by Dee McLachlan
For decades many people knew that Harvey Weinstein was using his Hollywood power in a predatory nature.
Why did it take so long for this to finally surface? Well, when you’re God, and that’s what Harvey was in Hollywood, it takes a little longer. Being in the film industry, and having lived in Los Angeles for about seven years, I am familiar with how the dice roll there. One “break” can lead to a million dollar career — along with fame, and all that Hollywood offers. It is totally seductive in every way.
But careers can as easily be broken, too. You’ve probably heard of the saying, “You’ll never work in this town again.” So true. Asia Argento, an Italian film actress and director, did not speak out, until now, about how Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her, for fear that Harvey would “crush” her. To quote her: “I know he has crushed a lot of people before… That’s why this story—in my case, it’s twenty years old.”
Hollywood, the hub of the entertainment industry, is run by a handful of studios and agencies. If they sniff scandal around someone, they will abandon that person quickly and set them adrift. So, there really is safety in numbers.
Andrew Bolt writes:
“The most shocking thing about Harvey Weinstein is that so many people in Hollywood knew he was a sexual predator and said nothing. They included stars, producers, staff, reporters and, obviously, the victims themselves, at least eight of whom accepted money from the famous producer to shut up…
“…13 other women who say Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them, and three claimed he raped them. (Weinstein denies that.) The New York Times says it found six more victims…”
There are probably many powerful people in the entertainment industry playing a similar game. That’s part of the culture. So why Mr Weinstein? One commentator suggested that there might have been a power struggle within the company, or within the Hollywood elite, and by leaking information, facilitated his downfall. Maybe people just got sick and tired of God.
The Bigger Issue of Power
At the moment, this is an issue about Mr Weinstein’s predatory nature, and how he might be prosecuted. But I think there’s a bigger learning here, and that is: Understanding how the powerful operate — and how they have the ability to deprive others of a livelihood, or what they deserve in life.
We need to work on methods of exposure and prosecution. And here I am not talking just about the Weinstein factor, I am talking about corporate cover-ups, government crimes, false flags, high level pedophilia, and medical corruption.
People, in general, are fearful to speak out. It has been ingrained into us — into society, that those who speak out will most likely be punished in some way. We need to understand this, and break the fear cycle.
These Weinstein revelations have been called a “bombshell.” Far from it. It would be a bombshell when people in powerful positions are arrested for 9/11 and other false flag crimes.
Below is a 2013 video of actor Seth MacFarlane, when he, in front of several hundred million television viewers, figuratively kicked Weinstein in the balls.