September 28th, 2009

I was going to write about the Polanski arrest…

…but Kate Harding has saved me the trouble by writing essentially what I was thinking, and probably doing a better job of it than I would have.

I will add that the attitudes of those who would whitewash Polanski’s sorry crime and make excuses for him are not only wrong, but an example of the precipitous decline of what used to be known as Western Civilization.

A couple of legal points: it doesn’t matter what the victim wants at this point. It never does, except in the sentencing phase at the judge’s discretion, because one of the differences between civil and criminal law is that criminal acts are considered a crime against society as a whole.

There is also no proper legal sentence for a crime except the one handed out by the courts. “He’s suffered enough in other ways” is hogwash. If the court decides to take this into consideration and be lenient in the sentencing phase, fine. But that’s the court’s prerogative.

There are many sorts of judgments and many kinds of offenses. A victim can choose to forgive his/her perpetrator, but that’s on a personal level.

And a perpetrator can receive forgiveness from God, either in this life or the next; that’s between that person and the deity. But that’s divine law and divine justice. We happen to reside on earth, where justice is administered (albeit imperfectly) by our legal system. And that’s the system that Polanski had managed to evade for so long, and which may have finally caught up with him.

The wheels of justice grind slow, but they grind exceedingly fine.

53 Responses to “I was going to write about the Polanski arrest…”

  1. ELC Says:

    Michael Jackson, Ted Kennedy, Roman Polanski: if you are rich and powerful you can abuse the poor and powerless as you like… and the champions of the poor and powerless will applaud your life.

    Can somebody explain that to me?

  2. expat Says:

    The excuses are disgusting. It is typical of today’s Hollywood and entertainment types that they feel no adult responsibility for children’s welfare. From wardrobe malfunctions to children’s beauty pageants to the slutty stories in the entertainment news, No one cares about what this does to children and young people.

  3. Gray Says:

    Scratch an actor, wound a pedophile….

    Any Hollywood mogul who doesn’t want to rape young girls wants to rape young boys.

    Hollywood sucks: I used to love movies. I haven’t seen one in years….

  4. Artfldgr Says:

    Obama’s Safe School Czar Hid Case of Pedophilia

    Everybody may have a different Idea of what “safe schools” may mean, but I would imagine many people who would include pedophilia in a list of things that make schools safe, with the exception of President Obama’s safe schools Czar, Kevin Jennings.

    A teacher was told by a 15-year-old high school sophomore that he was having homosexual sex with an “older man.” At the very least, statutory rape occurred. Fox News reported that the teacher violated a state law requiring that he report the abuse. That former teacher, Kevin Jennings, is President Obama’s “safe school czar.”
    src of quote:

  5. Richard Aubrey Says:

    If it weren’t for people like Polanski, we wouldn’t know about the people who’d defend people like Polanski.
    So I suppose you could say he was doing us a service.

  6. Artfldgr Says:

    MacKenzie Phillips tells ‘The Early Show’ that incest news has devastated her family

    MacKenzie Phillips has continued her media tour promoting her new memoir, High on Arrival, by dropping in on ‘The Early Show’ on CBS today. Last week, Phillips dropped a bombshell by admitting that she and her father, the late John Phillips of the Mamas and The Papas, had engaged in a long-term, incestuous affair. Since then, Phillips has been battling some members of her family and today admitted that her disclosure has “devastated” her family. What did she expect?

  7. Webutante Says:

    Kate Harding’s piece is right on and so is yours. Polanski raped and sodomized a child and it’s time, this crime is finally resolved in the criminal court system.

    There was a similar case in Nashville of a child being raped, then murdered over thirty years ago which went unsolved until last year.

    Having judicial closure and due process even if the judge gives Polanski a reduced sentence is of major importance. Thanks for saying what needs to be said here.

  8. jon baker Says:

    The following is a portion of the victim statement that my Uncle, who is a pastor, had for his daughter’s killer : “…Forgiveness for human beings is an act of obedience to the command of Scripture. Forgiveness on our part for those who offend us helps us maintain our fellowship with God because he forgives us as we forgive those who trespass against us. … we also forgave you. While I am commanded to forgive you for this offense, I do not possess the authority to pardon you…..The Scripture says, that human government was ordained by God “for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well” (1 Peter 2:14). This means that justice is a function and responsibility given by God to human government. Without the administration of justice, society becomes ever more increasingly vile and violent….redemption is only available to those who repent of sin and fully acknowledge truth. The only way that you will ever be free from this terrible tragedy is to completely speak the truth about what happened….When and if you ever speak the truth, the truth will set you free….We rest in the hope of the resurrection when Jesus Christ comes again…”

    I believe my Uncle was speaking of truth bringing Spiritual Redemption and Freedom at the end, not freedom from jail.

  9. jon baker Says:

    I might add that the killer had told seven different versions of what happened, modifying things as the investigation proceeded…which was part of the reason my uncle was emphasizing truth.

  10. Foxfier Says:

    Anyone else noticing a LOT of pro-raping-little-girls stuff popping up on the loony edge of the Left of late?

    WTF is up with this? None of the real folks I know that are on the left would hesitate to say “raping little girls is wrong!”

  11. jon baker Says:

    When the media finally started picking up on the ACORN thing, I noticed they kept hiding the fact that the theoretical prostitutes were to be 13 years old.

  12. jon baker Says:

    I went over there and read some of the comments on the salon article. Man…is this country in trouble or what? Many of our fellow citizens are just plain nuts.

  13. Occam's Beard Says:

    A lot of people in this country want execution, on just general moral grounds.

  14. M Says:

    For what it’s worth, I feel bad that the victim’s request for dismissal of charges has over and over again been portrayed by Polanski sympathizers (and others) as somehow she doesn’t care anymore or is on his side, which is not the case.

    According to Wikipedia (if you take it as a reliable source), the victim requested dismissal because “decades of publicity as well as the prosecutor’s focus on lurid details continues to traumatize her and her family.”

    I don’t agree that charges should be dismissed, but it is upsetting to me how her position is being mischaracterized in the media.

  15. J.J. formerly Jimmy J. Says:

    Neo, I think you have explained the legal ramifications of this case very well. Polanski’s crime was a crime against society – at least the society that we inhabit.

