When Your Morality Is Ruled by Your Politics

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FILE – In this Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, actress and activist Alyssa Milano listens as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Now that the #MeToo movement has passed the one-year mark, key voices in the movement are assessing progress and looking forward to the next phase. For actress Milano, it’s about winning the cultural battle, despite a perceived setback with the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh confirmation to the Supreme Court. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, file)

Check out these paragraphs written by Alyssa Milano, who is known for being an actress both on and off the stage:

It’s not up to women to admonish or absolve perpetrators, or be regarded as complicit when we don’t denounce them. Nothing makes this clearer than the women who are still supporting Joe Biden even with these accusations. Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, Amy Klobuchar, Nancy Pelosi, and Elizabeth Warren have all endorsed Biden and like me, continue to support him. Because it’s an impossible choice.

It falls upon women to navigate within the system of men’s design to make pragmatic choices that we hope will lead us to a more equal future. I still support Joe Biden because I believe that’s the best choice for that future, and again it is not up to women to absolve perpetrators. How do progressive women choose between the pussy grabber in chief who has done so much damage to our country and a man who has allegations made against him? In any black and white world, we’d have a woman to rally behind to replace Trump instead of an electoral college which says white men are the people driving the charge yet again this year.

Milano wrote this as part of an editorial at Deadline in order to justify her decision to back former VP and current Democratic choice for the 2020 election, Joe Biden.

Milano’s been put into a really hard place because, during the height of the #MeToo movement, she was out in front of the crowd chanting for the figurative head of Brett Kavanaugh as he was being confirmed as a Supreme Court judge. For Milano, it was a surge back to the forefront of the collective cultural consciousness. For Kavanaugh, it was the worst days of his life, and why wouldn’t it be? He was an innocent man being accused of wild sexual improprieties by women who had absolutely no proof or witnesses to back their claims. These accusations included sexual assault and running a teen underground sex ring that was kept secret so well that no one ever knew about it.

Milano was pretty high on her own supply. Her sense of moral superiority was unmatched. She finally had the soapbox and the desired rabid crowd she wanted. The “NoRA” anti-gun angle wasn’t exactly drawing the crowds she was after. I know that because I attended her anti-NRA speech in Dallas and the crowd was as thin as it was enthusiastic. Being the head of the anti-Kavanaugh mob finally scratched her itch.

But one thing she didn’t consider is that being the head of such a mob meant that she was looked to as a guide for a set of principles. She was proud of these principles during her time as head mobstress, and tweeted about them often. They made her the example to follow.

Now, with Biden in the crosshairs, people are looking to her to stand by those principles and she’s telling the world “no.”

Why? Milano can write about her own victimhood as a woman all day, but the truth is that she’s been confronted with a situation where she had to sacrifice in order to maintain her principled stance. She chose to abandon her professed principles to gain, essentially proving that she didn’t have any principles in the first place.

What she had was loyalty to a political party. Loyalty can be admirable, but the problem with loyalty to a party is that for the party, winning is always the ultimate goal, not morality or principles. Brushing aside the sins of a candidate because he has the best chance of beating your opponent, even if you had just gotten done berating your opponent for their impropriety, is very commonplace. Nevermind that it’s not a good look, it’s a weight on your soul as a person. Hypocrisy is a dark road that will drive you to make excuses for any sin you commit as you oppose the sinful.

You can see this hypocrisy on full display with Milano who is now penning entire op-eds about how much of a victim she is for having to stick to her principles. She tosses out excuse after excuse, saying she lives in a system designed and run by men and that she’s forced to make the best choice, not the right choice.

Milano isn’t a victim. She’s a coward and a hypocrite. She’s a manipulator with a moral compass that always points toward wherever the Democrat party is.

And she’s not alone.



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