Monday, May 16, 2011

But, He Had Needs, She Had Abilities


The arrest of the International Monetary Fund Managing Director is a travesty of Social Justice:
The arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn on charges of sexually assaulting a hotel cleaning woman in New York City is a personal humiliation for the French politician, but it is also a black mark on the International Monetary Fund that chose to overlook his previous sexual behavior.[...]

[...]The charges are roiling France, where Mr. Strauss-Kahn was the favorite to be the Socialist nominee for President next year and was even leading in the polls against Nicolas Sarkozy.[...]
Social Justice dictates:
From each according to his ability, to each according to his need (or needs) is a slogan popularised by Karl Marx in his 1875 Critique of the Gotha Program. The phrase summarizes the principles that, in a communist society, every person should contribute to society to the best of his or her ability and consume from society in proportion to his or her needs. In the Marxist view, such an arrangement will be made possible by the abundance of goods and services that a developed communist society will produce; the idea is that there will be enough to satisfy everyone's needs.
He had needs, she had abilities. As a member of the elite among humanity, Mr. Strauss-Kahn is morally entitled to do to the masses whatever his desires dictate without consent from any lesser human. Ask President Obama or the Indiana Supreme Court.

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