Different Century Same Democrat Playbook (or Atticus Finch: Rape Apologist)

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Different Century Same Democrat Playbook (or Atticus Finch: Rape Apologist)

1st Sgt. Brax­ton Rut­ledge: Any­one come, you ain’t gonna be in here with me.
Mary Beecher: What are you talk­ing about?
1st Sgt. Brax­ton Rut­ledge: I’m talk­ing about you. A white woman. White women only spell trou­ble for any of us.

Sgt. Rut­ledge 1960

Mayella Ewell:I got some­thin’ to say. And then I ain’t gonna say no more. He took advan­tage of me. An’ if you fine, fancy gen­tle­men ain’t gonna do nothin’ about it, then you’re just a bunch of lousy, yella, stinkin’ cow­ards, the — the whole bunch of ya, and your fancy airs don’t come to nothin’. Your Ma’am’in’ and your Miss Mayel­larin’ — it don’t come to nothin’, Mr. Finch, not… no.

To Kill a Mock­ing­bird 1962

I’ve been think­ing about the hys­te­ria con­cern­ing rape on cam­pus among our friends on the left. How they keep quot­ing the dis­cred­ited fig­ure that one of five women on cam­pus are vic­tims of rape. How fem­i­nists have made the argu­ment that to demand facts before accus­ing some­one of a heinous crime is akin to being an apol­o­gist for rape and how some on the left have defended Rolling Stone and other Demo­c­rat cul­tural organs with the argu­ment that even if this par­tic­u­lar story is false, that it’s OK because the meme itself is true, some­thing “every­body” knows there­fore even a false accu­sa­tion is of value because it hin­ders the “cul­ture of rape”.

There are many things about these state­ments that are sim­ply incred­i­ble and totally con­trary to the Amer­i­can ideal but what I find most amaz­ing about all of these argu­ments, invari­ably advanced by the most lib­eral of Democ­rats (and politely con­sented to by repub­li­cans afraid of being attacked) is how famil­iar this Demo­c­rat play­book would be to a per­son liv­ing 100 years ago.

There was a time, in fact it is still in liv­ing mem­ory, when the exact same type of argu­ment was made by Democ­rats con­cern­ing black men. There was a time when Democ­rats argued that every­body KNEW that black men couldn’t con­trol them­selves around white women. There was a time when, to Democ­rats, a Black man approach­ing a white woman in any way was con­sid­ered a sex­ual provocation.

And while his­tory remem­bers the Scotts­boro boys & Emmett Till the truth is mil­lions who didn’t suf­fer vio­lence they did, endured the stigma of being con­sid­ered sex­u­ally dan­ger­ous and acted with care because of it, for this was the social norm that was advanced by these proud Democ­rats of yore.

How preva­lent was this idea? Well nobody who went to see Blaz­ing Sad­dles in the the­atre needed this Cleavon Lit­tle line explained to them:

But by 1974 when the movie came out this type of non­sense had pretty much died out. Coin­ci­den­tally around the same time Democ­rats stopped mak­ing these attacks, Black men were switch­ing their vot­ing pat­terns, vot­ing for Democ­rats in over­whelm­ing numbers.

Flash for­ward to 2014, who do we see tar­geted (although not phys­i­cally) as a poten­tial dan­ger to women by left­ists? White men.

The attacks on men in gen­eral and the Greek sys­tem in par­tic­u­lar on cam­pus is just one piece of the puz­zle, We have reached a point where mas­cu­line virtue is con­sid­ered a vice, where men avoid the class­room as teach­ers, where the wrong Tee shirt worn by a man who has accom­plished a sci­en­tific mir­a­cle is cause for condemnation

By an odd coin­ci­dence the attacks and social stig­mas being applied by left­ist Democ­rats appear to tar­get White men rather than men in gen­eral, by another coin­ci­dence white men cur­rently tend to as a group to favor repub­li­cans by a third incred­i­ble coin­ci­dence the excep­tions to this rule con­cern­ing race, black men like Clarence Thomas & Her­man Cain are also con­ser­v­a­tive Republicans.

