This month’s New English Review essay discusses the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case in light of new developments, wherein the prosecution has concluded that the maid has been lying about at least some aspects of the incident and has been involved with some very unsavory characters. One of the main points Dalrymple makes is that feminists had no compunction protesting against DSK, but it is inconceivable that anyone will protest against the “large numbers of bogus and criminally-connected asylum-seekers from many Third World countries” — in other words, people like the maid. Yes, it is true that protests against asylum-seekers might be attributable to xenophobia, but “[h]atred of the powerful, supposedly because of love of justice… appeals to the same baseness, and calls for the same low, primitive and visceral reactions, as hatred of foreigners and immigrants.”
Read it here
Update: Perhaps President Obama and the Democrats should keep that last point in mind as they launch a new round of ridiculous class-warfare rhetoric against rich Americans in a clear attempt to gain sympathy from voters.