One decade ago, no one would ever question the preeminence of the U.S. as the leader of the “First World.”
The “Third World” was, and is, a term attached to primitive and poor countries. These are countries that need and receive aid from the “First World.”
However, today, the world has taken a 180 degree turn. Some of the countries which were Third World Countries a decade ago, such as China, are now “First World” countries. And, some of those countries which were “First World” countries a decade ago, are now “Third World” countries.
Is this true of the U.S.A.?
THE “STRAUSS-KAHN PHENOMENON
Who is Dominique Strauss-Kahn? (DSK)
Here is a brief part of the answer from Wikipedia:
“Dominique Gaston AndrÃ© Strauss-Kahn (French pronunciation: [dÉ”minik stÊos kan]; born 25 April 1949), often referred to in the media as DSK, is a French economist, lawyer, and politician, and a member of the French Socialist Party. Strauss-Kahn became the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 28 September 2007, with the backing of his country’s president, Nicolas Sarkozy, and served in that role until his resignation on 18 May 2011.”
But there is more to this man than the paragraph quoted above.
Again from Wikipedia:
“Dominique Strauss-Kahn was born in the wealthy Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine. He is the son of Gilbert Strauss-Kahn, a lawyer, who specialised in tax law, and member of the Grand Orient de France, and journalist Jacqueline Fellus. Strauss-Kahn’s father was born to an Alsatian Jewish father and a Catholic mother from Lorraine; Strauss-Kahn’s mother is from a Sephardic Jewish family in Tunisia “
Strangely enough this background is very similar to the present President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy…
“Sarkozy is a Frenchman of mixed national and ethnic ancestry. He is the son of PÃ¡l IstvÃ¡n ErnÅ‘ SÃ¡rkÃ¶zy de Nagy-BÃ³csa, (Hungarian: nagybÃ³csai SÃ¡rkÃ¶zy PÃ¡l; some sources spell it Nagy-BÃ³csay SÃ¡rkÃ¶zy PÃ¡l IstvÃ¡n ErnÅ‘; Hungarian pronunciation (help-info) [nÉ’ÉŸÍ¡ÊboËtÍ¡ÊƒÉ’i ÊƒaËrkÃ¸zi paËl]) a Hungarian aristocrat, and AndrÃ©e Jeanne “Dadu” Mallah (b. Paris, 12 October 1925), who is of French Catholic and Greek Jewish origin. They were married at Saint-FranÃ§ois-de-Sales, Paris XVII, on 8 February 1950 and divorced in 1959.”
WHAT HAS THIS TO DO WITH THE U.S.A.?
The question that must arise in anyone’s mind is:
Would Monsieur Strass-Kahn have attempted to rape a chambermaid in a “First World” country?
Would this man run naked out of his toilet in an effort to rape a 32 year old African woman in his native France? Obviously not!
Would he have attempted this act in any country in Europe? Again, he would never have attempted such an act in Europe.
Would this educated man attempt such an act in China, where a police officer might simply shoot him in the head? Hardly.
Or in Japan, where a police officer would not shoot, but, using martial arts, could easily break a few bones? Again, unlikely.
THEN, WHY IN THE U.S.?
DSK lives in the U.S. as the manager of the IMF. He is thoroughly acquainted with the American value system and the status of the American economy.
He knows that Americans have very little regard for the laws in terms of drugs and sexual behavior. He knows full well that the American economy is a “Third World” economy; and, that American leadership, epitomized by an African and American President and a Congress that jokes about a fourteen trillion dollar debt is accommodated by an indifferent electorate.
Every day he reads in the local newspapers about the omnipresent crime and the lack of concern from the authorities.
In essence, Monsieur DSK believed that he was somewhere in a small poor country of Africa, South America or perhaps Asia. As such, he didn’t even consider that the law would interfere with his desires.
HE WAS WRONG, BUT WAS HE RIGHT?
DSK was prepared to be elected the President of France by the European Power Groups. His knowledge of International Economics has few peers.
We might conclude that he was right about the economic status of the USA, but his timing was certainly off. What might have happened in 2021?