Monday, September 28, 2009

More Safe Target Concern Trolling

The Slow Wheels of Justice:

Crimes that make Megan go "ick" are truly heinous, apparently, so Polanski should be castrated. (For the record, I think he should do his time, but that's because I don't like the two-tiered justice system where the rich and famous don't go to jail.) But the money shot of this post is the gratuitous French-bashing;

The French, too, have forgiven him of course:
"Seeing him alone, imprisoned while he was heading to an event that was due to offer him praise and recognition is awful. He was trapped," French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand said at a news conference Sunday. "In the same way there is a generous America that we like, there is also a scary America, that has just shown its face."
You would think we'd busted him for unpaid parking tickets. The guy drugged a thirteen year old girl in order to rape her. Perhaps the French have some sophisticated, European point of view on these things that I, with my puritan ancestry, simply cannot rise to.
Where to begin? Does this mean the head of the NEA speaks for you as an American, Megan? "The French" all agree with this man that it's somehow scary that an old warrant was finally honored? All 60+ million of them?
The French, btw, were almost universally opposed to intervention in Iraq, Megan, so yes, they understand things you are too simple to rise to. You supported the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans and Iraqis AND suggested "preemptive" violence against those who disagreed with you. Perhaps I, and "the French", with our concern for human lives, cannot rise to your sophisticated, libertarian point of view, Megan.
Also, if you want a safe target to be concerned with, may I suggest the pedophilia obsessed Dan Riehl? You've linked to him approvingly in the past, he is your problem. C'mon, at least admit he's not civil.
Oh, wait, your readers like him, so it'd be unfair to use his own words to criticize him. Better just to wait for some Belgian official to say something about teabaggers and pounce.


Chad said...

This is my favorite part:

His victim now says she has forgiven him and doesn't want him to serve jail time, but at this point, it's not really about her. We're doing this pour encourager les autres.

Damn complicated French with, words that resemble their English equivalents and have the same meanings.

Mr. Wonderful said...

Brad nailed it: the faux populism, the Pythonesque, retired-major-general sniffy disingenuousness of "or I suppose I'm very old-fashioned," etc.

It's all of a piece with Our Megs. She's not an economics blogger. She plays one online--and has a marvelous time! Every post consists of her flapping out onstage in her tutu and toe shoes, doing a jete just well enough to impress her parents and her cloddish friends in the audience, and then taking a deep curtsey.

Will she have kids once she's married?

SUDERMAN: Honey? Shouldn't you maybe give the column a rest for a year and be a mom?

MEGS: What? And give up show business?