“The bits of the dossier published as leaks suggest DSK managed to fit a libertine lifestyle around his busy schedule, allegedly attending group-sex dates with prostitutes and the businessmen friends who paid them.”
Let’s recap - the IMF is essentially a bank vault for poor, traditionally fucked over, marginalized, and manipulated peoples of the world. If you are, say, an impoverished African country with a history of Western-backed misrule and you are trying to lift your people out of poverty or deal with a spike in energy prices, you go to the IMF and say “hey brother can you spare a dime?” The IMF will usually say, hell yeah, of course, but you’re gonna have to “privatize”….meaning take things like education, health care, and national banks, and put them in the hands of merchants rather than public servants.
This is all old news….what isn’t is the fact that the man who ran this institution was accepting sexual favors on behalf of moneyed businessmen in Europe. The same moneyed businessmen who just might be into investing in, say, a de-nationalized oil and gas company in a country that had to open its borders to capital in exchange for the IMF check that DSK just signed. Really not that shocking but graphic nonetheless. It’s easy to get caught up in the spectacle of this guy’s destruction but it’s important to step back and look at this whole situation critically. Imagine this storyline appeared in a novel. At some point we should just accept that these institutions do not serve the interests of the poor and grow directly out of a slovenly, vapid culture of dishonesty.