Can we say "Salem witch hunts"? So we must be careful and that is what I took away from Chris's column.
Remember and practice restraint in our emotional allegations. If you don't and the "mob" prevails, no one will be safe from the big lie.