Showing posts with label Evil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Evil. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Evil Should Never Be Normalized Like This

 


I guess we will now get to sit back and watch the Trump Regime's vicious liars cash in on their infamy:

Former Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway has signed a multi-million dollar deal to write a book about her time in the White House, the Daily Mail reports. The exact price tag is unknown, but is expected to exceed former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s $2 million advance for his memoir. While the Daily Mail quotes an anonymous insider stating that Conway will write “the most unvarnished, eye-popping account of her time working for the president,” she has publicly remained loyal to Trump, campaigning for his re-election and speaking at this year’s Republican National Convention.

Conway repeatedly, and with gusto, broke the law as a spokesperson for the evil that is Trumpism. She has enough Hatch Act violations to warrant her own slew of pardons. Her inability to raise her children and function like a normal human being is already well documented. 

But what do we do with such people? Giving them money for their "experiences" is a way of laundering the evil things they have done. Yes, there's capitalism at work here. There's an audience for crass liars and the lies they tell. It's "entertainment" to watch a person use their mouth to savage others in the public sphere. Never mind that they told lie after lie after lie to do it. We don't value the truth anymore. We don't care about a person's ethics. We could give a shit if they have an ounce of credibility. It's all about the game, the hits they score, the soundbites that get repeated, the headlines that are created out of their atrocious leaks of information.

Never forget that there is a media complex that has used Conway as a confidential source for decades and has created whole entire news cycles out of material designed to manipulate public opinion. The reporters who protect Conway's identity and launder her filth are just as bad as she is but aren't worth as much to the publishers. They only get a few hundred thousand dollars for their bullshit as an advance because they're not the "star" that is Conway.

How fucked up is that this person is considered important in the first place? If credibility mattered, she'd be begging for change down at the nearest bus stop.

If you pay this wretched person millions for their story, aren't you, in effect, endorsing the rehabilitation of her reputation and giving the next flaming asshole an incentive to do exactly what Conway has done and that's profit from the suffering of the American people at the hands of a fascist Republican president? And if you ignore the media personalities who enable her, well, you're just rewarding the whole rotten infrastructure, aren't you?

Seriously, fuck these people. They will pay no price for what they have done and, instead, will be amply rewarded for doing horrendous things to our society.

Friday, August 7, 2020

All We Asked For Was Justice

 

The simple act of asking for justice is happening in Louisville right now.  What's extraordinary about this effort is that it even has to happen at all. The lack of justice here is breathtaking. An African-American woman was killed in her own home by overzealous, militarized cops looking for the wrong person. 

How much longer do you think people are going to be polite when this is going on?

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

It Was Always Bullshit


If you're reading this out of context, like I just did, don't worry.

This is what John Bolton put into his book about his time in the Trump Regime. This is what former Chief of Staff John Kelly said about Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. And that's Trump's response--how else are we going to stop the caravans?

The caravans were just a bunch of bullshit. Everything about Trump and his regime is a criminal act that has gone unpunished.

Thanks again, GOP. You own this mess. You own this fiasco. You own all of it, forever.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Yep, That's Rape




George Will has no idea what "rape" actually is and he can prove it for you:

Consider the supposed campus epidemic of rape, a.k.a. “sexual assault.” Herewith, a Philadelphia magazine report about Swarthmore College, where in 2013 a student “was in her room with a guy with whom she’d been hooking up for three months”:


“They’d now decided — mutually, she thought — just to be friends. When he ended up falling asleep on her bed, she changed into pajamas and climbed in next to him. Soon, he was putting his arm around her and taking off her clothes. ‘I basically said, “No, I don’t want to have sex with you.” And then he said, “OK, that’s fine” and stopped. . . . And then he started again a few minutes later, taking off my panties, taking off his boxers. I just kind of laid there and didn’t do anything — I had already said no. I was just tired and wanted to go to bed. I let him finish. I pulled my panties back on and went to sleep.’”


Six weeks later, the woman reported that she had been raped. Now the Obama administration is riding to the rescue of “sexual assault” victims. It vows to excavate equities from the ambiguities of the hookup culture, this cocktail of hormones, alcohol and the faux sophistication of today’s prolonged adolescence of especially privileged young adults.


Now, I'm not an editor, but I play one on TV. And if I was the editor of this piece, and if George Will had submitted it to me, I would have written, in red ink across the part that I just quoted, "Mr. Will, this is rape. Plain and simple."





I mean, "dude. THAT'S RAPE." It really is.





Holy jeebus. How can you read that and not slap your forehead?





It does not matter if they had a previous relationship--forced sex is rape.





It certainly does matter that they mutually ended their relationship--his forced sex on her was rape because they had mutually determined that there was no existing relationship.





It does not matter if they had gotten in bed together--forced sex is rape.





It does not matter if she did not fight back--forced sex is rape.





What was outlined above was sex that was forced onto a woman by a man who was told "no." That is rape.





If the Washington Post still employs George Will--who clings to definitions and ideas that have been overtaken by events and who acts as if his medieval understanding of the current culture is relevant in any way--by the end of today, they are complicit in the mistaken notion that it's not rape if you only force it on her a little or once saw her bathroom area during happier times. By keeping this man gainfully employed, they endorse a creepy old man's outdated understanding of sex between two adults and have no credibility to engage on anything.

ABC News and the WaPo give this man a sinecure and allow him unfettered access to the political process as it is being butchered by the media. They should be shamed and hounded for allowing this creepy old futz to show up and obsess about college rape culture again and again.

Hey, bro. THAT WAS RAPE YOU JUST DESCRIBED ABOVE OMG! I mean, honestly. Wow.





George Will represents addled and confused thinking that demonizes victims and says that, hey, rape's okay by me when she has it coming.





What a disgrace this man has showered upon himself.