2 Sentences -- Accepting a Hopeless Animalism

Lincoln's now long subverted legacy chooses, in our era, a political tribalism that not only accedes to but embraces depravity, dismisses pedophilia. The broader culture itself appears to have accepted a perverse understanding of men that we are incapable of anything better than a hopeless animalism, perpetuating a history of, fostering a future of, a politics of brutality against women and girls.

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Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on November 10, 2017 at 4:46am

Good weekend to all.

Comment by Rob Wittmann on November 10, 2017 at 8:39am

What does Abe Lincoln have to do with this? or am I missing something? 

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on November 10, 2017 at 8:56am

you are missing something

Comment by koshersalaami on November 10, 2017 at 9:49am

Oh! Got it.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on November 10, 2017 at 10:45am

good :)

Comment by alsoknownas on November 10, 2017 at 12:26pm

I'm the least political of all of you and I got it.

Our culture of fame not only endorses the worst of these miscreants with trophies and gazillions, it also paints us all with the same brush.

Comment by Phibby Venable on November 12, 2017 at 2:45am

Thank you.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on November 12, 2017 at 8:21am

yw, friend :)

Comment by koshersalaami on November 12, 2017 at 8:38am

Is Phibby back? If so, welcome. 

Comment by Anna Herrington on November 12, 2017 at 8:52am

I've been highly appreciative of the push back over Harvey Weinstein. He was powerful enough to hold all this at bay for decades and now we find the strength in numbers to speak up.

...and it's hardly just women and girls who suffer from predators, thanks to Kevin Spacey, we all now know if some didn't before - and thank goodness these predators aren't still able to hide behind the Hollywood curtain anymore. I so hope the light shines on the rest of the powerful predators. soon.

And I think most of us know there are good and decent men in the world, more than not, even.... it's just these creeps are so front and center at the moment it's hard not to get lumped in under the umbrella. And *that* happens with every group, every broad sweep, every generalization -- in the name of getting rid of the rot that must be stopped. 

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