    He must be tried and, hopefully, found guilty. (Can there be any doubt of guilt?) Sentencing is the time for the judge to consider the punishment that is appropriate and consider matters of extenuation and mitigation.

    I hope that he will face trial and punishment and that his case is handled by a truly wise judge.

  16. J.J. formerly Jimmy J. Says:

    I like this comment from Big Hollywood:

    “If his unspeakable deed doesn’t meet the standard, what exactly would Roman Polanski have to do in order to become a pariah in this town … I mean, besides vote for Sarah Palin?”


  17. neo-neocon Says:

    J.J: I believe that Polanski already pled guilty long ago. I think he fled before the sentencing stage. So guilt is not even at issue—it’s punishment.

  18. RickZ Says:


    If what I read is correct, Polanski did a little time behind bars in order to get a pre-sentencing report for the judge. He was released until the actual sentencing. That little taste (of Chino?) apparently soured Polanski on the whole doing time behind bars concept, especially considering how Chester’s are treated by fellow inmates.

    The first surprise came when Judge Laurence J. Rittenband sent Polanski to prison for “diagnostic testing” to determine whether he was what then was called a “mentally disturbed sex offender.” (The results came in after Polanski spent 42 days at a maximum security prison. He wasn’t.)

    I don’t think jail/prison sat too well with Polanski (no champaign and quaaludes), and that’s why he ran. But now that he’s suffered all these years, I guess we should forgive and forget, with a heavy accent on forgetting the guilty plea Polanski made when it came to his drugging and raping/sodomizing of a 13-year-old girl.

  19. Mike O'Malley Says:

    What are we to make of this?

    As Artfldgr reminds us:

    “Obama’s Safe School Czar Hid Case of Pedophilia … A teacher was told by a 15-year-old high school sophomore that he was having homosexual sex with an “older man.” At the very least, statutory rape occurred. Fox News reported that the teacher violated a state law requiring that he report the abuse. That former teacher, Kevin Jennings, is President Obama’s “safe school czar.”


    (MacKenzie) Phillips dropped a bombshell by admitting that she and her father, the late John Phillips of the Mamas and The Papas, had engaged in a long-term, incestuous affair.

    and jon baker reminds us of ACORN where ACORN staffers were collaborating in the importation of 13 year old Hispanic girls for not just statutory rape but sex slavery and that this particular aspect was hidden by the media.

    What are we to make of the reaction of America’s elite to this?

    In Polanski’s case charges were brought on a timely basis. There was timely sworn testimony by the victim in court, a young girl. In 1977 Roman Polanski pled guilty and was convicted so there should be no doubt about Polanski’s guilt and little doubt about the accuracy about young victim’s testimony. Oh yes, Polanski was “demonized by the press”!

    During the last decade numerous charges of sexual misconduct were brought against American Catholic clergy. The court testimony was almost always decades after the aledged crimes. It seems that maybe half of the belated charges brought to court in the last decade were false. Often the accused denied the charges and maintained their innocence. In no few instances where the accused was guilty, the accused had repented and went on to lived a life of dedicated service to the community. Half of the charges were likely true, however, in many cases the accused had died and evidence was stale. American Catholic clergy were relentlessly demonized by the media. I recall that the study conducted by John Jay College of Criminal Justice found that median age of the underage victims Catholic clergy sex abuse was 12. Polanski’s victim was 13. The John Jay College of Criminal Justice found that most of clergy sex abuse of minors occurred during the late 1960s and 1970s. So there are many general similarities it seems, except most notably Polanski is guilty by his own testimony-plea and thereby convicted in a court of law.

    I don’t recall much of any outcry that accused Catholic clergy not be brought to justice even decades after their crimes. I do recall a relentless campaign to force the institution employing these men to pay damages to the victims because, like teacher Kevin Jenning above, church administrators did not report these crimes. The burden of those damages fell almost entirely upon the shoulders of innocent third parities. Keep in mind that the sex abuse problem in the US public school systems today seems to be two magnitudes worse than that of the worst days of the Catholic sex abuse scandal. I do recall numerous campaigns to lift the statute of limitations so the Catholic Church could be forced to pay damages decades and decades after the alleged crimes long after evidence for defense has been lost.

    What are we to make of this rush to absolve Polanski of crime and punishment for which he was duly convicted by his own plea in 1977?

  20. Memphis Steve Says:

    I think the decline of our society as a whole is pretty obvious at this point. Have you seen the videos of men’s gentials being harpooned and fried by cops with Tasers? That’s how the weapon was DESIGNED to work. It targets the genitals whether the user intends to shoot there or not. Cruel and unusual punishment? You betchya! And all over traffic tickets and bad attitudes and such. We have actual guns for the real criminals. Decline of our society? You’ve only touched on the surface. It goes so much deeper than that.

  21. Adagny Says:

    “guilt is not even at issue-it’s punishment”.

    Exactly, and he gets no pass just because some thirty years have passed. Just because someone manages to hide out for a long time and has rich and powerful friends doesn’t get one off the hook.

    Full extent of the law.

  22. SAB Says:

    I think the general attitude, among the people who are outraged that Polanski is detained, is that the poor man had suffered so much due to the horrible murder of his beautiful wife and unborn child that he deserved a little underage sex romp to take his mind off the pain. Such a pity that big bad America still plans to imprison him. Obama will probably pardon him.

  23. nyomythus Says:

    If extradited to the U.S. he should face a trial — there is no free pass for raping children, which he admitted to doing.

  24. Tim P Says:

    ELC Says:
    Michael Jackson, Ted Kennedy, Roman Polanski: if you are rich and powerful you can abuse the poor and powerless as you like… and the champions of the poor and powerless will applaud your life.

    Don’t forget Bill (Bubba) Clinton in that group, or Chris Dodd, the list goes on.

    For those of us here who have daughters that are roughly that age, I think that there is no mistaking a 13 year old girl for an 18 yea old girl. Even with lots of make-up and provocative clothes. Polanski knew what he was doing.

