I am absolutely not shocked about anything I’ve seen regarding the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal.
We find out that Harvey Weinstein, one of the most power men in Hollywood and a kingmaker in politics has spent the last 30 years sexually harassing, sexually abusing, molesting, groping, and raping his way through a who’s who of Hollywood starlets. Not just that, but the entire industry has been covering for him because everybody knew it was happening.
The Hollywood outrage over the exposure of Weinstein as a monster is just tired. They were all complicit in the cover up because of the money and power and prestige that Weinstein had to offer. It seems that the only aspect of this that upsets them is that Weinstein’s abuses are now on display for us normals and no longer an ivory tower open-secret.
These are of course the people to pretend to be our moral betters, lecturing us through their artistic medium about just how bad we are on things like healthcare and gun laws.
The same late night TV hosts who use their opening monologues to lecture and rant against everything Trump does and Middle America likes were eerily silent on Weinstein.
Weinstein was a major political donor and bundler, to the tune of over $2 Million in the last few elections, all to Democrats.
So it is no surprise to anyone that it took Hillary Clinton nearly a week to condemn him, in very weak terms, and not give back his money.
I have written about the abuse of New York City’s gravity knife laws, twice, how NYC deliberately misinterprets the law to boost arrest numbers by targeting construction workers and laborers for carrying common pocket knives they use on the job because it is easier to harass (usually minority) working class people than it is to bust actual criminals. This abuse has been lead by NY district attorney Cy Vance.
The Weinstein scandal revealed something interesting about Vance. He was handed incriminating evidence on Weinstein on a silver platter, and turned down the opportunity to prosecute.
Two sources close to the police investigation said that they had no reason to doubt Gutierrez’s account of the incident. One of them, a police source, said that the department had collected more than enough evidence to prosecute Weinstein. But the other source said that Gutierrez’s statements about her past complicated the case for the office of the Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, Jr. After two weeks of investigation, the District Attorney’s office decided not to file charges.
The rich and powerful in Hollywood and politics are closing ranks to protect one of their own. I am honestly not shocked about any of this.
Unfortunately, I think the worst is yet to come.
Weinstein’s name is being removed from all the TV shows he has produced, but he’s still being allowed to keep the money from them.
The outrage will die down once the shock factor is gone.
Hollywood will stop talking about this as soon as they can get away with not having to fake outrage on camera, because it is in their best interests to do so.
After an inappropriately short period of time, the next distraction will hit America and these same people will go back to lecturing us about our moral failings from their award show pulpits.
In the end, Weinstein will keep his money and retire to some private island somewhere to spend his days in luxury, rubbing one out to the memories of the times he coerced an A-Lister into sex.
Nobody, and I mean nobody, will spend one day in prison over the three decades of sexual violence and corruption that occurred.
That is the sickest thing of all.