Quote of the Day

via Bernard-Henri Lévy

The decision to free Roman Polanski is a wise decision…At this very moment, I am thinking about Emmanuelle, his wife. I am thinking about his two kids who saw their dad’s name ignominiously dragged through the mud. I am mostly thinking about him: Roman Polanski…Nothing will repair the days he has spent in prison. Nothing will erase the immense, unbelievable injustice he has been subjected to. Nothing will take away the hysteria of those ones who have never stopped pouring contempt upon him, hounding him through hatred and asking for his punishment as if we were living the darkest and most ferocious hours of the McCarthysm era all over again. At least, the nightmare is about to end. At least the end of the hell is looming.

How ’bout you start “mostly thinking” about your white, upper-class, male privilege instead?  This guy’s a French philosopher of what, the MRA movement?  Asswipe.

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2 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. prof susurro says:

    “Nothing will erase the immense, unbelievable injustice he has been subjected to” It’s sick how this sentence so adequately describes the long term effect of rape on a child but instead inscribes that tragedy onto the body of the rapist. In this Brave New World we live in, perpetrators potray themselves and are portrayed as victims and the abused are both degraded for existing and for daring to demand restitution. If I weren’t living now, I wouldn’t believe that was possible; except even as I write that I think about how colonials always blamed colonized people for the violence they heaped on them or how racists blame the people they beat, shoot, or string up, etc. The sense of victimhood of those who enact violence daily is all too common after all.

  2. Emm says:

    “Nothing will erase the immense, unbelievable injustice he has been subjected to… At least, the nightmare is about to end. At least the end of the hell is looming.”

    Wow. My nightmare never ended. It took what? minutes of my life and it never, ever ended. I don’t think it will ever end for Polanski’s victim either.

    I couldn’t give a toss if we burn him at the stake or whether his family suffers. It is unfortunate and cruel and painful but when someone you know commits rape then yes, it hurts you and your family too.

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