Skip to comments.Thomas Piketty Lover Goes Public About Abuse
Posted on 05/04/2014 2:31:04 PM PDT by dignitasnews
Since the release of Capital in the 21st Century earlier this year, its French author has consistently made headlines, although the latest media bombshell might be one he and adoring fans wish to forget. Thomas Pikettys former lover, French Culture and Media Minister Aurelie Filippetti, has gone public about their stormy relationship, which includes a legal claim she made against the academic star for alleged physical abuse in February 2009.
Their often stormy relationship came to an end as a result of the complaint, which resulted in the detainment and formal charges filed against the Socialist Party darling on March 17 of that year. According to a party source close to both individuals, Ms. Filippetti dropped the charges in hopes her daughter, Clara, would be spared the trauma in finding out the true nature of Pikettys personality. Her spokesman told reporters that Piketty had acknowledged his behavior and apologized and the two agreed to maintain a public silence on the matter, in the interest of the party and each others families.
When asked to comment on the recent revelations, Mr. Pikkety only confirmed that he had been arrested and was detained by police, but held to his innocence adding that the case had been closed five years ago and there was no legal basis to follow through for prosecution. His denial is being cited by fans of the best-selling author to hint that Ms. Filippettis recent statements are politically motivated, despite their shared philosophy.
A source within the Socialist Party rebuffed this charge, declaring that Thomas Pikettys former lover had wrestled with the question of going public with his continued abuse, and has longed for him to be brought to justice. The source went on to say that the violence was extensive and on-going, bringing Ms. Filippetti to ponder suicide as a way out, before finally contacting the authorities in 2009.
The French author, often referred to as the rock star of the left, is said to have often resulted to violence to settle domestic problems and disagreements, to which critics of his economic policies point to as indicative of an ideology that discourages open debate and challenges of their policy directives.
The two became romantically involved in 2007, when Ms. Filippetti served as a spokeswoman for the Socialist Party, while Piketty was one of its leading economic advisers. An investigator officer stated that Ms. Filippetti was very distressed and stayed for hours on the night she filed formal charges. As a result of the medical investigation performed on her, French police then detained Mr. Piketty. Following his release, the left-wing rock star made a statement that the charges were stories from the gutter.
While these latest accusations will most likely do little to undermine his supporters admiration, it does possibly shed light on the motivations of he and the far-left as a whole. Critics of socialism have maintained a long-held belief that that the ideology is motivated less on sound policy and a desire to improve the lives of the individual as it is one rooted on an emotionally driven campaign of anger and envy. They point to its first major success, the Bolshevik-led Russian Revolution of 1917 as a prime example. Whereas many historians agree that the Romanov government was ineffective, they also contend that the factions led my Vladamir Lenin had no practical economic policy upon gaining power and that such violent actions, such as the murders of the Czar and his family, were gestures designed to deflect attention from this and appease the radical elements within the Bolshevik army. Modern critics cite similar motivations in Pikettys legion of fans, who roundly cheer his calls to place heavy tax burdens on successful individuals, while remaining conspicuously silent on how these measures will improve the lives of those at the bottom-rung of society.
At the time of the charges, this was merely a matter of a sad end to a whirlwind romance of two of the French lefts rising young stars. Given the success that Thomas Pikettys leftist manifesto, his former lovers public disclosure of alleged on-going physical abuse is sure to be a lightning rod for further vocal warfare between conservative critics and left-wing devotees, a war ignited more than a century ago when his forerunner, Karl Marx, lit up the charts with his own best-seller.
By Paul M Winters
someone needs to study the relationship between political ideology and abuse. Something leads me to believe it is not evenly distributed left vs. right.
He abused 80% of her 80% of the time.
It would make sense. Amoral beliefs coupled with a lust for control would be a foundation for thinking that others would naturally be subservient and if they are not then it would be a natural progression toward physically trying to bring them into control. IMO
“Who’s got a kiss for the pickety witch, the pickety witch, the pickety witch?”
—Ichabod Crane, Sleep Hollow
I absolutely agree. While the left are fundamentally cowards, when they have the power, whether through government, or in Piketty’s case physically able to overpower his lover, they flex it.
“someone needs to study the relationship between political ideology and abuse. Something leads me to believe it is not evenly distributed left vs. right.”
Somebody has: Paul Johnson’s book, “Intellectuals.” He describes the character deformities of many of left’s leading lights over the past two hundred years or so.
The side that wants citizens disarmed and not the criminals are the same ones who think violence is necessary to I still utopia
Intellectuals: From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and Chomsky
by Paul Johnson
“A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Edmund Wilson, Victor Gollancz, Lillian Hellman, Cyril Connolly, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Kenneth Tynan, and Noam Chomsky, among others, are revealed as intellectuals both brilliant and contradictory, magnetic and dangerous.”
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Paul Johnson's book is excellent. So is Eric Hoffer's The True Believer. There is a vast literature on this. The tendency of aberrant personalities to gravitate to political extremism is well known. One must be careful not to turn this into a reductionist argument, but across the bloody 20th century, if one looks at the Nazis and the communists especially, the incidence of dysfunction is extraordinarily high. Wretched people are unfortunately all too common. Rationalization and projection are all too common. So is looking for salvation in the wrong places.
I thought this Commie was a poof ?
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