We're going to talk about how men like Harvey Weinstein is able to get away with his sexual misconduct.
Humans are selfish by nature. Appeal to someone’s self-interest and you instantly have them. Everyone has a price.
Most people in Hollywood want to be successful even at the expense of their moral values. When you know that it's what people want, you can use it as leverage in order to control them.
Another thing about Harvey Weinstein is his presence. He had no shame. When you embrace who you are, people will let you get away with things that they wouldn't let others get away with.
He knows he has something that you want. He has other people's self-interest with his position.
Harvey is a big dude for small ladies. He's intimidating.
What he does is isolate his target. He brings them to a room alone.
Another thing he has going for him is that he has people dependent on him. One of the 48 Laws of Power is to keep people dependent on you. Here's an excerpt
To maintain your independence, you must always be needed and wanted. The more you are relied on, the more freedom you have. Make people dependent on you for their happiness and prosperity and you have nothing to fear. Never teach them enough so that they can do without you.’
He kept people dependent on him because of his position. He has their dreams on his hand and they know that so they tried to please him. Everywhere he went, he had everyone’s self-interest.
People in Hollywood are chasing their dream. When you're in his position, you have the power to make them famous overnight. As a result, people are more willing to compromise their values for the chance of achieving their dream.
The people who start revolutions are usually not the ones who gain power. It's the ones who end the revolution that do. The first person who opens their mouth will be the sacrificial lamb for the whole group.
It’s collective conformity. If you see everyone keeping their mouth shut, then you think that's what you're supposed to do. It has momentum so if everyone does it, more people are going to do it.
If you’re in this position, you’ll feel that nothing sucks more than living against your values.
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