Need more proof Hollywood is out of touch with reality?
Here is the petition to free poor old Roman Polanski, where we can see who are the moral imbeciles.
It is quite a list of so-called luminaries including several big names.
But first let's dissect the wording of the petition, for its decadence is glorious to behold:
Petition for Roman PolanskiMon Dieu! What poor taste to arrest a great filmmaker! He should be immune while receiving our awards!
We have learned the astonishing news of Roman Polanski's arrest by the Swiss police on September 26th, upon arrival in Zurich (Switzerland) while on his way to a film festival where he was due to receive an award for his career in filmmaking.
His arrest follows an American arrest warrant dating from 1978 against the filmmaker, in a case of morals.You see, it was just a backward, Puritanical American morals charge -- not a real crime, just a case of morals. You know, morals, which are just a matter of opinion.
The "morals charge" these vile morons are speaking of is the drugging and rape of a 13-year-old girl (30 years his junior), in the face of her protests, to which (in spite of whatever "prosecutorial misconduct" his defenders rush to announce) he admitted his guilt, and was convicted. The unsealed details are here.
Filmmakers in France, in Europe, in the United States and around the world are dismayed by this decision. It seems inadmissible to them that an international cultural event, paying homage to one of the greatest contemporary filmmakers, is used by the police to apprehend him.Do we laugh or cry at this? International cultural events are off limits to police?
These "people" are dismayed by justice, but not by Polanski's crime.
By their extraterritorial nature, film festivals the world over have always permitted works to be shown and for filmmakers to present them freely and safely, even when certain States opposed this.What, they're diplomats now? The self-importance is unbelievable.
The arrest of Roman Polanski in a neutral country, where he assumed he could travel without hindrance, undermines this tradition: it opens the way for actions of which no-one can know the effects.
Then they demand his immediate release...or else Franco-American relations will suffer. The international filmmaking community stands by the predatory child rapist!
So do many others. They say the "alleged" victim wants the case dismissed.
Justice doesn't work that way.
It looks like 800-900 names so far, mostly French. Several are starlets and eurotrash directors. Others are big names, supposedly serious people. For example:
Woody Allen - no surprise there
Pedro Almodovar - "acclaimed Spanish filmmaker"
Jean-Jacques Annaud - directed Name of the Rose, Quest for Fire
Jonathan Demme - Silence of the Lambs
Terry Gilliam - Time Bandits, Brazil, etc.
John Landis - Animal House, Blues Brothers, etc.
David Lynch - Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Dune, Eraserhead, etc.
Jeanne Moreau - "greatest actress in the world" (said Orson Welles)
Martin Scorsese - Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, etc.
Tilda Swinton - Oscar-winning actress
Wim Wenders - Buena Vista Social Club, Wings of Desire, etc.
May they be jeered, shamed, and impoverished for their support of evilness.