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Dirty Windows

by baldilocks

I can’t be the only one who noticed this.

This is Face­book CEO Mark Zucker­berg when he tes­ti­fied in front of Con­gress about user data pri­vacy some weeks back.

And this is for­mer New York Attor­ney Gen­eral Eric Schneiderman.

Schnei­der­man recently resigned from his office because:

[Four women with whom he has had roman­tic rela­tion­ships or encoun­ters] accuse Schnei­der­man of hav­ing sub­jected them to non­con­sen­sual phys­i­cal vio­lence. All have been reluc­tant to speak out, fear­ing reprisal. But two of the women, Michelle Man­ning Bar­ish and Tanya Sel­varat­nam, have talked to The New Yorker on the record, because they feel that doing so could pro­tect other women. They allege that he repeat­edly hit them, often after drink­ing, fre­quently in bed and never with their con­sent. Man­ning Bar­ish and Sel­varat­nam cat­e­go­rize the abuse he inflicted on them as “assault.” They did not report their alle­ga­tions to the police at the time, but both say that they even­tu­ally sought med­ical atten­tion after hav­ing been slapped hard across the ear and face, and also choked.

Look at their eyes.

Now, I’m not up on the lat­est in high-​end drugs, so, maybe some­one who is can help me fig­ure out what these guys are on, if anything.

Or maybe those trillion-​yard stares are evi­dence a dif­fer­ent kind of phar­makeia (def­i­n­i­tion 3).

There are lots of con­spir­acy the­o­rists out there who believe that the finan­cial, polit­i­cal and enter­tain­ment “elite” sub­scribe to a spir­i­tu­al­ity other than that of the Holy Spirit in exchange for money, power and/​or fame, and that could be so. After all, God gives His chil­dren gifts and the Devil lives ever to par­ody God. (I’m one of those far-​out con­spir­acy the­o­rists who sus­pects that 99.9% of politi­cians above your local dog-​catcher is bought by some entity. And maybe only half the dog-​catchers are clean.)

I don’t know. But I do know that I would not want to see eyes like that look­ing back at me – espe­cially not from my pil­low or my mirror.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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by baldilocks

I can’t be the only one who noticed this.

This is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg when he testified in front of Congress about user data privacy some weeks back.

And this is former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Schneiderman recently resigned from his office because:

 [Four women with whom he has had romantic relationships or encounters] accuse Schneiderman of having subjected them to nonconsensual physical violence. All have been reluctant to speak out, fearing reprisal. But two of the women, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam, have talked to The New Yorker on the record, because they feel that doing so could protect other women. They allege that he repeatedly hit them, often after drinking, frequently in bed and never with their consent. Manning Barish and Selvaratnam categorize the abuse he inflicted on them as “assault.” They did not report their allegations to the police at the time, but both say that they eventually sought medical attention after having been slapped hard across the ear and face, and also choked.

Look at their eyes.

Now, I’m not up on the latest in high-end drugs, so, maybe someone who is can help me figure out what these guys are on, if anything.

Or maybe those trillion-yard stares are evidence a different kind of pharmakeia (definition 3).

There are lots of conspiracy theorists out there who believe that the financial, political and entertainment “elite” subscribe to a spirituality other than that of the Holy Spirit in exchange for money, power and/or fame, and that could be so. After all, God gives His children gifts and the Devil lives ever to parody God. (I’m one of those far-out conspiracy theorists who suspects that 99.9% of politicians above your local dog-catcher is bought by some entity. And maybe only half the dog-catchers are clean.)

I don’t know. But I do know that I would not want to see eyes like that looking back at me – especially not from my pillow or my mirror.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

Hit Da Tech Guy Blog’s Tip Jar for his new not-GoDaddy host!

Or hit Juliette’s!