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I can only imagine the immense collective power that resides in [the still anonymous] Clients #1 through #8
On the surface, this (via Drudge) is the type of headline that would have many a sphincter quite puckered in many scattered social and political enclaves (and even a castle or two) around the western world:
Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell ‘filmed powerful people having sex with underage girls’
Beyond the somewhat revealing opening passage, “In an exclusive interview with The Sun, the ex-criminal turned writer…”, I will leave it to you to go read the extended tease story. I bring this up here just to turn your attention away from the effete Arizona Democrat putting on the show over on his fainting couch to highlight that we clearly live in a world where many, many of our social and political betters enjoy the effective status of being well above the law. As I have touched on in previous posts over the years, “That Which Does Not Leak…Imagine the Power” and “Power and Privilege,” the very ultimates of power, those that are never really seen directly, are occasionally forced to show their influence and, therefore, reveal their existence. Referring back to the Elliot Spitzer episode:
Likening this to the Seinfeldian rise up the girlfriend’s speed dial list, imagine a clientele where the Governor of New York only rates #9.
Which takes us back to the opening quote above, do you expect that Clients #1-#8, or the rest of the top 25 for that matter, counted their blessings and cleaned up their acts after Mr. Spitzer ruined the party…or did they just apply for the frequent flier punchcard (buy 10 get 1 free) on the Lolita Express and party on?
As for this Maxwell woman, if those films were made and if they still exist, everyone except the unfortunate partier that diddled a 13-year-old at Epstein’s annual Halloween fest while still wearing his Donald Trump costume, can rest easy. Just ask Monica Lewinski:
“If you want to know what power looks like, watch a man safely, even smugly, do interviews for decades, without ever worrying whether he will be asked the questions he doesn’t want to answer.” — Monica Lewinsky
“No one is above the law,” my arse!Published in