Friday, August 28, 2009

Roman Polanski

Pleading guilty to unlawful sex with an underage girl — the drugging, raping and sodomizing of a 13 year-old — isn’t stopping Hollywood from ginning up an indignation campaign over the possibility of fugitive director Roman Polanski being held accountable for his crimes. Yes, these are the values of those who control the most powerful propaganda device ever created. Which begs a question: If his unspeakable deed doesn’t meet the standard, what exactly would Roman Polanski have to do in order to become a pariah in this town. People often forget that. It makes Polanski’s defenders all the more grotesque: they are whining in favor of a man who is guilty in every meaningful sense - legally, officially and by his own admission - but who then refused to even submit himself for a sentence (which could easily have been lenient), much less serve a sentence. Whoopi Goldberg pathetically called “rape-rape” a couple days ago. But it often happens that the criminal pleads guilty to a lesser offense. So did Polanski. He pled guilty to statutory rape - even though he had, apparently, committed a full-on “rape-rape”. Having pled guilty before the Court and been duly convicted, it was his obligation to show up for sentencing and pay his debt to American society

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