Another convert?

Whom do you ask am I talking about and what did they convert to-form what? Well, The Economist, and they intimate conversion to good Tea Partiers. Why? Well, the scandalous financial facts now being revealed about another collectivist elitist scumbag caught committing a crime. Leave aside that this predatory behavior by the collectivist elites is not only completely unsurprising, and focus on the other stuff, the people at The Economist also gleaned from this story, like I did. When I heard reports of this crime, my interest was piqued, not by the crime itself, but by the details:

LEAVE aside the details of the allegations against Dominique Strauss Kahn, the head of the IMF (his lawyer indicates he will plead not guilty). Just note that the New York Times states that he was staying in a $3,000 a night suite and was taking a first class flight to Paris. This is the IMF, the body that imposes austerity on indebted countries and is funded by global taxpayers. And this was the likely leading socialist candidate for the French presidency.

UPDATE: One more detail emerged this morning. According to the London Times, Mr Strauss-Kahn had an arrangment with Air France whereby he could just turn up and be put on the first plane. Tough luck, presumably, if you had paid for the flight with your own money and the IMF man wants your seat.

Can you say living like a king? Being an elitist collectivist, pays off. This racket has lots of sweet perks. You get to live large and in charge, as we see Mr. Strauss-Kahn was doing, but you also get to use the serfs as you please. And as some other collectivist fellow travelers show us, you get to smack around the peasants when they get uppity as well. I am sure he will tell us he was gonna rape that maid for her own good. He was spreading the wealth by doing it in a $3K a night suite instead of some NY hood. It pays to grievance monger!

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  1. AlexInCT *

    Yeah, send me a hooker dressed as a maid and into the whole rape thang “sil vous plais”.

    On another note, I am thinking of going collectivist if I too get these kinds of perks. Damn, this working hard crap is for idiots.

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  2. Hal_10000

    The reports are that he payed for the hotel room with his own money. Still…

    There is also a LOT coming out about his previous scummy behavior with women.

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  3. CM

    I’m confused about the connection to “the collectivist elites”? Isn’t this guy just an arsehole?

    Well, The Economist, and they intimate conversion to good Tea Partiers.

    The whole of the Economist? More like the author of this piece (“Buttonwood”) decided to use joining the Tea Party as a hyperbolic headline.

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  4. balthazar

    He’s the head of a organization that takes money from its member countries to lend at low rates or bail out troubled, “less fortunate” countries. Hummmmmmm whats does that remind me of?

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  5. CM

    Well yeah the IMF are primarily there to stabilize international exchange rates and facilitate development through the encouragement of liberalising economic policies. They are certainly no left-wing socialist organisation. They’re doing the opposite – they want to open up as many markets are possible. Their philosophy is that the more open and freer a country is, the better off that country is, and the world is as a whole. They are frequently criticised for applying harsh conditions (primarily ‘Structural Adjustment Programmes’) in return for loans to poorer countries. These days the IMF reflects the interests and ideology of the Western financial community.

    Interestingly, the guy has serious form:

    In 2007, French journalist and writer Tristane Banon accused Strauss-Kahn of attempting to rape her in 2002, but she did not press charges.[45][46][47][48] In 2008, an independent investigator was appointed following allegations of an affair with a subordinate, whom he later made redundant and assisted in getting a new job. Three charges were proven over an affair with economist Piroska Nagy, who was married at the time to Mario Blejer.[49] As a result of the affair, Strauss-Kahn was forced to issue a public apology, while Le Journal du Dimanche dubbed him “le grand s├ęducteur” (the Great Seducer).[50]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMF#Sex_scandals_of_IMF_managing_director

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  6. AlexInCT *

    I laughed hard at that CM, seriously, the IMF is about a bunch of elites keeping others out of their little clique by manipulating currency. But yeah, this guy is a serial predator, and the chickens are coming home to roost. I am sure he will try to plead some kind of diplomatic immunity or some other nonesense now that they caught his ass.

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  7. CM

    I laughed hard at that CM,

    Happy to oblige (although I’m not sure why it was funny).

    seriously, the IMF is about a bunch of elites keeping others out of their little clique by manipulating currency.

    Their clique? I thought there were 187 member nations (with voting rights according to the size of their country relative to the world economy)? Are you talking about a clique of individuals within the IMF? Can you point me to something I can read about on this?

    But yeah, this guy is a serial predator, and the chickens are coming home to roost. I am sure he will try to plead some kind of diplomatic immunity or some other nonesense now that they caught his ass.

    Will be interesting to see. Indeed, sounds like it was only a matter of time before he couldn’t get away with it any longer. Unbelievably, his wife thinks he’s innocent. Presumably he’s been stitched up, YET AGAIN!

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  8. Rann

    You know, I was wondering why my thoughts wandered to Roman Polanski and all the celebrities that support his ability to rape young girls this morning. Then I saw this article again and it just clicked.

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  9. AlexInCT *

    Their clique? I thought there were 187 member nations (with voting rights according to the size of their country relative to the world economy)? Are you talking about a clique of individuals within the IMF? Can you point me to something I can read about on this?

    History of the IMF.

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  10. Rann

    Also, it’s been interesting to see people defend the “unions having people beaten” thing. Classifying the evidence as “anecdotal”, shifting the argument to “just because one union does something bad doesn’t mean all unions are bad”, trying to compare it to wanting to entirely abolish government because a politician got caught in a scandal…

    With the amount of goalpost-moving being done, you’d think that another fifteen football stadiums were being built.

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