Once-funny-now-just-creepy stepdaughter-marrying guy Woody Allen apparently told a Spanish-language newspaper that “it would be good…if [Barack Obama] could be a dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly.”
Now I call this a bizarrerie because it leaves me speechless, but it’s really not surprising at all. If you go back over Allen’s films from Manhattan through Match Point, you’ll see that his moral vision is neither moral nor visionary but simply a way of excusing, through art, his own inexcusable personal behavior. That’s going to have an effect on you over time. When you do wrong, you have a choice. You either confess and repent, or shame forces you to immerse yourself in increasingly twisted rationalizations that ultimately deform your worldview. Wishing America was a dictatorship – like defending child rapist Roman Polanski in heroic terms – is evidence of that deformity in Allen.
The formula is simple.
Repentance equals Woody on the road to redemption.
Rationalization equals Woody the Creepy Fascist.
Looks like the Wood-man went with Plan B.