Liberals continuously need another crisis to fundamentally transform a country into a socialist ‘Brave New World.’ And the more shocking and/or disturbing the better. People will not abandon their way of life unless convinced that the status quo is unacceptable.
Lately, the left wing is pushing a new crisis of a “rape culture.” There are many TV series showing how police will stop at nothing to put sex offenders behind bars. Mega-hit ‘Law and Order’ created a spin-off television series devoted exclusively to prosecution of sex crimes. Yet activists claim that society encourages rape.
So Lena Dunham claims she was raped at Oberlin College. The book “I’m Not That Kind of Her Girl” is by the liberal activist and star of the degrading HBO series ‘Girls.’
Actually Dunham makes very clear that her one-night-stand was consensual. But the mustachioed Republican named “Barry” (a) didn’t use a condom, and (b) was rougher than she anticipated, and (c) didn’t say hi to her the next day on campus. (Lena was peeved that her supposed rapist didn’t say hi.)
She writes “But I also know that at no moment did I consent to being handled that way. I never gave him permission to be rough, to stick himself inside me without a barrier between us.” She writes that her friends later persuaded her that she had been raped. Dunham recently wrote an article about what it’s like to be a survivor of rape, even though she isn’t one. Is she not exploiting genuine victims?
So Dunham invents a new “He was a bad lover” concept of rape. “Barry” was inept in bed. How utterly insulting to women who actually have been raped for real. Yet Lena Dunham has to claim membership in the “I was raped” club to be socially important and sell more books.
The Rolling Stone magazine tried to expose the University of Virginia as a rapist-friendly swamp where “Jackie”—after a gang rape—was discouraged from going to the police. (Rolling Stone has degraded women as sex objects for decades.) The theme is an atmosphere on campuses of blaming and shaming victims and coddling rampaging men.
This false story has crumbled with astonishing speed. The story is becoming as embarrassing as the Duke Lacrosse player non-rape scandal. Even the Washington Post is disproving it in exhaustive detail.
But the central theme was a culture accepting of rape: On the contrary, “Jackie’s” friends are telling the media that they immediately insisted that “Jackie” go to the hospital and call the police. She refused. Some stayed with her that night out of deep concern. The theme of indifference just isn’t true.
But this is crazy. How can any normal person see rape as political? Well, liberalism, by definition, is an effort to over-turn the normal, to replace society with a new revolutionary alternative. People must believe that society is bad in order to accept radical change. People will not let go of a nation they admire and revere.
To fundamentally transform a country, liberals need to convince people that the system is dysfunctional, that society does not work. Liberals are constantly trying to tear down the U.S.A., portraying its Founders as bad men, paint our history as full of evil deeds, and show that the U.S.A. caused moral outrages around the world and is racist, sexist, etc.
The revolutionary enterprise depends upon the communist adage: “Destroy the middle ground.” Problems that society can work through and solve don’t help over-turn society. Problems that overwhelm society’s ability to process are the occasion for change.
Curiously, another conservative publication argues that this started with the feminist idea that “all sex is rape.” Yet those same feminists are having lots of sex. They demand that the government pay for birth control so they can keep having sex. Please wake up: Liberals don’t say things they actually believe. They say things to inflame, to try to over-turn society. The goal is never what liberals claim it to be.
Historically, at common law, rape was a capital crime, punished by the hangman’s noose. I am a Virginia lawyer. I have read the old English law cases from hundreds of years ago. The courts didn’t entertain any excuses, blaming society, I had a bad upbringing, or Twinkie defenses, either. You can tell all that to the hangman. There is no one more despised and shamed than an accused rapist, except perhaps a convicted rapist or child molester.
In England, a major review by the British government found that the conviction rate for rape prosecutions is nearly 60%. That is a higher rate of success than prosecutions for other violent crimes in general. Yet the grievance industry claims that only 6 percent of rape prosecutions succeed. In the U.S., rape prosecutions reached the best success rate ever in 2009, according to USA Today. So why are activists spreading doom and gloom in 2014?
Could we improve the conviction rate? Sure. If more rape victims called the police immediately, there would be much better evidence to put rapists behind bars maybe 80% of the time. There are many physical clues that will vanish in as little as 24 hours. There can be hair samples, skin cells of the attacker under the victim’s fingernails, the attacker’s hair left behind, possibly DNA, witnesses who will soon forget, and other clues too delicate to mention. A search warrant could capture evidence from the attacker, if known.
A rapist’s main hope in the ‘C.S.I.’ era of high-tech forensic police work is to bet that his victim won’t dial 911. The greatest friend of the rapist is anyone persuading women that calling the police won’t do any good, so don’t bother. Put down the phone. A huge number of victims who call the police later drop the case. Liberals never hesitate to trample on hurting people to advance their agenda.
Angry feminists convince victims that calling 911 won’t do any good. A false narrative says that no one will believe the woman, she will be blamed and shamed, and nothing will happen to the rapist. All that is utter nonsense. That has never been true at any time in Western civilization.
Probably all states by now have enacted “rape shield laws” that prohibit defense attorneys from blaming or shaming the victim witness. Laws on the books block any such line of questioning. Women will be blamed? By whom, exactly?
But the flamboyant thrashing about of a very small number of defense attorneys has become an urban legend. That myth is obsolete by about 50 years, as well as inflated. Just because a dishonest lawyer tried to argue something doesn’t mean anyone bought it.
Normal, well-adjusted people may find it difficult to comprehend liberals politicizing rape. But remember that NARAL ran a radio campaign ad claiming that Republican US Senate candidate Corey Gardner was going to ban condoms if elected. Liberals have become increasingly unhinged from reality and any sense of logic in promoting their agenda.
Left-wing race-hustlers seek to stir up strife and conflict among the races for political gain. And now in exactly the same way, the exploitation of hurting people continues as liberals seek to exploit rape and rape victims in their political quest to tear down our country. Liberals never care about the hurting people they trample in their quest for power.
Jonathon Moseley is a Virginia business and criminal defense attorney. Moseley is also a co-host with the ?Conservative Commandos? radio show, and an active member of the Northern Virginia Tea Party. He studied Physics at Hampshire College, Finance at the University of Florida and law at George Mason University in Virginia. Moseley promoted Reagan?s policies at High Frontier and the Center for Peace in Freedom. He worked at the U.S. Department of Education, including at the Center for Choice in Education.
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