"He recalled writing a skit called "Seamen on Broadway" that was rejected from the Hasty Pudding show "by some preppie so they could take some other preppie's skit." Franken started to smile again, but his tone was serious, too serious. "It's not preppies, cause I'm a preppie myself. I just don't like homosexuals. If you ask me, they're all homosexuals in the Pudding. Hey, I was glad when that Pudding homosexual got killed in Philadelphia." The smile became so broad it pushed his eyes shut. He couldn't stand it any longer. "Put that in, put that in," Franken laughed, leaning over the desk. "I'd love to see that in The Crimson.""
But the upshot is, Al Franken will end up stepping down and Roy Moore will end up getting elected. And let's be clear about his - Roy Moore was having sex with underage girls, which is far worse than grabbing the tits of an adult female. Both are wrong, one is wronger than the other. The wronger guy will prevail in today's climate. Does this make sense?
But in the long run, belligerents, dictators, and tyrants always fall. We are seeing this in the tech sector as these "new paradigm" companies whose business model was basically bullying and fraud, are taken to task, one by one, either by regulators or the market. And in terms of celebrities and politicians, it also seems some sort of reckoning has come. The only concern is that those least culpable will be held most accountable, while the real malfeasants escape unscathed.
The real victim here, though, I think is the middle-ground. Companies that do honest business providing a product or service at a reasonable price at a reasonable profit, are being run over by these new belligerent companies that don't play by the rules. Similarly, in politics, the vast majority of Americans are middle-of-the-road in their opinions, but are increasingly being asked to choose between one of two belligerent extremes on the Left or Right. Nazism or Communism - those are the two choices we are presented with, and somehow Democracy seems only for sissies.