[Marxism] Last post on Polanski

Daniel Koechlin d.koechlin at wanadoo.fr
Mon Oct 5 16:07:50 MDT 2009


Maybe there is another, obscurer, motive at play for defending Polanski.

Namely, the psychological impulse to "protect" someone who has 
succesfully escaped the law for 32 years. People tend to have positive 
feelings towards a fugitive that manages to survive being hunted down. 
It's a case of "32 years on the run" ! They feel that the fugitive has 
somehow managed to outsmart the authorities, something that strikes a 
deep chord in many psyches.

And this is my last post on the subject of Polanski.






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