The perverse, violent act of raping a girl or woman has always and rightly been considered aÂ vile, reprehensible crimeÂ in civilized societies.Â
Many Muslim nations either condone rape or place such burdensome sharia restrictions on the victim that it’s not worth the effort of reporting, but that’s another story un-related to civilized societies.Â
Based on her blase’ attitude toward the crime of rape, as well as toward assault and thievery, Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters could very well be a closet Muslim as could the Occupy Wall Street crowd.Â
Â You may recall the 73 year old Mad Maxine, former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus and representative of California’s 35th CD.Â Â She’s the staunchÂ defender of looters whomÂ she believes areÂ simply “mamas tryingÂ to buy diapers” and riot as “the voice of the unheard” and who last August told conservatives where to go when she said, “The Tea Party can go straight to hell!”Â
Mad Max has a way with words, a toxic way but a way.Â Wanting Republicans to “walk the plank” may have been metaphorical but there is no mistaking her hell suggestion nor her 2005 comments on President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney:Â â€œThe President is a liar.Â Dick Cheney, the chief architect of the Big Lie, is not only a liar, he is a thief.â€Â
The representative of Rodney King’s hellish district has lessÂ emphatic views on rapeÂ and other ongoing criminal activities at OWS demonstrations which she dismissed with the comment, “that’s life and it happens.”Â
A fierce opponent of flag-waving though not greed, Waters was named on a list of corrupt congresspeople on various occasions and cited as congressional “Porker of the Month” in June, 2009 by Citizens Against Government Waste.Â Not unsurprisingly andÂ much like President Barack Hussein Obama,Â she isÂ an enthusiasticÂ supportor of all things liberal.Â Both back the OWSers to the hilt even if, umm, stuff happens in their midst.Â
Â And aÂ lot of stuff is happening during those protests, including muggings, robberies,Â overdoses, and sexual attacks on both men and women.Â OWS’ disorganized organizers concurÂ with Mad Max on the inconsequentiality of the rapes occurring at their venues and, despite widespread complaints cops ignore their pleas for assistance,Â they preferÂ sexual assaltsÂ be kept on the hush-hush.Â Â
For example, in Portland, victims of sexual violence are not described as victims but as “survivors”Â and they and witnesses to such attacks are cautioned not to report them.Â InÂ videotaped instructions to an OWS crowd by a buzz-cut, dyke-y-type,Â one female protestor forthrightlyÂ advised her audience,Â ”Nobody should contact the police.” Â
Punctuating her rape lecture withÂ more “umms” and “ahms”Â than a teleprompter-deprived Obama, sheÂ allows that the cops could be called if one or more survivors insist but she obviously feels the crimes should be keptÂ in-house or, more specifically, in-tent.Â Just as obviously, her audience agrees as shown by widespread finger-wiggling, apparently the new protest salute.Â
See the unidentifiedÂ rape counsellor and lots of wiggling digitsÂ at http://tiny.cc/laurs.
It remains unclear whether Maxine Waters is simply reflecting her boundless, liberal tolerance when sheÂ regards rape as just “stuff” or whether she is simply stupid.Â Likewise, it’s not clear whether the Occupy Wall Street anarchistsÂ are showing their paranoid fear of authority when they advise against notifying police of sex attacks or whether they, too, are just dolts.Â
Then again, rape must not be too serious a crime since the National Organization of Disturbed Liberal WomenÂ hasn’t weighed in against Waters or the OWS.