Marketing indulgences is great for the fundraising efforts of otherwise unpalatable organizations. I mean everyone wants to virtue signal, but few want to fund the machinery that sends out the message. Take the example of great progressive Hollywood Kingpin Harvey (((Weinstein))). In public, Weinstein is the Progressive Paladin.
In 2015, the year Ms. O’Connor wrote her memo, his company distributed “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about campus sexual assault. A longtime Democratic donor, he hosted a fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton in his Manhattan home last year. He employed Malia Obama, the oldest daughter of former President Barack Obama, as an intern this year, and recently helped endow a faculty chair at Rutgers University in Gloria Steinem’s name. During the Sundance Film Festival in January, when Park City, Utah, held its version of nationwide women’s marches, Mr. Weinstein joined the parade.
In private, (((Weinstein))) has an insatiable appetite for sexual gratification that demonstrates his power over defenseless women. His behavior is what I get told not to do every time I sit through the mandatory sexual harassment briefings at work.
Two decades ago, the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein invited Ashley Judd to the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for what the young actress expected to be a business breakfast meeting. Instead, he had her sent up to his room, where he appeared in a bathrobe and asked if he could give her a massage or she could watch him shower, she recalled in an interview. “How do I get out of the room as fast as possible without alienating Harvey Weinstein?” Ms. Judd said she remembers thinking. In 2014, Mr. Weinstein invited Emily Nestor, who had worked just one day as a temporary employee, to the same hotel and made another offer: If she accepted his sexual advances, he would boost her career, according to accounts she provided to colleagues who sent them to Weinstein Company executives. The following year, once again at the Peninsula, a female assistant said Mr. Weinstein badgered her into giving him a massage while he was naked, leaving her “crying and very distraught,” wrote a colleague, Lauren O’Connor, in a searing memo asserting sexual harassment and other misconduct by their boss. “There is a toxic environment for women at this company,” Ms. O’Connor said in the letter, addressed to several executives at the company run by Mr. Weinstein..
When ratted out by the NYT, Weinstein makes an attempt at cheap absolution through Progressive Virtue-Signaling.
I am going to need a place to channel that anger so I’ve decided that I’m going to give the NRA my full attention. I hope Wayne LaPierre will enjoy his retirement party. I’m going to do it at the same place I had my Bar Mitzvah. I’m making a movie about our President, perhaps we can make it a joint retirement party. One year ago, I began organizing a $5 million foundation to give scholarships to women directors at USC. While this might seem coincidental, it has been in the works for a year. It will be named after my mom and I won’t disappoint her.
Now its obvious that (((Weinstein))) luvs the lay-dees. His idea of a job interview is to tell the up-and-coming female talent in Hollyorc that they should step inside his personal amusement park and take a nice ride on his baloney-pony. The guy has a puppy in his van anytime he’s parked near a female he thinks he can victimize. He’s the type of older man that most of us would enjoy shooting if he even looked twice at one of our adorable daughters.
To understand why he has the hard-on for Progressive causes as well, ask yourself how he gets away with this horrendous crap. It helps him in two ways.
This brings up the question of why the rich give so much to Progressives. Are they buying absolution or are they buying in? It’s a beautiful racket. It shows you the power of Leftist thought to corrupt America. The Obamas, the Clintons and the Democratic Senators loudly and publicly making highly-visible contributions to charity could care less whether they believe in “the cause.” The Candyman wants me to buy Hershey Bars whether I believe in them or not.
Hollyorc and Progressivism have this business relationship. Hollyorc gives Leftywood money, Leftywood gives Hollyorc absolution and political protection. If you, like me, haven’t been inside a cinema in more than year, keep it up. People like (((Weinstein))) can’t buy indulgences without money. People like Hillary can’t win elections without money. Embracing the healing power of ostracism here would truly help us all weaken the malignant cathedral.