Jilara (jilara) wrote,

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Propaganda politics as usual

The more I see of politics...

I'm in Arnold's corner on this one. I'm sorry, but I think this "inappropriate touching" is a tempest in a teapot. Hell, I've been *flattered* when a man pats me on the rump and says "nice ass." It's not like it was a case of a boss and subordinant. BTW, I've also experienced *real* and unpleasant sexual harrassment in the workplace (back at Motorola), but it was the kind that's not actionable, because it was simply a couple coworkers (not simultaneously) who kept coming on to me in an obnoxious manner, and weren't going to take "go away" and suggestions of other auto-attentive activities for an answer. Legally, at least in the '80's, that wasn't considered sexual harrassment. I find Swartzenegger's actions to simply be fairly normal for a healthy male. I guess I must have a different outlook than some.

Oh, and I heard what he actually said about Hitler. I agree with him. He said something to the effect that you had to credit Hitler's speaking ability, because he was extremely persuasive and good at firing up a crowd. You can't dispute that. Hitler was incredibly good at speaking, and wouldn't have gotten to the place he was without it. People who dispise everything Hitler stands for will still have to credit that he was a very effective speaker, because he was. He wouldn't have been in control of the 3rd Reich if he wasn't an effective speaker.

I had originally figured it was something like "Mussolini made the trains run on time." I know I've said that one several times, myself, so I guess that makes me a Mussolini supporter.

This election isn't about issues, it's about knee-jerk emotions, and I really wish I wasn't part of this mass of idiots who are going to get the government that they (not I) deserve, through the tyranny of democracy.

NO on Recall!

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