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“You Buy the Ticket, You Take the Ride”: Not the Conservative View of Date Rape

Here’s the advice “conservative” blogger Robert Stacy McCain gives to rape victims:

Listen up, sweetheart: You buy the ticket, you take the ride.

In his response to the arrest of cyber-terrorist Julian Assange, McCain starts off on shaky ground (defending a person attempting to destroy America) and veers right into a moral morass that includes the promotion of criminality and cheerleading for sexual assault:

In an era when some 40% of U.S. births are to unmarried women, in a culture where “Girls Gone Wild” and “hook-ups” are normative, where threesomes, bisexual experimentation and amateur video-porn orgies have become a virtual rite of passage for many young Americans, where chlamydia and herpes are pandemic — in this era of rampant sexual decadence, I say, does Jill Filipovic (J.D., NYU) seriously expect horny strangers to negotiate consent calmly on an act-by-act basis while they’re knocking boots, making the beast with two backs, in flagrante delicto?

Listen up, sweetheart: You buy the ticket, you take the ride.

You made your choice when you picked the guy, who is going to run his standard modus operandi on you, just like he ran it on the last three-dozen hoes he played.

If you tumble into a random hook-up with no prior knowledge of the guy’s reputation and he turns out to be a selfish brute whose standard modus operandi is repulsive, dangerous or painful, in what sense are you a victim of anything except your own stupidity?

So … victims of crime who put themselves in dangerous situations not only deserve to be victimized but are more culpable in the crime than the criminals?

This sounds less like the social conservatism McCain supposedly espouses and more like the hug-a-thug posturing of the Left which views criminals as victims of society and circumstance. Tommy Christopher wrote that McCain posted “a semi-walkback” of his claims in a piece for Hot Air’s Green Room, but in that post he only stated that even though he thought the charges were false he supported using them to take Wikileaks down. Worse, he doubled down on his original view of criminality as the fault of the victims:

OK, let’s all agree: ”No” means “no” and “stop” means “stop.”

And if she says, “Slower, and a little to the right,” you’d better comply instantly, buddy, or you can expect to find yourself in court explaining to a jury why you didn’t provide her with exactly the sort of sexual experience to which she consented

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Conservatives who reject and condemn casual promiscuity would argue that the hook-up culture tends to reward and encourage predatory creeps, providing them with an endless series of willing (or perhaps, half-willing) conquests like these two young Swedish women who were evidently eager to have a go at the nearly middle-aged bachelor, Julian Assange, and only regretted that he didn’t live up to his end of the implicit bargain of “consent.”

Critics of the hook-up culture would say that women who engage in such behavior are exposing themselves to all manner of risks, not only the risk of assault, nor merely the risk of disease or unwanted pregnancy, but also emotional and — is it still permissible to say this? — spiritual and moral risks. The best way to avoid the physical, emotional, spiritual and moral hazards of casual hook-ups is simple: Don’t sleep around.

Ah, words of wisdom about moral hazards from a man who posts a bikini picture circle jerk every Sunday, while tithing his church I’m sure.

Stacy McCain’s view of criminality is essentially the same as leftists’ views of Jihadism. Just as the Left sees Islamism as driven by external factors and not by internal ideology, McCain sees crime, and specifically sexual abuse, as a reaction by men to what he perceives as the excesses of American society in general and American’s sex lives in particular. Like many in the so-called “Men’s” Movement, McCain claims feminism is the main driver for sex crimes.  But he has no problem linking in his original piece to “Roissy” which is some sort of “players” site and a darling of the “Men’s” Movement.

The site just recently came out in support of legalizing child pornography. But like McCain, they can explain:

Yeah, correlation is not causation, but the correlation linking availability of child porn with an immediate decrease of reported child sex abuse is remarkably strong.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why this is so, (or, conversely, it takes a feminist to NOT see the bleeding obvious): Loser men and pedophiles with few consensual or legal sexual outlets to drain their balls will be more incentivized to seek relief with real victims. But throw an endless stream of porn at them — distasteful child porn (using graphical representations of kids rather than real images) or regular adult porn — and the daily ball self-drainage serves as an excellent demotivational technique against engaging in criminal sexual abuse.

