Just in case you’re wondering if the Great Throne would have made the same decision if he’d known that Cardinal Hoc Zhai was in the room…the answer is probably not.
A lot of chickens coming home to roost in the world these days, huh? A lot of bodies are going to hit the floor when it comes to sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape. The damage is going to be largely economic, I think. I don’t think anyone is going to jail. Cosby and Weinstein have enough money and enough stuff in the rear view mirror to keep them free, or at least that’s what I think. There will be a lot of lost jobs, though.
The damning thing for me is that THIS ISN’T NEW. I’ve known about the Bill Cosby allegations for years. I’ve known about the Louis C.K. episodes for YEARS. The stories about Eddie Berganza have been around forever. These weren’t secrets…we just hadn’t, as a people, decided that we cared about these issues, and these women, more than we care about the entertainments they provide us. Hell, I’ll bet that Alabama still doesn’t care, at least not enough to keep Roy Moore out of the Senate. Hearing the words from Trump’s own mouth didn’t keep him out of the White House.
I have to remind myself that this is progress. Painful, painful progress. That, and try to continue to be a person the the women in my life can safely turn to.