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Harvey Weinstein Has Me Thinking

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posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 09:41 AM
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I don't buy the whole "nobody said anything because he would ruin their career" angle. First of all, that's no excuse. If you knew about a murder, would it be ok to keep quiet about it because coming forward might cost you personally? Of course not. And some people will tell you sexual assault and rape is "worse than murder" (that's a whole other debate, I'm not saying agree or disagree).

But even if you believe this, yeah I could see some bottom-rung folks being afraid to come forward. But some of these big stars that knew about it, they were afraid of him? With millions of fans and big money of their own where they could afford lawyers if they were blackballed? In today's day and age where you can get your story out no matter who tries to silence you? I don't think so, sorry. For Christ's sake, Tarantino knew. He's huge. If Weinstein tried to blackball him he could say # you and start his own film company.

I really don't think the "I was scared to come forward" defense works for all of them. If he does get charged, some of these scum need to be charged as accomplices.




posted on Oct, 24 2017 @ 03:56 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
Wait back up here... YOU'RE FROM TEXAS?!



I agree fully, both in pointing out naivity not being the same as blame, and that prison should be for violence/threats. I think minor offenses like speeding and such should get community cleanup. Fines aren't even sensible! Rich people are uneffected and never learn, and poor people become MORE desperate to turn to crime if you fine them.



a reply to: face23785
That's not really comparable... Weinstein had a looot of power, its more like... you have a federal judge living next door abusing his wife. He's friends with every senator and you have some dumb strike on your record he can use to have your kids taken away from you and lose your job. It's going to happen if you say anything... do you still do it? Most people like to think they would but the risk isn't worth the reward in many cases.
Strength in numbers. If I had the whole neighbourhood on my side I would.



posted on Oct, 24 2017 @ 09:38 AM
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originally posted by: Ridhya

a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
Wait back up here... YOU'RE FROM TEXAS?!




My views are not really that unusual for Texans. Its only the loudmouths who get press. The outrageous. The ones we wish would move to Oklahoma or something.

Most of us are pretty libertarian in our views. Except the patriotism, which bothers me. Im more loyal to Texas than the US, any day of the week.



 
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