Child star Alyssa Milano appeared on MSNBC Wednesday to discuss politics — that albatross around the neck of many a star’s Mariner.
“Actress and activist Alyssa Milano” was asked her thoughts on President Trump’s Kavanaugh-related comment Tuesday that it’s “a scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of. … You could be somebody that was perfect your entire life, and somebody could accuse you of something. … And you’re automatically guilty. And in this realm, you are truly guilty until proven innocent.”
Trump is right — despite an absence of evidence, Kavanaugh has already lost his teaching career (see here).
Alyssa responded with a statement of rage:
“I’m filled with a lot of rage today, I have to tell you. And it started last night, and I couldn’t sleep at all last night. And I just can’t believe that this is where we are, that we are making distinct choices about who we want to be as a country, we are making distinct choices of the people that we are putting into positions of power, whether it be Trump, or Kavanaugh, or our institutions. Sexual abuse has been institutionalized in this country, and it is heartbreaking for me.”
How in the world has sexual abuse been institutionalized??
Alyssa then pitted men against women and children:
“And I just don’t think we can allow another generation of women and children to feel as though their government is not listening, that it doesn’t care, that they are invisible.”
So women are part of the government?
With more rage, she attempted an illustration of the importance of tone, in response to Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s defense of Trump’s statements:
“I’m filled with rage. For Sarah to just go on and say…he was just stating the facts, well, I mean, the sky is blue. I can state that fact. But if I do it tonally a little off, like, ‘The sky is blue,’ I’m mocking someone that may have said that.”
“So tone is everything right now. And we are making a choice. And the Republican Party is making a choice to back this man and this administration…and history will reflect upon this time as being devastating.”
I seriously doubt history will note this as a devastating time.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s actually happening at the moment:
There’s a Supreme Court slot open. A conservative has been nominated. The Democrats are fighting for Democratic things, and the Republicans are fighting for Republican things. A woman has accused a man of groping her before IBM released this computer:
And there is zero evidence he ever did such a thing. Nevertheless, Democrats are siding with the accuser because it works to the advantage of Democrats (covered here).
That’s called politics.
However, Alyssa doesn’t see it that way:
“But I will tell you this: 34 days to the midterm election, there were 800,000 new registered voters on voter registration day. I think women, I think survivors, I think men are not going to allow this to continue. We’re going to take back the House and maybe even the Senate.”
Ol’ Samantha Micelli’s none too hip on sympathy for dudes who may be suffering due to the “believe all women” swell:
“Men are having a hard time right now? I mean, come on. I feel as though [Trump] is completely and totally belittling the intelligence of the American people.”
Stephanie Ruhle added some extra Democratic delight:
“But he’s not doing it by accident, and neither is Lindsey Graham. They’re speaking to a huge portion of the population who agree with him. What do you think about that?”
The Who’s the Boss star refused to believe anyone could agree with Donald Trump, which was actually kind of good; she seems to view Trump as evil, so it’s nice to know she thinks not all Republicans are. Oh, and the President is a wizard:
“Do they agree with him? Or is he using some sort of like cult-like force to try to make them see that? … I’m not sure if you were to have a real conversation with any American, whether they be Democrat or Republican, that they would side with this kind of behavior where…we’ve reached a low where we’re actually mocking people and their stories of hurt and of pain. Who are we? Who do we want to be as a country? What are we trying to project to the young people of…this country?”
It looks as if, to Alyssa, children and young people and women are the same, and men are something entirely different.
I may be wrong, but so far as I can tell, this is what she believes:
All children are born female. Therefore, all young people are women and are only concerned about people who are like them, because all women are sexist. Meanwhile, men are hatched from eggs, breaking out of their shells as full-sized, sexual-assaulting adults.
I think I got that right.
And if sexism has to ruin men’s lives, then darn it, let the ruining commence!
“Whereas Trump might say that white men have it very difficult right now, I’m saying that women, young people (See? Young people are different than those egg-hatched men), have had it difficult for generations and generations and generations. … And if that means that men have a hard time right now, then I’m sorry — this is the way the pendulum has to shift for us to have equality and security in our country.”
Hence, for equality, there must be inequality. I could take this to further logical conclusions, but it would be a lot to read and you probably have better things to do. So I’ll just wrap things up with this statement from Alyssa, about women:
“We are considered less than, and we cannot stand for it anymore.”
There you go, folks. Please let me know what you make of all this, in the Comments section below.
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