By: Cliff Kincaid
The words “national reckoning” are appearing with some regularity in media reports about various sex scandal cases. It’s almost as if there is an unseen hand in the media orchestrating or coordinating in advance the presidential race in 2020, a year already being labeled “The Year of the Woman.” It’s designed to create an opportunity for California Democratic Party Senator and staunch feminist, Kamala Harris, to run as a presidential candidate. In this culmination of the “national reckoning,” she’s ready to take on the male power structure and break the glass ceiling. Where Hillary failed, Harris will succeed.
It’s as if our whole society is being indicted for the alleged misconduct of a few disciples of the late Hugh Hefner, who happened to be a funder of Democratic Party causes.
It’s time for caution, objective reporting, and the truth, rather than partisan political advantage. The proof exists in the cases of Democratic Senator Al Franken and Rep. John Conyers. When evidence exists, such as a photo, documentary evidence of a settlement, or admission of guilt, that’s one thing. But charges alone do not convict anyone of anything. That’s why the case of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore case is so different. He has denied the charges and evidence for them seems weak, non-existent, or in dispute. One accuser seems to have relied on a forgery.
Strangely, the cavalcade of allegations and charges has ignored the role of Playboy’s liberal founder in exploiting women, polluting the culture, and creating an atmosphere in which sexual exploitation and abuse occurs. Instead, we are being told that we have got to come to grips with America’s oppression of women and take the next step toward a Marxist paradise. That means Trump and his backward Christian supporters like Roy Moore must go. America already elected a black man, Barack Hussein Obama, who is still acting like he’s president. The logical next step is for a feminist to take the presidency. Her name is Kamala Harris. The plan is already set in motion. This is the script they are writing and following.
Harris is “fast on the rise as a prominent and powerful feminist voice,” declared the Washington Post, the liberal tool of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos which began the assault on Roy Moore. Aggressively taking on her male colleagues in the Senate, Harris said, “This is not a time for courtesy. This is a time for courage.” She can be counted on to lead the effort to expel Moore should he win the Alabama race on December 12. She will attempt to ride this train all the way into the 2020 presidential race.
But without a “national reckoning” about media malpractice and misdeeds, another serious disease in the body politic, there is reason to suspect that the liberal media are sacrificing their own sexist allies in the Democratic Party for “the greater good.” The ultimate goal is getting rid of Trump, assuming that “Russia-gate” doesn’t do the trick.
This is why the media reluctantly exposed Bill Clinton as a womanizer and Hillary has been thrown overboard.
The stakes are huge. As analyst Trevor Loudon noted at the recent America’s Survival conference in Washington, D.C., the Democratic Party and its allies were “freaked out” by Trump’s 2016 presidential victory. Loudon suggests the goal is to elect another black president in 2020, possibly a black female such as Senator Kamala Harris. The senator’s sister, Maya Harris, is a veteran operative working with Steve Phillips, the author of the Obama-approved “Brown is the New White” strategy of taking power.
With the economy improving and the workers who went for Trump in 2016 probably sticking with him in 2020, the “progressive” strategy has got to be to rile up another segment of the coalition – women. Hence, female potential voters, a majority of the population, are being conditioned to believe that sexism and the capitalist system’s “patriarchy” are stacked against them, and that they have no alternative but to make their mark on the political process by voting for the first woman president. With Hillary out of the way, a real radical feminist can be nominated and elected. Harris fits the bill. She’s black and female. In addition, there are new Democratic constituency groups – potheads and felons, who can perhaps make up for the white voters sticking with Trump.
The sheer number of sex scandal cases has been enough to convince almost anyone that America is infected with so much moral corruption that it can only be solved by giving a woman the presidency. But the media’s adoration of Hugh Hefner, the dirty old man and pervert, demonstrates they could care less about abusing women for the benefit of men. Most liberals still adore him because he put some of his money into causes like abortion and gay rights, drug legalization, and the ACLU. In other words, the liberals took the dirty money and were bought off.
Accused serial sex abuser Bill Cosby was a regular at the Playboy mansion. As the Washington Post put it, Cosby “partied with Hugh Hefner and was a regular at the magazine mogul’s Playboy Mansion bacchanals,” a term which means “an occasion of wild and drunken revelry.” Various news organizations then ran articles quoting Hugh Hefner, aka “Hef,” as saying he was shocked — shocked– by allegations that Bill Cosby molested a 15-year-old girl at his Playboy mansion. There was no follow-up investigation into the fact that Playboy, according to researcher Judith Reisman, had pioneered the depiction of little girls as sex objects. Dr. Reisman, now a research professor at the Liberty University School of Law and Director of the Child Protection Institute, discovered that deliberate child sexual images were planted in Playboy.
Over the years, in addition to funding the liberal-left, Hefner had contributed thousands of dollars to Democratic Party candidates. He even gave then-presidential candidate Barack Obama $2,300 in 2007, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records.
Hefner, described by one brave feminist as “the ultimate advocate for the objectification of women,” may even have inspired the activities of Senator Al Franken and Rep. John Conyers. But “can’t touch this” is the approach to beloved “Hef” and his place in American history. Media reports described him after his death as an American icon or a cultural icon. He ruined countless lives.
The cases of abuse we are reading about are terrible. But Hefner was the trailblazer who made it all possible and acceptable through the sexual revolution that brought America record rates of sexually-transmitted disease, including HIV/AIDS. My 1992 book, The Playboy Foundation: A Mirror of the Culture?, noted that Hefner’s “Playmates” had suffered from venereal diseases, attempted suicide, procured abortions, used illegal drugs, and engaged in orgies to please Hugh Hefner.
But our media did not shed any tears for them. They didn’t rush to tell their stories. They didn’t demand the records of who visited the Playboy Mansion.
Hefner and his daughter Christie, a “feminist” active in the Democratic Party, made tens of millions of dollars exploiting women and then passed on some of the obscene profits to the media, in the form of Hugh Hefner “First Amendment Awards.” The list of winners and judges is a who’s who of the liberal media establishment that includes Michael Moore and Bill Maher. Rep. Maxine Waters served as a judge.
At a recent memorial service in Chicago, where Playboy was originally based, “Hef” was fondly remembered by such liberal icons as Jesse Jackson. It turns out that “It was Jesse who brought Martin Luther King to the mansion in Chicago,” Hefner said in a film about Playboy. Like King, Jackson had his share of extramarital affairs. Jackson admitted having sex with a female employee and fathering an illegitimate child.
The adoration for Hefner, after the cultural damage he inflicted, demonstrates that the left is not sincere about holding men “accountable.” Instead, they are creating national hysteria over touching and groping for the ultimate purpose of unveiling another accuser or even a series of accusers against Trump. You can bet these women are being prepared and rehearsed even now.