56, Pastor in a small upstate New York church. Love to watch & play hockey.
1. Classic “Whataboutism “2. Pedophilia is different from sexual harassment (as bad as it is)3. Clinton did not get a free pass – especially from the right which was all about propriety when targeting at Dems.4. Fortunately, times have changed, and society has decided not to let such behavior (especially pedophilia) have that free pass.
This cartoon illustrates the practice of “Whataboutism” – a favorite of the right.It also shows that they cannot distinguish between sexual harassment (a reprehensible abuse of power, to be sure), and pedophilia.
That felt good, didn’t it?
I am not sure there is an easy way out. Nor am I certain that they’re all bad folks. Our system, however, has serious problems, and I suspect many good people get sucked in, where the only way to get anything done is to get dirty in ways that often harm the very people you want to serve.
This cartoon is instructive.A) it is an example of “Whataboutism” – the practice of redirecting unwanted attention by pointing to someone else and saying, “What about THEM?lB) it equates sexual misconduct – which is reprehensible – with pedophilia, which is what Mr. Moore is being accused of. Very different things.C) it practices selective memory because Bill Clinton was indeed harshly criticized by his own party (and investigated) at the time.D) it helps us remember that thankfully, all of society takes sexual predation more seriously than they did back in the 80s & 90s.
Real first responders get things done. This is First Responders, Inc. The corporate types who make life miserable for real first responders (and the people they help), but get all the money.
Don’t leave out business! Or pretty much any other profession.
Rip Haywire, meet Rip Cord.
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