Rutting Chimps get what they sow too.....
That IMF head is getting a good dose of “Karma”.
I think this is a great example of moral decay having the inevitable effect of financial decay. Once the moral foundation of prosperity is removed, the prosperity collapses. The only possible fix starts not with finance, but with morality. Only then can a true and honest financial solution be devised.
IMHO, this Strauss-Kahn fellow is simply a poster-child of European moral decay - as evidenced by the riduculous reactions in the European media to his case. He is not alone in his depravity.
And the U.S., in it’s moral decay, is right behind Europe; we simply have an advantage because a) the country was founded with a healthy dose of religion caused by an exodus of good Christians from Europe and b) we “clung” to those principles far longer than Europe did.
Bear in mind, no matter what European countries say about their great socialist welfare systems - they would not be possible if Europed had relied SOLELY on their own militaries during the last 60 years. They underspent on their military by, IMHO, over 1/2 the amount that the U.S. HAS SPENT on it’s military during the last 60 years.
In essence, if the DEFENDED THEMSELVES all during the Cold War, they would have extremely small government entitlement programs, and consequently be far more prosperous and politically powerful now. But they relied on America to backstop their national security, so they are, in geo-political terms, a hollow shell, and their only national security plan, in case of a real attack on them, is still based on the telephone - a call to America.
And now that America is morally and financially bankrupt, the clock is ticking on America righting itself.