What Happens at 120 Decibels?

 

“La révolution dévore ses enfants”

-Jacques Mallet du Pan

 

In the United States at the present time, the #metoo movement has successfully cornered the market in the expression of a growing sense of moral outrage towards any form of sexual abuse whether it be real or imagined.

This virtual vanguard of victim-hood is shifting into an ever increasingly violent maelstrom of blaming and shaming a growing list of primarily men, without any thought given to propriety or simple forms of jurisprudence.

Media icons such as Oprah Winfrey, Michael Moore and Meryl Streep to name but a few, who have all been complicit in the vicious cycles of abuse which have fuelled the movie and music making industries for so long, are now leading the way in this return to a more medieval approach to justice, wherein such pesky ideas like Habeas Corpus and evidentially based judgements are no longer deemed necessary.

I am reminded of something I read in a book titled ‘A Distant Mirror’ written by one of my favourite historians Barbara Tuchman, wherein she was describing one particular sentence that was popular in France during the 14th Century. The ‘suspected’ rapist would be stripped naked and taken to the nearest wooden bridge (there were quite a few of those about in those days, wooden bridges not suspected rapists that is). His manhood was then nailed to the side of the bridge and a knife left resting within arm’s reach. This provided the suspected perpertrator with one of two choices – whether to remain crucified and slowly die in agony or cut oneself free and fall to the waters below and drown, all in front of the customary baying mob of townsfolk watching and waiting in gleeful anticipation.

Yes, it seems the Europeans have always had a much more direct and visceral way of dealing with such vexing social problems as sexual predation.

Perhaps the modern European equivalent of the #metoo movement is the German-based 120 Dezibel. Good luck trying to find them online as they are constantly having their videos and posts taken down by grand arbiters of free speech such as Google and Facebook.

One video which was uploaded by 120Dezibel was censored by YouTube almost as soon as it was put up. It contained no foul language or graphic images. It was just a video made by a number of German women who had been raped by foreign migrants and who were sharing their experiences.

Ah yes, YouTube. A company that seems to have no problem whatsoever with people uploading videos about their travels to a Japanese suicide forest and rifling through the possessions of a hanging cadaver for their primarily pre-teen audience or giving airtime to a 7th Century Death Cult whose primary aim is to wipe out Western Civilization and everything it stands for but just mention the inevitable growing number of German women speaking up about their sexual exploitation at the hands of foreign migrants? Das ist Verboten.

I guess I am a little bit old-fashioned and believe that a person who has experienced a brutal sexual assault has a much more meaningful and important insight into their own experience than a highly paid Hollywood actress or actor does who claims to speak on behalf of ‘all’ victims.

If these vacuous apologists for their industries really cared about justice for victims, then they would spend more time listening and put the moral outrage and virtue signalling on hold. But the simple truth of the matter is that they don’t care. The primary motivation behind their actions is to obfuscate their own historical complicity and protect their hard-won status in the face of growing social pressure and outrage.

After all, 120 Decibels is pretty loud and is usually a precursor warning of extreme imminent danger.

 


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