Feminists who blather on idiotically and without a shred of evidence that porn and “female objectification” increases male sexual violence are completely discredited by the results from these actual scientific studies. But feminists were never big on the truth, especially when the truth gets in the way of shifting more social and state power to women’s advantage, especially ugly women’s advantage.

If shrieking femcunts knew the first thing about the workings of the male sex drive, they would know that men getting regular ball drainage with willing sexual partners are the kind of confident, no-sweat chaps they can’t help but love. It’s the involuntarily celibate omegas and psychologically skewed pedos and rapists with all their pent-up ball juice who cause trouble. Give them a legal sexual outlet with whores and porn and suddenly they’re not tottering on the precipice of intent to commit sexual abuse.

Yes, if only men could masturbate to porn or hire hookers they wouldn’t rape people or molest children. We all know that rapists and pedophiles in America have no access to porn or prostitutes, right?

But the point is that McCain is telling people that women having pre-marital sex are causing men to rape them while linking to, and supporting, Web sites that promote normalizing pedophilia and giving pedophiles access to materials that feed their degeneracy. Remind me where the moral hazard is again?

Look, only one thing causes crime – criminals. The only way to deal with crime is with swift and firm justice, not emotional and political support for criminals which is what McCain is providing with his whole “buy the ticket, take the ride” philosophy.

In Wisconsin, 20-year-old Devon Hill was just arrested for molesting a 12-year-old girl he met on Facebook. The girl is mentally disabled according to some reports. According to McCain the parents of the girl “bought the ticket” for their child’s abuse when they let her on Facebook so she was obliged to take that ride, right?

A registered sex offender named James Bays started dating a single mother he met on the Internet. Of course, he molested her son and she reported him to the police. But since she “bought a ticket” on that ride the cops should arrest her too if McCain’s theory of “morality” were America’s standard.

John Wayne Gacy gained control of many of his victims by getting high with them and sometimes offering to show them a “magic trick” which involved being put into handcuffs. According to McCain, the thirty-three young men Gacy raped, tortured and murdered “bought the ticket” to that ride when they trusted their killer.

I am a social conservative–I just happen to not be a Christian–but I know most Christians will agree with me on this point:  we must have law and order. Stacy McCain and his “Men’s” Movement groupies are trying to find loopholes for criminals to psychologically and politically justify their wickedness and depravity. This is not conservatism; it is at best nihilism and more likely the misogynist imaginings of misanthropes who wear the mantle of morality but secretly take pleasure in the harm they see done to others.

McCain is still trying to “explain” his theories on crime, reminding us of the fact that his “buy the ticket, take the ride” statement was plagiarized from overrated drug addict Hunter S. Thompson:

The phrase “buy the ticket, take the ride” (from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) is subject to interpretation, but certainly it has something to do with accepting the potentially painful consequences of thrill-seeking. If you rode with the Hell’s Angels, for example, that ride might end in a brutal stomping, for which you had no legal recourse. You chose the outlaw life and unless you were willing to wage war on the entire gang — a war that could only end in your own painful death — there was nothing you could do, no court of appeals to hear your complaint that you had been unfairly stomped.

You bought the ticket. You took the ride.

No refunds. No complaints.

Actually the phrase leaves little room for any interpretation beyond claiming that victims of crime who made bad decisions aren’t deserving of sympathy or justice. McCain and Thompson both are wrong here. No one is beyond justice no matter who their victims are or what their victims have done. The date rape McCain sneers at as less than a crime is the breaking of an oath by one person to another, and an attack on the very social fabric people like McCain claim to uphold. McCain then compounds the enormity of this perfidy by not only denying the need for justice under these circumstance but turning the very idea of justice on its head by claiming that the victim is the guilty party.

While McCain likes to quote hunter Thompson this whole episode reminds me of a quote from Hrafnkel’s Saga: “But my faith tells me that nothing good can happen to people who break their solemn vows.”

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