|Bloodworth-Thomason from Fellowship of the Mind|
|Bill and Harvey from The gateway Pundit, Harv chuckling|
I will be the first to admit that clearly delineated moral choices can still be painfully complex where friendship is involved. One of the best friends I will ever have and a man I love dearly, former President Bill Clinton, has certainly taxed my feminist conscience, but always without diminishing my affection. I even helped write his apology to the nation for his own sexual misconduct, was sitting next to him when he delivered it, and believe to this day it was based on something that was none of our business. And yes, some may call it hypocritical, but I confess to having had no problem warning at least three top-level Democratic operatives against allowing Harvey Weinstein to host political fundraisers. A warning that evidently (and to the glee of Fox News) fell on deaf ears.”
Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and others in your industry are relieved. They can more on, heal, know they are safe. But there are others who are not safe, not one bit.
You recounted your personal experiences in the Entertainment Industry. It is the same in every part of our world where an elite, usually male, but not always, can dictate terms which include demanding favors, sexual or other, from those beneath them. The relative power of the individual makes it easy to ignore obligations or make demands on those who work for them or are themselves in politics.
Every part of the political arena, corporate life, the military, and more are subject to the same abuses. Your silence within your own industry is mirrored in the still unresolved acts of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Much of my life was spent in GOP and Libertarian politics. It was exactly the same. As a condition of employment Ed Crane of CATO required women who worked there to have sex with him. Crane was never a proponent of freedom but enjoyed a half-million dollars a year for manicuring issues for his employers, the Kochs. I exposed this but no on in that arena cared much. There is, despite that, a difference between being a Libertine and a Libertarian.
You don’t like Donald Trump so denouncing him is easy. Trump admitted his failing openly and apologized to his victim. But Bill apologized to those he had not directly victimized only after being impeached. So where is the lesson learned? Gossip has it his behavior has not changed.
As for the small screen, I myself was the creator of a man-loving, feminist show called . We were arguably one of the most progressive, loudmouthed, female series ever — unapologetically, week after week, we showcased issues involving the objectification of women, violence against women and sexual harassment. Out of 163 episodes, we received one Emmy … for hairdressing. (It might be worth noting that Television Academy voters were 80 percent male.)”
I happen to have a partner who had some comments on your Poplar Bluff Mule memories, which play so large in Designing Women. Your characterization for your ‘designing women,’ were your parents, descendants of the Bloodworth boys on Lester Street. One of the boys went into law in Poplar Bluff.
The Bloodworth boys learned about girl power from those Brake Girls who lived across Lester Street. The Bloodworth Boys lost a fist-fight to the four Brake girls after bullying the recently fatherless sisters on the subject of racism. Their mother had run for Butler County Clerk in an alliance between the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and the then Negro population, which took on the Klu Klux Klan, who bought the election with free drinks with the quid pro quo they would vote for the Klan candidate against the widow. Jesse Lee Collins-Brake lost, but broke the back politically of the Klan in the Boot Heel ever after. The young Bloodworth boys were gloating over this loss and took it as a license to bully the girls. The Brake girls whipped their asses with their KerPow, continuing to swim with their black friends in the Black and Current Rivers.
Everyone, Brake and Bloodworth went home with black eyes.
To their credit, the Bloodworth boys learned their lesson and, thereafter, fought for desegregation and positive race relations the rest of their lives. However, they did not seem to communicate to you the full source of the conflict; to not bully girls. Now, you know and we can move on. To exonerate yourself you need to advocate to Bill, as his ghost writer, that beyond admission of guilt, sorrow, and apology, he needs to tell the truth about his bullying and quid pro quos for sex and make restitution. One way he and Hillary can do this is to reroute the $250.000 given to them by Harvey Weinstein and instead create the Harvey Weinstein “Endowment” and add their own millions, not as hush money, but as true restitution. Since Bill and Hillary now control $900M, this coming after poverty when their campaign fund was down to $50,000 in March 1992, could make a dent in the ladies’ problems.
Bill and Hillary ignored all the wisdom and solutions offered them in favor of power and money, only pretending to care about solving so many problems.
The lives led by the Bloodworth Boys and Those Brake Girls from Poplar Bluff could solve many of the problems Americans face today. Go back and ask your families, and some Mules. If they don’t know, you can come ask me.