Elaine Guzmich please listen. This was not meant to be a condemnation of Jewish people. It was meant to show how easy it is to conflate power politics in the workplace into a racial, gender, or religious slur. But I have to tell you that many of my powerful Jewish friends have had some pretty sketchy morals in this area when it comes to appropriate methods of seduction and I've had some intense debates about it that came to physical confrontation. Black men have been tarred and feathered forever with the idea that they're sexual untrustworthy. It's been done to Catholic priests. All kinds of groups have been targeted and smeared with a broad brush because of a select few. Our president knows this. Not all white supremists are bad people either.
I posted that thought on FB and Elaine, a loyal friend, got offended, saying this is not funny, and should not be even thought about. I never heard that when Catholic priests were being scrutinized religiously, the religious tenets that would allow such behavior being questioned. If Christianity is a religion of forgiveness, when does the forgiving stop and the ass-kicking start?
In the Jewish religion, I contend that there is too much belief in money. The power of money to allow you to rule the world. Harvey Weinstein obviously ruled his world of opulence with favors and payoffs. It is a very Jewish belief to think that everybody has a price, but it is not true, unless we're talking about death.
I have a golf buddy and he's a nice kid, except when he starts getting drunk he gets a little nasty, as if as he's slipping into his pathetic, drunken personae he has to go through a transformation that includes doling out humiliations on anyone he can. So I find an almost finished bottled of beer on the course and pick it up to throw it out. He says, "I'll give you $10 if you finish that." No. "$20." No. There is no price you could offer to get me to drink that. "A million." No. I've seen those fools who are open to humiliating themselves for money. I do it for free.
And if Harvey Weinstein asked me for a massage, I'd say sure, since I'm a trained masseur and have no homo-erotic aspects to my nature. I believe in the power of massage as therapy and if Harvey had other ideas, I'd slap him across the face to get him to calm down and then tell him that there are some areas a decent massage therapist doesn't touch for reasons that have to do with the massager's oath. That's all you have to do to stop most predators. Tell them that you have an oath to keep. Or a fatal, contagious, easily caught disease, if you don't care about never working again.
Maybe that's the question? To work, or get worked.