The philosopher Eric Hoffer famously observed that every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket. I am tempted to say that recent events mark the Me Too movement’s transition into its racket stage. But that would imply — erroneously, I think — that it was ever anything but.
If the Me Too movement was an actual movement, it would be rallying to the defense of Tara Reade, the woman who says she was sexually assaulted by Joe Biden. Her story is about as credible and believable as a rape allegation made publicly years after the fact can possibly be. Women who come forward after a lengthy interval of time rarely have eye witnesses to the event or video tape or anything that would make the matter conclusive. Indeed, women who come forward after a short time or no time rarely have anything approaching that sort of evidence. Neither, in fairness, can they be expected to have conclusive proof, given the nature of the crime alleged.
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