Theres a popular theory that BLM and MeToo as well as all 'victimhood' movements are well orchestrated diversions from other political issues.
These issues are certainly valid. Any sensible person knows that but Millennials who aren't old enough to haveh lived through the Cold War era or aren't well versed in activism to know what COINTELPRO was and similar dangers all activists have to watch for are doomed to repeat history.
This became obvious during OCCUPY when I couldn't figure out why these kids couldn't spot infiltrators, sabatuers etc. Some people can, more seasoned activists but alot of idealistic kids running those sites didn't get it.
These issues are as old as the hills. These are problems that have been just that-problems, for as long as I've been alive.
Instead of focusing on the militsrizamili of police AND our entire society and culture in addition to the young men becoming police are former soldiers returning from the wars that differ greatly from anything known in decades prior and the influence of the Military Industrial Complex especially the private sector-BLM chooses to focus on the disproportionate shootings of a specific race.
Why hasn't there been such an outcry over this exact issue but concerning our privatized prison system which requires 90% occupancy at all times? Which is part of the extended Complex theory which includes the MIC.
Just as sexual assault of females has also been a challenge for women since humans came into being. Rape isn't a 'culture'. It's an unfortunate reality of mother Nature's designs for human and other animals.
The point of being human and civilized is to rise above being an animal.
Sexual assault is an event no woman wants in her life, unless it's concensual between adults as some sort of sexual game or play. Unfortunately according to Nature's design, they are bigger than e are, they have better muscle quality and even if they are smaller than us they can out manuever us physically. And it seems their cunning as predators makes it possible for them to out manuever us as well.
Being a woman is a double edged sword as I'm sure being a man is. These are challenges to power women have faced forever.
One must ask why this is being treated as new and....why NOW?
My guess is that the rabid, totalitarian Liberal Left created under Obama by Liberal Elites is riding a wave just like the power addicts they've become and this is the next feel good cause. The New Lib Left are essentially CORPORATE LIBERALS. They cannot do anything that will interfere or threaten the corporatocracy. Note that all their causes actually benefit corporate culture, enriching it and making it more livable for all different kinds of people. Diversity is about corporate culture. This explains while young people seemed more and more supportive of BLM they conversely became less supportive actually hateful of The Homeless or anyone else that seemed to not be based in corporate reality.
Identity politics is about institution change. That means corporate not the real world.
Theoretically in the big picture this is to serve to continue to form a world in which corporate defines everything as well as technology and totally controlled environments as opposed to natural ones but that's an advanced theory.
Focusing on just the victimhood culture, looking at just that one can see it's timing is too convenient. With things like Fukushima and automated warfare like drone strikes as well as AI being used in any capacity etc what should be being considered is those issues represent threats to all humanity on Earth. This ALL LIVES MATTER. That's the cleverness and deception of Machiavellian design and a joke on the public- right now all lives matter with the pressing issues at hand. What a joke on you to create a Movement that focuses only on a race! Thus not only minimizing your concern and refocusing on something that has been questioned for centuries and never solved but also creating racial tension thus accomplishing Divide and Conquer-a staple tactical move of the powers that be.
And nothing threatens the private sector and it actually increases need for security and probably weapons etc.
As far as MeToo goes, if anyone was paying attention to the rape crime waves that rampant Feminist Liberal policies and PC globalization has caused in Europe and other areas due to UNDOCUMENTED mass immigration from third world countries (dangerous, war torn areas like the Middle East and Africa) then why haven't women here shown concern or started a powerful movement? Women in Europe do not have benefits of American citizenship such as the right to bear arms or freedom of speech. Most Americans are ignorant of these facts about the rest of the world.
Which is why it's so easy to take our rights away.
More trickery. There's horrors going on around the world with human trafficking especially in third world nations daily. Women should be dealing with everything from sex tourism to Female Genital Mutilation as well as 'rape' used in war (which one might consider it's purpose in Europe by globalists) on a global level yet it's only sexual assault of American women probably of a certain socio economic level and social strata that's being focused on-and discussed ad nauseum.
This is what is most enraging. The same kinds of women in our society who blindly supports mass immigration in places like Europe (undocumented with no security checks like in the USA) or arrogantly supports it even worse, turning a blind eye to the damage to European women, are the push behind a movement to encourage awareness of and action against sexual assault and harassment of women.
I am guessing that these smaller movements are being presented and attractive to women who are young and have little life experience and like other Obama era activism-believe they are doing something new and different and making genuine changes to the world. My mother's generation believed that too and the folly was the same-actually much worse and more damaging. They too were manipulated for an agenda.
It's also attractive to people who focus on their own experiences and aren't involved in activism regularly. Yet I've noticed that this on going activism among common people is becoming like the 1970s where average common people started catching up to the 60s and protesting became trendy among this population, and the actual pioneering activists from the 1960s had moved on..or had to go underground (or to Cuba or Africa).
