“There You Go Again”

40th President - even he was married twice!

This famous phrase of Ronald Reagan comes to mind when looking at today’s headlines in the Israeli media.

  • Renowned Jewish film director questioned at Israel airport for sexual harassment

  • Eshel denies harassment allegations

Claude Lanzmann

The first report in Ha’aretz is about Claude Lanzmann, “who is Jewish and was in Israel for a visit, arrived at the airport accompanied by two others in order to return to Paris, when he hugged and kissed a female security worker against her will”  The second comes from YNet ( Yediot Aharanot) and refers to Natan Eshel the “PM’s bureau chief questioned for nine hours but sources say he failed to provide ‘all the answers”; inquiry to continue Wednesday”

What is it about these allegations that generate such sensational headlines? The cynics amongst us might suspect it has more to do with circulation and ratings than anything else. Not for the first time are the media publicising allegations as fact. Trial by media is the scourge of the 21st century. Guilty until proven innocent is the harsh reality of the new world order. Political correctness rules!

Just looking at the details of the two cases above is enough to prove my point. Lanzmann is accused of hugging – not a crime in his country. The French kiss each other in public all the time – it’s a cultural thing. The Japanese bow in greeting, hand shaking is frowned upon. The Inuit (Eskimos) rub noses. I saw a documentary once about an African village in which the custom is for women to offer a naked breast to guests! Good job political correctness hasn’t permeated there yet!

The case of Eshel is even more bizarre. The alleged “victim” refuses to press charges, or even testify. Calls are being made for her to be forced to testify. This is rapidly becoming the theatre of the absurd.

What is it about sex that gets people so worked up? (No pun intended).

English: Official White House photo of Preside...

If the criteria being applied today had been around in past generations I’m not sure that anyone would have wanted public office. Certainly not to be President of the United States. It is now known that the following holders of that office did things they would have preferred not to become public property:

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Warren Harding
  • Franklin Roosevelt
  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • John Kennedy
  • Lyndon Johnson
  • Bill Clinton
Did their private lives make them any less good at their jobs? This list includes not only good presidents, but great ones. The same is true for many other figures in the public eye whose success is now judged more by their performance in the bedroom than their performance in the office.
Israel now has some of the most draconian sexual harassment rules in the world. Our media are becoming addicted to sex, even more than the worst of the UK tabloids. You can’t get much lower than that!
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Most cases inevitably end up in a “he said, she said” situation. Ask Mr Strauss-Kahn how he feels about losing the possibility to be French President because of the hysterical media reporting and pre-judgment. And Israel has one aggrieved ex-President sitting in jail, convinced that he has been unfairly convicted.

It’s time to call a halt to this nonsense – otherwise we will end up with a leadership of wimps and nerds, frightened to put a foot wrong and frightened of their own shadow.
You think this viewpoint is too extreme?
Just pray it never happens to you!

Andyboy – Telling it as it is

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2 comments on ““There You Go Again”

  1. Any totalitarian organization, religion, government, or even social group must first take control of member’s sex lives. They all understand that when you accept that they can tell you with whom, how, and when you can have sex, controlling the rest is easy.

  2. Since writing this post eight months ago, i have observed that the situation has become even worse!

    The desire of the media to use any piece of salacious material to expand its audience appears to have no limits.

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