Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G
sinetimore

Doing As The Roman Polanski's Do....

First up, I got some facts wrong about the case.  Polanski fled before sentencing, he was in holding when he got out and set off for France.  Doesn't change any of the other details, however.

Anytime something high profile like this happens, it's a chance for celebrities to show us how moronic they are.  Today's guest on the panel is Whoopi Goldberg.  Goldberg already has proven that, despite her intelligence, she ain't very bright.  When discussing Michael Vick, word shot around the Internet that Goldberg was in favor of cutting Vick some slack because he's from the South, and dogfighting is part of their culture, they don't think it's wrong, they think it's normal.  One commentator chimed in, "Have you ever heard a more elegant defense of the KKK in your life?"

Here's Goldberg's latest bout of verbal diarrhea:  "I know it wasn’t rape-rape. It was something else but I don’t believe it was rape-rape… When we’re talking about what someone did, and what they were charged with, we have to say what it actually was, not what we think it was."

Let's see...use of inhibitors to coerce sex, and when she still resisted, he took it anyway.  Sounds like rape-rape to me.

I get really fucking sick of people who think that, if the rape wasn't so bad (it wasn't as violent or something like that), it wasn't exactly rape.  It's a combination of "no harm, no foul" because there was no physical bruising and the thought that sexual activity always feels good, like sexual response is a series of joy buzzers wired through the body and as long as your pressing, she's getting some kind of thrill so it's not that traumatic.  Every time progress is made in realizing rape is a crime of power and not sex, idiots come along to set things back.

The amateur psychiatrists need to shut the fuck up.  He knew what he did was wrong, otherwise he wouldn't have fled.  He has continued to have an active life, making money and winning awards, instead of taking his punishment like a man.  His hubris is appalling enough, but the excuses being advanced by defenders really makes me dread humanity's future.
Tags: news, politics, stupidity, wtf
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