I DONT WANT AN APOLOGY FROM TRUMP
I want him to stop making lust remarks about his own daughter Ivanka.
I want him to make a full apology with complete sincerity to Megan and Rosie and all the other women who he was angry at because they dared to question his ‘highness’ and/or because they failed to make him rise up in hunting alert.
Yes, I know. Not likely. Really not likely.
Here’s the thing though, we have daily examples as women, young girls, elders… of persons on radio, television, media internet, calling us down, in most ugly terms imaginable. The messages from the greater portion of decent men who are humane are drowned out daily by far too many who flog the same ideas over and over, that women exist to cause men to be aroused, to gratify a man sexually. Women are not to think, have ideas, ask questions, confront, inquire, create, shine.
And Don Imus and Bernie McGuirk who cavilled and hooted over ‘nappy headed ho’s’ regarding a well respected women’s basketball team… and the two stooges radio drive time show hosts who said Secretary of State Rice, ought be raped– I wonder… do you think we forgot? Forgot that wrists were slapped with a wet noodle and all went on as before. I wonder sometimes, do most people think we are daft and senile and do not keep track of what happens to prominent men who vulgarize and predate on women as though the women are less than animals?
I do not know why those who have far better ideas about women as full beings are seldom given voice, meaning men, caring men, brave men, courageous men, regular old men who scratch and also sing sometimes so beautifully.
Even most evangelicals seem to want their women to be obediant to whomever, and not have a mind, soul, spirit, heart. Just a body and obedience.
I don’t know the answer. I don’t feel disheartened about men, because I know many, including some here who are beyond decent and caring souls regarding all persons including women and girls. My father, uncles and brothers and sons are exemplary as human beings who demonstrate, not just talk, about caring about our world.
However, given that Trump has been given literally BILLIONS of dollars worth of free publicity by Mainstream Media, as though he is a moving freak show of vulgarity that someone, several someones high up in corporate media, just can’t get enough of apparently…
THAT, yes Trump too, but THAT feeder system in media that loves to create what we shield our young children’s eyes and ears from, somehow thinking WE love to see/hear the equivalent of daily pouring and pouring of sewage and offal… THAT is far more the ongoing issue.
We know that Ailes is one name who drove this dreck journalism. There are others. I wonder what their names are. Rupert and friends? Those who bought their way into our nation, bought up media like some buy up sports’ teams…
I wonder what is the best way to send certain of the MSM a message that this flinging billions of free publicity dollars at ‘the least humane, the most predatory’ in terms of media integrity is in any way serving the public’s right to know, by giving a predatory man free reign to say and do on film, on radio, whatever he feels like, without being held to principles of reportage/information that is factual.
So yes, Trump= 0. But what would be the score of the media who empowered him massively, though some, late, then have gone after his lacks of veracity once he was nominated.
Freedom of press ought not to be freedom to allow a fool the microphone incessantly without close consistent, daily questioning.
I don’t want an apology from Trump. I raised daughters and influence daughters worldwide to sidestep bullies and predators. The Boston Globe is sainted because of their dogged exposure of lying Bishops and Cardinals. The WaPo is at least beatified for having been banned by Trump from his rallies [for their impertinence in asking hard questions of Trump] and yet, continued to rampantly pursue some of the best of our times investigative reporting, including today, scooping a recording demonstrating Trump’s viscerally disgusting and predatory ways of [not] seeing women as human beings.
Would that all other major news outlets would also pursue instead of softballing and softpedalling atrocious truths that we all had the right to know MONTHS ago.
There’s still time for redemption.
But for Trump? Unknown.