So a bunch of actors and film directors got together and wrote a letter to express their outrage at the arrest of one Roman Polanski, film director and admitted child rapist. The letter says that the American prosecutors are just really mean and vindictive, and that Polanski was arrested some thirty years ago for “a matter of morals.”
That right there strikes me as a slight understatement, to put it mildly. It’s like saying Hitler had a bit of an ego, or Britney Spears may not be Rhodes Scholar material. Without wanting to go into the salacious details, the “matter of morals” was the then-40-year-old Polanski approaching a woman and her thirteen-year-old daughter to ask the mom for permission to take pictures of the daughter for the French edition of Vogue. He lured the kid to his house, and then to his pal Jack Nicholson’s place, got her zonked out on champagne and Quaaludes, and then proceeded to have sex with her against her expressed will. (That’s when she says “no” and “stop” many times over, which in no language of the world means “I’m just playing hard to get, and I really want you to fuck me six ways from Sunday.”)
Let’s recap that “matter of morals”: a 40-year-old man plies a 13-year-old girl with booze and drugs to get into her panties, and then proceeds to have sex with her despite her refusal. Now, I’m not a prude, but where I come from, we call that “raping a child”.
Charges were brought, the court agreed, the defendant Polanski pleaded guilty, and promptly skipped the country before the sentencing to evade the punishment.
Therefore, my opinion on the Polanski case can be summed up thusly:
Roman Polanski is a child-raping shitbag, and anyone who puffs up and defends that piece of garbage in any way needs their moral compass severely recalibrated, preferably with a framing hammer.
The whole Polanski affair has just reaffirmed what I’ve known for a long time: When it comes to defending one of their own, Liberals are just as capable of hypocritical excuses for shitbaggery as Conservatives.