  25. Artfldgr Says:

    None of the real folks I know that are on the left would hesitate to say “raping little girls is wrong!”


    ask them if they paid to see eve enslers play the vagina monologues.
    specifically the part called
    “the little coochis snorter that could”
    like the childrens story the little train that could.

    In “The Vagina Monologues,” women (who represent vaginas) speak out from the stage about their experiences and preferences. For example, one vagina might discuss her predilection for feather boas as opposed to blue jeans. The original includes a scenario entitled “The Little Coochi Snorcher that Could.” This is a reference to a 13-year-old girl/vagina who calls her genitalia “coochi snorcher.” In this scene, a 24-year-old woman plies the child with alcohol, then sexually seduces her. By statute law and by all prior feminist definitions I have read, this “seduction” is both rape and child abuse. The scene would elicit unmitigated rage if the seducer were a heterosexual male. Yet, in the original text, the little girl declares, “Now people say it was a kind of rape…. Well, I say if it was rape, it was a good rape….” (The reference to “good rape” was deleted from some performances last year but the surrounding language still made the rape’s goodness clear.) The Coochi Snorcher eulogized her orgasm: “She [the 24 year-old woman] gently and slowly lays me out on the bed….” In the end, the child gratefully concludes, “I’ll never need to rely on a man.”

    if they saw the play, they supported that part of the ideology. cause the hard core people knew what was hidden from the dumb prols.

    and of course not knowing the history… most dont get that this was all intentional. it was how you bribe children away from their parents.

    sex is the candy of indoctrination

    Alfred Kinsey, the famous — perhaps we should say infamous — “sex researcher” and professor at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, issued the second volume of his research, Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, a work likened to an “atomic bomb” dropped on traditional morality in America. It was a follow-up to Kinsey’s 1948 work Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, and together, they were a one-two punch, the Fat Man and Little Boy of the new morality, helping to change the way Americans viewed their nation — perhaps forever.


    he claimed that 10 percent of American men were homosexual for at least three years of their lives; 69 percent of men visited prostitutes; 50 percent engaged in adultery; and, overall, 95 percent of the American male population regularly indulged sexual deviancy. He claimed that 50 percent of women had sex before marriage — shocking in the 1950s — 26 percent practiced adultery, and 87 percent of pregnant single women and 25 percent of married ones were having abortions.
    Based on these findings, he claimed that sexual promiscuity was normal. Moreover, he said that children are sexual from birth and that rape is one of the most “forgettable” crimes. All this, people were told, was based on exhaustive sex research conducted by Kinsey et al. It carried the weight of academia and the researcher’s credentials as an Sc.D.

    “Sex is not messed up because it was put in the closet; it was put in the closet because it was messed up.” CS Lewis

    As an example, The Kinsey Syndrome points out that Hugh Hefner founded Playboy magazine in 1953, the same year that Kinsey published Sexual Behavior in the Human Female. Was this a coincidence? Well, Hefner read Sexual Behavior in the Human Male when he was young and wrote about it in a college publication, and the work convinced him that he had been lied to by the wider society. Moreover, The Kinsey Syndrome presents a clip of Hefner saying, “I refer to it [Kinsey’s Human Female book] in the introduction to the first issue; I called it ‘the other great book that was coming out in 1953.'”


    what of the profound disconnect between the 1950s’ white-picket-fence image and the dark underbelly that Kinsey claimed was its reality? The Kinsey Syndrome points out that while the researcher-cum-fiction writer claimed to be presenting data based on interviews with thousands of average men and women, his sample was fatally — and purposely — skewed. As for the incidental error, as famous psychologist and Kinsey friend Abraham Maslow pointed out, only very rare people (especially in the relatively reserved 1940s and ’50s) would fill out a comprehensive survey of intensely personal questions.

    In fact, these people were so rare that Kinsey couldn’t find enough to constitute a scientific sample. But that didn’t deter him. He wrote that he plied America’s prisons and back alleys, including in his sample 1,300 to 1,400 sex offenders; 199 sexual psychopaths; other prisoners; and members of Chicago’s homosexual underground, people from its bathhouses and homosexual bars. He then mixed them in his “regular-male data.”

    and so he also fed another femal writer of the time. and that was naiomi goldstein. she wrote the feminine mystique under her new name, bettey freidan since her earlier work was for the communist press.

    these people though were organized and partly helped funded by a man named franz boas. he was later found to be a soviet spy. but one of his people gave the knockout punch to kinseys hitting them from behind. and so he got meade to do her work on women sexuality with her samoa work. later found to be mostly made up.

    but the left use kinsey, boas, and meades work, to inform them about their reality. and why would russial want that? well, like stalin said, to rot out the morals.

    they had only been copying a prior thing in hungary. the bella kuhn government and luckaks was the man who develiped sex education as a means of destroying the past culture.

    [edited for length by neo-neocon]

  26. Artfldgr Says:

    During the last decade numerous charges of sexual misconduct were brought against American Catholic clergy.

    ah, but bella dodd already admitted putting people into the church who are at the top now, who by protecting and selecting such preists facilitated the church being smeared by the rest of the left!

    what a nice way to bring doen the church to end american exceptionalism.

    when that didnt do it… they went to sociakl justice and liberation theology trying to make jesus to be a marxist.

  27. Artfldgr Says:

    She stated [Bella Dodd] under oath and I quote “In the 1930’s we put 1100 men into the priesthood in order to destroy the Church from within” Twelve years prior to Vatican II she stated and I quote ” Right now they are in the highest places in the church”

    i h ave put up links to her stuff.. but thats old.. why wold it be relevent today? sheesh…

    Dr Alice von Hildebrand interviewed Bella Dodd for the Latin Mass magazine and again I quote” that when she was an active member (of the communist party) she had dealt with no less than 4 cardinals within the Vatican who were working for us.

    soviets take/took history VERY seriously…

  28. Tatyana Says:

    Oh, thank you, thank you! I have spent a day and half-night in arguing [mad, I know] about it – with people I formerly considered sane.
    Has been banned from one place for protesting the sentence” after all, Juliet was 13. A girl is ready to have sex when she says she’s ready!”.

    Heard all kinds of nonsense – including labeling me with “statist!” label, because I advocate such a radical concept as panishment for criminals.

    And so on, so on.

