When #MeToo’s “believe the survivor” meets reality
#MeToo, we are told, is an important socio-cultural movement; we should believe all accusers as “survivors” and treat every incident of alleged sexual assault as a mass attack of white male privilege on hapless females. This mentality is so ingrained among the #MeToo and #Resistance left that protesters mobbed lawmakers insisting that their stories be heard in conjunction with the Kavanaugh hearings.
The idea was that any woman who had been sexually assaulted must be somehow weighed in the Kavanaugh hearings and confirmation vote. None of these women were claiming that Kavanaugh had assaulted them, just that they had been assaulted . . . and that Kavanaugh must pay. You know, for their victimhood or as a scapegoat or Christ figure sacrificed for the sins of the many. Kavanaugh’s defeat was to be redemption for these women who had never met him much less been assaulted by him. He was to be the figure, the totem, of their healing. Burn him, and they are freed. Or something.
That totemic belief that a person or even a race can be held to account for the “sins of the many” is as old as dirt. And about as useful in a civilized society. Oddly, it is the “progressives” who hearken back to a time of totems and symbolic cleansings. “Progressive,” then, is merely a “forward-sounding” label that relies on the most base, the most archaic and regressive fears; what can be more regressive, more anti-progress than damning one fully human man or one race for the sins of the many?
The question is moot, however, because the “believe every victim/survivor” chorus has been silenced by an erroneous accusation by a “sexual assault survivor.” It would seem, contrary to the #MeToo gospel, that women do, indeed, lie about such things. The lie, it should be noted, was uncovered because it was a white woman lying about a black child’s supposed assault. In the progressive hierarchy, a white woman will always fall below the black male, so this is not surprising.
What is surprising is the immediate release of all “believe the victim/survivor” ranting . . . without any sense that this might call their worldview into question. So we believe only white victim/survivors if their alleged assailant was also white? Oh, and maybe one who knew someone once who also vaguely knew—or knew not at all—a current Supreme Court Justice nominee?
What if a black assailant assaults a white woman? Is that okay? My guess, from the “progressive” point of view, is that “it depends.” Did this rape take place at an Occupy encampment prior to the establishment of “rape tents” where purported rape victims could escape their rapists? Or were these assaults perpetrated outside the approved regressive rape rubric? Does it even matter since #MeToo pretends rape against leftist women is not the perc for perverse leftists that it actually is?
I am comfortable positing that leftist women are the victims of rape far more often than conservative women for one reason: they associate with and support a rapist culture. They immerse themselves in a rapist culture (the Tea Party never needed “rape tents”), and then they wonder what happened. When they are attacked, they go silent. It would hurt the “cause,” the “resistance,” the “[insert whatever] movement.” They believe that peeing on themselves is an adequate defense against rape because their loony regressive lords have promised them this “truth.”
Meanwhile, a clearly false claim of sexual assault is called out as just that . . . because the “victim/survivor” is white?
A New York woman became the subject of ridicule and hatred on social media after she falsely accused a boy of groping her while she was shopping inside a deli.
Teresa Klein, who is white, created a commotion earlier this week outside the Sahara Deli Market in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood as she appeared to tell a 911 dispatcher that the boy, who is black, assaulted her. The spectacle was captured in a now-viral video, and Klein, a 53-year-old Brooklyn resident, has been nicknamed #CornerstoreCaroline.
“No, I want the cops here right now,” Klein said as she held her phone to her ear and a crowd of angry onlookers began to gather around.
The boy, wearing a tucked-in green shirt and carrying a backpack, began to cry as the woman in aviator glasses and knee-high boots accused him of grabbing her.
The crowd grew angrier, screaming at Klein, who had covered her other ear as she continued to talk to the 911 operator.
“I just was sexually assaulted by a child,” Klein said.
“Are you seriously calling the police?” a woman can be heard saying.
In this case, we have the New York Times declaring this an instance of the #MeToo victim / survivor as a boorish spouter of racist views. She’s therefore not eligible for #MeToo victimhood status. Or something. We don’t, the NYT implies, believe all women, after all.
“I was just sexually assaulted by a child,” Ms. Klein is heard saying on the video as she said she was on the phone with the police. The boy, who is about 9, and another child burst into tears outside the store as bystanders confronted Ms. Klein about the incident.
“The son grabbed my ass and she decided to yell at me,” Ms. Klein continued in the video, referring to his mother. The video was first reported by The New York Post.
The public shaming of people who behave boorishly or spout racist views has become a feature of modern life in New York City, where nearly every person has a cellphone and residents are not shy about confronting one another, often in colorful language.
Ultimately, this woman is about as credible as . . . oh, say, Michael Avenatti’s Julie Swetnick. The difference? The leftist mob can see a con and lie when it suits them; my guess, they can see one when it doesn’t suit them, too. They just plow ahead like the mindless mob they have proven to be.DONATE
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