When You Realize That There May Be No Hope Left For US

Speaking at an anti-sexual assault rally branded “It’s On Us” on Tuesday, Joe Biden said this…

“A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, ‘I can grab a woman anywhere, and she likes it,’ ” Biden said during a speech at the University of Miami, according to ABC News. “They asked me if I’d like to debate this gentleman, and I said ‘no.’ I said, ‘If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.’ ”

“I’ve been in a lot of locker rooms my whole life,” Biden continued. “I’m a pretty [darn] good athlete. Any guy that talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room.”

My immediate reaction was this…

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But then I suppose this was met with cheers. So I paused to shrink, thinking that to fight assault with more assault reinforces and invigorates an already vicious cycle of violence. That spirited message is more like tension building offering no concrete strategy to break the cycle, and instead a similar strategy of violence is proffered or postulated.

Which always invites the sort of reframing and personalizing (between personalities rather than addressing the entirety of the issue at hand) that the president has childishly responded with by asserting this.

To which I then just sit back and ponder…

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