Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What is wrong with Conservative Men of Late?

Here is another man who I normally respect that has just gone around the bend. Ben Stein wrote an article regarding the imprisonment of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the IMF who has been accused of rape.

1) If he is such a womanizer and violent guy with women, why didn't he ever get charged until now? If he has a long history of sexual abuse, how can it have remained no more than gossip this long? France is a nation of vicious political rivalries. Why didn't his opponents get him years ago?

2.) In life, events tend to follow patterns. People who commit crimes tend to be criminals, for example. Can anyone tell me any economists who have been convicted of violent sex crimes? Can anyone tell me of any heads of nonprofit international economic entities who have ever been charged and convicted of violent sexual crimes? Is it likely that just by chance this hotel maid found the only one in this category? Maybe Mr. Strauss-Kahn is guilty but if so, he is one of a kind, and criminals are not usually one of a kind.
Oh, and he goes on:

3.) The prosecutors say that Mr. Strauss-Kahn "forced" the complainant to have oral and other sex with him. How? Did he have a gun? Did he have a knife? He's a short fat old man. They were in a hotel with people passing by the room constantly, if it's anything like the many hotels I am in. How did he intimidate her in that situation? And if he was so intimidating, why did she immediately feel un-intimidated enough to alert the authorities as to her story?
Since no one knows who this women is, she could be someone like me, who is 100lbs. It doesn't take much for a man to be stronger than me. Then he decides to talk about the alleged victim:

6.) People accuse other people of crimes all of the time. What do we know about the complainant besides that she is a hotel maid? I love and admire hotel maids. They have incredibly hard jobs and they do them uncomplainingly. I am sure she is a fine woman. On the other hand, I have had hotel maids that were complete lunatics, stealing airline tickets from me, stealing money from me, throwing away important papers, stealing medications from me. How do we know that this woman's word was good enough to put Mr. Strauss-Kahn straight into a horrific jail? Putting a man in Riker's is serious business. Maybe more than a few minutes of investigation is merited before it's done.
This is a very wealthy man who if he makes his way back to France will never see the inside of the courtroom and this possibly "lunatic" maid will never have her day in court. Did you forget about Roman Polanski, Mr. Stein? Just because he was denied bail doesn't mean he is not presumed innocent. Oh, I think it is time that you get that medication that was stolen from you refilled. It sounds like you need it.


Opus #6 said...

This IMF guy is a socialist, not a conservative. Please don't blame his criminal behavior on conservative men.

Today's news includes the possibility that he is HIV positive. I can only imagine the pain and anguish or that poor maid. I feel nauseated for her.

I hope, if he is guilty, that he faces American justice.

Opus #6 said...

Oops. I got the story wrong. She may be HIV positive already.

But either way, lawbreaking by a man here and there cannot and should not impugn an entire group.

But we already knew the world is a dangerous place. Do we ladies walk without care to our automobiles in a deserted parking lot late at night by ourselves? Why don't we do that? Experience tells us that crimes of opportunity occur, and we must safeguard ourselves.

Perhaps the maids should work in pairs. Sad state of affairs.

Kid said...

As I understand it at present, Nickolas Sarkozy told this guy a few years ago or more "he better knock that shit off because America won't stand for it."
The suggestion here is that this sort of thing happens all the time in Europe and this turd is guilty of a great many rapes and assaults.

Imagine after he raped this woman, he actually called from the airport and said something to the effect of "I'm at the airport and I think I left my cellphone over there, can you check" and we can assume for 3k a night he'd expect some runner to bring his cell phone over to him. He didn't even recognize he did anything wrong.

That's what I'm seeing at this point.

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