Successful revolutions need sex slaves and Progressive women willingly filled that role. Now that their slave masters failed, though, they want revenge.
Over at my real-me Facebook page, I’ve politely pointed out that feminism is a dead letter in America’s workplaces. The women who believed in the Women’s Liberation would not have allowed themselves to be victimized at the work place. They wouldn’t have tolerated crude jokes, dirty pictures, butt slaps, and even rape. For ordinary women, a major promise of the Women’s Liberation Movement was that they would be accorded respect at work.
These women were useful idiots.
The true “revolutionary” women, the ones who weren’t just having teach-ins in nice suburbs but who were, instead, manning actual barricades, always understood that their personal needs — their need for respect, equality, and even love — had to be subordinated entirely to the revolution. If you were a women, part of subordinating yourself to the revolution meant giving the men the sex they wanted.
The men, of course, fully understood that sex had nothing to do with love and human connection, and they freely capitalized on this knowledge. As all rapists in all armies in all times have always understood, in war imposing sex upon women is about power, not love.
David Horowitz first became aware of sex’s true role in the American Leftist revolutionary milieu when he was an ardent Communist revolutionary hanging out with the Black Panthers:
Seale had gone into hiding after Huey expelled him from the Party in August. As I learned long afterwards, Seale had been whipped — literally — and then personally sodomized by Huey with such violence that he had to have his anus surgically repaired by a Pacific Heights doctor who was a political supporter of the Panthers. A Party member told me later, “You have to understand, it had nothing to do with sex. It was about power.” But in the Panther world, as I also came to learn, nothing was about anything except power.
The same use of sex to demean people’s individuality (especially women’s individuality) and to subordinate them to the power structure showed up in the Weathermen’s Underground movement. (Warning: Contents NSFW.) [Read more…]