Watch the video. Legal scholar, Whoopi Goldberg, pontificates on Roman Polanski raping a kid and running away to France.
Hmmm… So when a 45 year old man gets a 13 year old drunk, drugs her, and then repeatedly sodomizes her while she begs him to stop and let her go home, that’s not real rape, or “rape-rape” in the mind of Whoopi Goldberg. That is something else.
So, to clarify, from the wisdom of Whoopi and the other harpies on the View, what part of that isn’t “rape”? Was he not wearing a ski-mask? Did he need to be a hobo?
Oh wait, it was because he was a celebrity. That moves it into a lower category of crime, like jaywalking. It isn’t something terrible, like Rape-Rape, or voting Republican. I got it.
So, if you’re a regular dude, and you drug and sexually assault a child, you’re a rapist. If you’re a celebrity or a Kennedy, and you drug and sexually assault someone, that is just having a little fun. I’m glad I got that clarified.
Seriously, watch the video. If she doesn’t piss you off, then there is something wrong with you. See, according to the Whoopster, part of this is just a cultural bias. In Europe, you can sex up your 13 year olds all you want (or something, I wasn’t real clear on that part), and that Polanski didn’t flee the country because he was guilty of Rape-Rape, he fled the country because the judge thought he was guilty and was going to sentence him accordingly… Which is totally understandable… If you’ve got the higher brain functions of a piece of fruit.
Look, I don’t care how brilliant you are as a director. I don’t care if you’re the greatest film maker alive. If you are a child rapist, you need to be tried, judged, and sentenced accordingly. Now I diverge slightly from the justice system on what the appropriate punishment should be for child rapists, (both the Rape-Rape, and Pseudoraping kind), in that I think their sentencing should consist of a single .45 caliber bullet and a pine box. But then we wouldn’t have The Pianist. Oh the humanity.
I’ve heard some morons say that “Well, the girls has forgiven him, we should just move on.” That’s not how the legal system works for anyone else. Regardless of the victim’s feelings in the matter, a crime was committed. If the dude wasn’t a famous director, then said morons wouldn’t be making this argument. If it was one of their kids that had been attacked and abused by a pedophile, do you really think they would be so eager to have him walking around on the loose if their kid later forgave the bad guy?
Whoopi said she had a 13 year old grand-niece or something. (couldn’t tell, blood pressure spikes make paying attention difficult by that point), as if that information somehow made it so that Whoopi understands. No. It just means that Whoopi is a lousy relative too.
I believe she was trying to make the argument that statutory rape (i.e. consensual sex with a minor, and the legal issue is about if the minor give consent) is different than violent ski-masked hobo rape. Except that logic falls apart when you realize that this wasn’t an oversexed 16 year old getting it on with her 18 year old boyfriend behind the roller rink, (and my parents are still together after all these years!) this was a 45 year old man drugging and repeatedly attacking a junior high kid while she begged him to stop.
Whoopi. You are an idiot.