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Hollywood Sexploitation Revealed: Why Now?

Hollywood Sexploitation Revealed: Why Now?

By Erik Rush •

While some of the newsworthy items covered over the last year have been a long time coming (as in welcomed by many), as I intimated here last week, some of them were bound to give rise to some apprehension on the part of the public simply due to their scope.

Obviously, Donald Trump being elected to the presidency last November was one of these. Another is reflected in a preponderance of establishment Republicans having proven themselves to be closeted socialists; as a result, the GOP is now at war with itself. This manifested chiefly in the lack of cooperation between Republican lawmakers and the president, which gave rise to the galvanizing of conservative activists to combat them.

Another story that’s gotten major traction: Despite the widespread inculcation of racialist doctrine and intimidation to which the American people have been subjected, their response to escalating instances of grandstanding by race-baiting agitators has become increasingly intolerant (and when I say “intolerant,” I mean that in a good way). This has been evidenced by public blowback following uninformed, disrespectful activism on the part of Colin Kaepernick and those who’ve chosen to emulate him, and the National Football League’s abysmal handling of the situation.

Finally, we have the recent Hollywood sex scandal eruption, which began with allegations in a New Yorker exposé that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein committed sexual harassment against actresses and females in his employ over a period of decades. While a few in the entertainment industry have queued up to defend Weinstein or to conceal his alleged crimes, these have been few and far between compared to those who are coming forward with horror stories related to his acts, as well as a culture of sexual predation within the movie industry.

Additionally, since Weinstein was a Democrat mega-donor, not only have his donations to certain powerful Democrats come into question, but the so have the close relationships of suspected Hollywood sexual predators and powerful Democrats, a few of the latter being suspected or established sexual predators themselves.

I was both shocked and appalled when less recently, several prominent former child actors revealed the widespread sexual abuse of child and teen actors in Hollywood. More shocking and appalling than the fact of this phenomenon was that widespread investigations were not initiated in light of it. After all, there were highly-publicized congressional hearings over content (profanity, misogyny, and such) in the recording industry in 1985, and others over a few Major League baseball players using performance-enhancing drugs in 2005. Did the institutional practice of Hollywood power players raping children not merit something similar?

The scars that such abuse leaves on a child can be all but indelible; concerning some of the disgusting accounts of rape, sodomization, and other acts related by these former child stars, it is highly likely that this resulted in much of the dysfunction they experienced in later life. Had we as a society become so inured to the existence of pedophilia, I wondered, that we could give such atrocities a pass?

During the former administration (which gave implied license to all manner of subversive activities across several sectors), Barack Obama was once heard publicly lauding the efforts of Hollywood in setting a moral tone for the nation, so it stands to reason that this would not have been a period of moral reckoning. What currently puzzles some observers however, is the fact that the Weinstein affair has catalyzed a tsunami of indignation on the part of Hollywood insiders with regard to the sexual culture of their industry. Typically, those on the left are well-practiced at keeping their mouths shut and “taking one for the team” if it means furtherance of the leftist agenda at large (such as prominent feminists remaining silent as regards the left cozying up to notoriously misogynistic Islamists).

This has obviously not been the case concerning those in Hollywood who have elected to reveal their sexual exploitation at the hands of Hollywood bigwigs and even prominent actors. The number of well-known and well-loved movie industry icons coming under suspicion of sexual misconduct is increasing almost daily, despite the fact that for decades, it has been the practice of the press and Hollywood to systematically bury such stories.
One explanation might be that while most Hollywood celebrities are notorious lefties, they are not political ideologues in the same sense as Gloria Steinem or Al Sharpton. It could be as simple as these performers having grown sick of the dysfunctional status quo that has been in place in their industry for so long.

We know that the leftist agenda is antithetical to the sanctity of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Whatever dynamic is driving performers to reveal their experience with sexual exploitation in Hollywood on this scale and at this time, it’s clear that like many who voted for Trump last November, quality of life ̶ or a deficiency therein ̶ is the common denominator.

Originally published in WorldNetDaily

Posted by Erik Rush in Columns
GOP, Media Chickens Come Home to Roost

GOP, Media Chickens Come Home to Roost

By Erik Rush •

After having touched off the controversy over former president Barack Obama’s ties to militant preacher Jeremiah Wright in February 2007, I doubt that I’ll ever look at the adage regarding one’s chickens coming home to roost in the same way again.

