Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sympathy for the Libertine

“Libertines are people like you and me: people who have a normal life...” 

Thus pleads Karl VanDamme, attorney for businessman Fabrice Paszkowski, who organized sex parties for fellow French Freemasons, including disgraced IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn...

NYTimesSex Life Was ‘Out of Step,’ Strauss-Kahn Says, but Not Illegal

The exclusive orgies called “parties fines” — lavish Champagne affairs costing around $13,000 each — were organized as a roving international circuit from Paris to Washington by businessmen seeking to ingratiate themselves with Mr. Strauss-Kahn. Some of that money, according to a lawyer for the main host, ultimately paid for prostitutes because of a shortage of women at the mixed soirees orchestrated largely for the benefit of Mr. Strauss-Kahn, who sometimes sought sex with three or four women.

We ponder however whether these parties fines (inspired perhaps by the 1977 hardcore film by that name, in America released as The Education of the Baroness) might go much further than is suggested in this article. We could imagine scenes from the Marquis de Sade's 120 Days of Sodom, with its depictions of the violent passions of late 18th Century French aristocracy. Strauss-Kahn, at 5' 7", would have a parallel in the character of Durcet, the banker of diminutive stature, accompanied by his compatriots in depravity Curval (the judge), the Duc de Blangis, and l’Évêque (the Bishop). De Sade presumably based his fiction on debaucheries he had himself witnessed and participated in. It is a tradition that has not ceased, as noted in the Times article...

...a clandestine practice in certain powerful circles of French society: secret soirees with lawyers, judges, police officials, journalists and musicians that start with a fine meal and end with naked guests and public sex with multiple partners.

This is all very playful and opportune fodder for late-night comedians, no? It becomes decidedly less amusing however if we consider the activities of certain Belgian elites associated with the Dutroux affair, here approaching the levels of atrocity sketched in Parts The Third and Fourth of de Sade's opus. Whether Strauss-Kahn had advanced to these levels has not, thus far, been alleged. With the latest allegations ensuing from the wire-taps of a Belgian sex club owner, however, he finds himself in the general milieu...


....along with other elites, including former prime minister Paul Vanden Boeynants, members of Opus Dei, former vice-chairman of European Commission and Bilderberger Viscount Etienne Davignon, and others...


It should come as no surprise that such savage bacchanals took place around Brussels and included architects of the European Union, given that this entity is to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, in line with the irony of  Nobel Laureates Henry Kissinger (godfather to Chile's desaparecidos) and Barack Obama (high-tech snuff video connoisseur).


For another unique rewriting of the Times article...

Steve Pieczenik: Vive Le Coq!

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