The Right-wing fight against Political Correctness has gone so far that not only Sexism is denied (women are no victims and men no oppressors) but also real alleged predictors are being given a pass.
Does Roy Moore know that sex with an adult is not adultery? Alleged child molester Roy Moore accuses Soros of ‘sexual agenda’. The Seventh of the Ten Commandments forbids the capital biblical sin of adultery. Maybe he thinks that all adult entertainment, and all sex with adults are forbidden by G-d; that he’s the only saintly one, just being interested in underage girls — allegedly.
We know: when the fox preacheth, then beware your geese. In this case: your goslings. So that they won’t be gone goslings.
My attempt to joke at this sad situation. Here are some better jokes.
On the other half of the spectrum, also some ultra-Left-wingers fight against “blaming men.”
A rabble-rousing US professor for already 33 years, self-declared lesbian author (who claims not to get along lesbians who also can’t stand her) Camille Anna Paglia, as late as this August, stressed again that “men are not the trouble.” That is not the obvious message that speaks from dozens of recent news reports of alleged sexual misconduct by so many famous male idols and role models.
To be fair, Professor Paglia points out how a change of society left especially better-to-do women isolated and unhappy – don’t blame all suffering on men. And stop this political correct nonsense that women are so much better than men.
She might be right there, but only a few months later, I wonder if she would repeat that without now also acknowledging that men sometimes are the problem, and judging from the endemic #metoo explosion, not only powerful men.
And then again on the Right-wing we find the US Vice President who holds that not only when you drive a car but also when you drive a male body, you’d better watch out.
Look at Mike Pence’s Marriage Rule. He’s been trashed for it wall-to-wall. Treating men and women differently has become taboo for the mainstream. (Except in partner choice.) But his lack of overconfidence in his own decency and his willingness to be such a role-model, I find refreshing, especially to go against today’s culture calling it nonsense.
And his behavior is nothing special for Orthodox Jews. But time-honored customs and wisdom are not in high demand anymore.
So maybe we can uphold both: some of the political correct ideas (Sexism is alive and kicking and needs to be confronted), and some of the good old ideas (Don’t trust yourself until your last day). It would be wonderful if the first makes us Left-wing and the second makes us Right-wing. The best condition for soaring.