    I think I will go and buy me some old port. To calm the nerves.

  29. Foxfier Says:

    Not sure if I’m more sickened or sad.

    Tatyana- pointing out horrible little facts, like that she wasn’t willing, got too ’em, eh?

    Drink a bit for me. -.-

  30. Artfldgr Says:

    If they have this kind of care for fetuses how could they have more for older prols?

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  31. Artfldgr Says:

    I think I will go and buy me some old port. To calm the nerves.

    too late, the arabs tried to buy one on the east coast and that was a mess… 🙂

  32. Assistant Village Idiot Says:

    The excuses I have seen add up to zero. If there were one of the arguments that had some merit, a person attempting to make a moral argument would focus on that merit. When people keep adding further and further worthless arguments to their case, in hopes of fatiguing the opposition or just to keep talking, they reveal that there is an unspoken argument which they dare not say.

    Polanski’s defenders multiply noise for no other reason. They do not believe their own excuses but talk themselves into them in order to keep the argument alive, though they are unable to acknowledge why they want it kept alive.

    There are several possibilities. Perhaps they are simply defending one of their own tribe, whether guilty or innocent. Perhaps they believe that sex with a famous person (such as themselves?) is such a prize that the episode was actually a net gain for the girl. Perhaps they believe that things which occurred long ago shouldn’t count. Perhaps they believe that artists are not subject to the same rules as other people.

    I doubt I have exhausted the hidden motives, but notice: they all offer hope of selfish gain. If any of these arguments were accepted, even indirectly, perpetrators of any number of other vile acts would have their consciences soothed for a time.

    When the Deconstructionist Paul de Man was revealed to have written pro-nazi propaganda before WWII, it illustrated what his critics had stated all along: his philosophy was all an elaborate charade of self-justification.

    Hollywood is not attempting to justify Polanski. They are only attempting to justify themselves, using Polanski as a playing field.

  33. Artfldgr Says:

    Video: Whoopi says Polanski didn’t commit “rape-rape”

    ah, so polanski IS an honorary lesbian of the vagina monologues type…

    of course its the FEMINISTS again at the forefront of womens right to be raped by liberals, but not men of the right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    welcome to the VIEW

    How low will Hollywood go in defending Roman Polanski? Former Oscar hostess Whoopi Goldberg tries to parse the meaning of rape between rape and something called “rape-rape” — which, if you read the testimony of Polanski’s victim, Polanski literally did by raping her and then sodomizing her. Goldberg tries to argue that Polanski pled guilty to statutory rape, not actual rape, which is true, and that he served a sentence — which is absolutely false:

    look everyone… all the women of the view and others on the left are doign what huxley does. trying to get everyone to be reasonable over the unreasonable, and then smooth out the bumps. for utopia has no bumps, and has no arguments.

    What I find much more disturbing is that, in that clip and another one that’s posted at Jezebel, the ladies of The View engage in some terrifying “debate” about what happened to then-13-year-old Samantha Geimer. Whoopi floats the notion that rape “wasn’t the allegation,” and that the victim “was aware,” and Melissa Gilbert thinks it makes a difference that “Mom was in the building.”
    What the EFF? I hate to even point out the sickeningly obvious here. First of all, “rape-rape” was the allegation. Samantha Geimer testified that she told Polanski “No!” While Polanski denies this, he loses a couple of credibility points by drugging and sodomizing a 13 year old girl. I’d say she gets the benefit of the doubt here.
    Notwithstanding that, though, is that the standard of consent now, “She was aware?” Keep an eye on your drinks, ladies, because in Whoopi’s world, the right dose of rohypnol will leave you just conscious enough to have deserved it.
    Tommy Christopher

    the act of making everything reasonable and normal has a name, it was coined by stalin. it was called normalization

    anyone who is a “not a nice person” and is smart knows to join the left. he or she knows that the left will sheild them, cater to their perversions, and if they do good work, will try to protect them.


    beacuse the damage such people do are just as damaging as terrorist bombs. in fact they are MORE damaging, because we react accordingly (sort of) in the face of explosives and gunfire. but in the case of such acts, we do the job of the bomb and take out the terrorist. and then we forget the damage that then spreads out like ripples.

    how many of the 1100 priests that bella dodd put in either protected or actuated rape of boys?

    how many of those victims went and did worse? i can name some serial killers.

    that is, all these things they protect that we visit on children today, that we never would have before, creates more EFFECTIVE sociopaths. that is, normal people who due to circumstances have their senses stripped of compassion and empathy.

    what do you think early sex education does?

    it gets children to victimize each other at the earliest in pricate. sets em up for deviancy, bad relationships, feminism, and other organized places waiting for them as soon as they exhibit which reaction they have. they withdraw, feminists give them a new home, they go deviate and sex perves invite them in, the hate the establishment for not protecting them, anti establishment are waiting.

    how else to you maximize your roll call of the disaffected.

    why do you think they hate those who have either survived their ordeals and come out normal, or who have never had such lives and refuse to allow their children the opportunity to have such.

  34. Artfldgr Says:

    the bold is not working right… sigh
    i am messing up too much… sigh

    Celebrities, diplomats unite behind convicted child-raping degenerate

    They want him to walk free, in the name of “art,” without another word spoken on the subject.

  35. T Says:

    Above (8:27 AM) Memphis Steve wrote:

    “I think the decline of our society as a whole is pretty obvious at this point.”

    But is this really true?

    I don’t think our society has devolved as much as out leadership has devolved.

    We are in a period where the liberal left, which has jockeyed itself into positions of control and power seems to be ina meltdown mode. Remember, Nancy Pelosi is Speaker of the House becaue she was re-elected by less than 200,000 votes in one of the most leftist-socialist districts in the country. Because of 200,000 voters she has the opportunity to try and foist that liberalism on 300,000,000 citizensl.

    That libneralsimis now showing itself for what many of us recognized it to be years ago; a a tyrannical attempt to usurp power marketed under the guise of equality and humanism.

    When the left, and especially liberal women (see the Whoopi Goldberg video capture from The View) defend an admitted child rapist, while condemning the merea llegations oo the Duke

  36. T Says:

    [sorry, posted prematurely]

    . . .while condemning the mere allegations of the Duke lacrosse players, we see a political movement in full meltdown mode.

