My last blog was not clear. I apologize for that. Buttons pressed, I tended to tangents. But clarity is the whole point of writing. So I am going to re-state what I said in the last blog more cogently, I hope. And briefly. Sorry.
- Sexual behaviour in our era has been radically modified from times past. Some of it very recently. And some of it I find a bit weird. Almost all of it I find hypocritical. And it has become a news topic ‘out of all proportion‘ as far as I am concerned. Further to that, men and women have been to’ing and fro’ing over what constitutes ‘acceptable’ forever and it would seem apparent to anyone that the twain shall never fully meet. NOT completely. BUT WE OBVIOUSLY WORK IT OUT WELL ENOUGH TO KEEP US GOING AS A SPECIES. Gender politics is the original never-ending story.
- Trump should be condemned for his ‘locker room’ banter (mostly because it is not presidential nor is it common in the locker rooms I have been in but walking home after the game with your teammates…well, that is sometimes different), to be sure but, to my mind, he should have been condemned far more for his attacks on the Khan family, Muslims and Mexicans. And a rich man running for president who has not paid taxes in his country for almost twenty years is beyond my comprehension. How is he even eligible?
- The Republican party as a whole turned a blind eye to all the major flaws in his character but when he said he ‘groped pussy‘, they drew the line! What the hell kind of value system is that? A man acts like a pig by groping is enough to condemn him but hate-speech on Muslims and Mexicans is not? And they are PROUD of him for NOT paying taxes? That says so much about the Republican party.
- No woman likes to be violated. In any way. Neither does any man. But women have been voluntarily accepting compensation for sexual violation since the beginning of time. They have made an industry of it. Not all women, of course, but many. Especially in the USA. Money, it seems, ‘makes it all better’. And I find that behaviour deplorable, too. And all too common. Tell me I am wrong……………. ?
OK………….on to the debate. The media have it for Hillary. The occasional commentator says Trump won primarily because he did not fold and implode. I think they both won. Hillary because she actually spoke like a proper presidential candidate and because the Donald was back in his typical clown-ish way after having been beaten up badly by the ‘grope’ story. But…. (clarity at stake here)….they both lost.
They both lost a helluva lot! NOT for themselves but for the office they are trying to gain. The big loser in the debate was the status and esteem of the Oval Office. No longer is that hallowed ground viewed as a modern day Mt. Olympus. It is now viewed at street level. I saw the gutters. It is a rooming house on the bad side of town. If these people are vying to live there, I, for one, prefer my place. In fact, I might prefer a clean Motel 6 over that stinky joint. They debased the White House simply by being there and talking like that.
There were times during the debate, I actually cringed. The conversation was so coarse that I was embarrassed for them. Had Robert DeNiro walked on stage and punched the Donald in the face, I would not have been in the least surprised.
Someone should have.