I do not like to write about the “news” on this blog, but the sympathy for Roman Polanski is getting my goat.
It just the language and attitudes have sent me back to how it was living with my stepdad.
All the language of poor suffering artist, man who is misunderstood.
And the classic – she consented. Or as Polanski said he had “sex with a young woman”.
Basically we mustn’t judge any abuser, wasn’t some kind of mistake ,or just more likely, that society doesn’t understand the respect and the love.
It is highly disturbing how much liberals want to let abusers off the hook.
This is highly triggering for me, coz Polanski was a hero to my stepdad.
I am absolutely sure he is a hero to many child rapists.
He is the image the smug attitude that it just a silly mistake.
We must excuse Polanski coz he had suffered. This is true – but –
But the vast majority of girls abused as children do go on to rape and mentally abuse others.
But no-one was forcing him to rape a child, he could of stop and got some humanity any time.
No I am sorry about his traumas, but that is no excuse for destroying another person’s life.
But liberals let him off for being a great artist.
Shit, that is just weak.
I think he is a very good director, especially the films from 60’s to early 80’s. To be honest he made two films that I love – “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Chinatown”.
But his actions as an artist must never be used to make his violence invisible.
I love James Brown, but I was bloody pleased when he was put in jail for his violence .
Being famous should never be a free pass to treating women and children as pieces of dirt.
But every day, famous people get little or no punishment for raping children, for beating up their partners, for abusing women and girls in the sex trade – for being like the majority of men thinking it no big deal to make women and children want to be dead or to just murder them.
For if we choose to allow famous men to go unpunished, we are sending out the message that men can and will whatever violence they like. Just make sure it done to women and children, for they are unimportant.
I very much doubt that Polanski will be punished.
But at least the world knows he is a bastard.