Thursday, 8 October 2009

Polanski














‘Some of the get-out-of-jail-free crowd thinks that the reason Polanski should go free is because he’s a gifted artist. Maybe you’re right. Instead of an Oscar we should let the Best Director fuck your kids.’

~~ Screenwriter Michael Seitzman in an article from the Huffington Post ~~

They should all be held accountable. The whole shit and caboodle of them.

*artwork by Daryl Cagle

62 comments:

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I agree.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Amen.
I really don't understand his supporters.

Sassy Scribbles said...

well, there shouldn't be double standards with the law, you do bad, crazy things, you pay for it, regardless of who you are!!! Yuck with his supporters.booooo.

Manon Doyle said...

I don't understand his supporters either!! Why should he be let off..... because he's a celebrity?.....ya right.

Hope your day is wonderful girlfriend!!

love,
manon
xo

Ces said...

It shows how much Hollywood is so detached from the general public and how ordinary people live. But we are a celebrity nation. Roman Polanski should go to jail. He is just an actor. He is not an NBA player.

Miss Becky said...

Renee I agree with you. If he were just someone with no famous name would he have supporters saying he doesn't deserve to be punished? I think not. And, Whoopie Goldberg making distinctions between "rape" and "rape-rape", I just don't get it. I think that is implying that some rapes are different than others and one kind might be more acceptable than the other. I just don't get it. To shield someone from the law and due punishnment because they are famous doesn't cut it with me. If you wish to take action on this issue go to http://thenewagenda.net/ and sign the Jail Polanski petetion. Thanks. Have a beautiful day!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The cartoon, quotation and your comment -- all brilliant! No one should be above the law. It is very distressing to hear actors who I used to respect (e.g. Debra Winger) argue that Polanski should escape any legal consequences for both the rape and for being a fugitive from justice.

LDWatkins said...

Sickening. Fine example for young people. People must be held accountable for their actions, regardless of their 'position' in life.

Sarah said...

Yes I agree!!! I ahve very little patience with people who harm children!! Honestly I think they should be "Fixed" but that is just me. Isn't that what you do with a tom cat? Hmmmmm...
Great post hon! Love ya, Sarah

Nevine said...

Renee, you always say it for us, don't you? I'm a big fan of Polanski films, always will be. But I'm not a fan of his behavior. And I think people should think objectively and separate the professional from the person. The professional is, in my opinion, a genius of filmmaking. The person... well, I don't know him on a personal level, but anyone who admits to having raped a 13-year old needs to be put on the chopping block just like anyone else would be.

Have yourself a beautiful day, Renee!

Angela Recada said...

Amen. Amen. Amen.

Hugs,
xoxoxo
Angela

pRiyA said...

so what happened to all those people who advocated 'forgiveness'? they used to all trumpet out 'forgive your abusers'!
well, now it seems that 'punishment' is fashionable. what next in fashion i wonder.

corvedacosta said...

This is just ridiculous. When did we accept the molestation of kids to be okay?

Its absurd. He should serve his time.

Such a bad joke for the Catholic folks though. They are involved in so many cases of abuse.

Javajune said...

I so agree. I'm tired of the double standard. So sad! Have a blissful day my friend!
xo-jj

Marie said...

What he did was despicable and he shouldn't get away with it. Nobody should get away with criminal behaviour because they are "Gifted" or otherwise.

Annie said...

I totally agree 100%. xoxo

Noreen said...

The way I see it, a crime is a crime. A job title should not determine the punishment. People (I'd rather call them animals, but then that would be insulting some great creatures)who have sexually abused our children all deserve the same punishment for the same crime. No exceptions to the rule!

Forgiveness? That, I believe, is something that only the abused have the right to choose that if they wish. Not the bystanders.

I feel that all this energy, placed on the criminal, could be put to better use through helping the victims.

Marion said...

How true, Renee! It's sad that people with more money can often 'buy' freedom. Just ask a man or woman who's had to depend upon a court appointed attorney. That system's a joke. Those with money walk free more often than those without money.

