Is it just me, or has there been a recent rash of high-profile males caught with their pants down (some quite literally)?
From actors, to politicians, to religious figures, this current crop of powerful thugs sinks to new lows of lowness.
Starting with Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose career has progressed from The Terminator to The Governator to The Impregnator. Apparently, he fathered a love child with his housekeeper (fresh on the heels of doing the same with his wife), and he co-existed peacefully with all of them until it all came crashing down. [Open the floodgates of other supposed mistresses.]
Moving on to John Edwards, that titan of virtue whose $400 haircut was the least of his indiscretions. This one-time favored son had his own affair and love child, all while his wife was battling cancer. Now he’s on the verge of facing indictment for using his presidential campaign money to hide his torrid affair.
And finally, the most tragic, disgusting, reprehensible thug of them all: Father Riccardo Seppia, an Italian Cardinal who has been working with the Pope on reforms to address pedophile priests. In the ultimate horrific irony, this “man of God” was just arrested on pedophilia and drug charges. Allegedly, he bribed a Moroccan drug dealer to arrange sexual encounters with young. vulnerable boys. “I do not want 16-year-old boys but younger. Fourteen-year-olds are OK. Look for needy boys who have family issues.”
I’m disgusted and I’m angry.
Being a man means honoring your vows, taking responsibility for your life, and living with integrity.
These jerks missed the mark on all three counts. And the consequences of their irresponsible behavior are far-reaching.