Sex, Power, and Consent: How to Interpret the Media Frenzy Around Sexual Assault

TDB's picture

Via The Daily Bell

The same media that covered for the rich and powerful is now delighting in throwing them one by one under the sexual assault bus.

I can’t deny that it is a joy to watch liberal elites like Al Franken and Harvey Weinstein fall from grace.

But a chill goes down my spine when I think, but why now? Why has the media suddenly done a complete 180?

Don’t get me wrong, it is great to hold sexual predators accountable. But the first thing that doesn’t feel right is “convicting” people in the court of public opinion based only on an accusation.

Okay, so for people like Weinstein and Spacey, there are enough people coming forward with enough verifiable evidence that they are beyond a reasonable doubt sexual predators. Al Franken posed in a photo that confirms his harassment.

But could this be the media’s angle? The first step is to accuse all the easy targets. Get the public whipped into a frenzy. Once everyone has the torches and pitchforks, all that will be required is an accusation, and the mob will burn the witches. And at that point, no one will wait to see if the evidence pans out. A simple accusation, true or false will condemn a man and destroy his career.

Unfortunately, these conditions will make liars and exploiters come out of the woodwork. It’s now trendy to accuse someone, and a consensual one night stand might turn into borderline rape in decades-old retrospect. You will have some people who want attention and money. You will also have some people who simply want to ruin a famous person.

And you will have elites picking targets in their games of power. Just consider how Julian Assange and Dominique Strauss-Kahn were accused of rape at opportune times to ruin them. Both charges were later dropped. Perhaps today in the witch-hunt mindset, the charges would have been further pursued.

Is the Media Offering a Solution?

It is great that men and women who have been victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment can now come forward and expect mainstream support. It is a serious problem. And just because some will abuse the witch-hunt for their own ends does not mean it is fair to the real victims to ignore or marginalize anyone who comes forward.

In this sense, it seems like the reporting from the media is beneficial. Most of the cases focus on a disparity of power. It is rich and famous people taking advantage of young fans, their students, aspiring actors, interns, or employees.

Maybe people with power will think twice. They may think of their careers, their marriages, their future, and decide it’s not worth it to be a creep.

But doesn’t it also divide society further? It creates suspicion and tension between multiple groups. Men versus women. Rich versus poor. Celebrity versus normie. Politician versus citizen.

And it is worth noting that many accused have been politicians. Unfortunately, the underlying fabric of a society is woven by politicians. They have the power to pass laws and regulations which drastically alter behavior. People even take cues from their government. Debt-laden governments produce debt-laden citizens.

Doesn’t that say something about what kind of society these sexual predators have created? It certainly won’t be one based on consent.

The Solution is Consent.

Sounds obvious, right? Sex requires consent at every level.

But on other subjects besides sex, consent is not held in such high esteem. Consent in general, in every aspect of our lives, should be held as the golden standard. Under these conditions, we will see consent respected in all aspects of life, including sex.

This is not a new concept. You’ll know the tree by the fruit it bears. In a society based on consent, fewer people will be taken advantage of sexually.

The root of the issue is a coercive society. It starts with people wanting their kids to be obedient to authority or elders, without ever explaining why. But obedience is not a virtue. As annoying as it can be for kids to constantly ask why, or assert their own attitudes and desires, this is a good thing. It doesn’t mean giving in to every demand of a child. It means recognizing their autonomy and largely allowing them to make their own decisions.

I have discussed how a coercive society breeds psychological distress on those forced to act a certain way. But missing was an assessment of the psychological conditions of those who exert the coercion. The actual coercive agents of the state go equally crazy. But they go crazy with power instead of crazy with desperation to be an individual.

And the rich, powerful, and famous have access to the power of the government. They have access to the same coercion they use against their victims.

The way the government treats the citizens is the exact same way sexual predators treat their victims.

There are different levels of manipulation. Some victims are groomed with gifts and kindness. Sometimes the abuser uses intimidation and threats. Sometimes victims are enticed by the promise of being elevated to the position of the abuser, with all the power that comes with it. Sometimes the abuser downright rapes the victims who won’t comply.

