In the last couple of weeks there has been a sudden onslaught sexual allegations against several ranking members of the political elite and media stars and moguls. I have no clue if any of these allegations are true or possible fabrications. Even if one has studied the human psyche, one would still end up shaking their head in disbelief of the overwhelming out pouring of allegations popping out at the same time.
You have some allegations that showed up with proof and that person just stepped up and said “I am sorry,” and went back to work. You have some that have ended up in immediate termination of employment and now you hear that the employer is trying to erase all evidence that he was ever employed with them over the last twenty plus years. Many of these allegations would not stand up to a criminal court review due to the lack of physical evidence but would probably be a crap shoot in civil court, where it is more of a dog and pony show than a trial. Would we really find out what happened is true or not.
Sexual harassment is wrong. It has been part of human history even before it was put into some form of history. Everyone has done it in their lives. To what degree is the question. To affect someone’s career or livelihood is wrong in my book. We have seen it from rock stars, to Hollywood, to politics, and all the way down to elementary schools.
One could say it is the “Snowball Effect” which results in the “Shotgun Effect.” You get one or two people to make such an allegation being true or not and soon everyone wants a slice of the pie or an ax to grind. Thus is the mass of civil court filings hoping for a slip of the tongue for the pounce of a criminal court ruling and watch the money flow.
In this politically correct world that is being shoved down our throats now is missing the rule book. The rules are being made up as whichever side is trying to make a point that fits their agenda. But as history of human nature shows us the pendulum will swing back, at the wrong time for someone. The question is, “Will we learn the Truth or something else?”