May 20, 2012 - There was a time, oh way back in 2005, when the vast majority of Australians believed that Schapelle Corby was an innocent victim of injustice. One poll conducted back then had 88 percent of over 4,000 polled stating Corby was innocent. Other polls conducted at that time were also strongly in favor of Schapelle. Even high profile actor Russell Crowe spoke out for Corby and tried to rally the government to support her. Today, it's pretty much the opposite, with most Aussies believing she is guilty. It seems that the Australian media, and a lot of fiction posed as fact did a lot to change the minds of many Australians over the years. And Schapelle Corby quickly became the subject of ever growing indifference from the people in her own country. All that is about to change as the facts supporting Schapelle Corby's innocence are being put forward by a growing number of people from around the world, including the very potent documentary from the Expendable Project "The Political Sacrifice Of Schapelle Corby".
Russell Crowe had it right when he said the case against Schapelle Corby was "....bullshit...". Among his comments to the press he said: "There is massive doubt here... the charge is bullshit, let's deal with it." This however was in 2005, and how Russ feels today- I don't know. I am sure he did what he could at the time, but how could he have known the magnitude of opposition he or any other Corby supporter would encounter from the Australian government itself. The cover-up of evidence which supported Corby's story was not known, or at least backed up by fact in 2005- but today it's a different story. Today, the innocence of Schapelle Corby can not be disputed by anyone with an open mind, and of at least average intelligence. It's all out there online- the truth- and it's all backed-up with indisputable documentation. There is no longer any reason to remain in the dark about Schapelle Corby- unless of course you actually choose to believe the old lies rather than documented proof of her innocence.
As for Russell Crowe, I thought it was great of him to defend the principle. I didn't see any other big name Aussies putting it on the line like that. He's got a good heart and he proved that by coming to the aid of a defenseless victim of injustice. Like he said- "it's bullshit". That was true then, and it's true today, but now after seven long years- it's time to deal with it.