Friday, November 30, 2018

Hillary Clinton's Cult Followers

Herewith and henceforth you are hereby prohibited from ever saying that women are too emotional to lead. It is a vile and disgusting sexist slur. You are also forbidden from ever saying that women are not perfectly rational beings, from whom the light of reason shines forth like a beacon.

After all, we have the eminently rational Hillary Clinton running around the nation whining about how maybe she didn’t really lose the last presidential election. Her Hillaryness gives special meaning to the term sore loser. Emotionally overwrought Hillary continues to show us why she lost an eminently winnable election.

As though that is not bad enough, Hillary’s supporters, her cult followers, have taken to caterwauling over the gross and obscene injustice of it all. The cult to Hillary has begotten the #MeToo movement, whereby women who had been sexual assaulted feel compelled to go public with accusations against famous men. And whereby all other women, especially those who had been assaulted themselves have joined the outrage chorus. For those who had not been assaulted, their empathy placed them firmly on the side of those women who had been.

But, it did not just make them empathetic. It made them into emotional basket cases, filled and consumed with rage, spewing hatred against all men, even the men they had chosen to marry. You see, New York Magazine, has offered us a series of illuminating portraits of women who have just lost it… emotionally, that is. Who have become so completely outraged that they are, in some cases, breaking up home and family. Is this current wave of outrage more or less likely to believe that women can exercise cool headed leadership.

For what? For Hillary Clinton.

Of course, it’s totally irrational. To make Hillary Clinton the leader of a cult against sexual harassment is risible and absurd. To blame Donald Trump for their lack of self-control is equally ridiculous.

But, our journey into the ridiculously incoherent is just starting. In the world of pungent ironies Barack Obama’s statement that Hillary Clinton was the most qualified candidate ever to run for the American presidency stands forth. I hope you did not believe that he was being serious. Obama was also being ironic when he declared that Hillary Clinton was likeable enough. If there’s anything that she has never been, it’s being likeable.

The most colossal, world class irony lies in the simple fact that Hillary owes her political career, such as it was, to her ability to enable a serial sexual predator. Two decades ago Hillary and the feminist sisterhood took up arms and womanned the battlements in order to protect Bill Clinton against charges, among other things, of sexual harassment and sexual assault. The message was clear. Any man who supported feminism would be allowed to do whatever he wanted to women… up to and including rape. Collectively, they gave a green light to sexual predators. Great job, ladies!

The notion that women are taking a stand against sexual harassment and sexual assault in the name of Hillary Clinton is thoroughly irrational. Women who have been sexually harassed and assaulted by media figures like Harvey Weinstein should be outraged at the fact that this friend of Bill and Hillary understood that he could get away with anything, as long as he supported the right causes.

Today’s outraged women would, if they were thinking clearly, direct their ire against the Clintons. After all, the Clinton sex scandals lowered the standards for acceptable behavior… and contributed to the assaults that the new outraged feminists are now blaming on Donald Trump.

Fair enough, Trump bragged about groping women. He got away with it because he was running against Bill Clinton’s wife. You cannot make the case against bad personal behavior when you have spent the better part of your adult life condoning, excusing and defending someone who manifested bad sexual behavior. It was like running an election campaign against Obamacare while nominating a man who was the architect of American socialized medicine. By nominating Mitt Romney, Republicans gave away the Obamacare issue. By nominating Hillary Clinton, Democrats gave away the sexual harassment issue.

In any event, New York Magazine shows us some women who have become emotionally overwrought about Trump.

One woman finds the Trump election more trying than ending her marriage:

What’s funny is talking about the Trump election makes me more emotional than the end of my marriage. I’d been drinking the data Kool-Aid on how utterly unavoidable Clinton’s win was, and I volunteered to be an election-site partner. I was going to be part of the process that elected the first woman president! This is so dorky, but I even wore white in honor of the suffragettes. By the time I walked out of the polling center, though, Donald Trump was the presumptive winner. It was crushing.

Another woman is up in arms because her husband did not feel as deeply and as irrationally as she did:

We’ve been married 25 years, and we’re both lefties, and he thinks Trump is as much of a blight on the world as I do. But throughout the hiring of the Steve Mnuchins of world, the white privileged men, and with every single Cabinet member and Jared Kushner and Ivanka, he had much less rage than I did.

