Disclaimer: This is no criticism of liberalism as such but of its darker side
How the left-wing are treating the Polanski-case is a good example of the dark-side of liberalism, a good example of what happens when a soft heart
becomes a soft brain.
The guy is a child-rapist who fled the country in order not to get arrested. Now that he did get arrested, several "liberal" activists such as
Harrison Ford, Monica Belluci, Harvey Weinstein, various left-wing-organizations, are calling to "Free Polanski".
And British novelist Robert Harris described the arrest as "disgusting treatment".
The Swiss Directors Association also criticised the arrest, describing it as "not only a grotesque farce of justice, but also an immense cultural
As is quite typical for left-wing-extremists, right/wrong are relativised and even reversed, so that not child-rape is disgusting and a scandal but
arresting the rapist is "disgusting" and "an immense cultural scandal".
Im interested in hearing the viewpoints of both political sides on this...
[edit on 29-9-2009 by Skyfloating]