Usually I am giddy whenever a display of moral superiority reveals itself to be no more than an extension of moral depravity, but in the case of
Hollywood I cannot. The legends, the biographies, even the clichés had attested to what we had long suspected, but through wickedness or ignorance,
never confronted: the rampant and systematic sexual abuse in La La Land. For that I am sickened and ashamed.
However, I am not as ashamed as many should be. It turns out that all the celebrity activism and advocacy, which always seems to occur during moments
of self-congratulatory ritual (wherever there is a camera and golden statues), was all fake, an act which only actors could pull off. The same
aristocracy that often uses its power and pull and platform to play moral arbiter and political judge, did nothing to bring to light the darkness
dwelling within their own ranks, and because of it, more people fell victim. Because of a few brave souls, the abuse, injustice and the resonant
silence of those who knew about it all along but did nothing to stop it, even hiding it, finally began to peep from behind the closing curtain.
It would do us well to remember that Harvey Weinstein was at a Woman’s March in January of 2017 and ask ourselves, “Why”? Besides making a case
against mob protest—you can never know the evil dwelling within the crowds you are “showing solidarity” with—it shows that at least someone
was using the march as a self-serving display of moral virtue.
In light of the countless accusations, we can safely say he wasn’t there to support women, or he might have actually done so in his day to day life
instead of treating them like his play things. Perhaps he was there to prey on them. Of course, if he had tried anything untoward in that throng, in a
setting where he had little of the power he was used to, he would have been ripped to shreds and beaten. No, just like his foundation aimed at
supporting women’s rights and women directors, it is more likely he was there for one purpose and for one purpose only: to virtue-signal
We should also recall Ashly Judd reciting strange poems about the sitting president to a mob, excoriating him for his remarks, his words, while saying
absolutely nothing of the actual and concrete sexual assaults and injustices occurring in her own domain, of which she herself was a knowing victim.
Actress Uzo Aduba carried a sign that read “What Meryl Said”, referring to actress Meryl Streep, whom, while receiving a golden statue from her
rich friends, used her platform to speak out against the sitting president’s words. It turns out that “what Meryl said” about the ongoing abuse
and injustices committed by her friend Weinstein—“God”—was absolutely nothing.
Helen Mirren, despite her own run-ins with sexism and sexual abuse in her industry, was also at the Woman’s March on Washington. So too was Jessica
Chastain, Kristen Stewart, and Gillian Anderson, all of whom were either abused, harassed, or have complained of the sexism in Hollywood in one way or
another. What they got out of their activism besides the free publicity on social media is uncertain. But if the abuse and harassment occurred in
hollywood, why do they march on the wrong side of the country?
Let’s give the activists the benefit of the doubt—they will march on Hollywood as they did on Washington. How could they not? Here we have
evidence of systematic sexism and sexual abuse (even against children) at the hands of powerful and sadistic men hellbent on abusing their power.
Countless victims are bravely coming forward pleading for help, and the activists no doubt have something brewing to fight it. Here they will put the
predators on blast, if not for their own honor, then to warn future victims and perhaps save lives. They will stand up against real
and oppression—to actually do something—instead of revealing their displays for what they might as well be: the hollow political posturing of a
self-interested aristocrat, just like Harvey Weinstein.
Thank you for reading,
edit on 23-10-2017 by LesMisanthrope because: (no reason given)