Heart of Capitalism: Harvey Weinstein

Heart of Capitalism: Harvey Weinstein


This is Harriet Fraad talking about the
Heart of Capitalism. Today I’m going to address the heart of capitalism and
Harvey Weinstein. Harvey Weinstein is a wonderful illustration of what’s at the
heart of the matter here. It’s a confluence of gender, capitalist power,
and the uses of money in American society. First, gender. Harvey Weinstein is
an ugly man, who like almost all American men, must have been taught – as American
men are – that the only really needy aspect that he can have as a man is sex.
The need for tenderness, the need for kindness, the need for emotional
connection, the need for comfort, are repressed as part of the gender
stereotype. The one need for sex is exaggerated. Whereas for women, emotional
needs are quite allowable, and the need for sex is repressed. This makes for a
bad pairing. It also makes for a young man’s needs and an old man’s needs for
comfort, care, accessibility to mother energy all siphoned into sex.
Here’s where the capitalist comes in. Harvey Weinstein used his access to
power and money to enable the careers of young women, in order to exact sexual
favors from them, whether they were favors of masturbating him, having sex
with him alone or in combination, watching him shower, watching him
masturbate into plants, whatever he needed to do sexually. He could get a
woman who needed a career, who needed to be successful in the film industry, to comply. Those who complained, he used his
capitalist power, his money. $100,000 was the usual payoff for people who
complained. He also used his vast money to get lawyers to find things on whoever
complained, so in the court of public information they were already discredited. He then bribed them and got them to be
silent. That’s how capitalism dips its bloody hand, combining with gender to
create perversion and exploitation. Because Harvey Weinstein was so very
well known, it was an open secret that he exploited women. Emma Thompson warned
people publicly, as did others. NBC repressed the story of Harvey Weinstein’s
sexual exploits, saying there wasn’t enough evidence, when that same evidence
was used to expose him in the New York Times and The New Yorker. So you have
gender, money, capitalist power, access to work or denial of work, all rolled up
into one disgusting specimen: Harvey Weinstein.

27 Comments on "Heart of Capitalism: Harvey Weinstein"


  1. I just always assumed that this is how the capitalists roll. Ugly man with the beautiful, indifferent wife. Legalized prostitution. I'm almost hobbled by my career choices. The capitalist takes whatever they want, if you won't give them what they want, someone in the 'free' market will. Society needs to take the market, as automation and greed is on track to leave us with nothing but a gaped anus and empty pockets

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  2. This just makes me really sad. I know of research on baby monkeys that grew up without being touched and how fucked up they ended up. Capitalism and it's machinist view of human beings is not compatible with reality. We NEED each other. The Libertarian paradise of individualism is a nightmare. We are happiest when we are part of something, when we feel needed and important. Libertarianism only gives you more wealth. Money doesn't replace touch.. HONEST touch.

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  3. I'm a woman and for legalizing prostitution – it's going to happen anyway and if it's legal the more criminal elements would lose their income, also the women would have better access to health care, not being afraid to report stuff to the police etc. everyone wins! Same reason I'm for drug legalization.. All the needle exchange places I know of have a person there you can talk to about your addiction, they can get you help.. That's what government is supposed to be about, helping it's citizens

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  4. Urgh, I guess the point I'm trying to make in a really round-a-bout way is that.. you can't buy love

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  5. ''..the only needy aspect he can have, as a man, is sex. The need for tenderness…kindness…emotional connection…comfort are repressed as a part of gender stereotype..it also makes for young man's needs and old man's needs for comfort, care, accessibility to mother energy all siphoned into sex. ''

    –Nope, I'm not feeling sorry for Harvey Weinstein. I'm not feeling sorry for any man, young or old who thinks he's entitled to sex with women, who thinks he's entitled to everything else he gets in this society – at women's expense – just because he is male.

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  6. Why don't you guys do another video called "The heart of Socialism and Communism" and talk about how people like Mao, Stalin and many other have left million killed on the process?

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  7. I liked this channel when there was a monthly episode of Global Capitalism. With the arrival of the weekly videos you have become lazy in your research and fact checking. If someone points out your oversights, you delete their comments. Matters are presented in an ever more simplistic manner. Now you are adding the latest internet feminist hysteria on top – just how is Weinstein connected to capitalism? Women would not use their beauty and youth to gain advantages from high-ranking apparatchiks in a Socialist state? And on that matter: Women have no agency?

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  8. You ain't seen nothin' yet, as they say, all the disgusting specimens in Congress and corporate America have yet to be revealed.

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  9. "exploited". it's just prostitution. they got their reward. the real criminals are the ones who accepted the reward.
    sure, he's disgusting, but if the first few women had been decent people and refused the reward, he would have stopped
    because there's no reason to do a thing if it isn't working.

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  10. I caught myself thinking 'thats harsch'. But it just is'nt. Good on all people speaking out loud about this issue.

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  11. Well, Im sorry, but this is just garbage.
    Blaming the exploits of Harvey Weinstein on capitalism is like blaming the exploits of Bill Clinton on government. This is just more proof of a conclusion I have come to lately: Marxism is a religion.

    Capitalism is an economic philosophy. It promotes the idea of wealth accumulation through the use of private property. Plain and simple. There is nothing inherently good or evil about that. It is simply an economic philosophy.
    This is not the case with Marxism.

    Marxism is a moral philosophy, not an economic one. It is a faith-based political religion. There is no empirical evidence required to believe it, and Marx offered none. It does not promote economics. It promotes a set of morals, where the state is the arbitrator of that morality. Marxism is a political religion, where the State is god, and capitalism is the devil. All evils in this world come from capitalism, and all good things come from the State.

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  12. I know someone like Harvey. Rich, not particularly attractive, big, and a predator. As soon as he walks into a room, he looks for a victim, whether it to be a woman to eventually try to get into bed, or a man to intimidate. Whenever he tries to talk to me, it dawns on my how much of an empty shell he is.

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  13. lets be honest. this system of abuse is carried on and used by STUDIOS&MEDIA CONGLOMERATES. VIACOM, MURDOCH, EPSTEIN, TIMEWARNER. they profit off of this, they live it, they nurture it, they allow it, they propagate it in society so it becomes a self-reinforcing stereotype justifying such predatory abuse

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  14. He is an ugly man, very literally. Did you have to show so many pictures of his ugly bloated disgusting face? Especially after talking about him masterbaiting into plants?

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  15. Nonesense. Those woman are using sex to also manipulate. After all they're choosing to have sex with him. I mean their pussy is hardly worth 50$ let alone 1000000

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