Hey, Bill Clinton is possibly a rapist. Best-case scenario, he's sexually assaulted multiple women. If this sounds familiar, it's because you've been hearing this nonstop from Trump supporters (as well as on Cracked). Does this make you more likely to vote Trump, who also is possibly a rapist? Chances are it's no. Not only because Bill isn't the one running, but also because it's way easier to ignore sexual assault allegations when the accused has Santa-level charisma.
That's why it took like 50 goddamn women coming forward before we paid attention to Bill Cosby, and why you probably don't even realize that similar allegations have been made about both Louis C.K. and Bill Murray -- the latter having allegedly committed spousal abuse.
Words can't describe how hard it is to speak ill of this man.
Are the allegations true? I have no idea ... and there's a part of me that doesn't want to know. I'm willing to ignore a horrible crime because I like the person accused of it. Just like how half of the GOP are doing mental cartwheels over Trump's assault allegations.
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But while these headlines sound like the rock bottom of humanity, we're all capable of justifying awfulness for the sake of our "teams." And for a lot of powerful predators, latching yourself onto a political ideal or pop culture staple is a quick way to build an army of deniers. It's the biggest defense a powerful and guilty person has: that they are somehow too entrenched, too load-bearing, too beloved to fail. They're betting that our morality in the face of irrefutable evidence is weaker than our fandom and idealism. Because no one wants to think that something they love was put there by a monster ... even though there's no reason degenerate monsters can't make cool things. Otherwise, we wouldn't have Michael Bay's entire filmography.
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You know all those facts you've learned about psychology from movies and that one guy at the party who says, "Actually ..." a lot? Please forget them. Chances are none of them are true. Take the Stanford Prison Experiment, the one famous psychology study people can name. It was complete bullshit. Funny story actually, it turns out that when you post flyers that say, "Hey, do you wanna be a prison guard for the weekend? Free food and nightsticks," you might not get the most stable group of young men. So join Jack O'Brien, Cracked staff members Dan O'Brien and Michael Swaim, and Psychology Professor Martie G. Haselton of UCLA as they debunk Rorschach tests, the Mozart effec,t and middle child syndrome, so soon you can be that person at the party who says, "Actually ..." Get your tickets here!
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