Cuomo Falls on His Sword, the System of Sexual Harassment Continues

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    • #442142
      Ohio Barbarian
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      (Socialist Revolution, 8/12/21)

      Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic Governor of New York, has resigned, effective August 24, after a report from the New York Attorney General was released stating that he had sexually harassed nearly a dozen women.

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      A year ago, the bourgeois media and politicians gushed over Cuomo’s pedantic press conference communiques, where he lectured New Yorkers on subjects like how to properly wear masks. He provided a useful narrative that COVID is the fault of millions of individuals failing to socially distance and wear masks—ignoring the reality that the billionaires effectively were sacrificing and continue to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of lives by forcing people to work in unsafe conditions, so the economy can keep chugging along, and profit can continue to be made. For the capitalists, all good things must come to an end. When enough anger built against Cuomo, the bourgeois decided he had outlived his usefulness and he was pressured by the leading members of his own party to “take one for the team.”

      It is likely that the details of the recently released report detailing the extent of his misconduct were circulated in the halls of power before the report itself was released. This explains the rapid rate in which Cuomo’s former allies suddenly turned on him. This gave the establishment ample time to line up against him. Cuomo, who was quite powerful, was found alone and without allies. The ruling cliques were given time to get their ducks in a row to condemn him, before the report surfaced. Just months after Cuomo was the hottest name in national politics, he became a persona non grata. Like rats abandoning a sinking ship, his allies abandoned him to preserve the entire rotten culture of bullying and sexual harassment, in which Cuomo thrived. This is indicative of the opportunism and lack of principles that is rife within bourgeois politics. People are happy to get along with politicians like Cuomo as long as it is politically expedient, but when the tide turns, they line up against them.

      Even then, it is an anomaly for a politician to be slapped on the wrist. Joe Biden and Donald Trump have both been accused of sexual assault and have gone on to be supported by their parties and the media to win the presidency. It is also worth mentioning that Jeffrey Epstein, the known child sex trafficker, had connections all throughout the upper strata of society. Known associates like Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Bill Gates, and Prince Andrew go uninvestigated. You would think that a known child sex trafficker would have every connection thoroughly investigated for wrongdoing, but this has not happened. This is the crux of the issue: the ruling class is not interested in fighting sexism, sexual assault, or even child sex trafficking. They have an interest in saving face. This is why they had Cuomo fall on his sword, while they leave the associates of Jeffrey Epstein alone.

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    • #442143
      GZeusH
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      It’s never about particular behaviors;  it’s always about the individual and how urgent it is that he (or she) move on.

      Corporate America consists of totalitarian entities laser-focused on short-term greed.

      If you just got finessed into calling the medicine that won the 2015 Nobel Prize for its role in treating human disease ‘horse de-wormer’ then you need to sit the next couple of plays out.

      • #442164
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        In this country it is about the individuals, and whether or not people are on their “team” or political camp, and almost never the behavior itself. At least when it comes to celebrities and political figures.

        It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

        You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

        • #442174
          GZeusH
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          that people have almost quit gossiping about Lysithea, the Hellenics Pandora, Protogeneia, Thyia, Antiope of Boeotia, Callisto of Arcadia, Cassiopeia of Crete, Danae of Argos, Dia of Thessalia, Elara of Orkhomenos, Eurymedousa of Phthiotis, Kalyke of Elis, Lamia of Libya, Laodemia of Lykia, Leda of Lakedaimonia, Nioba of Argolis, Olympias of Macedonia, Pyrrha the wife of Deukalion, and Phthia of Aegion.

          Corporate America consists of totalitarian entities laser-focused on short-term greed.

          If you just got finessed into calling the medicine that won the 2015 Nobel Prize for its role in treating human disease ‘horse de-wormer’ then you need to sit the next couple of plays out.

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