Michael Douglas Slams U.S. Prison System, Pushes to See Son

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Michael Douglas took home the Emmy last night for Best Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for his role as Liberace in HBO's Behind the Candelabra.

But the veteran actor made headlines more for what he said than what he won, using his acceptance speech to refer to Catherinze Zeta-Jones as his "wife," despite talk of a separation; and also making a gay joke at the expense of co-star Matt Damon.

Douglas concluded his time on stage by saying he hopes to see his son soon, a reference to the incarceration of son Cameron for dealing Crystal Meth.

What, exactly, did Douglas mean? Why can he not visit his son in prison? The actor explained in more detail backstage at the ceremony:

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Your son is a druggie. So he's treated like everyone else

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HIS SON , LIKE SO MANY OTHERS , IS A PRISONER OF WAR ..... A WAR WAGED ON AMERICA BY A HANDFUL OF MIXED RACE MUTANT FREAKS THAT HAVE GAINED GANGSTER-LIKE CONTROL OVER THE PEOPLE'S PUBLIC SERVICE OFFICES ... IN THE HISTORY OF THE USA , NO SUBSTANCE PEOPLE CHOSE TO POSSESS , UTILIZE OR TRANSFER WOULD EVER , NOR COULD EVER BE QUESTIONED , AND MUCH LESS INTERFERRED WITH !!!! FREE MEANS : THERE'S NO ONE WHOM TO TELL U WHAT YOU CAN HAVE AND CAN'T HAVE !!! NOR , WHAT U CAN DO OR CAN'T DO !!!!! WHEN . SOME LOONIES DECIDED IT WOULD E A GODD IDEA TO BAN ALCOHOL ,THE FIRST THING THEY RELIZED WAS THAT THE CONGRESS , OF COURSE , HAD NO SUCH PREVILEGE TO DO SO . SO THEY HAD TO GET A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT - WHICH WAS LIKEWISE ILLEGAL - TO BAN ALCOLHOL .. WHAT U SHOULD BE SHOCKED TO LEARN IS THAT IT COULD NOT BE MADE A CRIME !!!! THE BAN JUST MEANT GOV AGENTS WOULD LOCATE AND DESTROY BOOZE . NO ONE WAS ARRESTED !!! THERER WAS NO CRIME !!!! CRIMINAL PROCEDURE IS SOLELY FOR ADDRESSING WRONGFUL HARM TO PERSONS OR THEIR PROPERTY !!! USING CRIMINAL LAW TO BRUTALLY ENFORCE DO AND DON'TS DICTATES IS ABJECT CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY !!! THIS IS THE NIGHTMARE NATION WHERE IN YOU FIND YOURSELVES TODAY !!! MIS-USING CRIMINAL PROCEDURE TO REDUCE YOU TO SUBJECTS OF MONSTERS INSANE WITH CONTROL MADNESS !!!!