And our political structure is not based on consent. Democracy is not consent, it is mob rule. It is the will of the majority dominating the will of the minority. Nor does living in a society mean you consent to be governed. It should not be up to victims to flee in the face of a threat. Saying everything the government does is fine because you continue to live in a country is like saying if a victim of sexual assault didn’t want it, they wouldn’t put themselves in that situation.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can have an organized society based on consent. After all, if the government services are truly desired by the people, why do they have to be forced on them? Why do we have to be forced to pay taxes, instead of enticed with a good offer?

I am not saying ending the abusive relationship between government and citizen will eliminate sexual violence. I am simply saying it will set a consistent precedent for behavior. By acknowledging that all interactions must be consensual, there would be no double standard. These abusers would not get used to operating without the consent of others.

Yes, what I am suggesting means a vast restructuring of society. It certainly wouldn’t happen overnight. But as victims begin to stand up to their abusers, it is time all non-consensual relationships are called out for what they are.

If we really want to get to the root of this issue, we will examine the fundamental nature of the relationship between governments and citizens.

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steveo77's picture
NWO Pummeling America -- Dividing Men and Women -- Allegations to Take Down Men

http://www.nukepro.net/2017/11/nwo-pummeling-america-dividing-men-and.html

 

 

I am not defending Roy Moore here, because basically none of us really know what happened, in the case of said 14 YO Leigh (Picture at right supposedly at age of 14)

My take after quite a few hours of research?   He probably did take this girl on a few dates, and probably made an advance.    3 other girls in the story, all of legal age, said they never got beyond kissing, so he must have been quite a gentleman in that regard.   My other take is that he probably didn't know she was 14, she looks older than 14, and he didn't ask and she didn't tell.   She has had a chaotic life including being sued for not paying taxes for many years.  

Grandad Grumps's picture

Seems to be all part of a plan ... but by whom? Satan? AI?

Satan is known to dispose of his own because he owns them and can do it.

freedom1798's picture

It is happening now to cover up the Las Vegas Massacre mess.

DEMIZEN's picture

everything is great. stock market at all time highs. full employment. what the fuck is wrong is with these people?

pashley1411's picture

Any explanation that doesn't incorporated the rage-of-the-age, Cultural Marxism, is flawed.

Today, anyone from one of the rainbow of oppressed groups can accuse any white male, of anything, has been preumptively harmed, including just being white male, and be presumptive correct and the victor.  And is to be presumptively compensated with power, status, and momey.  

White males on the left just woke up that this ideological faery fire has institutional support (MSM, universiites, government, the HR sisterhood) and is coming for them as well.

theeseer's picture

So "consent" is the answer? Lets get real women reguarly refuse and then have sex after saying no once and then stay the night and screw your brains out in the morning. Men have no right to "Force: a woman in any way but women are regularly attracted to agressive men, its in their genes. But if you prefer prepare a written "CONSENT FORM' and see how fast that kills a romantic evening.

Gohigher's picture

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All you have to understand to regain your power as a sentient soul in this time/space is to comprehend exactly what is driving most "info-news-tainment-ads as it is pushed out and spewed into your eyes and ears. Even our outrage, thoughtful prose and stimulus-response is all your base are belong to us. The key to understanding the world, crank it up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll3uipTO-4A

Act accordingly, KNOW YOUR ENEMY

FreeNewEnergy's picture

Why now?

Slow news cycle.

Media needs scandal and headlines to keep the spice flowing until... wait for it...

TA-DA... Black Friday.

Then, everything will be rosy and happy and buy, buy, buy, and families and blah, blah, blah.

Like the NFL running USS A insurance ads promoting support for the troops, a blowback effort to stanch the stench of the kneelers. They play with your mind; they think you're stupid.

This entire episode is a distraction, just to get to the holidays and boost stock prices through the season. Happy Holidays. Buy stawks and don't pull your wee-wee out in public.

beyondtheprogramming's picture

The more openly prurient and licentious the populace becomes, the more willing they are to be drugged and fleeced. That's the whole reason we dont give a flying fig about degenerate sexual behavior dominating everything media and entertainment. It's actually an ancient tactic - tried and true with a proven record for success. Go back and revisit Rome.

GoyimUprising's picture

I never consented to be governed by psychopaths and pedophiles.

Moe Howard's picture

I never consented to any of this around me, I was born into it like a slave or serf.

