MLK, Jr. in the Age of Harvey

Today is the official Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday. Domestic Senior Management is slaving away in the pharma mines (their tax home and corporate heart are now in Ireland so they no longer celebrate American heroes, apparently). My Facebook feed is full people discussing the Hollywood Cleansing and other stuff that adult men and women purportedly did behind closed doors. I’m working where we would be now if MLK, Jr. were alive in this Age of Harvey. There were plenty of stories about MLK, Jr. and various women (example: FBI file). How would the opposing Vectors of Sanctimony sum out?

6 thoughts on “MLK, Jr. in the Age of Harvey

  1. All sanctimony vectors can be projected onto the one dimension that matters today, victimhood. On that dimension, being Black would partially mollify his womanizing. However, his advocacy of personal responsibility and reflection would mark him out as Enemy by default, so the vector math is unnecessary.

  2. Interesting take on Harvey et al: “Am I a bad feminist for wanting due process? If the legal system is bypassed because it is seen as ineffectual, what will take its place? Who will be the new power brokers? In times of extremes, extremists win. Their ideology becomes a religion, anyone who doesn’t puppet their views is seen as an apostate, a heretic or a traitor, and moderates in the middle are annihilated.”

  3. anon: Thanks for that link. The most interesting part is the consistent characterization of the 78-year-old Margaret Atwood as “powerful” compared to young women, e.g., “If @MargaretAtwood would like to stop warring amongst women, she should stop declaring war against younger, less powerful women”

    What kind of contest can a 78-year-old woman win against a 20-year-old woman?

  4. To begin with, if Margaret Atwood chooses to write an essay about a currently controversial topic, she can get it published in the Globe and Mail, her country’s most prominent newspaper. She’s also highly regarded in her field, a Booker prize winner, rich and famous, etc.

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