For some things there really is no defense. Things like the drugging, rape, and sodomy of an underage girl by a middle-aged pervert followed by years on the lam. And yet, incredibly, there are those who would lend their voice and position to defend the indefensible by stretching the definition of rape to kinda sorta rape-rape.
Well if that don’t beat all. One would think that the drugging, rape, and sodomy of a child would be enough to meet the necessary standard of indecent behavior but for some, there clearly is no line unworthy of trespass. I am grateful however for main street liberals (with whom I often disagree) for not falling in line behind this abominable apologetic. From The Confluence:
If we step back from arguing about Polanski himself and look at what is happening right now, you see a bunch of prominent people defending a man who drugged, raped and sodomized a 13 year old child. Most or all of those people are associated with the liberal/progressive politics and the Democratic party. Some of them endorsed Barack Obama and donated to his campaign.
Argue all you want about defending Polanski’s constitutional rights, but if you defend Polanski you are defending a man who drugged, raped and sodomized a 13 year old child. How do you think that will play with the magical “swing” voters in middle America?
If Obama’s Department of Justice and Secretary of State Clinton wimp out on this and don’t do everything they can to bring Polanski to justice, they will be handing the issue to the conservatives all gift-wrapped with a nice bow on it. The conservatives will say:
“Liberal Democrats defended a man who drugged, raped and sodomized a 13 year old child!”
The worst part is that they will be telling the truth.
Like ACORN’s enablement of child trafficking, this is NOT a partisan issue
ACORN is an organization with a toxic corporate culture that attracts or fosters morally reprehensible behavior. At worst, it is as corrupt and contemptible as ongoing allegations of widespread voter registration fraud, tax code violations, and contribution fraud would suggest.
Lashing out at everyone from the filmmakers to George Bush, Karl Rove, and the right in general will not make this scandal disappear. And neither will shameful incidents of media malpractice, feminist silence, and false equivalencies from the liberal blogosphere. Any degree of support for child sex slavery is indefensible. Period.
Perhaps I should have titled this piece, “Child Sex Trafficking Shouldn’t Be A Partisan Issue.” It shouldn’t be, and yet, for some, it’s acceptable to look the other way when it threatens to undermine a liberal organization.
And the beauty and artistry of a man’s work cannot cover for the egregious crime he committed. It saddens me that even such horrors as child trafficking and rape become politicized.