#MeToo status for Marilyn Monroe? In rear-view mirror, nobody looking good to progressives

#MeToo status for Marilyn Monroe? In rear-view mirror, nobody looking good to progressives

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[American Spectator] Social standards of our day are changing with great rapidity and are enforced with a zeal that would impress Senator Joe McCarthy. So, in the spirit of the modern, I thought it would be interesting to judge some of history’s most famous men by the zeitgeist of today. How many of them would survive the scrutiny to have career success anything like that which they enjoyed in their own day? And, since “politics is too important to be taken seriously,” I have taken a bit of liberty in imagining what their lives would look like in a modern context.

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Charles Martel (688-741): His name means “Charles the Hammer,” and this is because of the smashing blow this Frankish king delivered to the Muslim invaders of Europe at the Battle of Tours in 732. Of this historic battle Encyclopedia Britannica says (with surprising accuracy and disregard for modern political sensibilities): “Martel’s victory over the emir of Córdoba preserved western Europe from Muslim conquest and Islamization.”

Martel, realizing his sacrifice and that of his men was all in vain, openly criticizes Islam and French immigration policy and is quickly prosecuted for hate speech and imprisoned by the European Court of Human Rights.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865): It is likely that the melancholy man would not recognize either political party as representing government of, by, and for the people. But Lincoln would have no political future in modern America. This is because Lincoln’s views, though progressive for the period, would rightly be deemed racist today. In his fourth debate with Stephen Douglas, he said: “I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races.”

Lincoln tries to delete his Twitter account, but it’s too late.

This article continues at [American Spectator] How the great men of history might have fared, had they lived today

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