The power of just about every society in history has been held by men.
All over the world, we see powerful men leading lives of luxury while their populations starve and fight each other for next to nothing.
We like to think that in America, we’re better than the oligarchs or oil princes found on the other side of the world, and in some respects we are.
However, it is coming into the picture that some of the people supposed to represent us are monsters in their own ways.
We all know that the state of American politics has been crazy for the last year.
Whether you think Trump is the God-Emperor of the world or if you think he’s Cheeto Mussolini, we can all agree that he has stirred up Washington D.C. in ways no president has ever before.
He’s definitely the first President of the United States to have video recording of himself saying “...grab them by the pussy” when talking about a married woman that he was “moving on like a bitch.”
He's the perfect example of this culture we’ve created in America, where this behavior can be ‘acceptable’ to many people. There were several weeks of discussion about this Access Hollywood tape, and several defenses of “if you listen to what he says, he says they let him do it to them because he’s a star” or “what’s the big deal” or in some instances “damn right, brother, Amen”.
This is the guy that’s making the decisions for all of us.
I sure as shit don’t trust him.
However, he’s not the only one.
I’m sure by this point you’ve also heard about Roy Moore, or kid-toucher Republican senate candidate from Alabama. This guy is so creepy that he got banned from malls in his area, because he was preying on the teens shopping in the stores.
He’s got a list of accusers that have kept coming forward and are being published by reputable news sources, who have vetted the accusations.
Can you guess who’s defending him?
That’s right, our president.
He is not only an abuser, he supports pedophiles.
The list of sexual harassers in government is growing steadily just like every other field of work, and it’s not one sided.
This isn’t a republicans and democrats issue, it’s an everyone issue.
Even ex-Presidents aren’t safe from the list.
In my eyes at this point the Bush family is dead to me, George W. for leading this country into an oil war and committing countless war crimes, and his father H.W. for groping women without consequence. Bill Clinton also earned a spot on the list of ex-presidents I don't support because he's a goddamn predator too.
Al Franken and John Conyers have also been accused of various levels of sexual misconduct, and both of them are dead to me as well. It’s not hard to respect women.
The message here is that people we trusted to lead us let the power get to their head.
There is a certain level of trust that you give to people you elect to their positions, and when things like this happen, it can cause some of us to have even less trust in the system than we had already.
I think that any time something like this happens there needs to be a process to follow, especially when it comes to members of the government.
No offense, but I think we as a nation are better than a bunch of kid touchers and women gropers, and we need to start acting like it.