The festival of stupid continues
This post is smarter than David Brooks
A Tear in Our Fabric
By DAVID BROOKS
Published: October 5, 2006
This is a tale of two predators. The first is a congressman who befriended teenage pages. He sent them cajoling instant messages asking them to describe their sexual habits, so he could get his jollies.Because one is real and the other a fictional creation?
The second is a secretary, who invited a 13-year-old girl from her neighborhood into her car and kissed her. Then she invited the girl up to her apartment, gave her some vodka, took off her underwear and gave her a satin teddy to wear.
Then she had sex with the girl, which was interrupted when the girl’s mother called. Then she made the girl masturbate in front of her and taught her some new techniques.
The first predator, of course, is Mark Foley, the Florida congressman. The second predator is a character in Eve Ensler’s play, “The Vagina Monologues.”
Foley is now universally reviled. But the Ensler play, which depicts the secretary’s affair with the 13-year-old as a glorious awakening, is revered. In the original version of the play, the under-age girl declares, “I say, if it was a rape, it was a good rape, then, a rape that turned my [vagina] into a kind of heaven.” When I saw Ensler perform the play several years ago in New York, everyone roared in approval. Ensler has since changed the girl’s age to 16 — the age of Foley’s pages — and audiences still embrace the play and that scene at colleges and in theaters around the world. But why is one sexual predator despised and the other celebrated?
What the fuck is wrong with people. It's bone simple to say "Mark Foley is a criminal and a disgrace to his public office" You don't look up plays to defend a child sex predator. You don't defend a child sex predator, period. No one wants to hear it.
They don't want to hear it on Dateline (9 PM EDT), they don't want to hear in real life. Every defense of Foley makes the defender look likie scum.
Look, the game is up. Kos may be still saying the Dems won't take the House, but no one else is. Why? Because the House is run by child sex predator protectors who have no idea of the gravity of their acts.
posted by Steve @ 4:36:00 PM