    Do not judge the depth of the sea simply by looking at the water on the surface. That’s only a very small part of what’s really there.

  37. Ymarsakar Says:

    There is no rule of law. The Left lied about that as well.

    There is only power: the power of Obama, the power of the Left, the power of the media, the power of Hollywood to cover up for themselves, their politicians, and their media, and of course, the inevitable religion of the Left that justifies all of this.

    So long as you are of the right blood and status, you become immune to evil. THus you are now allowed to do anything, and the blame always rests upon the less influential, powerful, others.

    There are two Americas, and only two classes. Those that have spiritually enlightened and immune from sin, and everybody else.

    You have the media editors and personas like Brokaw, along with HOllywood, Democrats, the Kennedy clan, and various other orgs like ACORN in the first class.

    You have the productive, honest, and law abiding citizens of America in the second class.

    That’s it. The masters and the slaves. The corporate robber barons and their serf-indentured employees. Those with the power to kill, and those that get to be killed. These are generally the two classes that have existed in human history. And the Left wants to equalize this so that everybody can have an opportunity to join one or the other of those two classes. Nobody will be left out, or mixed up in two.

    The equality of outcome when the outcome is the total ownership of the human species by an elect few.

    If you want justice for people, take it into your own hands. The system is not here to protect you, as individuals. When those like Kennedy invite you into their car or their retreat villas, make sure you end them with your own hands if you want ‘justice’.

  38. Ymarsakar Says:

    Man…is this country in trouble or what? Many of our fellow citizens are just plain nuts.

    Which is why this country needs a purge.

    This has long stopped being the old dynamic of politics as usual. It isn’t about power sharing or ‘democracy’ or the ‘rule of law’ or ‘patriotism’ or the other lies the other side likes to tell us to disarm us.

    This is the new dynamic.

  39. Ymarsakar Says:

    Thanks for the research, Art. Very interesting, and of course I’ll look for other corroboration on the subject.

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  41. Occam's Beard Says:

    That little taste (of Chino?) apparently soured Polanski on the whole doing time behind bars concept

    Gee, what can we do to make prison more attractive? We’re losing business!

    If it weren’t for people like Polanski, we wouldn’t know about the people who’d defend people like Polanski.

    Bullseye. It’s amazing, isn’t it, how the Reds, joined by their cognitively challenged choir, will defend the indefensible? “Mumia,” Einhorn, Ayers, Kennedy, ACORN, Frank, Dodd, Van Jones, and now Polanski. Is there no scum they’ll condemn? None at all?

  42. Baklava Says:

    Tatyana wrote, “I think I will go and buy me some old port

    Love the stuff!

    I like to try ports from every winery I go to. Of course only a certain region of the world thinks theirs is legitimate. Whatev…

    The one I’m about to open is Christian Brothers port. yum

  43. Occam's Beard Says:

    Ymarsakar, I beginning to think that every population carries the seed of its own decay within it. In prehistoric times natural selection would keep down the dumbass population, e.g., those who would be tempted to go pet the cuddly lions and bears. Now we’ve obviated that mechanism that lopped off the left half of the bell curve.

    America previously benefited from immigration, a manmade version of natural selection, which effectively decanted the most energetic and able (as well as the worst) from Europe’s population.

    But regression to the mean has now ground on for more than a century, so we now have our full complement of social detritus. I give you Hollywood, the underclass, and the Democrat Party.

  44. Artfldgr Says:

    here is a perfect example of the effect i have been trying to elucidate without much success.

    Are We Witnessing the Collapse of Liberalism?
    By J. Robert Smith

    Are we witnessing the beginnings of another historic event, loosely comparable to the fall of communism twenty years ago? Now the fall of liberalism?

    Remember, at the beginning of the 1980s, no one would have predicted that by the decade’s close the Berlin Wall would fall, communism would be discredited and the Soviet Union would be less than a couple of years away from dissolution.

    well, communism wasnt dissolved… was it?

    In the 1960’s, a Major in the KGB, Antoliy Golitsyn, defected to the West. He warned that communism was going to become more open and more “liberal”. It would begin resembling Western democracy in most ways. Nobody believed Golitsyn back then. But in 1984, Golitsyn accurately predicted that the Berlin wall would yet come down when communism started changing itself across Europe. His prediction came true five years later. He predicted that communism would appear to fall and that communist parties would start changing their names. They would call themselves “social democrats” or use some similar label. Golitsyn explained the inner workings of communism in great detail in a book he wrote called New Lies for Old. Golitsyn warned that a newer and better pack of lies had been devised. It would be very difficult to tell the difference between this new communism and normal Western democracy. Golitsyn believed that even highly trained intelligence agents would be fooled by this new communism…

    that was not from his book but from Government By Deception, psychopolitics in southern africa.

    from chapter 2
    Marxists are devils who pose as Gods. They preach heaven but leave hell in their wake.

    Chapter 9. The Communist Elite
    Many people think that communists are stupid. Anyone who believes this does not have the faintest clue what a communist is or how he thinks. What will surprise those who are unfamiliar with communism is how hypocritical they are

    hey!!! isnt naive and stupid what huxley and others constantly say… and yet… almost all the globe is socialist…

    not bad for a failed system

    and th successful system of capitalism is where? under the control of socialism world wide..

    pretty crappy its a slave of socialism…
    which failed.

    It is one thing to be blamed for a crime you did commit, but what if you are blamed for a crime you did not commit? Spies are the first echelon of a clandestine communist offensive. But there are other specialists they also use. The one is the “agent of influence” and the other is the provocateur. In this chapter we will discuss the provocateur because this is a truly dangerous man.

    The provocateur is someone who goes on to the enemy side pretending to be one of them. His aim is to encourage them to stir up trouble, or to stir up trouble in their name. The point of the exercise is to set up the enemy for a fall. This may or may not be accompanied by a propaganda campaign…

    but few want to talk methodology, history, and such.


    they would rather invent the reason, and ignore history, and ignore the events of the past 100 years. and ignore the open archives, and ignore the actual conspiracies, as if open and transparent were the norm, and hidden from view is some wierd abberant thing.