For the uninitiated: throughout the 2008 election season, the Rev. Wright story gave rise to several now-iconic video clips of the flamboyant Chicago pastor going on various anti-American, anti-white, and anti-Semitic rants, all of which were cited by conservative analysts as evidence of Obama’s lack of fitness to hold the highest office in the land.

One of the video clips, recorded shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks on our nation, featured Rev. Wright asserting before his congregation (which at the time included Obama and his family) that the attacks were a herald of “America’s chickens [are] coming home to roost.” As justification, Wright pointed to the United States having allegedly usurped lands from Native American tribes, its military excursions in Grenada, Panama, and Libya, the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as other instances of what he called “state terrorism.”

We are now seeing instances of chickens coming home to roost across the political continuum. While some of these may be gratifying, others are giving rise to a certain uneasiness for reasons that will become apparent.
In one case, we have widespread condemnation of Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein following a New Yorker exposé which revealed that he committed sexual harassment against numerous women over the span of decades, and that the incidents had been buried via hefty financial settlements. Weinstein has been a Democrat mega-donor for years, so conservative pundits quickly capitalized on how the story epitomized the hypocrisy of the left. Days after the scandal broke, the porcine and rather unhygienic-looking Weinstein was ousted from the film company he helped to found, and which still bears his name.

Since the Weinstein story had its genesis in The New Yorker, it was summarily accepted by those on the left, and thus certain Hollywood celebrities were compelled to respond to the story. On Monday, actor George Clooney, who reportedly received his “first big break” in a movie from Weinstein, said “I’ve known Harvey for 20 years,” but that he had “never seen any of this behavior—ever.”

Which, oddly enough, is nearly word-for-word the response Obama articulated many times in 2008 regarding his former pastor’s militant tirades.

Other than the political angle ̶ which shames those on the left vis-à-vis their ostensible stance on the sexual exploitation of women ̶ neither Weinstein’s behavior nor his status as a grotesque stereotype of Hollywood excess are anything new. Whether we’re talking about silent film actor Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle killing ‎Virginia Rappe with a wine bottle in 1921 (he did not beat her to death with it), MGM kingpin Louis B. Mayer’s serial sexual abuse of Judy Garland throughout the 1930s, director Roman Polanski sodomizing a 13 year-old girl and then skipping the country for decades, or the revelations of child sexual abuse in Hollywood brought to light by a number of prominent child actors over the last few years, it is apparent that the powerful in Hollywood have always exhibited an abysmal level of moral rectitude.

This top-down amorality permeates all levels of the entertainment industry, and explains why it was perfectly natural for those in Hollywood to sign on to the degenerative social agenda of the political left.

Another recent roosting media chicken involved ESPN’s Jemele Hill. On Sept. 11, the blithely ignorant black network host said on Twitter that President Donald Trump is “a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/other white supremacists,” but a more recent social media outing actually got her suspended from the network. Earlier this week, she responded to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’s statement that his players would be benched if they disrespected the flag by tweeting the suggestion that Americans should boycott teams like the Dallas Cowboys over such action.

On the political side ̶ as if Hollywood and pro sports haven’t become eminently political lately ̶ there have been widespread calls for Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) to resign following his statement this week confirming that establishment Republican lawmakers wanted to nullify the November 2016 election which resulted in Trump ascending to the presidency, as well as a New York Times piece in which the senator belittled the president with great relish, then attempted to backpedal with regard to related comments when confronted.

The fact is that Western socialists seek to undo nearly 250 years of societal evolution through a retrogressive movement back to oligarchical rule, and the lion’s share of Republican elected officials in America have been complicit in this effort. Literally dozens of Republican representatives and senators richly deserve to be “primaried” out of office at the earliest possible opportunity for their collusion in this area.

The Corker fiasco will likely give rise to a certain apprehension on the part of Republican voters because it involves a Republican. The sports media upheavals will give pause to voters in general because of the high profile of pro sports. I would point out however, that no one ever said draining the swamp would be painless.

Originally published in WorldNetDaily

Posted by Erik Rush in Columns