There Are Two Americas

It’s just like John Edwards said.

In one America, if you do something wrong, you (often) get arrested, tried, and if (hopefully) guilty, you get punished.

In another America, if you’re friends with big enough people, then your crimes aren’t really “crimes”.
Like if you are a good Saint Paul DFLer who was implicated in a murder in the seventies but have been an impeccable liberal worker-bee ever since.

Or if you have powerful and famous friends.

Behold modern “Feminism” at work:

[Whoopi] Goldberg, star of The Color Purple and Sister Act, said: “I know it wasn’t rape-rape. I think it was something else, but I don’t believe it was rape-rape.

“He pled guilty to having sex with a minor and he went to jail, and when they let him out he said ‘You know what, this guy’s going to give me 100 years in jail. I’m not staying’. And that’s why he left.” Polanski was arrested in Zurich, Switzerland on Sunday and faces extradition to the United States. He fled the US in 1978 before being sentenced for the crime and has been pursued around the globe by prosecutors ever since.

Someone needs to pass the word Polanski’s a Republican.  That’ll fix ’em.

38 thoughts on “There Are Two Americas

  1. The artiste-set forgets Polanski already got his break – he was allowed to plead to one small charge rather than face the jury on all charges.

    Drugging a child to rape her wasn’t fashionable in those days. He’d have been looking at harsh penalties indeed. To whine about facing the music now is to seek a second bite of the apple.


  2. It’s pretty disgusting, all in all. And it’s understandable that the victim wouldn’t want to be dragged through the mud again. That said, drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl is, err, rather worse than merely a minor oops that a great artist should be allowed, and while there’s nothing that can be done about the decades of undeserved freedom that Polanski stole, at least there’s reason to believe that justice has, at long last, caught up with the bastard.

    Ironically, what triggered this may have been Polanski himself — his lawyers recently filed a motion where they argued that the LA District Attorney’s office wasn’t really all that interested in getting Polanski into prison, and that may have excited their interest in getting Polanski into prison. Good on ’em.

  3. You have to excuse Whoopie. She bought the Clinton line that fellatio wasn’t sex, therefore he didn’t commit adultery.
    The logical contortions libs have to exercize are often breathtaking.

  4. These latest rationalizations are child’s play for Whoopi compared to her multiple abortions (according to her biographer) and her convictions that abortion isn’t murder and that women who have them should be “revered”.

  5. With Whoopie throwing several of her children into a Planned Parenthood (or is it Klan Parenthood?) dumpster, maybe abortion isn’t so bad.

  6. Nate: I emphatically don’t disagree, although another term for “whining about facing the music” is “criminal defense”, which is a Fifth Amendment right. As opposed to “giving celebs a pass because they’re celebs”, which is just a species of depravity.

    Chuck: Ooof. Not going there. Babies are “innocent until proven guilty” vastly moreso than most. They coulda grown up to be Republicans.

    Night, Bubba, Kerm, Joel: Yep.

  7. my head hurts. Polanski needs to have the favor returned to him in prison by a big black guy named Molly. He is a miserable piece of shit, yes I know his wife was brutally murdered by the Manson family but does that give him a right to do what he did? According to hollyweird, yes it does. Anyone up for a boycott for anyone who defends him? Not that I need to boycott Whoopi, she hasn’t done anything good since Sister Act. I’m sure now I’m going to be labeled a racist somehow now…

  8. Right-
    Notice how Goldberg segues from “not rape-rape” (eg, not violent rape) to “he had sex with a minor”, as though what he did was comparable to a nineteen year old man having sex with his fifteen year old girlfriend.
    We don’t know what Polanski would have done if she had put up more resistance. She doesn’t know. Polanski himself likely doesn’t know. If nothing else the unspoken but understood threat of violence makes it ‘rape-rape’.

  9. Ok, so if rape doesn’t always mean rape (unless it’s “rape-rape”), does that mean that No doesn’t always mean No? Is Whoopi flushing one of the tenets (or at least one of the pennants) of feminism with this line of (il)logic?

    Of course Hollywood is going to defend Polanski; all he did was ply a 13-year-old with champagne and a quaalude to lower her inhibitions or make her more pliable. Hollywood’s been metaphorically doing the same thing for generations, plying us with false pictures of “normal” and “natural” behavior and telling us “you know you want it” and rationalizing that, really, “we were asking for it.”

  10. Keep in mind this behavior is rarely a one-off occurrence. The use of drugs and alcohol to mitigate resistance speaks of practice not naivete. Given the line of business he’s in the canard that he (a then 44 yr old man) didn’t know how old she was can’t even hop on one leg.

  11. “I’m sure now I’m going to be labeled a racist somehow now… “

    Well, Ben, I’m not sure why it should be “a big black guy named Molly.” Maybe you would like to explain further? Or not?


    The time to defend the POS Polanski is long past, he was tried and convicted in a court of law. I suppose there could be a few new charges though. Heh heh heh

  12. Kel, given that Polanski had to personally ask his victim’s mother for permission to photograph her, the idea that “he didn’t know her age” isn’t exactly believeable. And yes, he did it at other times; Nastassia Kinski at age 15. And his current wife is 33 years younger…..

  13. I can’t understand how any thing a liberal does can come as a surprise to anyone. They’re gutter dwelling scumbags doing what gutter dwelling scumbags do.

  14. # bubbasan Says:
    September 30th, 2009 at 9:34 am

    My take is that Hollywood knows that if we start to effectively prosecute their crimes, movies will be made exclusively in Folsom.

    Technically, Folsom State Prison is a town all to itself. Inside the walls it is known as the aptly named town of Represa, CA. Used to go inside as a vendor to Prison Industries Authority back in the 90s. It was…… charming.

    And they can make all the movies there that they want!

  15. The CHILD was his victim, and we as a society were also the victims of his abhorrent criminal acts. He plead down the charges thinking he would not get serious prison time, and when (rightly or wrongly) the judge in the case became aware that the guy had a ongoing thing for kids he let it be known that he was going to come down on him hard at sentencing. Polanski got wind of this and absconded. So now that he has been caught justice needs to be served; and that should be some period of hard time. I care not at all that he is now 76 years old!

  16. AssClown, would that make it any better or worse?

    Is it any different from the assnozzel lessons you have AC Jr perform? (yes, we understand Jr is a professional in training, but still…)

  17. “If Polanski were really a Republican, it would have been a young boy.”

    No wonder AC hates the GOP….he thinks it’s competition.

  18. Because he was such a vocal supporter of Soliah, we have all been spared the possibility of Andy Dawkins running for mayor of St. Paul. Likewise, all those celebrities who are supporting Polanski are going to find their voices marginalized. At least I’m hoping.

  19. You know, I find it amazing, that MSM is all atwitter about a 20 year old story of a has been raping a 13 year-old, and yet they are still mum on ACORN, who were caught in the act, filmed no less, of aiding and abetting an underage prostitution ring just scant weeks ago! That should be the outrage!

  20. justplainangry — the Polanski story is 30 years old. Thirty-two if you want to be precise. Polanski was a then 44 year old. He is now 76.

  21. Polanski needs to be hauled into court. It does’t matter if he has made movies or not, if he made the moves that apparently have been proven in court.

    It just doesn’t matter if he is ‘an artist’ or not, if he did the crime he should do the punishment.

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