In Medieval Europe, there was a widespread belief that feudal lords had the right to bed any woman on her wedding night, under the droit de seigneur, or right of the lord. It was also known as the jus primae noctis, or right of first night. The droit ended in the west as capitalism supplanted feudalism and relatively inexpensive firearms proved superior to expensive armor. It’s hard to impose your will on a peasant when he owns a blunderbuss that can reduce your armor to scrap metal. But, I digress. The point is that as the west became more egalitarian, the rights of feudal to sexually humiliate their subjects waned. Until now.
Progressive Hollywood, and Harvey Weinstein in particular, have taken the casting couch to levels that would have appalled the old studio heads. Weinstein’s power extended far beyond women who wanted his influence in their careers. He abused A-List actresses, even allegedly raping one. He was able to humiliate journalists (http://socialmich.typepad.com/blog/2017/10/harvey-weinstein-allegedly-masturbated-in-front-of-a-tv-reporter-ejaculated-into-a-nearby-potted-plant.html), allegedly courageous crusaders against corrupt powers, but actually pathetic sycophants. The lord of the manor was limited to the wedding night of his peasants, but Weinstein wasn’t. He took who and what he wanted, without constraint. He was protected, not just by the incestuous relationships throughout the media, but by his contributions to powerful Democratic politicians, who could not have been unaware of his reputation, but whose own behavior was often equally vile. It’s no accident that Weinstein was a close collaborator with the Clintons, for example. Weinstein mouthed all of the proper progressive pieties, including odes to feminism (remember that when you think about his treatment of women), and paid off anyone who might have had the power to bring him to heel. Is there any doubt that if Hillary had won, the NY Times wouldn’t have touched this story?
This is an example of the divide in America, between the elites, who see themselves as morally, ethically, cognitively and financially superior to us, and the people who they disdain. He and his fellow elites think of themselves as royalty, and us as serfs, to be disarmed, plundered and violated as the whim takes them.
This, BTW, is why progs hate guns in the hands of the likes of us. Weinstein abused women, roughed up their boyfriends and treated people like garbage because he knew that he wouldn’t suffer any consequences. He was protected, not just by politicians, but a personal security detail that would have stomped anyone who tried to resist. And, he acted exclusively in progressive enclaves where everyone but celebrities, politicians and their bodyguards have been systematically disarmed. This, too, evokes the droit. Only the nobility were permitted to bear arms, the better to exert their will on the peasants. The next time that some proglodyte demands that you disarm yourself, picture Harvey Weinstein demanding that your daughter go up to his office to join him for a shower, and think about whether you are a peasant, subject to the whims of the Earl of Miramax, or a free man or woman.