Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Moral Bankruptcy of Hollywood and the Left

Over the past few days, the world has been subjected to the reliving of the crimes and perversions of Roman Polanski. Since his arrest in Switzerland he faces extradition to the U.S. to face various charges. The incident of which he plead guilty was the charge of having sex with an underage girl of 13 in March 1977. If you have the stomach for it, you can read the graphic details of the girl's ordeal here:
Since Polanski's arrest we have heard from his various supporters and apologists, including, strangely the victim herself (who did receive a undisclosed out of court settlement following the rape). There is now, of course, the Free Polanski Petition, which has over two hundred names of directors, actors and such; most notably are Woody Allen (no surprise there), Scorsese, Demme, Lynch, Nichols; you can see the rest of that here:
All of this represents not only the immorality of present day Hollywood, but of the left as well. Sure, there is immorality and depravity on both sides; but the left wins this one, no contest. Any with a worldview in which child rape is excusable if the perpetrator is seen as part of the elite, no doubt necessitates a lack of rational thought. Taking this line of "reason" further explains how these same people can justify and support abortion on demand (infanticide in the view of many) while simultaneously opposing the death penalty, no matter how horrid and gruesome the crime. The lack of any sort of cognitive dissonance while holding these bizarre views is no doubt achieved by the left's embrace of the sickness that is moral relativism and more specifically ethical subjectivism, where morality is relative to the individual.
The eventual outcome with the Polanski case will be quite telling as to where we are morally as a society and in which direction we are headed.