Sunday, September 27, 2009

Your Tax Dollars at Shirk 

{Update]: To clarify, do I think that Roman Polanski committed a terrible crime in drugging and raping a teenage girl? Yes. Do I think he should be forgiven because he's made some good movies? Hell no. Do I think it's ridiculous that the US is trying to extradite him for his crimes now? Yes -- but only because his victim has made it clear that whenever he winds up in the news, she does, so any attempts at prosecution only make her the victim all over again.

Polanski has not repeated his crimes, that we know of. Nor has he attempted to return to the US. Sure, we can throw him in jail now, but at the expense of exposing his victim -- and now her children -- to further media scrutiny, in effect raping her and her family again and again.

But forgive him for his art? Well -- Charles Manson apparently wrote some pretty good songs once upon a time...

[End Update].

OMG, stop the presses, the US DOJ has managed to arrest a fugitive for a crime committed 36 years ago and has made your daughters safer -- except that this man has not repeated his crime since then. And, while these a-holes should have been chasing after bigger criminals still at large in the US, they instead settle on a 76 year-old artist who has otherwise lived an exemplary life.

All the while, they conveniently forget one little detail -- this man's pregnant wife was slaughtered by a truly psychotic man who has been in prison for the last thirty years, and who will probably never get out, and who is on the public enemies list forever, along with Bin Laden, Fidel Castro and Hitler.

Well, two little details. The victim of this crime committed in 1973 has, as an adult, repeatedly begged authorities to just get over it, like she did, and put the matter to rest.

But.. no. The Puritan Dipshits with badges -- proving that all cops are assholes -- can't let go. And so, getting a lucky break, they force the Swiss to arrest Roman Polanski and ship him back to the US and, for what? He didn't kill anyone. His victim has long since said she is not a victim. He himself was victimized in the infamous summer of '69. Can we get our priorities straight?

Want to track down criminals who really killed people and have shown no remorse? Then Dick Cheney should be hauled into prison and indicted yesterday. Or is it okay because he didn't fuck thirteen year old girls, but rather noddingly approved the fucking of twelve year old boys in front of their fathers, all in the name of national security?

Horseshit. Roman Polanski suffered a very public personal tragedy in 1969, went a little nuts in 1973, but has long since been by his victim. That should be the end of story. But it isn't, because a bunch of yahoos with badges who could be doing better thngs aren't. "Ooh -- we caught the old man going to a film festival, and now we're going to haul him back here. Notice us!"

Hip hip hooray, assholes. You're forgetting a few things. One: Mr. Polanski hasn't exactly gone on a teeny-fucking rampage since 1973. Two: He's given us some great films since then. Three: He has had no involvement in the deaths of more than 4,000 US Soldiers, a hundred thousand Iraqis, and the squandering of trillions of dollars. Four: He isn't a war criminal. But there are war criminals still resident in the US, much easier to apprehend, with no extradition required.

Do your real jobs, okay? Leave the expatriate who has repented alone. Focus on the assholes who are still wandering around in America. Bring them to justice. Their victims are not calling out for forgiveness because they cannot -- they're dead. Mr. Polanski's victim is begging you to drop the case. Listen to her, then listen to your conscience. Drop this witch hunt, then turn your resources toward the real criminals.

Hint: You won't find them in France, Poland, or Switzerland. You'll find them in Wyoming, Texas and DC.

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Saturday, September 05, 2009

The Hypocrisy, It Is Strong with Them... 

I'm not sure which pisses me off more -- the screaming whiny racists who have their panties in a major wad because -- gasp! -- the President of the US is going to talk to their kids on Tuesday, or the MSM who is turning this bullshit non-story into, well, a story.

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard the meme. President Obama is going to address school children nationwide on Tuesday, encouraging them to stay in school and get an education. And a bunch of rightwing racists assholes have kicked and screamed and whined, claiming that this is Communist Indoctrination, and "NOT MY KIDS", and the media has deigned to grant legitimacy to this total horseshit.

And... the hypocrisy is thick in the air. Where were these people when Ronald Reagan addressed school kids? (I was a "victim" of this in elementary school.) Where were they when W read "My Pet Goat" to school children... oh, that's right, as 9/11 was happening? Hell, where were they when the Presidential Commission on Physical Fitness forced generations of kids to run around the playground, do pull-ups and feel useless because the four jocks on campus skewed the shit out of the bell-curve? Thank JFK, LBJ and Nixon for that one.

And... weren't these the same people who screamed to the high heavens that any criticism of the president (from 9/11/01 to 1/19/09 inclusive) was treason?

There are two simple solutions to this bullshit. First, the MSM needs to ignore these whining bigots, or at least point out the contradictions above at every turn. Second, the rest of us need to point out that, well, they are in fact racist assholes, astroturfing outrage when none is deserved.

Once upon a time in America, it was considered an honor when the president spoke to you, no matter who the president was. That was the rule from Washington to Bush I. Somehow, the rules changed with Clinton -- but only because the neo-cons did almost as much to damage the office of president in the 90s as Nixon did in his two terms, the only difference being that Nixon did it himself, while Clinton had it done to him.

Well, welcome to 2009, when a bunch of racist assholes conveniently manage to call any criticism of their fascism racism (blind morans) and attack our duly elected president with inacurate lables of facism or commuism. The same people who wanted to hang the people who criticized W are conveniently ignoring their old rules, and are applying their new.

And it's time for the Media and the People to call "Bullshit." The President of the United States wants to talk to the children on Tuesday. Not so very long ago, all good patriots would encourage their children to listen to the president. The only reason old, rich white people are complaining now is... well... President Obama is not old, not rich and not...

Ssssh. White. And this manufactured tempest in a teapot is just the last gasp of racism, of the scared white people whose greatest fear is that people with darker skin than theirs might actually have something to say, and these racist douchebags can all go fuck themselves. If Saint Reagan was good enough to shovel his propaganda down the throats of children of a generation ago, Saint Obama is good enough to tell the current generation to stay in school. It isn't about the person, or shouldn't be, if you're a good American. It's about the Constitution and the Office of the President and Our Country.

If you oppose the president, after all, you are a terrorist. And all of you whining assholes don't want to be labelled as terrorists, right?


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