Saturday, October 03, 2009

Remembering Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde has a birthday coming up in about two weeks. It's true, he's a dead guy, but I think of him anyway, and now even more so in light of what Roman Polanski is going through.

I have no doubt, none whatsoever, that Oscar would be facing a similar fate now to the one he faced more than a century ago. We've come a long way? I don't think so. The mob mentality is pervasive as are the moralistas. Not that I'm comparing Mr. Wilde with Mr. Polanski---Oscar would have none of that, but he would equally abjure the duplciitous, hypcritical, mind numbing stupidity of those pompous, self-righteous philiistines who condemned him.

Some things never change--ignorance and intolerance among them.