RON SCHALOW: White Male Victimization Anxiety Epidemic Fades

So what happened to the women haters who had a crush on the rabidly unconventionally handsome Bret Kavanaugh and slithered into the slimy pits to smear a sexual assault survivor? Are they taking a break?

The Men’s Rights Movement, a lot like the mildly obese Donald Trump finding too many pieces of chicken in the bucket, is back to a low-incel boil after hitting the highest note ever recorded in teapot whistle history. Or as they say in Sweden, “vissla historia,” because they can. Rabidly unconventionally handsome Bret Kavanaugh was their proxy the last time all of them came out of the basement.

These pathetic MRM characters are observing the “turning of the worm” and greatly worried that male people will be scrounging for scraps as females take over and diminish their questionable manhood. The worm is rightfully steamed. White males are victims of something, you know. Trump says so. And it’s not his fault or their fault.

Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination was already proceeding with a high degree of gut-shot animus when a woman, of all genders, a women thought the Senate should know something about Bret that he didn’t put on his resume. OMG!

Then, whiiiiiiieeee and the meme below was launched like seeds from a plane, and apparently it penetrated lots of “Not Well Lit” brains over in “Not Well Lit” conservo land.

“MOTHERS OF SONS SHOULD BE SCARED. It is terrifying that at any time, any girl can make up any story about any boy that can neither be proved or disproved and completely ruin any boy’s life.”

That message was posted by many on Facebook in the form of a meme, including by Luke Simons, a North Dakota legislator from Dickinson, who should know better, but he really doesn’t. He really really doesn’t.

Simons wrote the following words of his own over the meme:

“Innocent until proven guilty. Does anybody remember the Bible story of Josep. Not only did his brother sell him into slavery, but then when he finally worked himself up to leadership, his boss Wife accused him of rape that did not happen. He ended up doing prison time for something that did not happen.”

What the hell does Joseph’s brother have to with this, and does he believe that all of the cruel words he posted about females apply to his four girls and wife?

Does Luke know Bret or anything about him? No. He’s a knee-jerk Trump minion, so Christine Blasey Ford must be a liar who came forward as her civic duty and for no other reason. Yet, while Ford gets the death threats, Bret “my life is not ruined” Kavanaugh sits on the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. Ford knew she would be dismissed as a kook and venomously attacked by meatheads. She didn’t develop bone spurs.

Good grief. Women rarely even report a sexual assault, let alone lie about it. The information is very easy to find. Mathematics comes into play, especially when they are so skewed to one side.

And the number of men accused is minuscule. Combine rarely with minuscule and you’ve got a microscopic issue. If they feel the need to worry, parents should focus on things that have a chance of happening.

Like drugs, alcohol, accidents, illness, lightning and so forth. And little Timmy likely won’t ever be up for the Supreme Court. Chances are better than he will end up on the street and an accusation might help. Don’t be a dick is the key.

When the alarm sounded, all of the bloggers woke and quickly slid down the pole and were activated remotely. The Fargo Forum’s “Short and Stout,” wrote, among dozens of panicky missives: “… those accusations have zero third-party corroboration and numerous inconsistencies …” Rob Port makes declarative statements every day about things without providing any corroboration. His writings flip back and forth in the same post between fiction and nonfiction.

So do sexual assaults occur in the middle of Ikea at 3 p.m. With plenty of video and witnesses, like Rob expects? Unfortunately, it’s likely. But corroboration for most assaults. No.

Of course, Port doesn’t know anything about Kavanaugh, either. And the Federalist Society has a warehouse full of Kavanaugh’s, but the right-wing HAD to have this particular beige-toothed badger-like judge and barely a half-dozen people know why?

And Port fails to mention that males also lie about women. The lies that can ruin careers and worse. Doesn’t he remember the “locker room talk” when the old sleazebucket either admitted to assault or lied about all of the women he’s grabbed? Has Rob ever heard of revenge porn or the photoshopping of a woman’s face on pornographic images?

“Kevin Cramer is campaigning for the Senate on a ‘sexual assault doesn’t matter’ platform.” — New York Magazine

“These are teenagers who evidently were drunk, according to her own statement. They were drunk. Nothing evidently happened in it all, even by her own accusation. Again, it was supposedly an attempt or something that never went anywhere.”

Blasey Ford never claimed to be drunk. Cramer just made that up. He just lied about her. It is a crime to attack someone even if the intent is something else. Seriously, Kevin? If a male just attacked your daughter but didn’t rape her, it would be OK with you? Then he dug the same hole deeper. A lot stuck to his shoes.

“My point was is that there was no type of intercourse or anything like that. That was my point, that nothing happened in terms of a sexual … event, beyond, obviously, the attack.”

Yes, an attack. Assault. A crime. But to Cramer, an event. And I would be curious to learn how an “or anything like intercourse” works.

“Even if it’s all true, does it disqualify him? What if, what if something like what Dr. Ford describes happened. It’s tragic … It should never happen in our society but, but, what if 36 years of a record where there’s nothing like that again?”

That’s not how time works, Senator. There aren’t lines of demarcation that nullify anything you did before crossing that line.