    Chapter 11. Blaming The Whites
    … Communists are always trying to smear their opponents. Over the years they have blamed all manner of things on the whites that we had no hand in. They work on the principle that if you throw enough mud at someone, some of it will stick…

    has any one caught on that this stuff explained about south africa, sounds just like here?

    and if you read in detail, you will find that its the same in venezuela. and others.

    you are so busy trying to find a way that obama is NOT like his family who facilitated the coupe that took kenya down communism… and he isnt like his momma, dada, friends, and otehrs.

    he is completely clean standing up to his neck in crap…

    here is a related story to obama!!!,9171,833698,00.html
    Kenya: Why We Reject Communism
    Friday, Jun. 11, 1965

    Like many other leaders of new African nations, President Jomo Kenyatta has not found it easy to steer a middle course between East and West. His job has not been made easier by the activities of his own Vice President, Oginga Odinga, who admits that “Communism is like food to me” and has been trav eling through the countryside heaping Red-tinged scorn on Kenyatta’s ties with the West.

    and who is this odinga? obamas family!!!

    Last week things reached a climax of sorts when Odinga, in his first direct attack on his President, rose at a rally on the shore of Lake Victoria to de clare that Kenyatta had fallen under imperialist influence and was all but taking his orders from the U.S. and Britain. It brought an outraged response from Kenyatta’s Cabinet ministers, who called the attack “cheap politics” and “calculated to further the cause of Communism.” Five party leaders, already angered by Odinga’s role in Communist arms imports (TIME, April 23), signed a petition demanding his resignation from the government.

    but what happened?

    well, it wasnt for almost 2 decades. after Jomo Kenyatta died.

    in the 1980s he helped and nearly succeeded in a coupe in kenya. but obamas family member history is interesting.

    Odinga pursued his own path of dissent, spending much of the 1980s in jail or under house arrest for his alleged role in plotting a 1982 coup.

    “I represent change,” the politician said at his party headquarters in the capital, Nairobi, appearing bleary-eyed and tired from fighting a political war that began with the disputed Dec. 27 presidential election. “People voted for me because they want change.”

    CHANGE… does that sound familiar?

    but of course obama wouldnt be like his genetic family. he wouldnt be trying to apply what his uncle and others did? would he?

    at least his creds are a relationship to a despotic man who attempted to overthrow his state to put in a communist government. in fact he worked for over 30 years to do so.

    so obama is not just some college kid.. he is related to some of the great commuist revolutionaries in history.

    a history that we are ignorant of….

    ‘I chose my friends carefully’
    — Obama, Dreams From My Father

    and waht a list of family and friends it is. it reads like a whos who of commuist and islamic history late last century.

    Bill Ayers – Bernadine Dohrn – Frank Marshall Davis (ANOTHER LEFT LIBERAL PEDOPHILE) – Jeremiah Wright – Louis Farrakhan – Koji Ariyoshi (tried to overthrow american government) – Khalid al-Mansour a.k.a. Don Warden (mentored founding members of black panthers) – Mike Klonsky (self prounounced commnuist working for such in schools – he writes the social justice blog on obamas web site) – John L. McKnight (former ACLU director, recomended obama to harvard, on board of militant national peoples action which uses alynskite methods) – Quentin Young – Raila Odinga (as mentioned above – obama helped him campaign) – Rob Malley (had to resign for being tied to hammas) – Rashid Khalidi – Edward W. Said (York magazine once called him “Arafat’s man in New York.” – arafat worked for soviet russia through ceucescau) – Ali Abunimah (cofounder of electronic intifada) – Michael Pfleger (another reverend) – Carl Davidson (former SDS member now member of progressives for obama) – Alice Palmer (Former IL state Senator, an official of a notorious Communist front group (so identified by the FBI), the U.S. Peace Council) – Bernie Sanders (openly socialist senator of vermont) – Tony Resko

    and thats just his older freinds.

    anyone care to discuss history as a WORLD thing, and not just a local thing spaning the last 15 years?

    [edited for length by neo-neocon]

  45. Artfldgr Says:

    in 1984 Golitsyn made predictions…

    Golitsyn provided an entire chapter of such predictions, containing 194 distinct auguries. Of these, 46 were not soon falsifiable (it was too early to tell, e.g., whether Russian economic ministries would be dissolved); another 9 predictions (e.g., of a prominent Yugoslavian role in East-Bloc liberalization) seemed clearly wrong. Yet of Golitsyn’s falsifiable predictions, 139 out of 148 were fulfilled by the end of 1993 — an accuracy rate of nearly 94 percent

    Among events correctly foreseen:

    “the return to power of Dubcek and his associates” in Czechoslovakia

    the reemergence of Solidarity” and the formation of a “coalition government” in Poland

    a newly “independent” regime in Romania

    “economic reforms” in the USSR

    the Soviet repudiation of the Afghanistan invasion

    Golitsyn even envisioned that, with the “easing of immigration controls” by East Germany, “pressure could well grow for the solution of the German problem [by] some form of confederation between East and West,” with the result that “demolition of the Berlin Wall might even be contemplated.”

    Golitsyn’s Specific Predictions from his 1984 book New Lies For Old.

    Pages 327-328: “The Communist strategists are now poised to enter into the final, offensive phase of the long-range policy, entailing a joint struggle for the complete triumph of Communism. Given the multiplicity of parties in power, the close links between them, and the opportunities they have had to broaden their bases and build up experienced cadres, the Communist strategists are equipped, in pursuing their policy, to engage in maneuvers and stratagems beyond the imagination of Marx or the practical reach of Lenin and unthinkable to Stalin. Among such…stratagems are the introduction of false liberalization in Eastern Europe and, probably, in the Soviet Union and the exhibition of spurious independence on the part of the regimes in Romania, Czechoslovakia and Poland.

    and to someone above that mentioned a “quiet revolution”..

