The Narrative

Fairfax declared that asking him about the multiple accusations of rape against him is like lynching.

The #MeTooers evinced zero interest. The #BelieveWomen crowd decided to disbelieve women.

I have no idea how all of the folks who wailed over the Kavanaugh allegations are explaining to themselves their utter indifference to clearly much more serious allegations against Fairfax. There should be a narrative they have for themselves to explain their not giving any fucks at all over this.

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9 thoughts on “The Narrative”

  1. The narrative is that by joining probably false accusations against Fairfax they would contribute to culture of racism (and probably be Internet shamed by other activists from their own group), while by believing probably true accusations against K and joining ranks with all their Internet friends against him, they were protesting against Trump and misogyny, regardless of K’s guilt or innocence. It is a combination of ‘ends justify the means’ and the desire to protect oneself from Internet mobs.

    I used the expressions ‘probably false \ true ‘ since skin color and political position do influence whether people want to believe the accusations.

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    1. If a rape allegation by a black woman that has a ton of proof and is recent sounds less credible than a groping allegation from 40 years ago with zero proof just because it comes from a white woman, there is a name for that. I think it’s called racism.

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      1. \ If a rape allegation by a black woman that has a ton of proof and is recent sounds less credible

        May be, it is the opposite for some activists and, if she were white, they would be even less inclined to support her.

        The fellow already mentions lynches – imagine if a white woman were the accuser…

        The discussion reminded me of Dreiser’s short story of a lynching, “Nigger Jeff.” Recommended.

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    2. \ I used the expressions ‘probably false \ true ‘ since skin color and political position do influence whether people want to believe the accusations.

      // If a rape allegation by a black woman … sounds less credible than a groping allegation … just because it comes from a white woman

      I meant skin color of the alleged rapist, not of the victim.

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  2. Are we living in the same world? Every liberal I know is on the accuser’s side, and most liberal journalists seem to be taking the accusations seriously. This isn’t as high profile as Kavanaugh partially because there’s no real controversy; there isn’t a big red vs. blue fight, just a bunch of people agreeing that this needs to be taken seriously.

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    1. Where are the marches, though? The endless discussions in the media? Why is nobody clawing at building doors? The guy just compared himself to a lynching victim. Where is the mass outrage?

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      1. When he has almost no allies, there’s no need for marches. Also, ultimately he’s the LG of Virginia, somebody who most people aren’t going to care about, especially since it’s clear Northam is staying put.

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        1. Remember Al Franken? He resigned within almost minutes over a photo that was a prank and didn’t even begin to rise to the level of rape.

          I think the double standard here is obvious and is screaming to the sky.

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          1. Everyone who’s following the story wants Fairfax to resign, but most people haven’t even heard of him. On the other hand, Franken was very famous and a US senator. #metoo was also at its peak then and there was the whole Roy Moore thing going on. There are all kinds of double standards nowadays but I’m not seeing it here. It’s just a much lower profile case. There’s been some insane scandals in Ohio politics that haven’t gotten much outrage either.

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