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The Case Against Hitting Snooze
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By MvGuy, October 24, 2009 at 5:27 pm Link to this comment
If you or I were to commit the same blunder, do you think we could avoid the law this long???
He should go and straighten the thing out like anyone else would be compelled to do….
How odd, the captcha reads great69 ....Is the random generator trying to be funny..??
By Batmagoo, October 21, 2009 at 3:11 am Link to this comment
Well, it doesn’t “capture it” actually…
The first comment asks “how one would feel if…” the answer to that is on record by the mother of the victim, and the victim herself, for all to see in the documentary “Polanski, wanted and desired.”
Of course the answer is ignored because it is inconvenient - it doesn’t agree with the national script which requires for Polanski to be extradited and hanged.
Defending Roman Polanski, as “his friends,” is NOT about denigrating the victim ( nope! ) nor is it about supporting child-rape - not even about giving Hollywood a free pass—it is about pointing out that Roman Polanski cannot possibly be given a fair sentence in the current fog of anger, the complicated sexual aftermath of the previous decades, in this puritanical/debauched nation, and resentment directed at the so-called privileged class in America - his can only be a public lynching by people mostly unfamiliar with the particulars of the case. This is a self-serving public hanging, nothing more.
By Harold W. Beu, October 9, 2009 at 7:05 am Link to this comment
I would ask the supporters of Roman Polanski – how would you feel if it was your 13-year old daughter who was raped? As a father of two daughters, I know how I would feel. And if they are suggesting that Polanski should not be punished, then are they not also suggesting that the laws should be changed such that men can have their way with 13-year old girls? I can understand their feelings about their friend, but one can support a friend without countenancing such bad behavior. I say – support him by visiting him in prison, but do not suggest that he should not allowed to rape 13-year old girl with impunity.
One other thing: I hope that Polanski’s friends are not supporting him because of his talent. That would be like suggesting that Dr. Josef Mengele should not have been punished because he was a brilliant physician.
By NYCartist, October 9, 2009 at 6:24 am Link to this comment
Captures it. Katha Pollitt has a good article, in the Nation and reposted on Znet, “Roman Polanski and his friends”. (I often disagree with Ms. Pollitt, but on this she is really good.)
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