The left has broken down every cultural standard: on good birth, on language, on relations of the sexes, on sex itself, and on right and wrong generally. Should it be so surprising in this milieu that the last taboo, the taboo against sex with children, is now being attacked, at least for the talented who deserve special privileges?
The left’s fervent attacks on the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandals might seem confusing, but it’s now clear that these attacks were chiefly a pose to delegitimize one of the few respected voices criticizing the trends of the age. We saw a bit of the real moral idiocy at work among the left in the recent celebration of Michael Jackson, in spite of his well known penchant for pedophilia. But in the arrest of Roman Polanski, a sexual degenerate of the worst kind who drugged and raped a 13 year old girl, the tone of his supporters has been surprising even by the low standards set by the left and the Hollywood gliterrati.
“As a Swiss filmmaker, I feel deeply ashamed,” Christian Frei said.
“He’s a brilliant guy, and he made a little mistake 32 years ago. What a shame for Switzerland,” said photographer Otto Weisser, a friend of Polanski.
Who knew that making a few good movies was enough to give one carte blanche literally to rape and maim and drug and sodomize children? Well, that, and he’s a Holcaust Survivor, which makes him the victim par excellence entitled to victimize others apparently.
The protests of the French “cultural minister” really takes the cake:
“To see him thrown to the lions and put in prison because of ancient history — and as he was traveling to an event honoring him — is absolutely horrifying,” French Culture Minister Frédéric Mitterrand said after Polanski was arrested upon arrival in Switzerland to attend the Zurich Film Festival, where he was to receive a lifetime achievement award. “There’s an America we love and an America that scares us, and it’s that latter America that has just shown us its face.”
I’m sure glad we are shutting down GITMO to appease the well developed consciences of these people.
It seems at times that we are competing with incredible panache to win the Most Decadent Declining Empire Award, lest the Safavids or Romans retain their titles! Indeed, I haven’t seen this many otherwise respectable people get motivated to help a rapist escape justice since Leo Frank!