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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