Saturday, March 23, 2013
An Equal Right to be Sexually Vulnerable: How liberals brought about the sexual assault crisis in the military and why they should stop blaming other people for it
Satire, of course, is a literary technique with a long history. But apparently these are mostly publikly skooled people who don't have a great familiarity with literature, and aren't too versed in history either.
Let's just call them poetically challenged.
So let's see if we can bring this point down to its most simple, basic level so we don't confuse them.
Here's the point: Because liberal ideology holds that men and women are fundamentally equal, they put women in military positions which only men occupied before--positions in which men are not vulnerable, but in which women are. The positions in which they are particularly vulnerable are those in which women are being supervised by men. Then, when sexual assault skyrockets as a result, they all of a sudden begin ringing alarm bells and asking how all this could have happened.
Because they can't let go of their egalitarian fantasy, they just don't get the idea that women can be vulnerable in places where men are not.
Then, instead of admitting that they have victimized women by their own policies, they try to indict, well, they're not exactly sure. Somehow males in general are culpable. Particularly the ones in the military. They've figured that much out: Since it is males who have sexually assaulted females, males are to blame.
It's sort of like the comic Peter Cook, who once said that he had figured out who had committed a series of thefts: thieves.
But that's as far as their thinking goes. Unfortunately that's not enough to constitute an acceptable scapegoat.
But wait. There there is someone we can blame: the people who warned against the policies in the first place! Instead of admitting they screwed up, they go and blame the people (like me) who warned against the very policies that put women into these vulnerable positions. We are the ones who are callous when it comes to sexual assault, even though we were the ones who said that it wasn't going to work!
Those of us who pointed out that men and women are not equal in the ways liberals want to think they are equal are the ones at fault for the policies that assume that they are! The conservatives who said "Don't do this" are the ones who get blamed for the consequences that ensue when the liberals, in disregard of this advice, do it anyway.
We are to blame because we have had the temerity to point out how their own insipid ideology brought about the crisis. And when you satirize them for doing what they have done, they scratch their heads dumbly, squint at the type on the page in utter incomprehension, and then, unable to understand your point, they point their finger at you and say you're insensitive.
When liberals lament the fact that women have been victimized by the very vulnerability liberals created for them, they have given up the right to complain about it. They should stop complaining about it because they helped bring it about. Instead of complaining, they should apologize.
But they won't apologize--and they won't change their policies either. They will continue to put women in vulnerable positions. In fact, they'll make it worse by placing them in combat situations. And the problem of sexual assault by the enemy (if they engage in actual combat) will then be added to the problem of sexual assault by their male colleagues.
And then, of course, they'll blame us for it. Just watch.