Why Are Accused Sexual Harassers Overwhelmingly on the Left?
Unless you have been residing on the rogue planet Nibiru for the past few weeks (the news has surely reached Mars by now), you’re aware of the sudden explosion of accusations of sexual harassment against an array of public figures.
The term “harassment” requires some definition: In the current atmosphere of hysteria, it would seem to include any attempt to approach a member of the opposite sex that is not immediately accepted. Nonetheless, many of the accusations are quite serious, true examples of predatory appetites unrestrained by any sort of moral standard. It should be noted that, in many ways, this is nothing new. The sad story of the abuse of power is one of the oldest in the world, and surely dates from the first time a landlord hired a scullery maid.
Furthermore, contrary to much of the wild commentary being offered by the feminist Left, such extreme historical examples as Catherine the Great of Russia and Elizabeth Bathory of Hungary reveal that it is an equal opportunity problem. Nor do we have to go back hundreds of years to find them: One prominent literata, a professor of English literature at the University of Wisconsin, when asked her sexual preference, replied: “graduate students.” This surely adds another reason to suspect the value of any advanced degrees in that department.
One thing has been apparent: While there has been plenty of sleaze to go around, as the cases of Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, and possibly Roy Moore all indicate, such cases among figures of the Left seem to outnumber those on the Right by at least a factor of ten to one, and therein lies the problem.
“Free love” has been a feature of the revolutionary Left as long as there has been a revolutionary Left. The Communist Manifesto recommends the abolition of the family, and advocates that any resultant children be raised as wards of the state. In other words, the current “rule” that there are no rules is a creature of the Left, an artifact of the growing secularization of Western society.
We can debate endlessly how we got to our present state of affairs, one in which what used to be called “the war between the sexes” has become almost a literal war, one which is as destructive of female career opportunities as it is of male careers. The question of what is to be done to restore sanity does not seem to be widely addressed.
First, let us please acknowledge that men and women are not interchangeable pieces in some vast social board game. They simply aren’t.
The very real physiological differences between them are paralleled by equally real psychological differences. This has been thoroughly documented in scientific studies, for those of you for whom the wisdom of the ages from every known human culture does not suffice.