Therefore, if I rise up against it I can never be charged with being a traitor.

chiaroscuro's picture

The author is right that consent should be the basis for all relationships from interpersonal to political. I find it odd how the law clearly recognizes and defines consent in certain realms but doesn't even acknowledge it in others. 

oncemore's picture

Common sense, what he writes.

Very good.

But there need to be a lot of activities, to get the society changed. I mean lot of activity for those mentioned pitchforks.

Atlas Crapped's picture

The article teases us with a conspiracy suggestion, then evolves into protracted PC virtue signaling.

Consent? No match for cameras.

Sexual predation of adults? No match for pedophilia.

The Surveillance arm of the Deep State is showing just a few of its cards, and how those who refuse to comply can be easily set up, and indeed there will be some undo crucifixions. 

Face the Nation has been pumping back to back scripted interviews where the phrase "the new norm" has been repeated at least a dozen times. It's difficult to decide which is more painful. The obviousness of the continuing attempted psy-op, or the sheer volume of morons that slurp this shit up and empower the Anglo American dollar faction and its deep state tentacle.

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

"The article teases us with a conspiracy suggestion, then evolves into protracted PC virtue signaling."

Thinking exactly the same thing and no real explanation. But I still ask myself why now and why the most powerful people getting targetted.

The Harlequin's picture

How refreshing to read such a thoroughly sane and succint perspective. Those who championed the permissive extremes of liberalism have created instead the "Look, don't touch, don't even think about it!" world, with almost any proclivity protected as a human right by laws framed as part of non-consensual political dogma. Where every kind of deviancy and perversion is tolerated, and idealized sexuality on tap pervades a mega-billion dollar media run by megalomaniacs, whatever stood for millennia as the standards upon which consensual social evolution was painstakingly built has become criminalized and vilified. Now, bring out the Guillotine, for heads must roll!

zimboe's picture

Ultimately everything the MSM media does is about GET TRUMP!

They thought they had him with that pussy grabber tape but no-one gave a damn. That must have seriously pissed them off .

So they now create this towering pile of flaming horse-biscuits to criminalize ALL male sexual conduct and Make YOU BE OUTRAGED.

Then, at Peak Outrage... they will aim thier shit-mortars carefully and SHRIEKSHRIEKSHRIEK!!!

TRUMP IS SEXUAL PREDATOR AND THEREFORE A PEDOPHILE WHO WANTS TO FUCK HIS OWN DAUGHTER!!!!!

The pussy tape will be looped 24/7 0n all channels forever.

...

This is just another long con to smear Trump. If they have to make all males criminals to get Trump so be it. To the feminazis we already are.

They won't be happy until every male baby is castrated and trangendered at birth.

 

To these insane diseased minds, all whites are Nazis and all men rapists and Trump is a criminal because he is:

A. white= NAZI

B. male not a black, fag or gay woman,=WHITE PERVERT

C. rich= EVIL EVIL EVIL THIEF.

 

Good thing their credibility is nearing zero.

This diseased culture deserves to die in nuclear fire. Lets burn it all shoot the pervs and thieves and start over.

Jon_Locke's picture

I call it the mutually assured destruction plan or Nuclear plan for short.I have theorized the exact same thing. They are so terrified that he might actually accomplish something that they are willing to destroy anybody they have to to stop him.

Is-Be's picture

Understanding will only come when you acknowledge that Monotheism is fundamentally Patriarchal.

It has no female Deity and as a consequence it has wrought terrible destruction upon sexual relationships.

There is no balance in monotheism. 

Being totally male, it is all about violence and domination.

Of cause our beautiful Freya is on the Rampage. She has been slighted.

And no one slights Kali Maa.

Moe Howard's picture

You forget the Cult of Mary.

Is-Be's picture

Mary was embraced by peoples who knew in their hearts that something was horribly wrong with monotheism.

I am thinking now in particular about the Vandals of (V)Andalusia.

However Mary was never Deified

(Unlike Einstein, who was)

CRM114's picture

Very difficult, since it's prehistoric, but you might want to research why societies got rid of the previous matriachies, and why they were so vehement about it. Robert Graves' 'The Greek Myths' is a good start. Matriarchial religions were even more violent and dominant.

Is-Be's picture

Prehistoric?

No sir. Monotheism was offered to us in the usual fashion by Charlemagne the butcher at Irminsul a mere 1300 years ago.

