Unless you’ve been living in a technological dead zone, by now you’ve likely heard that Roman Polanski was arrested over weekend after three decades on the run to avoid serving time for having sex with a minor. This has inspired a number of this nation’s most notable staggering idiots to run to his defense, flippantly dismissing the severity of his crimes and lauding his artistic achievements as reason for him to remain free, even going so far, as Whoppi Goldberg did yesterday, to say that the act committed by Polanski was insignificant because in her mind it wasn’t “rape-rape.” Yeah.
Here’s Goldberg’s exact quote:
I know it wasn’t rape-rape. I think it was something else, but I don’t believe it was rape-rape.
Now, let’s review the indisputable facts of this case as we know them: Polanski, who was guest-editing a fashion magazine at the time, fed his victim, then 13 year-old model Samantha Gailey, with champagne and drugs at Jack Nicholson’s house. After getting her high/intoxicated, he took nude pictures of her in a hot tub and then forced vaginal and anal sex upon her, despite her barely lucid protests to get him to stop. He was able to secure him a deal with prosecutors, pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, thereby avoiding being charged with rape and sodomy. Had Polanski been charged with rape and sodomy, then Gailey’s name would have been made public, which was something she and her family did not want at the time, so Polanski lucked out. He then fled the country prior to the date he was supposed to begin serving his term.
Now, I want all of you to take a second and, if you’re a girl, remember back to the time you were thirteen. If you’re a guy, think of a girl you know/knew at thirteen, maybe your sister or your cousin or a girl you had a crush on in junior high. Now imagine that girl BEING DRUGGED BY A FORTY-ISH MAN AND FUCKED IN THE ASS AGAINST HER WILL! Yeah, it’s beyond revolting. Now re-read Goldberg’s comment and then read this:
One celebrity supporter, the actress Debra Winger, said it was a “three-decades-old case that is dead but for minor technicalities. We stand by him and await his release and his next masterpiece.” Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein said Polanski was a “humanist” who had been the victim of a “miscarriage of justice”. He said: “We will have to speak to our leaders, particularly in California. I’m not too shy to go and talk to the Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and to ask him once and for all to look at this.” However, the views of the Hollywood elite seemed out of step with those of ordinary Americans and they now face a backlash.
To hell with Roman Polanski! I don’t care if he’s now a kindly old man with more than a twinge of artistic genius, this guy is the worst of the worst and should be locked away to spend his dying days being ass-raped by fellow inmates so he can go to his grave knowing exactly what he did. Period!