The Hollywood sexual-impropriety explosion has become around-the-clock news. However, specific to same, I view the accusations alleged against Harvey Weinstein, Ben Affleck, Kevin Spacey, et. al as ultimately not changing a thing about what can only marginally be called abuse of power.
The procession of A-list actresses and actors coming forward claiming they were pinched, grabbed and/ or raped should surprise no one. Cable gossip programming and the “dishonest to its core” news media breathlessly pretends to report on “the shocking allegations” – but even that should be viewed with a weary eye, because nothing sells advertising like scandals, and there’s no better scandals than sexual scandals.
I’m not sure how many were paying attention, but it wasn’t very long ago that a television documentary series addressed in vivid detail the seamy side of Hollywood. The series discussed the people actors hire as staff who handle everything from providing them with doctors to feed their addiction to prescription pharmaceuticals, to the most perverse forms of sexual deviancy. The program pulled back the curtain on the hidden world of debauchery that exists for the Hollywood clientele who could afford it. The series showed the involvement of image consultants and damage-control personnel who earn millions for making actors and entertainers look like cherubic children, unless it is better for the actor or entertainer to have a “bad-boy” persona.
But those things alone are not the point of this column; the point of this column is to demand an answer. How many politicians in the halls of Congress are blackmailed into betraying the American people and the oath of office they swore to uphold because someone has information about their acts of sexual misconduct?
Women, sex with children, drugs and alcohol are the gaiety of the pseudo-statesmen who have sold their souls for position and money. Unbeknownst to the average American, committee assignments, mansions and private jets are not the exclusive lure of political attainment. It is all that comes with those things, and the most coveted is access to deviant sexual pleasures.
Are we to believe that retired Sen. David Vitter, R-La., was simply forgiven for his involvement with the famed Washington, D.C., sexual escort service run by the late Deborah Jeane Palfrey? Or is it more likely that political black-bag operatives owned the rest of his political career? Or who is to argue that in his new career as a D.C. lobbyist, theses murky entities are not using him to advance their interests? Can it be said with any degree of confidence that Washington, D.C., lobbyists do not employ an extensive network of sexual operatives and the like that are used to ensnare those easily enticed with sex, drugs, etc.?
The question still remains: How many of Heidi Fleiss’ (the infamous Hollywood madam) clients were those holding high political office, or who functioned as corporate leaders, and how many were being blackmailed into selling out America and the American People?
It must be kept in mind that there is no truer axiom than: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” (Sir John Dalberg-Acton)
Are we to believe that the matter of Eliot Spitzer – the former governor and attorney general of New York who resigned in scandal over spending taxpayer money for prostitutes, albeit never proven – did not entail some quid pro quo to a political operative of some sort?
These and virtually countless more are the questions We the People must demand be answered. We must know to what extent the media, government contractors, lobbyists and foreigner operatives are able to procure favors and favorable legislation because legislators are afraid of their sins being made public.
If women, men and children allowed themselves to be sexualized for Hollywood and entertainment fame, what will politicians give to have their depravity rewarded vis-a-vis favorable votes etc.?
There was a reason foreign spies during the World Wars and Cold War years used women as “between the sheets” operatives to obtain classified information; its because said practice had a high success rate.
America is being led down the drain by those we have elected who are eager opportunists willing to betray their oath of office for offers of sexual deviancy, drugs and money.
Hollywood and the entertainment industry as a whole aren’t the only cesspools of debauchery; I contend that the moral decay within our federal government would dwarf that of Hollywood and entertainment industry. There’s a reason for incestuous relationship between Hollywood, the entertainment industry and politicians who control our government.