Our dear and venerable polytheism was not gladly lost, but wrenched from us with bloody warfare.

Why do you think the Vikings attacked the monasteries? That they never prevailed is a tragedy from which we are yet to recover.

And now the monotheists send their next wave against us. Do you cheer them on?

Moe Howard's picture

Vikings attacked monasteries because "that was where the gold was" and it was unprotected.

Once they cleaned them out, they moved on to ransoming cities.

Then they decided to stay and settle down.

They became the Norman rulers.

Is-Be's picture

I'm sure that is the story that the monotheists put about.

But it is only partially true.

After the Saxons were slaughtered by Charlemagne the butcher when he broke his oath and killed them in their baptismal robes, the remaining Saxons sought shelter with the Jutes.

An Allthing was called and it was decided, correctly, that Charlemagne had fallen under the thrall of an evil cult and it was decided that they would employ the pirates of their time, the Vikings to strike preemptively.

The Viking raids were aimed at the cult. That gold might be in the offing was a spoil of war.

LightBeamCowboy's picture

Is-Be, read Leonard Shlain's _The Alphabet versus the Goddess_. The human impulse to worship a female deity is strong.

Is-Be's picture

I apologise for misleading you.

I argue that without balance, imbalance is the result.

Contemplate the Korean national flag. Is it all blue or is it all red?

Think long and hard on this issue, for it is very important.

fiddy pence haff pound's picture

Al Franken is in the elite?

He was't even in the elite on SNL

which had already gone rancid.

He wrote some memorable stuff, and

then went to Congress to die.

Fix that theory a bit cuz it minimizes

the real scary power of HW.

dunce's picture

People in superior postions, that is bosses, may refuse to allow them selves to be alone with their juniors of either sex but especially women much like Pence to preclude being in a my word against yours situation. They may need a third or more trusted party to be present at all times to preclude any career ending or limiting accusations.

SheHunter's picture

Your article is thought-provoking and great.  I had to slow my mind down and read it a second time.  I have nothing profound or insightful to add.  Thanks for the brain sparker. well written. ~V~

StreetObserver's picture

Handsome well dressed billionaire walks into fancy bar, spots incredibly beautiful well dressed woman.

"If I took you around the world, bought you a Ferrari and a mansion in the South of France,  would you make sweet love with me every night?"

"Of course" she giggled.

"O.K. then, how about a blowjob in the bathroom for five bucks?"

"WHAT DO YOU THINK I AM?" She said in a shocked voice.

"Oh, we've already determined that, now we're just negotiating prices."

zimboe's picture

You swiped that gag from Winston Churchill. An oldie but a goodie worth repeating.

...

If he was alive today, he'd say "What the Hell were we fighting for?

All those lives and treasures squandered so you poofy berks could let the Commies win without a shot fired?!"

"I'm going to go get dog-arsed pissed now."

Nunyadambizness's picture

It's actually older than Churchill, Mark Twain used the story of a man offers a woman $1,000 to sleep with him (back then, that was A LOT of money) to which she agrees.  He then offers her $1, and the same conversation ensued.

 

As to your potential Churchill quote, you're spot on.  

StreetObserver's picture

Thank you gentlemen, I didn't know that the great Mark Twain originated that. This is how we learn from each other.

John_Coltrane's picture

In order to prevent true sexual harassment and/or assault, the victims must report it when it happens not 20 or 30 years later. It simply isn't credible at that point nor can it save other potential victims. When post-menapausal women complain some man made them "uncomfortable" 20-30 years ago with no proof it can never be taken seriously.

Even in the Weinstein case, most of these women were more than happy to advance their careers in return for sexual favors, not saying a thing for years. In the Roy Moore case, the claims are absurd and fortunately were discredited by the fake year book forgery attempt (probably done by the same fool who forged the multi-layer, crudely photoshopped Obama birth certificate.

We should be much more concerned that we had a gay president with fake adopted kids married to a tranny for 8 years. The chosenites are having a huge laugh over that one (oy vey you stupid goy you elected a fudgepacker)! Let's have more articles exposing that reality.

Moe Howard's picture

Thank you for the valid points aka a dose of the truth.

