Strauss-Kahn: a metaphor for IMF practices. “Lo que Dominique Strauss-Kahn hizo con la camarera negra Nafissatou Diallo, de Guinea, musulmana, viuda y madre de una hija de 15 años, es una metáfora de lo que estaba haciendo con los países con dificultades financieras. Merecería la cárcel no sólo por la violencia sexual contra la mujer sino mucho más por el estupro económico al pueblo, que él articulaba a partir del FMI. Estamos desolados.
Leonardo Boff One might think that it is a tragedy that the head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, succumbed to his vice, the obsessive search for perverse sex. Running naked after a Black maid in suite 2806 of the Sofitel Hotel in New York City, he grabbed and forced her to have sex. The details were thoroughly described by the New York District Attorney. For the sake of decency, I will not repeat them. It was not a tragedy for him: it was just one more person in this world whom he has victimized. Afterwards, he got dressed, and went directly to the airport. What is funny is that he left his cell phone in the hotel suite, and because of that, the police were able to detain him, after he had already boarded the plane. The tragedy was not what happened to him, but to the victim, which no-one wants to know. Her name is Nifissatou Diallo, an African, Moslem, from Guinea, a widow and mother of a 15 year old daughter. The police found her hiding behind a cupboard, crying and vomiting, traumatized by the violence suffered at the hands of the hotel guest, whose name she did not even know. Most of the French media, cynically and openly machista, tried to hide the facts, claiming even possible entrapment of the future socialist candidate for President of the French Republic. …….Strauss-Kahn is a metaphor for the present neoliberal system. It sucks the blood of countries in crisis, such as Iceland, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, and now Spain, as was previously done with Brazil and the countries of Latin America and of Asia. To save the banks and enable repayment of debts, it devastated societies, forced workers out of their jobs, privatized public goods, cut salaries, delayed retirement ages, mandated longer work hours. All because of capital. The enforcer of these world policies is, among others, the IMF, of which Strauss-Kahn was the central figure. What he did to Nafissatou Diallo is a metaphor for what he was doing to the countries in financial difficulties. He deserves jail not just for the sexual violence against the hotel maid, but even more, for the economic rape of the people, that he committed from the IMF. Español El lector o la lectora pensará que es una tragedia que el Director-gerente del FMI, Strauss-Kahn, diera alas a su vicio, la obsesiva búsqueda de sexo perverso, corriendo desnudo detrás de una camarera negra en la suite 2806 del hotel Sofitel de Nueva York, hasta sujetarla y forzarla a practicar sexo, con detalles que la Fiscalía de Nueva York describe minuciosamente y que, por decencia, no voy a decir. Para él no era una tragedia, sino una víctima más entre otras que ha hecho en este mundo. Se vistió y se fue directo al aeropuerto. Lo cómico fue que olvidó el móvil en la suite y así pudo ser detenido por la policía cuando estaba dentro del avión. Read full article HERE http://cinabrio.over-blog.es/