There is child abuse and then there is child abuse. Or so the liberal establishment would have us think. The tale of two elderly men bears witness to the incredible hypocrisy of our intelligentsia.
Both men are brilliant and influential figureheads. Both have been accused of perverting the course of justice in cases of child abuse. But there the similarity ends between Pope Benedict XVI and Roman Polanski, the noted Polish film maker. Because, you see, although Polanski pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl in 1977, he is an “artist”. When US authorities issued a warrant for his extradition last year, the creme de la creme of Hollywood was up in arms. Stars like Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese and Whoopi Goldberg petitioned for the director of The Pianist and the forthcoming The Ghost Writer to be let off. When he raped a child, Goldberg explained, it “was not rape rape”. It was something altogether different. Polanski, you see, was so talented, so special, mortal laws could not apply to such a genius. From NW3 to Manhattan, the chatteratis clucked about the provincial American justice system and their philistine mentality.
The same chatteratis can now be heard baying for the blood of Pope Benedict XVI. He has been celibate all his life. He did not plead guilty to sex with a child, he did not flee from America, thereby perverting the course of justice. He is not an award-winning film director, but merely the spiritual head of the world’s one billion Catholics. In other words, he is not “one of us”. The Pope probably doesn’t care that he is a hate figure for the same intelligentsia that genuflects to a child abuser like Polanski. I do. Source: Telegraph