It Ain’t Easy Being Rich, White and Powerful

Posted on July 1, 2011

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You think some people have got it made. Head of the IMF, handsome in an elderly Cary Grant kind of way, living the delicious paradox of being both a high level savant of the socialist party and booking three thousand dollar a night hotel suites, enslaving entire countries to global capital, harassing women with impunity throughout your career. The life of Riley? Oh, no, you’ve got it all wrong. It’s not easy being white, rich, powerful, and running the top most quartile of the world ponzi scheme.

When women of suspicious circumstances make accusations of rape, for instance, the authorities take them seriously. They treat you just like some every day garden variety rapist and put you in prison along with all those other guilty people who haven’t had their trial yet.

Then it turns out that that woman knows “an incarcerated man”, as the NYT reports, who was put away for selling the country’s most popular leisure drug, marijuana–and that she was recorded speaking to him about  “the possible benefits of pursuing the charges…” . He was just one of a “number of individuals…who made multiple cash deposits, totaling around $100,000, into the woman’s bank account over the last two years.” as the NYT reported. That could be up to 10,000 per person! That’s almost a year’s salary each at the minimum wage! Isn’t it obvious that this woman is a criminal genius who was the obvious candidate for the world banking consortium/French government’s dirty tricks squad? Who cares if she was raped. She’s not a good person, you know.

But do the authorities drop the charges? Well, maybe, but not quick enough to avoid the mild bruising associated with ankle monitors. Oh, for the days when you could simply have such people thrown into debtors prison for the affrontery. Now, you’ve actually got to smear them until no one cares what you did or didn’t do. And with what it takes to survive the poverty of the American immigrant experience, you’ll probably find plenty of dirt.