Mean­while Bill Clin­ton remains one of the most pop­u­lar Demo­c­rat men alive and is eagerly sought by left­ists as a speaker and fundraiser.

Who wouda thunk it?

I’ll leave you with this ques­tion: If we apply the cur­rent cul­tural stan­dards being advanced by the left to the gen­tle­man in this movie clip, would our lib­eral Demo­c­rat fem­i­nist friends describe him as a “rape apologist”

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1st Sgt. Braxton Rutledge: Anyone come, you ain’t gonna be in here with me.
Mary Beecher: What are you talking about?
1st Sgt. Braxton Rutledge: I’m talking about you. A white woman. White women only spell trouble for any of us.

Sgt. Rutledge 1960

Mayella Ewell:I got somethin’ to say. And then I ain’t gonna say no more. He took advantage of me. An’ if you fine, fancy gentlemen ain’t gonna do nothin’ about it, then you’re just a bunch of lousy, yella, stinkin’ cowards, the – the whole bunch of ya, and your fancy airs don’t come to nothin’. Your Ma’am’in’ and your Miss Mayellarin’ – it don’t come to nothin’, Mr. Finch, not… no.

To Kill a Mockingbird 1962

I’ve been thinking about the hysteria concerning rape on campus among our friends on the left.  How they keep quoting the discredited figure that one of five women on campus are victims of rape.  How feminists have made the argument that to demand facts before accusing someone of a heinous crime is akin to being an apologist for rape and how some on the left have defended Rolling Stone and other Democrat cultural organs with the argument that even if this particular story is false, that it’s OK because the meme itself is true, something “everybody” knows therefore even a false accusation is of value because it hinders the “culture of rape”.

There are many things about these statements that are simply incredible and totally contrary to the American ideal but what I find most amazing about all of these arguments, invariably advanced by the most liberal of Democrats (and politely consented to by republicans afraid of being attacked) is how familiar this Democrat playbook would be to a person living 100 years ago.

There was a time, in fact it is still in living memory,  when the exact same type of argument was made by Democrats concerning black men.  There was a time when Democrats argued that everybody KNEW that black men couldn’t control themselves around white women.  There was a time when, to Democrats,  a Black man approaching a white woman in any way was considered a sexual provocation.

And while history remembers the Scottsboro boys & Emmett Till the truth is millions who didn’t suffer violence they did, endured the stigma of being considered sexually dangerous and acted with care because of it, for this was the social norm that was advanced by these proud Democrats of yore.

How prevalent was this idea?  Well nobody who went to see Blazing Saddles in the theatre needed this Cleavon Little line explained to them:

But by 1974 when the movie came out this type of nonsense had pretty much died out.  Coincidentally around the same time Democrats stopped making these attacks,  Black men were switching their voting patterns, voting for Democrats in overwhelming numbers.

 

Flash forward to 2014, who do we see targeted (although not physically) as a potential danger to women by leftists?  White men.

The attacks on men in general and the Greek system in particular on campus is just one piece of the puzzle, We have reached a point where masculine virtue is considered a vice, where men avoid the classroom as teachers, where the wrong Tee shirt worn by a man who has accomplished a scientific miracle is cause for condemnation

By an odd coincidence the attacks and social stigmas being applied by leftist Democrats appear to target White men rather than men in general, by another coincidence white men currently tend to as a group to favor republicans by a third incredible coincidence the exceptions to this rule concerning race, black men like Clarence Thomas & Herman Cain are also conservative Republicans.

Meanwhile Bill Clinton remains one of the most popular Democrat men alive and is eagerly sought by leftists as a speaker and fundraiser.

Who wouda thunk it?

I’ll leave you with this question: If we apply the current cultural standards being advanced by the left to the gentleman in this movie clip, would our liberal Democrat feminist friends describe him as a “rape apologist”

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