Bigmouth Strikes Again: It Is Time To Completely Ignore Morrissey

Bigmouth Strikes Again: It Is Time To Completely Ignore Morrissey

11/20/2017 05:51 pm ET

So Morrissey stuck his foot in his mouth again.

Color me surprised.

For some reason, the legendary singer decided to weigh in on the recent scandals involving Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.

Why he felt the need to do this is beyond me, but after reading his comments, it is safe to say these are thoughts that would have been better suited being left in his head.

About Spacey’s victim, who was a 14 year-old boy at the time, the former Smiths frontman remarked, “You have to ask, where were the boy’s parents. You ask yourself, if the boy didn’t know what could happen. I don’t know what it was like for him but in my youth, I was never in a situation like that. Never. It was always clear to me what could happen. If you’re in someone’s bedroom, you have to know where it could lead. That’s why I don’t find the whole thing very believable. It seems to me Spacey has been unnecessarily attacked.”

If you have not read the details of the allegations against Spacey, I recommend going ahead and doing so. Not only did Spacey seem to all but admit what he did, but Morrissey’s comments read as a disgusting exercise in victim blaming.

Where were the kid’s parents? He should have never allowed himself to be in a situation like that?

So the “He was asking for it,” defense. Wow.

Likewise, the singer seemed to blame the victims Harvey Weinstein.

“Those people knew exactly what would happen [when they went up to Weinstein’s hotel room], and they played along. Afterwards they were embarrassed or they didn’t enjoy it,” he said. “And then they turn it around and say: ‘I was attacked, I was surprised, I was pulled into the room.’ But if everything went well, and it helped them to a big career, they wouldn’t be talking about it.”

So they were just embarrassed or regretful because they didn’t enjoy their encounters with Weinstein.

Apparently, to Steven Patrick Morrissey, being sexually assaulted or even raped is nothing to complain about.

Ok, then.

This isn’t the first time Morrissey has said something both cruel and ignorant. Surely, it won’t be the last.

But I wish it would, at the very least, be the last time anybody even talks about what he has to say. He has shown repeatedly that he has nothing of significance to add to the conversation on anything.

I can’t speak for anybody else, but for me, the man with the “Irish Blood” and “English Heart” is now permanently persona non grata. And maybe going forward, Morrissey should take a little bit of his own advice.

“Bigmouth, Bigmouth Bigmouth strikes again And I’ve got no right to take my place With the human race”

Argentina Is In Good Hands

Argentina Is In Good Hands

11/17/2017 05:47 pm ET

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I was heartened to see recently that Argentina and the United States are talking about increasing trade with each other. I think open trade is a hallmark of a productive economy and the United States couldn’t have a better partner to deal with on the Argentinian end of the spectrum than President Mauricio Macri. I met President Macri last year at the house of American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen and then again earlier this month at a private dinner at the same location.

Jack is working hard around the world to build relationships that could be beneficial not only to AJC, but to many countries worldwide. This includes President Macri, whom Jack is very close with.

On a personal level, President Macri is a charming guy. When you combine his charisma and his penchant for reform, you can easily tell why many consider him to be the Argentinian Ronald Reagan. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet a lot of world leaders but to this point, President Macri has been the most impressive one I have met.

I have been to Argentina many times since my daughter studied abroad in Buenos Aires for her law degree. Without a doubt, the country has changed in a positive way under President Macri’s leadership.

Most recently Macri’s party won re-election, which is good news for the Argentinian people and for us, since it makes the road to trade between our two countries easier. There are many investment opportunities for American businesses in Argentina and I hope the friendship between our two nations grows so that the U.S. and Argentina can benefit from each other over the long haul.

In addition, for as long as President Macri is in office, it means that we have a key ally in the region, which is excellent. I am very pleased that President Macri is a friend to Israel as well.

I look forward to progress continuing to be made in Argentina under President Macri and am excited for the positive global outcomes that should occur as a result.