To come up to speed on developments in middle America, you can do worse than look at the comments section of Breitbart:
After identifying and discounting PTB/leftist trolls, one is left with ordinary people and one of the comments which I now can’t find among the thousands says that this is no longer about Moore, it’s about taking down Hannity.
For non-Americans, Hannity is a major conservative talk show host and a prime target for you know who. He interviewed Judge Moore who is accused by a teenage girl of the time [now a woman, 38 years later].
Hannity certainly does not want his own programme tainted by another man’s guilt and was evenhanded from what we can gather. That wasn’t enough for Keurig the coffeemakers and other companies to pull advertising on spec.
There used to be a principle of innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. You kill that off and anyone can accuse you and you’re ruined – that is very Soviet Union where they had the principle of snitching to the authorities [denunciation] if a neighbour displeased you.
Complicating this for me are two things. I’m currently in correspondence with this lady and my sympathy is there. On the other hand, Brexit must not be stymied.
The second thing is that for years, I was in constant proximity to young ladies and I’ve taken a pic from the Breitbart page to illustrate why it’s absolutely necessary to have a strategy to deal with them.
The best strategy is to have someone in your own private life that you have not the slightest need to cheat on and be quite open in your dealings with other ladies, cutting anything remotely possible to be called innuendo from your words. You’re just not going to survive otherwise – no assignations, no phone calls.
Then there is the ‘to sir with love’ issue – when you’re talking upwards of 900 to 1000 such young ladies, a small proportion are, by definition, going to fall in love for a while. I repeat that your best defence is to have your own at home, otherwise you should not be within any proximity whatever.
I see so many men putting themselves in compromising positions and a key component is that it is clearly contact with a hope for some sort of dalliance. It is NOT guiltless – do you think I don’t know the mind of men?
On the other hand, the mind of a girl is a mish mash of admiration for the charismatic, hero worship, love, and there is no one more vulnerable than that. Meanwhile, she is called all sorts of names. You’ve seen me do that myself with the Hollywood posts, calling Grace Kelly names.
I’m saying now that this thing is NOT cut and dried, it is NOT all one way and there is a very real and clear danger for any man in this society playing this game, especially for arrogant fools of men of a certain age. As for the girl, she is what she is, no one will ever alter girls.
The worst thing is if he actually starts to fall for her [Jeremy Forrest – my sympathy is with wife Emily here]. The complications arising from that don’t bear thinking about. I can only say, yet again, that the only way is to have a sympathetic, loving person to come home to. If you don’t, then steer well clear. Forrest had a perfectly good wife at home – what the hell did he think he was playing at?
Now let’s come back to Keurig. What fools – their coffee machines are now going to be boycotted in the massive divide right down the centre of America, not unlike the NFL. A statement that they would monitor developments closely would have been far wiser.