The Correlation Between Male Wealth and Power and Approval of Sexual Aggression


Based on an informal poll of his wide circle of acquaintance, Morning Joe allowed as how women tended to see youthful sexual assault as disqualifying for a Supreme Court nominee, as did many men.

But, among Joe’s friends, men of considerable power and wealth were generally of the opposite view, arguing that “we’ve all done it,” ergo, if the accusation stands, we’re all vulnerable, and besides, it isn’t a big deal.

I hope we get some polling on this. I think it would vindicate Joe’s claim.

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From F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Rich Boy” (1925):

Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different.

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We continue to try to reverse engineer what the hell the Senate Republicans are thinking. Lots of overthinkin’ goin’ on. It may be there is an explanation of Doric simplicity underlying the Senate Republicans’ continuing to drive their bus into the ditch.

Metaphorically speaking, the Senate Republicans have devoted their lives to serving as towel boys in an exclusive rich men’s brothel.

Of course, they do what Richie Rich tells them to do.

In Kavanaugh, Richie Rich sees a man whose life’s goal is achieving the rank of chief towel boy.

Richie Rich is telling their Senators to get their boy Kavanaugh’s butt onto the Supreme Court.

Come hell or high water.