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atrimus

Location: Saint Louis, MO
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zvelf

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Subj: Re: Louis C.K., Roy Moore, etc.
Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 at 05:40:13 pm EST (Viewed 132 times)
Reply Subj: Louis C.K., Roy Moore, etc.
Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 at 11:46:49 am EST (Viewed 179 times)



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    In a previous thread on Harvey Weinstein, I had noted that sexual harassment and assault was far more prevalent in the entertainment industry than just him, which is why it was hard for people to come forward. The more people who come forward however let's others feel like they can do the same and speak truth to power. Now the floodgates have been unleashed.


Good. If (big if) Hollywood crumbles under the weight of so many salacious activities it turned a blind eye to for so many years, then it'll have gotten what it deserves. Maybe it can then rebuild itself anew.


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    Louis C.K.'s behavior was utterly disgusting, but I do have to give him kudos in completely manning up and taking full responsibility, and he's the only one honest and brave enough to do it so far:


It's a step towards self-improvement, but I wouldn't give him any plaudits for it myself.


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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/arts/television/louis-ck-statement.html



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    In contrast, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is doing the complete opposite and even trying to fund raise on the accusation four women have alleged against him:



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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/opinion/roy-moore-sexual-assault.html



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    Moore represents the evangelical vote and if evangelicals can't see through his hypocrisy, then they really have lost all critical thinking ability or are willing to embrace hypocrisy for the sake of an election.


I wouldn't hold my breath. Trump won a large part of the evangelical vote despite his own self-admitted Weinstein-like activities.





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