Bernard Henri-Levy: “Not Everyone Is Everyone” in a Democracy

by Joseph W

BHL on French radio defending Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

From 0:59:

Interviewer: [Regarding Strauss-Kahn]  there’s an argument in the United States, that we should treat everyone the same, the powerful like anyone else, what do you say?

BHL: Well it’s absolutely disgusting because we know that not everyone is the same. We know that someone like Dominique Strauss-Kahn is obviously treated in a different way. We know that he was photographed in a certain way, in order to humiliate him, looking out for the slightest tremor in his face, blasting him with photo after photo. We know all this. So it’s a false argument. Of course, democracy says that we must treat everyone in the same way, but not everyone is everyone. He’s the President of the IMF, the man who was about to be a candidate to run for the President of the French Republic.


I don’t think people should take Henri-Levy seriously, when he claims a philosophical expert on liberalism and democracy.

Meanwhile, here’s Henri de Raincourt, the French minister for overseas cooperation (also the great-great-great-great grandson of the Marquis de Sade):

“We cannot rule out the thought of a trap,”

And here’s Richard Nixon’s former speechwriter Ben Stein on Strauss-Kahn:

If he is such a womanizer and violent guy with women, why didn’t he ever get charged until now?

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