Lady Justice may be blind, but she's not stupid. Any man who drugs and anally rapes a 13 year old girl should be imprisoned for life. The man's a scumbag and has already lived out most of his life free. It's past time for justice to be done.

Blessings, my friend!

Deborah said...

Oh Renee, I think that it is SO much better to make amends while here on earth...when the cashier gives me back a quarter too much, the reason I return it to her is because when I meet God face to face, I don't want the first thing He says to me to be, "Now what about that quarter". Roman, do your time here first.

Renee, I love you!!!
**kisskiss** Deb

Linda Sue said...

crime and punishment- that too should change- what would be a befitting punishment- probably NOT prison because Mr. Polanski might enjoy the buggery there and the foder for another film...Maybe surgical removal of body parts and another two inches from his diminiative size- height I am talking about.Maybe that would pay for what he did...I don't think that payment or punishment is what we are really after- especially 30 years away from the crime...There are more immediate crimes against children that need to be dealt with. A public hanging- that may be satisfying but I would go with the removal of body parts myself, and for everyone to pay attention to where their little girls are.

Laughed so much at "stinky" Ms. Renee...Of course we would have to use the toilet before boarding the plane...

Elizabeth said...

I agree. Can't believe this is even an issue.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

And besides the man does not seem to have a single bit of remorse for what he did! That kind of tells the whole story now doesn't it!

Bella Sinclair said...

He is a coward, through and through. Taking advantage of a child -- when she is unconscious, no less -- and then fleeing. That's two crimes. Despicable. Child molesters don't do well in prison.

Pattee said...

Amen....

Björnik said...

He should go to prison and get raped 13 times a day.hahaha

sinnlighet said...

Oh I like you and your blog Renee, and now... goodnight!

Agneta

soulbrush said...

They should all be held accountable. The whole shit and caboodle of them.!!!!!!YES!!!

Sarah said...

Oh so true! It really is strange that people would categorize someone like that-oh if they are this then they should not be blamed for this. Madness!

Allegra Smith said...

Make amends? what kind of amends could be made for a crime such as violating a child? Can they give them back their innocence? take away their fears? stop their nightmares? create new trust toward adults? forget forever the terror of being at the mercy of an animal dressed in human clothes? When they manage that I would believe in handing them the charity they still wouldn't deserve but until then I hope each and everyone who has done that to a child rots in hell here and wherever the hell they deserve may be.

Forgive me Buddha, but here I draw the line about forgiveness. I was never molested but I have witnessed the effect on children who were, when working at the Hospital. A thousand deaths are too soft of a punishment for those who molest a child.

Deborah said...

Ah, but Lovee, my faith has yet to be tested...yours is being refined through fire. And then some.

Dede said...

I completely agree with you! I so dislike double standards. There is something on my blog for you.

(((HUGS)))

Arija said...

Hear, hear. I'd have them all bobbited, that would stop them in their tracks. A slap on the wrist is no deterrent at all.

Sophia said...

I do not get his supporters. Crazy!!!!

Sue said...

Ha...love the cartoon!

I am a huge fan of Polanski's work, I think he is a brilliant director.

He was not so brilliant years ago however when he did 'the deed'. He should be treated as anyone else would be - no exceptions.

Hugs to you my friend, and thank you so much for your support of Nicole!

xxoo

staceyjwarner said...

WOW, funny post and very true...I don't get the support he has...its strange.

studio lolo said...

What really made me laugh out loud is Woody Allen came to his defense as if he's a credible person!!! Woody Allen who married his own adopted daughter!!

I love the joke someone said about Woody after the Soon Yee incident and his leaving Mia. He said that Soon Yee was pregnant with his (woodys) next wife!

What is WRONG with these people?

I know this. Nothing is wrong with you ;)

xoxoxoxo
lolo

Baino said...

I wonder if he'd embezzled billions of dollars would there be an outcry to forgive and forget! Even Ronald Biggs remained incarcerated almost 40 years after he returned from Brasil after the Great Train Robbery! Do the crime, do the time!

