What tangential argument did we lapse into while debating Roman Polanski’s arrest in Switzerland?
–*Provincial Americans don’t appreciate fine, sophisticated sex with 13-year-olds.
–*Everybody’s a hypocrite. Polanski. The judge. The prosecutor. And especially my ex-wife Laraine.
–*Well I certainly hope people forgive me after 32 years for whatever I might have done, though it’s none of your business what that might have been.
–*You Polanski defenders make me sick. He goes free while you Zionists continue to live on our Palestinian soil.
–*Look, the girl he raped is grown up and she said she forgives him. Why do you people have to bring the law into a relationship that was belatedly between two adults?
–*How can you pick “The Tenant” over “Rosemary’s Baby”? You’re just being an asshole now.
–*I don’t care what you elitists think, an artist should not be spared when he commits a crime, not even when his mother was killed by the Nazis, his wife by the Manson Family or his chance for a fair trial by a showboating Hollywood media whore judge.
–*We shouldn’t ever take mitigating circumstances into account when somebody commits a crime, and if that sounds extreme to you, then come back in a week when my lithium has kicked in and I’ll probably sound a bit more reasonable.
–*I’m sure that the U.S. would willingly give up its own international fugitives from France if asked. Like Henry Kissinger, for instance.
–*I know it’s an important topic, but did “The Pianist” have to be so depressing?
–*When a person is victimized as a child by people like the Nazis, it’s very explainable how he might victimize somebody himself later on, and we owe Roman Polanski the benefit of our compassion. But honestly, I’m still inclined against him because “Bitter Moon,” was such a misogynistic and self-indulgent piece of shit.
–*Hasn’t Roman Polanski suffered enough for his crime? For 32 years he’s had to sit in France and get medals and money and fuck his highly erotic wife Emmanuelle Seigner. Can’t we just leave him alone?