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The #metoo explosion

Posted on December 5, 2017 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)
Here we are, another day, another scandal. What is up with this #metoo crap? I find myself reading about this stuff in the news and I am in disbelief. First, why did these people put up with the alleged behavior in the first place? Second, if everyone knew what was going on, why didn't they bring attention to it? In most cases when someone voices an experience, it's usually taken care of immediately. At the end of the day, no one should be made to feel uncomfortable on the job or wherever, but years later? Really? Now it seems like since they have nothing at stake to lose, they want to be heard. Where does this stop? Exactly, what are the consequences of the bad behavior? I have seen people put on the sex offender registry for a lot less than what many of the accusers are saying happened to them. I truly believe there will be a paradigm shift in how discipline is carried out and I don't think it will be a good thing. I have learned that any good thing taken to extreme becomes toxic to itself and ineffective as a whole. The #Metoo movement will have many more defendants before it's over but the caveat is this; the "big wigs", the people who write the checks so to speak will only go so far until it affects them. When that happens, even genuine accusations will carry very little weight.

Is 15 minutes of fame worth destroying someone' life?

Posted on November 25, 2017 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)
Everyday it seems as if someone is accusing a politician or celebrity of sexually assaulting them over 15 to 30 years ago. Look I get it, sexually assaulting someone is flat-out wrong. I get it. If someone improperly touched another without their consent, that is a legal issue. The victim should file charges immediately and let the law do its work, but lately it has been a circus. Former President George H.W. Bush was one of the latest accused of improper touching. First and foremost here is a man in his eighties who can barely communicate let alone remember what his did two weeks ago. Why would someone want to destroy the legacy of an American icon just to get a little notoriety for something that allegedly happened so long ago. I have also noticed, many of the people coming forward are either out of work actors or people who tried to become famous and it did not work out for them. I am so tired of the same lie as to why they waited so long to make the assault known? Having so many people come forward gave me the courage to tell my story. The cure for not being irrelevant nowadays is to claim someone touched you 20 years ago and now you are just coming to grips with it, boo-hoo. Many people who knew about this behavior act with disbelief, most of them know damn well that is how show business works. The sad part to this is that the accused has no recourse if in fact they are innocent. The accuser, nothing happens to them and the public forgets about them before the next news cycle. All of these accusations are a joke, where is the proof, the police report, picture, note, email, or witness. There are over 250,000 registered sex offenders in this country and the list grows daily. Consider this, if John Q. Public is accused of sexual assault, he is immediately arrested in most cases. The defendant is given two options. The defendant can plead guilty or go to jail and it does not matter if there is proof. All it takes is an accusation and you are a registered sex offender. So, will any of these high profile politicians or celebs face the same justice system? Probably not. The accused will simply settle and offer an apology, however their livelihood will be affected. The accused will either have to step down from office or give up a role on a movie or show. The accuser gets a settlement and an interview on a morning talk show. The simple and ugly truth is this, people are not looking for justice they are looking for 15 minutes of fame. The bottom line is this, we need justice reform. There needs to be a statute of limitations on how long you can wait to file charges on someone. Second, what about some proof? Just saying someone did something should not be enough to destroy someones life or affect their livelihood. The entertainment industry is the biggest hypocrite with regard to allegations being made. Why are people so shocked that these things happen. Grow up. Now everyone is acting holier than thou and talking about how awful the accused are when in fact if they had an opportunity to be on a show like House of Cards, they would give a kidney. Look I'm not a politician or entertainment insider, I'm just a regular guy with common sense and in todays climate common sense does not seem very common.