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Hollywood and Vile

By on 9.30.09 | 11:00AM

Reading this remarkably sane column in the L.A. Times, two thoughts struck me:

First, given what we know about Roman Polanski's abhorrent and deviant behavior, how is it the Obama Administration couldn't find a role for him in their child safety program? He appears to be remarkably qualified and no doubt would pass the White House vetting process.

Second, Hollywood's defense of Polanski -- and let's be honest, this isn't just a couple of washed up made-for-TV-movie actresses doing the defending -- is one more piece of compelling evidence of just how out of touch the "artistic" community is with the rest of America. These people see no moral disgrace or criminal behavior in Polanski's physical and mental abuse of a child, yet lecture us on the morality of "universal health care"? I don't think so.

Then I remember all those videos online with kids singing those "Dear Leader" songs about Barack Obama, and the gleeful smiles of the Hollywood parents as they watched their kids being indoctrinated, and it all makes sense.

When you live in a community that is so willing to exploit just about anything in life, how can you possibly relate to a world where such exploitation -- particularly the violation of a child -- is almost universally reviled?

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