Thursday, October 1, 2009

Admiring the artistic rapist

Two other bloggers have written about sex with a thirteen year old girl. My heavens, what is this world coming to? Shenanigans with a teenage girl! Exciting, lah!
Admittedly, neither one explores the erotic aspect of Roman Polanski's despoliation of the young lady in any way, but that they write of it at all indicates what a powerful influence the event had.
Quote: "Whoopi Goldberg is barking mad. Yesterday she said that what Roman Polanski did in 1977 wasn't 'rape rape'."
Quote: "France has finally conceded, albeit grudgingly, that committing statutory rape on an American girl is a crime. Even if the girl is very American (wow, naked Hollywood teenager!), and even if the rapist is a respected European artist."

Genius, intellectual, pedophile, rapist, sodomite, and .... FRENCH!

In short: Roman Polanski (Roman Rajmund PolaƄski; born August 18, 1933), a much-admired European import in Hollywood in the prime of his life (44 years old), gives alcohol and drugs to a young girl (13 years old), removes her clothing despite her protestations, and forces himself upon her. Then, worried that an accidental pregnancy might testify to his crime, he decides instead to finish his act in her anus. After he has slaked his lusts, he tells the girl "don't tell your mother - this is our secret".

"Don't tell your mother about this; this is our secret."

He was arrested after thirty two years hiding out among his intellectual kindred:

The arrest prompted angry criticism on Monday from fellow filmmakers and actors across Europe.
"It seems inadmissible ... that an international cultural evening, paying homage to one of the greatest contemporary filmmakers, is used by police to apprehend him," says a petition circulating in France and signed by artists including Costa Gavras, Stefen Frears and Monica Bellucci.
Oscar-winning director Andrzej Wajda and other Polish filmmakers also appealed for the immediate release of Polanski

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Inadmissible? What strange planet are you from?

In Paris, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said he hoped Polanski could be quickly freed by the Swiss, calling the apprehension a "bit sinister."
Polanski was "thrown to the lions," said French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand. "In the same way that there is a generous America that we like, there is also a scary America that has just shown its face."

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"I said, like, 'No, no. I don't want to go in there. No, I don't want to do this. No', and then I didn't know what else to do."

With all due respect for the many talented people who believe that cinematographic excellence puts one above the law, and for all the serious intellectuals and culture pundits, both in France and elsewhere, I cannot but think that this is a sick sick world.
Roman Polanski is an unreconstructed, unapologetic, and incontrite child molester who fails to understand the gravity and sheer nastiness of his crime, and the people who call for his release are sick depraved bastards whose fame has gone to their heads.

He is not above the law, no matter how stupendous and important his contribution to movies. None of his fans are above the law, and none of them should use their high positions as bully pulpits to insist that one of theirs who committed a horrible offense somehow deserves immunity.
They are disgusting, and their hero-worship of Roman Polanski proves them unwholesome and undeserving of respect.

It's a question of VALUES - Hollywood and the European intelligentsia do not have any.
They are moral midgets and ethical invalids.

1 comment:

Friar Yid (not Shlita) said...

It's a question of VALUES - Hollywood and the European intelligentsia do not have any.
They are moral midgets and ethical invalids.

Child molesters hardly fill me with good feelings, but I think the case has become a little more complicated due to the unusual circumstances-- not because he's such a great director, but because of how much time has passed, because he previously acknowledged his guilt and seems to have some understanding of why it was wrong, and also because the victim has repeatedly stated that she thinks he has "paid his debt" and wants to see the whole thing over with. Should he have run? Absolutely not. Was it appropriate to have sex with a 13-year-old? Clearly not. Decades later, when even the victim is calling for clemency, should he be imprisoned? I'm not so sure.

Unfortunately, this is not as cut-and-dried as "child molesters bad, liberal European & Hollywood defenders worse." There may actually be a valid point lurking underneath their insufferable egos.