Conservatives are seething over Hollywood elitists Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech she delivered on Sunday night. As of Monday, half of America woke up genuinely puzzled as to why Streep, an extremely wealthy, talented, famous, and privileged person, could stand onstage and declare with a straight face that she is among some of “the most vilified” people in society, next to the press and foreigners.
And on she went, blathering about how great her millionaire celeb buddies are and how terrible millions of Americans who buy tickets to their movies are because they voted for Donald Trump.
Listening to Streep, one might think she and her ilk are the only compassionate people on the planet. But that’s not true, and everyone knows it, except for themselves, of course.
Flashback to 2003 when a room full of these same people rose to their feet, Streep being one of the first, to shout adorations to their most revered director Roman Polanski who had just been announced the winner of an Oscar. Of course, he wasn’t there in the room to accept the award as the other directors in the category. That’s because he can’t come back to America because of those pesky child rape charges he ran away from like a coward so many years ago.
In March 1977, film director Roman Polanski was arrested and charged in Los Angeles with five offenses against Samantha Gailey a 13-year-old girl – rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy, lewd and lascivious act upon a child under 14, and furnishing a controlled substance to a minor. At his arraignment Polanski pleaded not guilty to all charges, but later accepted a plea bargain whose terms included dismissal of the five initial charges in exchange for a guilty plea to the lesser charge of engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse.
Polanski underwent a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation, and a report was submitted to the court recommending probation. However, upon learning that he was likely to face imprisonment and deportation, Polanski fled to France in February 1978, hours before he was to be formally sentenced. Since then Polanski has mostly lived in France and has avoided visiting countries likely to extradite him to the United States.
In his autobiography, Polanski said the girl “wasn’t unresponsive” to his sexual advances and insisted she never said she wasn't enjoying being vaginally and anally raped. As IJ Review noted, Polanski said of his victim in a 2012 documentary, “She is a double victim: My victim and a victim of the press.”
So, there you have it, America. A child rapist deserves a round of applause from Hollywood, but there's nothing more evil than a Trump supporter.