Part of what is bad about leftists is that they characteristically offer terrible solutions – the worst possible solutions – to real problems. In doing so, they muddy-up issues, misguide people and actually prevent genuine solutions.
I could talk about gun control – where the leftie “solution” to crimes committed by armed law-breakers is restrictions that effectively disarm the law-abiding victims. (Thus empowering law-breakers.) But another example would be rape.
Like all serious crimes against life, limb, liberty or property: Rape is a real problem. In answer (and as this blog has recently discussed), feminists propose to violate the rights of everyone by abandoning standards of evidence, and to turn normal (consenting) sexual relations into absurd displays of feminist rules.
With lefties, because of the sad-but-simple fact that crimes can’t always be prevented and criminals can’t always be punished, the rest of us are to be punished. Even though we’re not criminals and we stand with the victims. It makes no sense, and usually worsens the problem.
What would be some better answers? Like I said, it is sad that crime can’t always be prevented or punished. Still, the answer is to keep making reasonable efforts at both.
Let people, especially women, carry guns or other means of self-defense – knowing well how to use them. Also, let young women be well-educated on the M.O. of date-rapists (especially the M.O. of powerful older men named “Bill” who want to give them private audiences).
When someone is raped: Let the criminal justice system work; let us all fight to maintain its integrity. Let the victim go to the police as soon as possible. However that goes, let her tell her story often (regardless of whether, or when, others may believe her).
By the way, take a look at the above links on Bill Cosby; they’re pretty chilling. Share with your friends and daughters; not to scare them, but to help them recognize how a “friendly” predator may operate.