A Sexual Revelation
Chiquita is at the Table
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Sunday, November 19, 2017. Our noisy friend, Chiquita Cicada, is at the stove preparing Crispy Country Omelettes for all of us. The airwaves are rife with victims of sexual abuse coming forward after decades of silence. It is hard to imagine that there is anyone in Hollywood who hasn't been assaulted in some way. The same can be said of Washington, D.C., and most major corporations. When men and women get together, and one of them is in a position of power and lacking any moral fiber, we can expect trouble. Well, what we have now and have had for a very long time is trouble, but there are aspects of all these accusations that bear looking into. Chiquita has asked for the pleasure of your company at the table this morning. We are anxiously awaiting your arrival.
I do understand why victims of sexual abuse may find that keeping quiet about it is an easier road. Those in positions of power, whether it be in Hollywood or Washington, can visit even more pain upon victims who speak up. We have a long and ugly history of not believing victims, and by doing so we victimize them again. Having said that coming forward after decades have passed just ensures that the abusers get to repeat their ugliness over and over again. Hollywood can police themselves for all I care, but when it comes to bad behavior in Washington, the taxpayers foot the bill and that has to stop.
Sexual Harassment Settlements
The Congressional Office of Compliance released a report that shows quite clearly that American taxpayers paid out at least $17 million over the past two decades to settle sexual harassment claims. I am stunned that the report was released, but considering all the "confessions" and "accusations" abounding, I suppose it was only a matter of time before they had to "do the right thing." Settlements reached a high in 2002, averaging over $400,000. They spiked when Bill Clinton left office, which should not come as a surprise to anyone. The fact that Bill Clinton was able to win the presidency should come as a surprise considering the mounting evidence of sexual crimes attributed to him. That fact alone speaks volumes about the collective character of Washington, and those that spend their lives trying to stay there.
Why are the taxpayers responsible for the disgusting behavior of others? The accused, if proven guilty, should be footing the bill. A move such as this requires common sense, but let's not forget that common sense is dead and almost buried.
Our Dirty Little Secret
Let's be honest, people in power sometimes enjoy exploiting those around then whether they be men or women. Bill Clinton appears to have made a career out of it, and we heard crickets when Juanita Broaddrick came forward to say that he raped her in a hotel room. The liberal media defended him, and so did Hillary. The public yawned, and he was able to occupy the Oval Office. His disgusting behavior with his intern brought impeachment charges, but little else. Now he makes millions giving speeches and the sins of his past, and probably his present are no longer spoken about.
Ted Kennedy killed Mary Jo Kopechne in a drunk driving incident. He left the scene, went to bed and left her to die. He should have been charged with homicide, but instead he prevailed and was hailed at his death as a great statesman.
The list of people committing awful acts and walking free is endless. Washington is a cesspool of bad behavior. When critics cry out about sexual misconduct, there seems to be a motive other than outrage at the conduct at work . That is certainly the case with Judge Roy Moore. I have no idea if the man is guilty or not. I do think the timing of these accusations is rather suspect. The man has been in the public eye for decades. Why, when he is about to face an election that he could win did all these women surface? That bears looking into, to say the least.
We don't have to look very far or search very deep to see that we are morally broken, and have been for a very long time. We can pretend otherwise, but pretense is all that it is. We had better try to raise kids with character, so that the good will stifle the bad. It is way too late for this crowd on the Hill.
I'm Chiquita Cicada
And I'm here to say
I wish the pigs would just go away....