My father recently called my attention to several posts on social media from female Democrats reacting to Tara Reade’s sexual abuse allegations against Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden. “They just discounted me. They marginalized me,” Tara Reade complained, according to BuzzFeed’s Twitter, upset that her story has been either ignored or ridiculed by prominent Democrats. The first reaction was from Lisa Bloom.
“I believe you, Tara Reade. You have people who remember you told them about this decades ago. We know he is ‘handsy.’ You’re not asking for $. You’ve obviously struggled mightily with this,” Bloom said, admitting the plausibility of Reade’s case and expressing sympathy. What came next was the real shocker, however. “I still have to fight Trump, so I will still support Joe. But I believe you. And I’m sorry.” Because nothing says compassion and true concern for a victim like declaring, “To heck with any crimes this man has committed, to heck with the abuse you suffered, I’m going to vote for the old lech because there’s a D after his name.” That’s what we call clear thinking—and women supporting each other.
The responses, both on social media and off, only became worse, however. At least Bloom expressed some sort of phony sympathy for Reade and the facts—other so-called feminists were even more blatant in their disregard for victims should the victimizer be a Democrat politician.
Joy Behar, co-host of The View, formerly said in reference to the womanizing Ted Kennedy, who had left a woman to drown at Chappaquiddick, and Bill Clinton, who assaulted countless women (including in the Oval Office), that she would still vote for a rapist if he voted for abortion.
Commenting on a Post op-ed that said Joe Biden should give up his bid for the presidency due to Reade’s allegations, Behar fumed, “Why are we so pure as the driven snow?” This from a woman who supposedly supported #MeToo. Behar has openly admitted that she doesn’t care if the Democrat nominee is a rapist, as long as he votes for “women’s rights.”
Along the lines of Joy Behar, here are several other totally irrational and almost unbelievable social media postings—all from women.
“Even if Biden sexually assaulted me I’d still vote for him. In fact in the off chance this has happened, I encourage people that meet this criteria to vote for him anyway.” –@LawyerAndyPhD (I suppose PhD stands for Pick Horrible Democrats. In any case, it’s always easy to sound self-righteous when you aren’t the victim).
“I would vote for Biden if he raped 100 women at gun point. The stakes are high in this election.” –Benicio Clintono (So, what exactly was your objection to Trump? He is an authoritarian? Disrespectful toward women? Encouraged violence and division? Rule #1 of the Marxist Playbook: always accuse your opponents of the crimes you commit).
“If Biden had raped my child, yes I’d still prefer him over trump as POTUS.” –@Atrytone4 (I am really hoping that this woman has no children. I’d imagine her affect on a child’s self-worth would be equal to that of the atom bomb on Hiroshima. Of course, her username is “it took a pandemic to allow us remote work wtf,” so evidently she’s not much of a logical thinker).
There are so many problems with this attitude that it is hard to know where to begin, especially since you can probably figure out most of them at first glance. A couple of these reactions seem so outrageous that one wonders if they actually have to be jokes. I have always been assured by feminist friends that feminism was all about raising the dignity and value of women, about exposing and punishing wicked men in power, about ensuring that men and women had equal rights and opportunities. So far as that goes, feminism is great—it sounds similar to something I read in the writings of St. Jerome about the immense dignity and equality of women or like a passage from the letters of John and Abigail Adams about the equality before God and the law of men and women. Yet here are women who trumpet themselves as feminists ridiculing and cheapening the sufferings of a victim, enabling a white male in power to continue to abuse vulnerable women, and bluntly declaring that Biden could insult and violate women in every conceivable fashion—they don’t care as long as he’s running against Trump. Talk about the
privilege of the plantation owner to work any crime on his slaves and get away with it. Oh, the Confederates were all Democrats too—men and women alike.
Every one of these women is complicit in Joe Biden’s sex abuse. Whether Reade’s allegations have been proved beyond doubt yet does not matter—what the Democrat party is saying is that the only thing they care about is the implementation of Marxism, the defeat of Trump, and abortion. “Feminists” in the Democrat party, the same #MeToo women who said of Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser “every woman must be believed,” will vote for anyone who triumphs abortion, no matter what else he does. As Rush Limbaugh long ago noted, abortion is the sacrament of the Left—especially of the “feminist” Left. Joe can be a rapist as long as he says you have a right to suck your unborn baby out of your womb with a vacuum. And no possible breach of morality and honor matters to them if it helps them win.
In one sense, I suppose we should be glad that the Democrat activists are finally being a little more honest about their true aims and beliefs, but in another sense, it’s thoroughly repulsive. No longer need we go about with a lantern Diogenes-like looking for an honest man—ahem, perself; but I sometimes wonder if Diogenes may not have discovered in the end that honesty is not a virtue when it stands singly, without other virtues to back it up. Reading these quotes gave me a sensation similar to Raskolnikov’s in Crime and Punishment to the base, blatant, and self-satisfied dastardliness of the womanizing Svidrigailov, who is thoroughly honest about his vice and seems to think he deserves a little admiration for it; “That’s nothing to rejoice at, it’s a disease and a dangerous one … depraved, vile, sensual man!”
The only thing to hope from this is that ordinary Democrat voters begin to hear such “honest” statements and start to wonder if this party is for them, and that non-Democrat voters will become inspired to vote against Joe no matter what their lethargy. Unfortunately, of course, the average American reads/watches almost no news and what news they do consume is the selective and highly untruthful “news” from the fake news machines. This is why the ordinary person must take care to “canvass” and spread news himself for this election. You and I have a civic responsibility and a moral one, too, to ourselves and our friends and families and future generations. Men should be disgusted that they might be identified with such a “man” as Joe Biden. Women should be outraged that their dignity and rights mean nothing at all when those interfere with ideology. The Democratic abuses of power have reached a new extreme. But as I suppose Marx would say, “We have nothing to lose but our brains.”