On 15 May, Frenchman Dominique Strauss-Kahn, avowed socialist and head of the International Money Fund, was arrested in New York City on charges of sexual assault. The victim is a hotel maid whom he allegedly chased around his room, groped and dragged into a bedroom, where he forced her to perform oral sex.
May 16: Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, is taken away from a police station in New York where he was being held.
The Frogs are incensed that one of their poufs could be treated so insensitively by ‘zee inferior Americans’. How dare we yank his ass off an Air France plane about to take off for Paris, as he tried to get the hell out of Dodge. Roman Polanski, anyone?
The the victim described his attack on her in vivid detail, and this is not the first time “The Great Seducer” has been involved in a rape scandal.
As Victor Davis-Hanson points out, the ‘egalitarian’ part of socialist elites means some are more ‘equal’ than others.
The full story is not out on Dominique Strauss-Kahn and he is innocent of forcible sexual battery until proven guilty, but already the case has exposed an ancient abyss between European elite and American popular cultures — accentuated by the differences between New York’s rough-and-tumble media and legal worlds on one hand and IMF technocracy and French privilege on the other. There are also questions of race and asymmetrical power in play, as well as the notion that an IMF head should adopt at least a façade of probity and sacrifice, given that his organization lectures tens of millions on fiscal sobriety and belt-tightening.
So far what confuses Americans the most, superficially at least, is that a man of the Left like socialist Strauss-Kahn should seem so comfortable with the elite tastes of the damnable aristocracy — the astronomically priced suits, the $3,000-a-night suite, the Air France privileges, and the medieval Norman baron’s sense of entitlement regarding an immigrant housecleaner — while the supposedly neanderthal, right-wing Americans and their primitive “accusatory” legal system (read the French press on all that) so far are treating the rights of a maid as equal to a Eurocrat’s.
……A book also needs to be written about the psychology that drives elites to push for socialism or statism for others even though it would eventually end the easy affluence that they assume as near birthrights for themselves. A Strauss-Kahn suit, a jaunt to Vail, Martha’s Vineyard, or Costa del Sol — these are not only at odds with the notion of a state-mandated equality of result, they are themselves just dessert fruits of capitalism that would wither on the vine if socialism were fully enacted.
The IMF—an entity supported by U.S. tax dollars—is part of the whole “global governance” scheme pushed by George Soros, Tim Geithner, and SEIU thug Andy Stern. The IMF has spent decades subsidizing the world’s economic basket cases. It’s a welfare program for third world “developing countries” that never develop.
Socialist effetes have a habit of vilifying the capitalism they wallow in. Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Obama, and the rest of the ‘spread the wealth’ Dems want to inflict a Statism under which they would never subject themselves; their wealth and political status will see to it.
I don’t expect much to come from any court trial of Strauss-Kahn. He’ll likely pay the victim off, get a slap on the wrist, and then deported.
- Hotels, Porsches and No Taxes: Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Maddening IMF Perks (newsfeed.time.com)
- IMF Sodomizes Another Victim: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Accused Of Sexually Assaulting NYC Hotel Maid (tipggita32.wordpress.com)
- IMF’s Dominique Strauss-Kahn Arrested on NYC Rape Charge (reason.com)