So we just finished reading the trades where we saw that the Swiss authorities have detained film director Roman Polanski. We read that Mr. Polanski could face extradition to America for his conviction of sex with a minor back in 1977. Well, bravo Switzerland, for single-handedly catching one of the world’s most notorious criminals. Bra-freaking-vo!
Indeed, the hills are alive…with the sound of hypocrisy!!!
So how did you geniuses conspire to capture the director of Chinatown? Did you pore through the endless Third Reich papers that your countrymen kept hidden from the world to protect your German brethren? Were you able to finance your sting operation with the half-billion in looted Nazi gold you squirreled away back during World War Two?
For Switzerland to suddenly become the moral police of the world is as absurd as putting Ahmandinejad in charge of the Museum of Tolerance. And we ain’t buying it! Frankly, we see the Swiss going after the famed director of Repulsion and The Pianist as yet another chance for the snooty chocolate and watch-makers to jam up one more Polish Jew – as if they hadn’t done enough over the years…
And speaking of years, you do realize, Der Switzerland, that Polanski is seventy-six, right? The funny thing here is that you’re helping bring him to justice for a sex-crime at an age when he’s too old for sex! Sure, we all agree sex with a minor is illegal for a reason, but how come your country isn’t being extradited to Israel for crimes against humanity? At the very least, your citizens should be forced to watch Pirates or The Ninth Gate!
We’re keeping an eye on you, Switz, you can count on that. You, your secretive banks, and your shady hot-coco companies. And if we ever do green-light a sequel to Heidi, we’re making it in New Zealand.
Cranky Jews Everywhere