SAN DIEGO MAYOR BOB FILNER MUST RESIGN: THERE IS NO ROOM IN THE PROGRESSIVE TENT FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT RESPECT WOMEN


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This story developing in San Diego, California will be used by conservative bloggers and media pundits as a weapon against the progressive movement in the coming days. Mayor Bob Filner, a Democrat, has been accused by several women who have worked for the Mayor’s office over the years of sexual harassment and intimidation. As a journalist, but not a judge, I believe the allegations. Though few of the details of the events have been made public to the media in the United States, sources close to The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork say that they are at least as politically damaging as the events that led to the resignations of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford and New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, despite the cases being more serious because this is not about infidelity it is about abuse by a man in a position of power against women in subordinate positions.

The respect of women isn’t simply a tool that Progressives use to assure female votes in elections; the respect of women is the very heart of the Progressive movement. The recognition of the achievements of women in American society can be directly attributed to the march of Progressive values and ideas over the past century. From the recognition of a woman’s inherent right to vote in 1920, to the epic stand for civil rights made by Rosa Parks in 1955, to the victory in 1973 for a woman’s right to choose each of these has been the result of those seeking to move American society and the government which makes the laws move forward in a Progressive direction.

Mayor Bob Filner has admitted that he has a problem, however a simple admission that he cannot control his temper or his libido in the presence of his female subordinates while serving the people of San Diego is not enough. Filner, a a man who disrespects women openly has no business enjoying the privilege to serve the people of any community on Terra. His disdain for those who do not share his gender is both an odious disease and an impairment to the good judgement that is needed to serve a city the size of San Diego. For those reasons alone Filner needs to resign and get the mental health counselling he needs to deal with the underlying causes of his passionate disregard for the civil rights of women. A telling detail in the case of Mayor Filner is that his fiancee Bronwyn Ingram, a noted fighter for the civil rights of all, ended her relationship with him four days ago. When the person closest to you realizes how arrogant you are when dealing with those of the opposite gender then it is time to step away and get help with your problems Mayor Filner.

We will all come to learn in the coming days of the nature of the allegations against Mayor Filner. While some in the California Democratic Party are upset that this will cost them political power in the southern part of that great state, others share the same viewpoint that I do that this is a golden opportunity for action in the Golden State. Unlike, Conservatives who demand rigid ideological purity and adherence to moribund traditional values and beliefs, Progressives demand nothing so patently impossible. As a movement harassment and disrespect in the workplace simply cannot be tolerated. This should not be seen as simply a political viewpoint but rather as a recognition of the basic civil rights of one Human Being for another.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
Amici Bax Demvolu Comnu
Politics & Culture Wars Managing Editor
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
62 Colnu 2 AS

4 Responses to “SAN DIEGO MAYOR BOB FILNER MUST RESIGN: THERE IS NO ROOM IN THE PROGRESSIVE TENT FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT RESPECT WOMEN”

  1. OT but Cluster and I have launched a blog. Don’t know how to describe it exactly, but please visit and decide for yourselves. (No pun intended!) allpolyticsnow.wordpress.com

  2. Thanks! And play nice. 🙂

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