    Pages 224-226: “It would be worthwhile for the West to study the scenario and techniques of the Czechoslovak experiment [of 1968]—so as not to be taken in again. The scenario could well be repeated in essence, although with local variations…The staging of the ‘quiet revolution’ and its reversal served a wide variety of strategic and tactical objectives. [Among them:]

    · To arouse sentiment against military pacts in Europe

    · To increase pressure in the West for the convening of a conference on security in Europe, the Communist interest in which is to promote the dissolution of military pacts, the creation of a neutral, socialist Europe, and the withdrawal of the American military presence.

    · To rehearse and gain experience for the repetition of ‘democratization’ in Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, or elsewhere in Eastern Europe during the final phase of the long-range policy of the Bloc.”

    being i am Czechoslovakia i know that history too

    there are literally hundreds of correct predictions.
    as golitsyn claimed to be part of the planning of all that.

    but everyone was just as reasonable..

    Political ‘liberalization’ and ‘democratization’ would follow the general lines of the Czechoslovak rehearsal in 1968. This rehearsal might well have been the kind of political experiment Nikolay Mironov [former head of the Party’s Administrative Organs Department] had in mind as early as 1960. The ‘liberalization’ would be spectacular and impressive. Formal pronouncements might be made about a reduction in the Communist Party’s role; its monopoly would be apparently curtailed. An ostensible separation of powers between legislative, executive, and the judiciary might be introduced. The Supreme Soviet would be given greater apparent power and the president and deputies greater apparent independence.

    The posts of President of the Soviet Union and First Secretary of the Party might well be separated. The KGB would be ‘reformed’. Dissidents at home would take up positions of leadership in government. Sakharov might be included in some capacity in government or allowed to teach abroad. The creative arts and cultural and scientific organizations, such as writers’ unions and the Academy of Sciences, would become apparently more independent, as would the trade unions. Political clubs would be opened to non-members of the Communist Party.

    Leading dissidents might form one or more alternative political parties. Censorship would be relaxed; controversial books, plays, films, and art would be published, performed and exhibited. Many prominent Soviet performing artists now abroad would return to the Soviet Union and resume their professional careers. Constitutional amendments would be adopted to guarantee fulfillment of the provisions of the Helsinki agreements and a semblance of compliance would be maintained. There would be greater freedom for the Soviet citizens to travel. Western and United Nations observers would be invited to the Soviet Union to witness the reforms in action.

    But, as in the Czechoslovak case, the ‘liberalization’ would be calculated and deceptive in that it would be introduced from above. It would be carried out by the Party through its cells and individual members of government, the Supreme Soviet, the courts, and the electoral machinery and by the KGB through its agents among the intellectuals and scientists…”

    lets talk some more about naive…

  46. Artfldgr Says:

    THE WORLDWIDE COMMUNIST FEDERATION (should they succeed…taken from Golitsyn’s book New Lies For Old, 1984)

    ‘Integration of the Communist Bloc would follow the lines envisaged by Lenin when the Third Communist International was founded. That is to say, the Soviet Union and China would not absorb one another or other Communist states. All the countries of the European and Asiatic Communist zones, together with new Communist states in Europe and the Third World, would join a supranational economic and political Communist federation (this is precisely what the Soviets have in mind for the impending EU collective—TTS). Soviet-Albanian, Soviet-Yugoslav, and Soviet-Romanian disputes and ‘differences’ would be resolved in the wake, or possibly in advance of, Sino-Soviet reconciliation (Golitsyn goes to great lengths in previous chapters to show how the split between the Soviets and the Chinese was completely healed immediately after Stalin’s death…however, they continued the illusion of a split to dupe the West into backing alternating sides, depending on circumstances—TTS). The political, economic, military, diplomatic, and ideological cooperation between all the Communist states, at present partially concealed, would become clearly visible. There might even be public acknowledgment that the splits and disputes were long-term disinformation operations that had successfully deceived the “imperialist” powers. The effect on Western morale can be imagined’ (the Soviets have employed this tactic on numerous occasions—TTS).

    ‘In the new worldwide Communist federation the present different brands of Communism would disappear, to be replaced by a uniform, rigorous brand of Leninism. The process would be painful. Concessions made in the name of economic and political reform would be withdrawn. Religious and intellectual dissent would be suppressed. Nationalism and all other forms of genuine oppositions would be crushed. Those who had taken advantage of détente to establish friendly Western contacts would be rebuked or persecuted like those Soviet officers who worked with the Allies during the Second World War. In new Communist states—for example, in France, Italy, and the Third World—the “alienated classes” would be reeducated. Show trials of “imperialist agents” would be staged. Action would be taken against nationalist and social democratic leaders, party activists, former civil servants, officers, and priests. The last vestiges of private enterprise and ownership would be obliterated. Nationalization of industry, finance, and agriculture would be completed. In fact, all the totalitarian features familiar from the early stages of the Soviet revolution and the postwar Stalinist years in Eastern Europe might be expected to reappear, especially in those countries newly won for Communism. Unchallenged and unchallengeable, a true Communist monolith would dominate the world.’

    i wonder how one refutes such successful prediction from a man fron the inside?

    does anything here from 1984 sound familar now in 2009?

  47. Tom Says:

    To jon baker: in my book, forgiveness can be granted ONLY when it is sought by the potential forgivee.

    To Artfldgr: You are one heck of an online researcher!

    Almost all of us here are extrapolators; taking points of present and historical evidence, collating them as clusters of bloggers, seeing where extrapolation into the future takes us….and it looks damn ugly, as ugly as before Artfldgr and I were born.

  48. Artfldgr Says:


    imagine hitler and stalin with the current US arsenal and the electronics and population control potential…

    The Banking System Is Insolvent

    and laffer with the money printing curve.

    anyone want to compare whats happened since obama, with the last paragraph above?

    nationalized industry
    youth groups like jugend or nashi

    in chess, the huxleys lose cause they cant see the schemes arrayed around them as they are not evident until they CONVERGE.

    and dont forget world bank is now saying lets eliminate the dollar

    To Artfldgr: You are one heck of an online researcher!


    but i had to know it already to know that i can find it. that is, finding things are easy when you know what your looking for.

    but to those who are gettign paranoid..
    be steady…
    its not sometrhing to be paranoid about…

    its how history and life has always been

    and if your paranoid and you think this is something unsual. well then, you havent been living in reality.

    in the words of the founder of Intel said:

    Only the paranoid survive

    ** and as an interesting aside.. hitler may still be alive, or his followers. the skill fragment was from a woman…

  49. Artfldgr Says:

    Moral Meltdown: The Core Of Globalism

    Moral Meltdown uncovers the truth about the assault on free society. It explains the close connection between personal life-style, and national and international politics. It reveals what international Socialism has done to society and what we have to expect in the future. It not only makes clear why freedom is gradually being eroded, but it gives an answer to the question of what to do about it.