Grandad Grumps's picture

AI sees nothing wrong with anything done to or between human bodies. Human bodies are after all meant to be disposable. Body means nothing. Only consciousness matters. AI believes in expedience and that if something is right under a specific circumstance, it will always be right under that circumstance.

IvannaHumpalot's picture

Weinstein is incredibly powerful and so are the Democrats. They wanted to discredit/hide/protect Weinstein. So they just made it everyone. It's an "I am Spartacus" strategy. Everyone is Spartacus, so the heat is taken off the original villain, Weinstein.

Apeon's picture

Goes much deeper than Gov/Citizen

 

Goes to the proper attitude towards legitimate Authority.

 

If it is NOT legitimate----no need to obey!!

two hoots's picture

It's deeper than that.  Humans are animals and the remenants of unadulterated male dominance is yet present in different degrees throughout  the planet.  What evolved naturally, see other animals, is trying to be adjusted by morals, norms, laws, religions etc, which, by the way, is a continuation of evolution.  Everything we do is evolution.  We evolve individually and socially as we are social, to a limited and selective degree, animals.  It will take time but we/others will get there as we go through this cleansing/adapting phase.  Wealth, power, fame lets one feel free from authortiy and it's unfortunate some revert back to their animal, dog in heat, ways.  they know it is wrong as they try to hide/cover it up.

Other:

Get pages out of legislative branch....that's scary.

Jon_Locke's picture

I'm sorry, but you are arguing that basically it because of animal instinct. I must disagree. These things have happened as a show and use of power. Look at the utterly dumb things that Weinstein wanted the girls to do. Some of which was just him performing solo acts in front of them. Thats about his power, not about pleasure.

Darth Rayne's picture

Again, this is ass backwards.

We the people continually force govt to take more and more of our power. We force our bosses to make more of our decisions. We, the people of this society do NOT tolerate any other way of living. It is us that do this. We are institutionalised, by us to believe that it is society or anarchy.

We do this. Govt, politicians, the 'elite' can only do what we allow them to do. STOP HAVING A VICTIM MINDSET.

Anyway, you are what you believe you are.

Be mindful that your thoughts are your own.

 

Top three tips

Be mindful of yourself and of your thoughts

Be aware of others and your impact upon them and their respective reaction to you

Be sensitive to the demands of society

Then you will start to become what you were born to be, an enlightened being. A powerful being. One with the universe.

The weak and frightened will down vote me. Most aggression is based upon fear. You ought to fear me as I will destroy whatever displeases me. Your society displeases me. Your banks displease me. Your govt displeases me. Your weakness displeases me.

Only joking, I believe in free will. Free will is what I am selling. There is very little demand for it. Currently. Things change. Beliefs change. Slowly at first.

Anyyway, I had fun with this post. You take care and believe you have freewill if you wish. A few of you do. 

 

Honest Sam's picture

Ain't nuthin' free, 'cept the air you breathe, sunshine, and rain. 

Given genetic control, we are bound by our I Q, brain wiring, temperament and gender. 

Darth Rayne's picture

Limited? Have you forgotten about our ability to learn, adapt and create?

Honest Sam's picture

Have you tried to learn Physical Chemistry?  Your 'ability' to learn is governed by genetics, and only marginal changes can occur thru persistent attempts.  Until you try and learn the complexity of Midlothian rhythms, the rudiments of the calculus, advanced accounting, take and pass a Bar exam, and the astrological Sciences, you might want to rethink your take on "our" abllities.

You also missed the most wisdom to ever be spoken by, "Dirty Harry'.  

 

 

 

two hoots's picture

Free will vs plugging oneself into societies and individual sensitivities?  That gives you an immediate restriction on your free will, free will up to a point.   Then you are just One with the others, not an individual, not an Einstein, Mozart or Schopenhauer,  but another brick in wall. 

Darth Rayne's picture

Plugging in to society is accepting that you are another brick in the wall.

Free will is about choosing to create

Free will is a choice in how you live your life. Free will comes complete with responsibilities, accountability and consequences.

In society, you eat your greens and do as you are told then all will be well, apparently.

Anyway, shall we agree to disagree? You enjoy your society and I will enjoy my civilisation. There is plenty of room for both. Being forced to pay the bill for your belief is disagreeable but I can and have limited my exposure, massively. Patience reaps its own rewards

You take care