The Not-So-Strange Case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn :UPDATE

Marianne of France

Now we read that the accuser of Strauss-Kahn has ties to possible drug dealers, has lied about her immigration status, and something about bank accounts with $100,000.00 stuffed away.  NY prosecutors are now possibly backing away from their case. 

However, the only thing that is of consequence here is this: Was she raped by Strauss-Kahn or not?  Fornesic evidence says she was….that was pretty clear in the beginning.  In my opinion, this is the only evidence that matters: no man should be able to walk away from evidence of rape. All else, whether she lied, her acquaintances, etc. really has no bearing on this primary issue.  One wonders whether class, race, the influence of rich French cronies, and even the machinations of world politics,  etc. have more weight in whether there will be any prosecution of  Strauss-Kahn.

Hopefully, if rape has happened here, justice will prevail.

Lady Nyo, July 1, 2011


It is interesting to read the ‘spin’  lawyers, politicians, etc. put on this present case.  It is interesting to read about these modern-day Socialists in France.  What is disturbing to me is these ‘Socialists’ have little to do with what I know of socialism.   Marianne. an important  symbol of France, (along with the rooster)…. certainly stands for more than this present fiasco.

Today I read a piece calling  Strauss-Kahn a “caviar Socialist”.  Perhaps that is the kindest label this man can be hung with.

The French press has all sorts of conspiracy theories going.  Perhaps, in the world of international politics this could be plausible considering the cut throat behavior and what was at stake.  It’s been posed that Strauss-Kahn was ‘set up’ by Sarkozy’s party to derail his challenge next year to the present regime.  Using the sexual trap of a 32-year-old hotel maid seems rather…..thin.  These boys play with loaded dice, but this scenario….or trap….seems to be rather hard to believe.

The “stand by your man” position of Anne Sinclair is embarrassing to many intelligent women. Then again, she might have her own plans. Being First Lady of France would be a pretty heady position, something she might be holding on to her husband with all claws.

There is so much to hate, dislike and disturbing in this case:  Antisemitism, ( Strauss-Kahn and wife are Jews), the accepted behavior of some to ‘look the other way’ when a spouse makes a total ass of himself, the attack of a defenseless woman (defenseless because of class, her position as housekeeper and probably race) and then we come to the history of Strauss-Kahn.

Apparently, he can’t keep it in his pants.  He is an aging Lothario, with power and position behind him, and apparently a boat-load of people around him mum to his behavior.  I have known a few, thankfully, a very few men like Strauss-Kahn.  Basically they are sociopathic, men who have no regard for basic humanity.  They think that women (and others) are there to be used by them.  They have no conscience concerning these things, and don’t care the person at the other end of their  behavior is hurt, demoralized or destroyed by what they do.  They just don’t care.  They don’t have the capacity to care, which is part of the definition of sociopathic behavior, so they run through life doing what they do with no regard to the consequences. Until they get caught caught, perhaps by the wife and then they fall back on the marriage, promising  never to do this again…until the next time because these things are not really sexual.  They are something else.  Even a man who has only a casual attitude about sexual affairs and his infidelity towards marriage,  not ‘able’ to control his urges, seems like a little boy, certainly not a man.  One man in France when told that Strauss-Kahn was known as “The Great Seducer” scoffed: “He’s sick: this isn’t seduction.”

Anne Sinclair is interesting in her behavior, but I have known of another wife who did the same. She was ‘seriously hurt’ four times in marriage (physically) by a husband who exhibited entrenched sociopathic behavior yet she continued to stay with him.  She was also in total denial about his  affairs, not wanting to hear anything about them.  She was intelligent and accomplished, but obviously lacking in self-esteem.  She suffered but she didn’t see what it cost her.  She ‘re-wired’ herself over the course of this marriage to tolerate what he did. That’s not to say she didn’t break lamps and suffer emotionally.  Maintaining a blind eye here was settling but at what cost to her?  Another half-life.

It might be a minority of men who feel entitled to have their way to dominate others, and to humiliate them if they so feel like it….but it stems not from the position of power, but from their own sense of superiority. (And the root of this superiority is usually based in insecurity to some extent.)  (There are men who have positions of power and they don’t use it in these above ways. We remember these men as the wise men, as the true leaders in history and society.) The consequences of their behavior  to these others doesn’t apply to them because they feel they are ‘special’.  Arrogance comes before power.  Once they get away with the first grope of a woman, the first off colored comment, and they aren’t slapped down or worse, they continue.  They are ‘special’ afterall, and the common laws of decency and humanity don’t apply to them.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn will become a minor foot-note in history, but the attitude towards women, fueled by power and position will continue.

France is sporting a black eye.  Marianne,  clean house.

Lady Nyo


Things amongst humans may be in disgrace, but in the Animal Kingdom…..?  “The Owl and the Pussycat” leads.

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6 Responses to “The Not-So-Strange Case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn :UPDATE”

  1. Margie Says:

    Interesting and certainly not the only one in the headlines lately. Good points, I’ll have to think about this.


  2. ladynyo Says:

    Hey Margie…

    Nope….not the only one in the headlines….we have our own “Hot Rabbits”

    Thanks for reading and your comment.



  3. Steve Isaak Says:

    Interesting piece. I’ve been getting overwhelmed by our own disasters – natural, political, and socially stupid. . . I’m just tired of people talking just to hear their own voices, support their greed/agendas/etc. . . is it possible to just be HUMANE, and help people without a backend payout anymore?

    Obviously, this doesn’t apply to nature punishing us for being an arrogant race – we’re fleas, at best on this planet – but it does apply to people causing (hello, oil corporations!), compounding and exploiting these horrible events.

    Stay safe!


  4. ladynyo Says:

    Yes, Steve….I feel much as you do. It’s so damn overwhelming what is happening across our country right now.,..and the world..0

    Now we have Joplin, Mo….what happened last night? 114 dead and of course this will climb. I think a lot of us are feeling fatigue from all this stuff, but then again I think of those first responders who put aside their own safety and comfort and go to aid those in greatest need.

    Right now I have a kitten that is disturbing my typing, demanding attention and Sushi is a little survivor. He got nutted Friday and now he wants love.

    I posted that WONDERFUL video at the bottom of my entry….”The Owl and the Pussycat”. Go watch it, Steve, for uplift for your day. It’s remarkable, and a great remedy for what’s out there.



  5. Liras Says:

    Part of it is greed, part of it is entitlement, part of it is the culture of having wealth meas also having unfettered access to women.

    Lady N, it is just a pitiful circle of silliness. Shameful.

    As for the wife…well…being 1st Lady of France is exciting. Sadly, she has to deal with him, without the fun title. But she is wife number 3 or 4, so she knows who she has by her side.


  6. ladynyo Says:

    Hey Liras!

    Good to hear from you. When my computer crashed, I lost all addresses…so, now I have yours.

    I agree, with all your points. Greed is very much part of it…and is tied tooth and gum with entitlement. And yes, wifey #3-4 is an enabler. She gets something from all of this, though if she had a conscience, she would detach and hang her head in shame.

    I understand that they all come from a certain part of France, and the entitlement issues are shared amongst this group. Nothing new, we have seen it all before…but he got his fanny caught (and other parts) when he did this shit on US soil. Of course the French are very angry about the perv-walk, but what do they expect? We are a nation of Puritans and this comes from that era.

    Good to hear from you!

    Lady Nyo


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