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jerry
27th November 2014, 23:56
November 25, 2014
Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Concern for the Poor Got Him Destroyed

Paul Craig Roberts

“The outstanding faults of the economic society in which we live are its failure to provide for full employment and its arbitrary and inequitable distribution of wealth and incomes…Not everyone will agree with the entirety of this statement. But what we have learnt over time is that unemployment and inequality can undermine the very achievements of the market economy, by sowing the seeds of instability.” Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Readers perhaps remember awhile back that I dismissed the allegation that IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn had raped a minority hotel maid as an obvious frame-up. The American left-wing, or what little remains of it, especially the feminists, fell head over heels for the bogus rape charge. The bogus charge fit their ideology of rich white males having their way with women and minorities.

When the New York police and prosecutor had to retract their numerous statements about his guilt and drop all charges, some on the left maintained that the dropped charges just proved that rich white men could rape women with impunity. They stuck to this position despite the hard and convincing evidence that the hotel maid was involved in a plot to discredit Strauss-Kahn and to bilk him of money. It turned out that advisors to Washington’s puppet French president knew of the success of the plot before the New York police announced Strauss-Kahn’s arrest.

Blinded by their knee-jerk ideological reaction, the American left, which should have come to Strauss-Kahn’s support, piled on enjoying every minute of their denunciation of 
“a serial rapist.”

Strauss-Kahn was moved out of the way for two reasons. One is that he was the most likely winner over the American puppet president of France in the upcoming French presidential election. The other is that he was using his position as the head of the IMF to block the austerity that the European and New York banksters were determined to impose on the peoples of those countries, such as Greece, that had sovereign debt troubles disadvantageous for the large banks.

In other words, Strauss-Kahn had announced his opposition to making ordinary poor citizens pay in reduced pensions, layoffs, and reduced social services for the mistakes of reckless and greedy banksters.

That Strauss-Kahn was so easily done in with the complicity of the American left-wing demonstrates that it is impossible for anti-elite leadership to rise in the West. Any time anti-establishment leadership shows its head, it is cut off.

This means that Western democracy is a hoax and that peoples have no chance whatsoever of achieving peaceful change at the ballot box. As Chris Hedges recently wrote, in the absence of professional revolutionaries the West is doomed to tyranny.

In a recent article, Mike Whitney documents that Strauss-Kahn was axed just as I said at the time, because he was out of step with the ruling elite.

Read Whitney’s article here:

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/11/25/trotsky-at-the-imf/

ElfeMya
28th November 2014, 10:57
Wow now that is interesting, just before he got blew up with the sex scandal, he was also very popular amongst french people and a possible serious candidate to be the next french president... then suddenly it was all over...

Lifebringer
28th November 2014, 13:17
It appears, that if you are a "citizen hero, rich or poor" you must always walk the straight and narrow, and be aware of traps. Seems a guy like that would have body guards posted to protect him with his opposition in his position? A lesson to those who are continuing to expose the corruption. Don't swing half way and stagger to the plate, swing hard, precise, and run a clean game/life, or you'll be taken down like the biggest oak tree in a lumber yard.

Operator
28th November 2014, 13:24
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Paul Craig Roberts

“The outstanding faults of the economic society in which we live are its failure to provide for full employment and its arbitrary and inequitable distribution of wealth and incomes…Not everyone will agree with the entirety of this statement.
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I like the comments of Paul Craig Roberts, often very wise words indeed.

He's even right concluding that e.g. I do not entirely agree with that statement ... :p

I was thinking about 'employment' the other day. Some people are proud to give employment to others.
In a way I can understand that but I also realized that we keep this system going this way. Perhaps too
strong wording here but it makes the point clear:

It is a form of slavery exploiting others to achieve your goals. Sure you'll pay them of course but it is
money from the slave system actually worth only the paper it is printed on.
You keep the deception going.

My daughter needed money for the cinema last week. She asked me if she could work for me
by washing my car. I thought about it and decided to 'give' her the money. If she's grateful
she will wash the car out of free will.

I am not expecting something in return (as counting on it). I only hope it will have this effect.

Why is humanity so hooked on work/employment? For lots of people it is unthinkable NOT to have
a 40+ hours work week. :noidea:

Operator
28th November 2014, 13:31
Wow now that is interesting, just before he got blew up with the sex scandal, he was also very popular amongst french people and a possible serious candidate to be the next french president... then suddenly it was all over...

Visionaries should never enter politics. It's a snake pit, you'll end up nowhere (or dead).
That's why TPTB have been successful in the last centuries, they managed to stay in the shadows.

Snowflower
28th November 2014, 13:44
If he had bodyguards, they would just fix a "scandal" from the past to bring him down. The only way to win the war is not to play at all.