The higher they are, the harder they fall. At least that is assuming they have committed some act that precipitates such a fall. Nobody is perfect, as we’re often told. But there are clearly those who imperfections are far more profound and devastating to themselves and others than those of the average person. These are the folks, political and otherwise, who make the news when they display a level of depravity that boggles the mind.
One might think this is a prelude to a discussion of the Las Vegas mass-murder tragedy, and it does sound like it. In fact, there’s a message there. This intro could apply to far too many stories because we live in a fallen world with far too much evil on the loose. It’s just that the more powerful the individual, the more profound of an impact their depravity has on others, hence the more likely they are to make the news and grab our attention.
But this story is about a very wealthy and powerful donor to the Democratic Party. A member of the Hollywood elite, who has funded left-wing causes out of his great wealth. So far, that’s just unfortunate, not illegal. But then the sex scandal broke with lurid sexual harassment offenses being alleged, and we see his Democratic political compatriots running for cover. Of course, we are referring to Harvey Weinstein.
“The New York Times dropped a career bomb on Harvey Weinstein, the multiple Oscar-winning producer and Democrat power donor. According to the report, Weinstein has settled no fewer than eight sexual harassment complaints over 25 years, between 1990 and 2015. Weinstein, who has been married for most of those years, told the Times Thursday that he is ‘working with a therapist and planning to take a leave of absence’ from his film company.”
He may need and deserve more than a leave of absence and a few visits with a mental therapist. Anyway, so much for the Democrats being the vanguard of the defense of women. Of course, we will not stoop to associating all Democrats with such disgusting behavior. But they might want to rethink any arrogant claims about their being the undisputed party supporting women’s rights.
“In a deeply cynical and somewhat pitiful bid to retain the affections of the Hollywood crowd in the wake of these horrific allegations, Weinstein announced he would use this time to attack the NRA and President Donald Trump:
“I am going to need a place to channel that anger, so I’ve decided that I’m going to give the NRA my full attention. I hope Wayne LaPierre will enjoy his retirement party. I’m going to do it at the same place I had my Bar Mitzvah. I’m making a movie about our President, perhaps we can make it a joint retirement party.
“Lisa Bloom, a high-powered attorney usually standing with accusers, is representing Weinstein in this matter and told the Times that her client ‘denies many of the accusations as patently false.'”
Harvey, you are just pathetic. You have stooped to groveling before the very Democrats you have disgraced and put in a miserable situation. This you do by trying to retain their support by offering to attack the NRA and President Trump. Sort of like saying, “Hey, I can still be a lot of help to you guys, really I can!” What a pitiful excuse for a man.
For those who wish something of a catalog of this degenerate’s behavior, we have neither the time nor the space nor the stomach to list such a disgraceful accounting here. For those who might not know what Harvey is allegedly capable of, one example will be offered:
“This appears to have been Weinstein’s modus operandi: breakfast meetings in hotel rooms, appearing in a robe or barely clothed, a request for a massage:
“In interviews, eight women described varying behavior by Mr. Weinstein: appearing nearly or fully naked in front of them, requiring them to be present while he bathed or repeatedly asking for a massage or initiating one himself. The women, typically in their early or mid-20s and hoping to get a toehold in the film industry, said he could switch course quickly — meetings and clipboards one moment, intimate comments the next. One woman advised a peer to wear a parka when summoned for duty as a layer of protection against unwelcome advances.
“According to one accuser, Weinstein went beyond indecent proposals. Italian model Ambra Battilana claims Weinstein ‘grabbed her breasts after asking if they were real and put his hands up her skirt[.]’ The police got involved but no charges were filed. According to the Times, Weinstein later settled with Battilana.”
Too bad she didn’t kick him in the groin, and then ask him if that felt real.
One can only wonder how Hillary, Michael Moore, and other left-wing luminaries now feel about their association with Mr. Weinstein, and their being photographed with him as pals. On second thought, maybe they are as screwed up as he is, and this doesn’t bother them at all. Moore will probably just down a couple of Big Macs as he thinks over his position. And Bitter Hillary might still be on her Sore Loser Book Tour.
Harvey’s career is not going well anyway, having hit a dry spell when it comes to producing successful movies. Maybe his mind has been elsewhere.
It is time Mr. Weinstein go into retirement, or perhaps much worse, with all the infamy such an ignominious career deserves.