Posted on | March 5, 2016 | 20 Comments
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland
Everybody at CPAC is talking Trump (his supporters walked out on Ted Cruz) but I find it impossible to get excited about the presidential campaign. As I pointed out in my column at The American Spectator, Andrew Breitbart always said, “Politics is downstream from culture.” If conservatives will not fight on the level of culture, we will always lose on the level of politics. The Trump phenomenon (whether you are pro-Trump or anti-Trump) is a reflection of culture. People who don’t wish to think past the most recent headline will never understand why some people support Donald Trump, no matter what he says or does.
The #FreeStacy hashtag campaign continues. I had people ask me, basically, “What’s next?” To which I answered, basically, “We’ll see.” There are people more influential than me who are working behind the scenes to try to correct the situation. Some of these people are lawyers.
You can figure out what that means.
Speaking of which, how can we figure out what false rape accusations mean? Ashe Schow at the Washington Examiner writes:
Women who make false rape and sexual assault accusations are just looking for help, according to a social worker in Boise, Idaho.
Becky Waggaman with Warm Springs Counseling Center told Boise’s CBS affiliate KBOI2 that false accusers are troubled and looking for sympathy.
“Sexual assaults get a lot of attention,” Waggaman said. “They get a lot of media. If that’s [the] primary goal, then that’s what they’re going to go for.”
Waggaman said this was the case even when the accuser is anonymous.
“So it’s still out there, and they can say: ‘That’s me, that’s me,'” Waggaman said, “and they can get a lot of other people involved in their storytelling.” . . .
Waggaman’s comments come after a second sexual assault accusation in Boise proved to be false. And while Waggaman may be correct about men and women who completely make up accusations involving strangers, she misses other reasons people falsely report rape and sexual assault when the accused is known to the accuser. . . .
Some accusers — particularly those on college campuses — make accusations for revenge against a lover who did not want to continue with a relationship. Some accusations come after an accuser cheated on their significant other (the second case linked there involved a woman who slept with another man after a break-up, then claimed she was raped in a bid to get back together with her ex). Some accusations are the result of accusers failing classes or their grades slipping. The Rolling Stone rape hoaxer known as “Jackie” first made up her gang-rape story after being rebuffed by her crush, and only reported it to the school after her grades began to fall.
(Hat-tip: Instapundit.) The fact that women do sometimes make false accusations of sexual assault — indeed, as with Jackie Coakley and “Haven Monahan” at UVA, sometimes they invent imaginary rapists — is dismissed by feminists as an irrelevant and trivial matter.
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) March 5, 2016
Friday night at the Project Veritas party, I had the opportunity to talk to a Yale University sophomore who assured me that the expulsion of Jack Montague, senior captain of the basketball team, was “all bulls–t.” Although no details of the accusation against Montague have been made public, there was this story Friday in the Yale Daily News:
The father of former Yale men’s basketball captain Jack Montague told the New Haven Register on Thursday that Montague has been expelled from the University. . . .
“We have strict orders from our lawyers,” Jim Montague told the Register while explaining he had been advised not to comment. “Soon enough, I’d love to tell the other side of the story. It’s ridiculous, why he’s expelled. It’s probably going to set some sort of precedent. We’re trying to do things the gentleman’s way, so we’re keeping things close-knit. But you guys will get a story.”
— FreeStacy (@Not_RSMcCain) March 4, 2016
— RWB (@readwriteblue) March 4, 2016
In the climate of fear generated by feminist “rape culture” discourse at colleges and universities, false accusations have proliferated, and more than 100 male students have filed lawsuits claiming they were denied due process rights in the campus kangaroo court tribunals where these cases are heard. This is highly relevant to the situation at Yale, where administrators made a “peculiar decision to broaden the campus definition of ‘sexual assault,’ beyond all recognition,” as K.C. Johnson says. If the captain of Yale’s basketball team can be expelled on such a basis, who is safe? Guys: Never talk to a college girl.
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— Juan Martinez (@dajuannonly28) March 5, 2016
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) March 4, 2016
— Þe Political Hat (@ThePoliticalHat) February 23, 2016
— Jim Lakely (@jlakely) March 5, 2016
— Planet Evans (@ExoplanetEvans) March 5, 2016
— Dee In Houston (@DeeInHouston) March 5, 2016
— Jen B (@LibertyImages) March 1, 2016
— Jack Blakely (@CapitalMinority) March 5, 2016
— kjcopp (@kjcopp) March 5, 2016
— Þe Political Hat (@ThePoliticalHat) March 3, 2016
The #FreeStacy movement, a grassroots response to Twitter’s Feb. 19 decision to suspend my popular @rsmccain account, has received international attention. You can help support this movement by including the #FreeStacy hashtag on your Twitter messages, by retweeting messages in support of this movement, and by signing up at PublicStatus.org, which is dedicated to defending free speech rights on social media. Thanks to everyone who has helped spread the word.
— FreeStacy (@Not_RSMcCain) March 5, 2016
- Feb. 20: The #FreeStacy Story: Why Was My @rsmccain Account Suspended?
- Feb. 21: #FreeStacy: ‘A Girl’s Name’
- Feb. 22: #FreeStacy: @rsmccain ‘Will Not Be Restored’; @SexTroubleBook Suspended
- Feb. 22: The Hateful Lies of Feminism
- Feb. 23: What @FemFreq Didn’t Say
- Feb. 23: The #FreeStacy Protest Continues
- Feb. 24: #FreeStacy: Have You Mentioned @srhbutts Lately? Perhaps You Should
- Feb. 25: #FreeStacy: Does @Twitter @Support Child-Porn Defender @AlisonRapp?
- Feb. 25: #FreeStacy: Why Won’t @Jack Make @Twitter Stop Harassing @PaxDickinson?
- Feb. 26: Feminist Hates White Heterosexual Men
- Feb. 27: #FreeStacy: Email to My Samoan Lawyer: Taylor Swift Is Decadent and Depraved
- Feb. 28: #FreeStacy Won’t Shut Up
- Feb. 29: Did @Nian_Hu ‘Friend-Zone’ You? #FreeStacy: Feminism Is a Death Cult
- March 1: #FreeStacy: $2,090,000,000.00
- March 2: #FreeStacy #CPAC2016: Because ‘Freedom of Expression Is Essential’
- March 3: #CPAC2016: Trumpsters and RINOs and Immunity for Witnesses, Oh, My!
- March 3: #FreeStacy #CPAC2016 ‘Free Speech Should Flourish’ #DontTreadOnTheNet