Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Witch hunts are not for me

You probably won't like what I'm going to say. If I were famous this would likely get me canceled. But I have nothing to lose, so...

I think the whole Epstein thing is just the newest witch hunt. I'm just not interested in it.

I've been around long enough to have seen this bad movie rebooted so many times I've lost count. "Satanic panic", McMartin Preschool, "recovered memories", backward masking... I could go on and on. It seems most people crave a witch hunt and people are always looking for a new one.

Do I think some of the famous people dragged into this are guilty scumbags? Of course-- Bill Clinton is on "the list". Is he a pedophile? Probably not. He seems interested only in females who are sexually developed. But he's a scumbag for sure; he was president! Oh, and there have been credible allegations about his sexual crimes for decades. Probably a lot of them are true-- the people I knew who also knew him personally (back before he was even running for president) told me lots of things about him way back then.

But, there is no way that I believe everyone on "the list" is like Bill Clinton. Some are probably even fairly decent people who just hung out with the wrong person once or twice. How motivated would Epstein have been to have someone be seen (and photographed) "with" him so that he would then have blackmail material on them? You tell me.

I will not celebrate this witch hunt. I will not participate or promote it. I will ignore it as much as possible. I will not be joining in the blood dance. I hate it.

I know this puts me at odds with a lot of libertarians, but I don't care. I'm not a fan of the hatefest and don't intend to act just like the statist punishment-junkies. Leave me out of it.

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  1. Yes, what's the big deal about Epstein? He had "underage girls" on his island? How many of them had not reached the age of sexual maturity? How many of them were coerced? From what I can see, they were all sexually mature young women, who when asked if they'd like a job doing what Epstein had them doing said "Yes." A big nothingburger.

    Are there self-proclaimed "libertarians" who support the Epstein witch hunt? I guess I've been lucky so far not to have encountered them.

    1. I've encountered a bunch of them-- all of them mischaracterizing what was going on as "pedophilia" and using that as an excuse to call for blood. I have no doubt Epstein was a horrible person-- look at who he chose to associate with. And if any of the young women were coerced or forced, then let them seek restitution from their violators.

    2. My suspicion is that a certain segment of the population-- including some libertarians-- hunger for someone it's OK to hate and to talk about killing. This fills that hunger because "if you don't join us, you must support them".