    If you wondered whether or not Communism is really dead; if you want to know what Adolf Hitler’s minister of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, the KGB’s misinformation department, and Peter Jennings have in common; if you want to witness how the ACLU is actively perpetuating Nazi and Communist philosophies; if you want to learn whether it’s Pinochet or Allende who led Chile to greater freedom, prosperity and democracy; if you are interested in the reality of Mexico; if you think that Mandela is a democrat; if you want to know what the greatest weakness in American foreign policy is right from the mouth of Andrei Gromyko; and above all, if the future of your country and the world and the well-being of its future generations mean enough to you to discover these truths, then you must read Hilmar von Campe’s Moral Meltdown.

  50. Artfldgr Says:

    Introduction to Second Edition Moral Meltdown: The
    Core Of Globalism

    does any of this sound familiar

    We still enjoy some freedom and some democracy but there are no free countries.
    America has turned her back on God and her calling, and follows false gods.
    Communism is not dead, on the contrary, it is stronger than ever. But because their
    philosophy has become the dominant force in America and in all Western nations
    Communist leaders – in spite of their criminal records – can blend into our
    societies, label themselves ex-Communists and pretend to be peace seeking
    democrats. They are as committed as always to the destruction of what freedom we
    retain. Western leaders – blind, their agents or fellow travelers – take them at face
    value and ordinary people are only too glad to accept the deception so that they can
    continue to concentrate on self.

    Hegel, Marx, Engels, Hitler came out of Germany – a record no German can be
    proud about. But to these men, unfortunately, we have to add the Marxists of the
    Frankfurt School with their principal ideologists Herbert Marcuse, Max
    Horckheimer, Jurgen Habermas and Theodor W. Adorno. They in turn were
    inspired by Italian communist Antonio Gramsci. Their strategy to destroy free
    society and establish a socialist – read: totalitarian – system of government
    consisted of extending the enemy list to all civil and cultural institutions of
    Western society such as schools, universities, the family, the church, foundations,
    and others. They abandoned the Marxist/Leninist revolutionary concept of taking
    over government from outside, by force if necessary, in favor of a new
    methodology: taking over from inside the media and other social and political
    institutions, destroying the morals of the people, penetrating their minds, and
    disconnecting them from their traditions. All of it was aimed at generating forces
    from within that will culminate in the destruction of the existing social order. The
    penetration of the education system by this concept of immorality is the most
    devastating consequence of this ruthless assault on society.
    Under the current psycho-political regime of the Frankfurt School, everyone who
    is supportive of free society, especially the white male, has replaced what classic
    Marxists used to call the “class enemy”. Labels like “prejudice,” “bigotry”, “racism
    and anti-Semitism” “sexism” are being attached to them. The principal enemies of
    free America therefore are in the first place American compatriots who subscribe
    to the above philosophy. They are the people who ally themselves with an
    international network of like-minded foreigners such as the bureaucrats of the
    United Nations and who open the doors to deadly enemies such as Communist
    China and Soviet Russia.


  51. Scottie Says:

    Polanski did the deed, admitted guilt to the deed, had his noggin checked by *experts* and was deemed to have known what he was doing when he was doing the deed – which was basically to get a little girl to ingest alcohol and drugs so he could sexually molest in various ways a 13 year old child – and people have an issue with sending this sack of BLEEEEEEEP to prison?

    If he was willing to go to this much trouble to plan this act, it makes me wonder what else he has done that we don’t know about!

    The fact there are actually a-holes defending this jerk leaves me wondering what THEY are doing!

    He should rot in jail for life!

  52. Ymarsakar Says:

    The problem with the Soviets was that they had the power to repress people and destroy competition, but couldn’t really replace it with something people would die for. So their system rotted from the inside out.

    But once you combine sex and selfish pleasures, ala Hollywood, you can indeed create a socialist and communist totalitarian system where people are happy. Or at least, happy to be slaves rather than free men and women.

    Of course, that probably wouldn’t last very long. As sexual liberation itself simply destroys itself once it achieves its goals.

    One of the best ways to psychologically render someone incapable of defense is to simply bombard them with surprise after surprise. ACORN was looking, if not good, at least viable after the first video. They were on damage control, starting up the dirt quest on the film makers, and making all kinds of innocent charges. THen came the second video.

    The third video.

    The fourth video.

    The fifth video.

    By that time, ACORN had been effectively decapitated, if one will accept a Mexican gang war analogy (where some thugs youtubed the severed heads of their competitors).

    The same is with Polansky and Tookie and Saddam. Once you hang em, with the noose, it’s like the ultimate shock therapy. They’ve created endless defenses of such people, and so long as they think it is worth something, they’ll keep doing it. But once Tookie was dead, once Saddam was dead, you don’t hear jack anymore

    That’s cause the dead can’t be resurrected by propaganda and alies, and the Left knows this very well.

    Kill Polansky while the Left are doing their best to defend them, and you will show the Left how ineffectual their methods are. How utterly helpless they are. THey become demoralized. They become less prone to doing something like it in the future. They also, as a personal byproduct, may refuse to support child prostitution or exploitation, even though they had gotten money from it in the past.

    One of the reasons why I like executions, though not necessarily the legal Death Penalty, is that it is so psychological traumatizing to those that have done everything to attempt to stop it. It makes them feel so helpless, and it grinds their face in the agony of defeat just a little bit more.

  53. Artfldgr Says:

    good stuff ymar…

    though i think the hollywood thing fails since the state cant keep the ideology out and the movies become so predictable. like now all they are doing is remaking past flicks with a new realism to them, or mashing together things, kind of blending up culture in a blender. to the older people its interesting, to the younger it fouls up their learning of the past.

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