Monday, May 16, 2011
THE RULES DON’T APPLY
In case you’ve missed the gist of the unfolding scandal this the latest…
“NEW YORK – Dominique Strauss-Kahn's reputation with women earned him the nickname "the great seducer," and not even an affair with a subordinate could knock the International Monetary Fund leader off a political path pointed in the direction of the French presidency. All that changed with charges that he sexually assaulted a maid in his hotel room, a case that generated shock and revulsion, especially in his home country. Police said the maid picked Strauss-Kahn out of a lineup. Unless the charges are quickly dropped, they could destroy his chances in a presidential race that is just starting to heat up. The IMF, which plays a key role in efforts to control the European debt crisis, named an acting leader and said it remains "fully functioning and operational" despite Saturday's arrest. Strauss-Kahn's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, told The Associated Press that his client will plead not guilty. He and another lawyer went in and out of the Harlem police precinct where Strauss-Kahn was being held early Sunday afternoon, and declined to answer reporters' questions until the arraignment, which was expected later Sunday. He denies all the charges against him," Brafman said. "And that's all I can really say right now." Brafman is one of the city's most high-profile defense attorneys. His clients have included mobsters and such celebrities as Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and ex-New York Giants star Plaxico Burress. Strauss-Kahn, 62, was arrested less than four hours after the alleged assault, plucked from first class on a Paris-bound Air France flight that was just about to leave the gate at John F. Kennedy International Airport.”
I find it close to stunning that every media commentator and pundit I have read seems more interested in how Strauss-Kahn’s arrest will effect world business in general and the current European debt bailouts in particular. Few if any have reflected on how this son-of-a-bitch, at the top of the global power elite, has an almost medieval attitude to ordinary people. So he wants to rape the maid in his $3000 a night New York hotel room? No moral problem. So he maybe went a little too far? Hop a Air France flight at JFK and get the fuck out of there first class. So how do we expect this bastard to treat the impoverished population of a country crippled by capitalist created debt? I have a bad feeling that only a small corner of the curtain has been lifted and revealed just a tiny glimpse of what swine those in control really are.
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The secret word is Contempt
Posted by Mick at 5/16/2011 07:06:00 AM