Insights from the Bunker This Week June 18, 2016

Is Sexism on the Rise?
With the unofficial presidential campaign already underway, we once again see the repeated use of the words “sexism” and “sexist.” Oddly, the terms have become less popular every year since 1990, though usage rose temporarily for a few months in presidential election seasons since 2008.

11pcs-Makeup-Sets-5pcs-MaquTo discuss this subject calmly here’s a simple definition: Sexism refers to demeaning attitudes or actions toward another person, typically a female, based on the other person’s gender.

Though sexism was a common part of American culture through the 1980s, it has diminished to negligible levels. Girls and young women today are too smart, strong, and self-confident to be intimidated by thoughtless language.

Nevertheless, one remaining group insults every woman 24 X 7. This group batters females with messages like, “you aren’t pretty enough to win a partner;” “you’re too fat;” “your clothes make you look frumpy;” “your skin is like leather;” “you look old and tired.”

Who are these belittling sexists? They are members of the $60-Billion beauty products industry, along wth dozens of publications supporting them. Their constant hammering at every woman’s self-esteem is the most condescending sexism the world has ever known.

Memo to girls and women: Ladies, you don’t have to endure sexist messages from any person or company. Know that you are beautiful, respected, and effective, without so-called “beauty products.” You will attract men and boys throughout your lives, with or without little daisies painted on your fingernails. And voting for or against any presidential candidate will have no effect on sexism from any source.

Are Critics of President Obama Racists?
The ugliest thing anyone can call another person is “racist.” Nevertheless, pundits supporting President Obama, label all Obama critics or detractors as racists.

That condemnation is unfair. Though some criticisms of the president are politically inspired and unjust, they are seldom, if ever, race-based. In fact, many critics previously voted and supported the President, specifically because he is African American.

Barack-Obama-2halvesTo separate criticism from racial issues, perhaps we should divide our discussion, based on the President’s two racial backgrounds: He is 50% African American and 50% Caucasian. Acknowledging that enables us to assign criticism to the half we believe to be responsible for each issue. We can refer to the President’s Caucasian persona as “Barney Obama,” and continue to designate his African American persona as Barack Obama.

Let’s begin with the Affordable Care Act. Support of this highly unpopular law, AKA Obamacare, emerged with the leadership of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Kathleen Sebelius. The architect, Professor Jonathan Gruber, stated that the public’s stupidity enabled the team to sell an obviously flawed program. This ill-fated group, four of the most Caucasian people in Washington, must have worked with Barney Obama, the President’s Caucasian persona. By assigning this to Barney, who said, “You can keep your insurance, and you can keep your doctor,” we can ensure that there is no racism behind this criticism.

Barney was also responsible for new laws governing the economy, led by two extreme Caucasians, Barney Frank, and Chris Dodd. Dodd and Frank promptly retired with pensions in the “top one percent,” leaving Barney Obama to handle the incoming fire.

Barney also created the Iran Nuke Deal and the $1-trillion stimulus to create new jobs for mythical shovel-ready projects. Other Barney initiatives include the non-closure of Gitmo, the release of murderous jihadists, and scandals of the IRS, Benghazi, the Veterans Administration, and the ATF Operation “Fast and Furious.”

Meanwhile, Barack Obama, the President’s African American Persona, earns high praise. The American public loves his beautiful family. He speaks eloquently with a teleprompter. His intelligent “smartest guy in the room” style has impressed millions of people, worldwide. His open rejection of the Israeli Prime Minister has received high marks from the far left, and its hatred of all things Israeli. He apparently managed situations in Ferguson and Baltimore, venues that would not welcome his Caucasian persona. These events weren’t victories but were probably somehow caused by George Bush.

A Woman’s Agonizing Personal Decision
During the past few weeks, a famous woman agonized over a highly personal decision. “I love this wonderful thing inside me” she sobbed. “But thank God, I have the right to choose. As much as it pains me, I will follow my conscience. No matter how much you love something, sometimes you must GET RID OF IT!”

Hillary-TrumpWith that, the woman called her best friend, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who drove her to a secret Washington clinic. Hillary Clinton had decided. Undergoing a classified process, available only in Washington, the former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State had selected portions of her experience excised.

In a confidential discussion with her staff, she explained that her 20 years of foreign affairs experience had to go. “If I had kept it,” she explained, “Trump would win.” Bernie and Liz would have dragged me to the far left, where that moron would label me a FullFinalSocialist. If I held my experience at its 20-year level, he would have ridiculed ‘Four more years of Obama’s failed policies!”

“Now that I’ve expunged that 20-year-long foreign affairs albatross, Trump and I are on equal footing. We’re both inexperienced nut-jobs who can say anything. The media will love me again!” as a special bonus, I won’t have to ‘take the fifth’ with that Grand Jury, regarding something about emails. I have no knowledge of that subject.”

The former secretary then related anecdotes about the memory destruction clinic. “It’s amazing how many famous people you meet. I met Bill there many times, and each time he hit on me, without recalling who I was. Those repeated memory removals saved our marriage…eleven times!

“This time, I met Mitt Romney, departing after his procedure. He said, “Don’t I know you from somewhere? Uh…did we perform the ‘secret sin’ on a Mormon hayride in 1966?” “Of course not!” I said. “You’re a Republican!”


Author: Steve Vachss

Steve Vachss has enjoyed a career that permitted him to perform diverse roles. He has been a reporter, a broadcaster, an editor, a tech executive, a tech marketing consultant, and entrepreneur-founder of a company providing online business services. He’s also a US Army veteran. Through all of these experiences, his first love has always been writing. Prior to creating “The Victory that Wasn't,” he wrote literally hundreds of online articles, web pages, and “how-to” books, as well as guest editorials for print media. Born in Stamford, CT, he now lives in Dublin, CA, a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.

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