YayaOrchid said...

Great cartoon, and so true!

MBNAD woman said...

Despicable man. I loathe the fact that people are claiming that he's a tortured soul, holocaust survivor etc. Imagine being a holocaust survivor who has tried to live a decent and honest life hearing that piece of rubbish trying to justify his actions. How insulted you would feel.

With you all the way, Renee. And yes, I do like some of his films but not his behaviour.

Mad x

@eloh said...

Hollywood and their politics...

Maggie's garden said...

yeah....hell yeah!

drollgirl said...

well this Michael Seitzman character is my new fucking hero.

FUCK POLANSKI.

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Hear hear! Well said!

Ces said...

Oy1 It's getting violent! Stop by my blog for coffee and an award with Deborah.

Ces said...

Renee, I have seven of these oak awards. I know, only seven, and of course you are the first!

Ribbon said...

this is all news to me...
if this is true then yes..'no get out of jail free card.'

silly people... they've been watching too many movies and believing them.

xx ribbon

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

It is mind-boggling that there is anyone who does not agree. However, when my abusive mother was confronted by my brothers' complaint about my uncle raping them, she told them to "grow up and get over it." So, while mind-boggling, there are some folks whose minds must have boggled before birth because they certainly have not worked well since birth!

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Renee, I've got to check out the Huffington Post to read that article!!! Oh well, OJ got away with murder times 2... `

♥ Braja said...

Oh, well said, well said!!

Silindile Ntuli said...

This is a somewhat personal subject for me and I think anyone capable of doing that is an animal and shouldn't be around humans, period.... He should be put in the darkest of holes.

kj said...

is it my libra ascendent? i feel strongly that roman polanski should be brought to justice, be tried and held accountable. but i can't feel as disgusted and passionate about it as most of these comments reflect. thirty years later, i don't know who the man is, what demons he faces, how he lives his life. justice yes, but i don't want to over look forgiveness and repentance if that should be in the picture too.

i don't know. and because i don't know i cannot be so sure of the tar and feathering part.

don;t get me wrong: if bill clinton walked in a room i was in, i would walk out. that's how strongly i feel about his 'power over' monica lewinsky, who at the time was my daughter's vulnerable age. it's the force of disgust in these comments, many by people i adore and admire, i guess that leaves me abit queasy.

as for the hollywood crowd. why can't they keep a lid on it? wrong wrong wrong.

kj said...

ah, moon sister, the plot thickens. remember when the line of life seemed straight, one end led to the other? when did it get so zig zaggy?

A Cuban In London said...

You have echoed my feelings. Even if the victim is a grown-up woman no and would rather forget the whole situation he is accountable. Also, it would send a very strong message to any 'artiste' who wants to (insert expletive here) around.

The illustration cracked me up so much.

Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Ruth said...

Not yes, but HELL yes.

karen gerstenberger said...

I agree. It's a crime, no matter whether or not she forgives him, no matter how long ago it occurred, no matter what his "body of work" is.

He.raped.a.child. It's a CRIME.

madtexter said...

I don't understand this whole outcry of 'injustice' against Polanski. He dipped his doodle where it should have never been dipped, and now all of a sudden we should turn a blind eye, because his 'brilliant talent' negates the fact that he molested a child. We may as well allow child brides.

Marie S said...

Madi says "thank you Auntie Renee"

Nina P. said...

He too will one day meet his maker...
Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

Woman in a Window said...

A rose is a rose is a rose
and Roman Polanski is no rose.

xo
erin

Tessa said...

You said it, girl! And in true Renee fashion. LOVE YA!! xx

Oops! Desperate Blogger~ said...

Renee,
I am sorry I am so hit and miss on blogging. My life is not my own at the moment, but I always try to catch up on your blog. once again...Amen to this!!

Rikkij said...

we deify we know not what and crucify love anew. The priveledged will always be so cuz we made them that way. Excuse me as I run to Wal-Mart. ~rick