That’s the kind of gibberish you get from a Trump cultist. But while Cramer has six years to go until the next election, Trump might not last the year. But Kevin isn’t going down with the ship.

When the heat gets to an uncomfortable temperature, Cramer will sell out DT, and evidently his daughters, for 30 pieces of delicious Swiss milk chocolate with a hint of Amaretto. If he’s learned anything from Trump, it’s to deny you ever met the other criminal and to sharpen up your pitchfork.

And the walking oil slick chimed in:

A DailyMailTV reporter asked Donald Trump Jr. whether he feared more for his daughters or sons.”Right now, I’d say my sons.” Then, at a Montana rally, Junior said, “I’ve got two boys, and I’ve got two girls. And when I see what’s going on right now (with MeToo and the Christine Blasey Ford investigation), it’s scary.”

If his sons grow up to be like grandpa, I think Trump Jr. will be very worried. And he’s just stupid enough to be afraid of the #metoo movement, even though it isn’t a promoter of false witness. But he’s a Trump. Would it be a shock if Don Jr. has treated women like his old man?

And the king of lechers, Trump, who admits being sordidly dickish to woman, spreads some invisible fear, like Bird Box, or the smoke monster on Lost. It spooks the red caps.

“It’s a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of. What’s happening here has much more to do than even the appointment of a Supreme Court Justice … You can be somebody who was perfect your entire life, and someone could accuse you of something.”

Bret Kavanaugh was hardly perfect his whole life and being picked by Trump is no guarantee of competence. Many of 45’s hires end up in jail.

President Trump: “It’s a very scary time for young men in American where you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of.”

Trump means a time when he could fondle at will, protected by wealth and power, but some of his victims aren’t frightened of him anymore.

Then, as though Trump was trying to prove a point, he mocked and lied about Christine Blasey Ford at a campaign rally. He just made stuff up. I guess someone, including a president, COULD accuse you of something you didn’t do.

And the loud echo of “innocent until proven guilty” doesn’t even apply. Bret wasn’t being tried for a crime in court. He wasn’t going to jail. A senator can vote nay on a nominee if his eyelids are too droopy or if she wears a white pantsuit to the hearing. White pantsuits drive Cramer berzerk, and he falsely accused the women who wore them as have some sort of mental illness. No mental illnesses are of “some sort.”

“But by the way, did you notice how poorly several of them were dressed as well? It is a syndrome. There is no question, there is a disease associated with the notion that a bunch of women would wear bad-looking white pantsuits in solidarity with Hillary Clinton to celebrate her loss. You cannot get that weird.”

Cramer zips from zero to 60 pounds of weird in 1.7 seconds. Weird is his trademark. He speaks it fluently.

The truth. “Dozens of female lawmakers on Tuesday night wore white, a symbol of the women’s suffrage movement, during the president’s address to a joint session of Congress.” — The Hill

Bad actors like Simons, Port, Cramer and the Trumps will say anything, false or not, for selfish political reasons. It sounds like a disease.

Concealed Weapons are A-OK in ND

Today in North Dakota news is weapons!  Concealed weapons to be exact.  In 2013, North Dakota lawmakers decided it should be OK to bring a concealed weapon to church (or any other place of worship) because, you know….there’s a lot of gun fights that break out at church.  Or maybe it’s a  hunting thing.  How many times have you been sitting at church when a 10-point buck came waltzing through the door and you thought, “damn.  If only I had my gun.” ?  Right.  That’s what I thought.  But, in 2015, our lawmakers were still paranoid about what?  Maybe a killer mountain lion attacking or a gun fight breaking out at a concert; or maybe a public park, oh and heavens, we all know how violent political rallies can be.   So, they’ve decided anyone with a concealed weapons permit should be able to bring it to those places too, by golly!  Of course, they didn’t say that, but Rep. Todd Porter (R) did say that “we want the God-fearing honest people of our state to have the right to protect themselves wherever they’re at.”  Really?  Churches, parks, concerts….yep, all dangerous places.

I can’t help wondering if this is a part of that whole “the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” thing.  Of course, bad guys are never able to get a concealed weapons permit.  Nope, only good guys are able to get guns.  Good guys never turn into bad guys when they oh, let’s say, have a disagreement with someone, or maybe their marriage is on the rocks.  Nope, a good guy with a gun is always a good guy with a gun.  And hey!  If everyone has a gun, goodness, don’t we feel so much safer?  I know I’ll feel so much better next time I’m at the park with my son knowing that all around us are only good guys with concealed weapons.

Now, like most North Dakotans, I’m not against guns.  We grew up with hunting, trap shooting, and gun cabinets in every house.  Sure, everyone has a right to bear arms.   But I can’t help wondering why the heck people would think they need to bring guns everywhere.  It just seems…well…paranoid.

The good news is that even though the ND Legislature voted not to protect gay rights last week, I’m sure it’s comforting to North Dakota’s LGBT community to know they can all apply for concealed weapons permits now and carry a concealed weapon to help them feel safe.

This whole thing has me thinking that perhaps the legislators watched this clip of Archie Bunker on gun control before casting their final votes.

https://youtu.be/-lDb0Dn8OXE

Seriously, North Dakota?