On a sunny Saturday in the mid 70s young women in their sundresses and Dr Scholl's or Espadrille shoes would grab their joints and sun tan oil and ask their friends if they wanted to spend the afternoon at a protest-it was so cool.
So here we are again. I'm being berated on trains by overzealous brainwashed young women who are pumped up on Obama's America even though there's a new era beginning-actually in heavily Lib Elite areas like Boston now they seem like they are on LibElite roid rage probably as a natural reaction to Trump being in office. Anyway, me-a long suffering female activist who's been around the US alone and with companions in a challenging sub culture for over ten years has actually been attacked by young women (who remember discriminate against Travelers and houseless people in favor of approved ID Political types of people) who afterwards actually try to shame me by exclaiming loudly as they high five that they are going to a Women's March in a few days.
These kids have no motherfucking idea what the hell is going on out there on the damn front lines. It's corporate Liberalism and it's to benefit corporate culture, institutions and globalists cities.
I'm willing to bet on a board on a wall in Vegas those two little bitches were more Blackater or Stratfor or undercovers-whatever modern COINTELPRO consists of-than they were genuinely concerned about anyone's rights or activism. Then again, young women can be that way and Beatlemania taught us the value of collective female hysteria. Yes-that was induced. It was manipulation.
Maybe people should research and read more instead of attending protests with flimsy signs and doing e-z internet activism. BTW, I've seen half insane homebums that can create higher quality signs for panhandling than what I've seen at these protests. Next time ask a Homeless guy or woman to make your sign for you-give him a day's work. It will probably last for a month in any weather. Don't forget to kick down the fancy restaurant food you get after the protests. Just like the 70s. "Let's make a day of it!" Yay!
Now I know I'm being bitchy about amateur activism. I should be glad to see some action and utilizing our Constitutional rights.
It's just I feel so..dirty. you know like after being involved in an assault of some kind of a personal nature. I feel shamed and stupid. Especially when they ask me if I'm going to attend the Women's March today...when I'm busy trying to survive. Literally. Marginalized due to being an activist.
Women survive sexual attacks and indiginties like warriors survive battles. If the fucker didn't put you in a ditch your at least alive. Count that one because after all the Forensic Files I've ingested staying up all night lately, it seems that tragic ending is rather common with the more severe of these situations.
Then if you aren't maimed or seriously disfigured-thats another plus.
No babies? Good. It's time to go through the process and recover and heal.
Some women spend years living in situations where 'sexual assault' is their lives perhaps daily. Relationships or people they interact with.
Yet feminists hate on sex workers. More bullshit.
Harvey Weinstein? Hollywood and BBC in Britain have always had notorious reps for being populated by sick men, women and pedophiles. Directors are real beauts I've read. What about musicians? If anyone really cared, they'd be questioning and digging to really clean up the industries in earnest. Not focus on just one small level of society.
If America genuinely wanted to clean up predators in Hollywood and entertainment they'd have to stop supporting it by boycotting their product. I just don't see that kind of realism existing. I see the typical behavior of people who want to take action as long as it doesn't upset their comfortable place and who butters their bread in life.
It's a nice idea but when these people become as overzealous and cult minded as they have the phenomenon has to be questioned-is it activism or hysteria?
Trauma is best dealt with by facing it and not being afraid-knowing the limits of it's effect. While of course always remaining wise about safety and caution. Teach your children to RESPECT what can harm them, not to FEAR. A young dumb mom in a bathroom in Portland OR freaked on me a few years ago and screeched at me obnoxiously 'Dont you think you should teach (her) child fear? To keep them safe?'. I just didn't say anything because it was pointless.
There have been and are now pressing political issues as well as things threatening the future of all human beings that are being diverted from by conveniently focusing on issues that have long existed and just as long gone without a permanent solution.
In 100 years some group will be suffering discrimination because that's the nature of human animals who haven't evolved beyond their nature and predators will be threatening prey just as males do to women and always have.
However if radiation keeps leaking into the collective environment and pollution keeps up at the same pace it it is now and perhaps the police and surveillance state is in place...with the continued building of automation to perform acts of warfare--or worse-policing of the public (imagine a Boston Dynamics robot chasing you. That's predator that can't be outrun, outwitted or negotiated with-it lacks Nature's built in fair play or sport in hunting), you may end up in a reality far worse than the one we as humans have been tolerating and evolving in for millennia.
Unless things that really matter are focused on and changed before it's toolate for everyone.
Now I'm going to go listen to some mysoginistic, brutal metal...like Cannibal Corpse or something. Just to remind myself of how sick men can really be...and how they can come up with awesome compositions also.
How's that for lyrics that need to be changed?
Stop focusing on the past, people who werr products of their time and interfering with others' freedom of speech.
Get to the genuinely pressing issues at hand becuz it appears to be getting too late.