What to make of the accusations being thrown at Herman Cain? He is accused of alleged sexual harassment in the workplace. I have no clue if he did or didn’t. The question is does it matter one way or the other?
Powerful men cheat on their wives, or try to. The list of politicians, CEOs, reverends, sport stars and celebrities who betrayed their spouses is endless, and we only hear about the well-known. Are there any powerful, successful men who don’t stray? They may be in the minority, perhaps a tiny minority.
The average guy struggling to raise a family generally doesn’t have the opportunity to have dalliances. He may want to, but who has the energy when faced with the everyday challenges of supporting a family? Most guys are lucky just to have a wife or girlfriend who loves them.
But the rich and powerful have lots of opportunity, and they have the allure of wealth and power. This may be the natural order of things, like the male lion with his pride of lionesses. Nature rewards the alpha-male with his harem, while the lesser males can only look on. Perhaps this not only works in the animal kingdom, but in the world of men and women too.
King Solomon of the Bible had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines. The God of the Old Testament did not condemn Solomon (the wisest of all men) for having many wives, but for straying from the One God. I take this as a tacit endorsement for kings have multiple wives. The powerful are apparently entitled to their harems.
Today we don’t have kings, but politicians. Many of the powerful have the King Solomon Syndrome. Why aren’t politicians entitled to a facsimile of a harem, a woman in every city? They are entitled, a perk of being at the top of the social/economic ladder. What good is power if one can’t enjoy the fruits of their power, just as King Solomon did?
Bill Clinton had the King Solomon Syndrome. I think Bill Clinton was a successful president. Yet he was getting BJs in the White House from an intern, and worst of all got CAUGHT. I feel the negative reaction against Clinton’s Solomon complex lead to the election of Bush over Gore in a tight election. America wanted a moralist back as president. Had Al Gore been elected, I doubt America would have invaded Iraq, and I doubt the U.S. would have had an economic collapse.
Bill Clinton’s indiscretion led to the election of George Bush and the mess that followed. Had Clinton not fooled around, the world would have been a different place. But he put sex above the welfare of his family and his country.
Does President Obama have the King Solomon Syndrome? Who knows? Yet, I don’t think Michelle would tolerate it. I feel Obama is sort of afraid of his wife. She’d kick the crap out of him if he tried anything.
Does Herman Cain have the King Solomon Syndrome? As I write this, I don’t know. But where there is smoke, there may be fire. Time will tell. There is a downside to having a president that believes he is entitled to special sexual privileges. They imagine they are special, above the norms of society. I don’t trust special people, because nobody is so special. Not even King Solomon.
On the other hand having a president who is a sexually repressed, moralistic prude is not good either. Repressed sexuality can lead to bizarre behavior. Is Cain a prude? Did sexual repression erupt into sexual harassment?
We need a president with a healthy sexuality not given to extremes. And a First Wife who keeps the President on a tight leash!