She claims that her toxic rage has not yet broken up their marriage:

It hasn’t broken up our marriage. But the rage that I feel, the toxicity I exhibit is something he often doesn’t understand.

Another woman explains that her emotions are so out-of-control that she cannot even hear the other side of any argument. It is not improving marital communication:

Part of what causes fights is that I don’t want to hear his side, and he hates that. Mostly I tell him he needs to think about this more clearly before he talks to me about it, and then I walk away. I’ve heard his side for 30 years. I’m ready to hear new points of view. Change can’t happen if we keep talking about excusing behavior.

We respect another woman’s anger about her own experience, but we would respect it more if she showed any understanding of due process.

My friends, a man and a woman, took the position that a man shouldn’t have his reputation ruined because of an allegation. I disagreed, and as the conversation kept going, I got upset. Finally I said that it’s obvious none of them had been sexually assaulted, and I think that the statistics bear out that women never get due process when they’ve accused someone.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but due process is for the accused, not the accuser. But, don’t let that temper your outrage.

In the end, emotional incontinence is theatre. It's not even good theatre. It's all for the drama. It's so thoroughly divorced from any sense of reality that it brings to mind a Hamlet soliloquy... one he utters upon watching some actors. In place of the male actor, substitute a female actress, and you will get the message.:

Is it not monstrous that this player here,
But in a fiction, in a dream of passion,
Could force his soul so to his own conceit
That from her working all his visage wanned,
Tears in his eyes, distraction in his aspect,
A broken voice, and his whole function suiting
With forms to his conceit? And all for nothing—
For Hecuba!
What’s Hecuba to him or he to Hecuba….

What's Hillary to them or them to Hillary. The thing is, Hillary Clinton does not care about women. She cares about Hillary.


whitney said...

It's so embarrassing to be a woman right now. It's like every precept and conviction about women from Pandora and Eve onward is being proved true.

Dr. Irredeemable Dreg said...

Any man whose wife divorced him on grounds of hillectile dysfunction is better off.

Scarlett said...

I read this blog and quote from it all the time on twitter. Just wanted to let you know. ~~ Scarlett

Stuart Schneiderman said...

Thank you Scarlett... I didn't know. Please pass along your Twitter account name. I look forward to reading you.

Walt said...

For these women, the only real point about Hillary is ....that she's a woman. That's it and that's all. A wish-fulfillment about woman-power--a power, as president, as Boss In Chief, to control the world, or especially men with which to identify. That she's a cheated on woman, even better. The revenge of the cheated-on. A great Getting Even.

Stuart Schneiderman said...

I have always thought that she was more upset about her husband getting caught. And thus impacting her own political viability. As for his cheating, I imagine that her thought was: better them than me.

Doug Cranmer said...

Quoting here ...

My Silent Gen dad told me I wasn't put on this earth to be any woman's psychologist. And that all women are crazy, so you have to find one that is at a level you can handle.

Sam L. said...

Hil: I stayed with Bill all these years and THIS is the thanks I got?

Many women are overwrought. Some with Trump's existence.

Re: Doug's comment. Been fortunate/lucky twice.

Anonymous said...

So the full transcript of the Trump boast shows that the "grab 'em by the pussy" quote is a piece of hyperbole used by PDT to illustrate the aphrodisiac power of "ultrastatus" on a certain kind of woman -- that you could use the crudest approach imaginable and get away with it.

Only a certifiable lunatic would believe that Trump is admitting to actually doing this or has actually done this. Only a person with a Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver) level of alienation would actually think of doing such a thing

And while we're on the subject, only a lunatic would actually believe that a sophisticated, goody two shoes like Clarence Thomas would say "Who has placed a pubic hair on my Coke?" Not even patients strapped to the walls of padded cells could conceive of saying something that hideous

Christopher B said...

What Anon said. The quote is

“And when you’re a star, they let you do it,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”

“Whatever you want,” says another voice, apparently Bush’s.

“Grab them by the p---y,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”

which is not an admission of groping an unwilling victim but an indication that some, not all, women react positively to rough advances from high status men. In fact, Trump spends some time before this section discussing a *failed* attempt at seducing a married woman.

Trump is no paragon of sexual propriety but I don't see any reason to keep spreading the Democrat meme that he's a serial rapist like Bill Clinton.

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