"All these rituals of the market for youths, the slave market excited me enormously ... the abundance of very attractive and immediately available young boys put me in a state of desire."
French Minister of Culture and Communication (2009), Frédéric Mitterrand's bestselling autobiography, The Bad Life (2005)
On September 1, 2009 The Art Newspaper announced. "French cultural groups," were elated. Why? "Frédéric Mitterrand - TV showman, film producer, writer, gay activist and nephew of the last socialist president" was named France's new Minister for Culture and Communication.
September 27 escaped fugitive Roman Polanski was arrested by Swiss police for possible extradition to the United States for his 1977 rape of a 13-year-old girl. He has been denied bail. The Swiss fear he might, well, flee. Mitterrand said he was "dumbfounded" by the arrest of his friend, adding, he "regrets that a new ordeal is being inflicted on someone who has already experienced so many of them."
On October 7, Mitterrand himself was identified as a homosexual pedophile (a pederast). Minister Mitterrand, had openly boasted of victimizing destitute, young boys in Bangkok. The Culture Minister says he knew, "the sordid details" of the sex trade. While touring Thailand he "got into the habit of paying for boys.....the market for youths, the slave market excited me enormously ... the abundance of very attractive and immediately available young boys put me in a state of desire."
People in power commonly surround themselves with those who share their ideals and protect their own secrets. French President Nicolas Sarkozy knew of Mitterrand's child sexual abuse habits when he appointed the criminal to his "rainbow cabinet." The Independent Online reports Sarkozy had read The Bad Life and called Mitterrand's "sex tourism book 'courageous.'"
Polanski posed for French magazines with young girls and in his book, Mitterrand said he sought "young boys" for sex. Despite their public personas as child sex predators Polanski and Mitterrand were lionized by the French elite.
After his vocal defense of Polanski, some of the French opposition party demanded Mitterrand's resignation. One political opponent quoted from the Minister's autobiography in a TV debate. Even a Socialist party spokesman said it was "shocking" that the Culture Minister was a child sex tourist.
Sarkozy has not called for the arrest of his "courageous" pederast Minister who now says by "young boys" in Asia, he really meant men his age.
Certainly Mitterrand is not the only powerful European government leader who brags about child molesting. Note Daniel Marc Cohn-Bendit, co-president of European Greens-European Free Alliance, of the European Parliament of the European Union.
In 1975, Bendit, a German socialist popular in France, wrote in Le Grand Bazar, "On several occasions certain kids would" show sexual interest in him, detailing his sexual responses. Later, accused of child abuse he said, "what I wrote is unacceptable nowadays."
The You Tube currently screens an excerpt from a French TV literary show on channel "Antenne 2 (now France 2), April 23, 1982.
Here Cohn says he and his Green comrades had "very few orgies, lots of drugs, soft drugs, we support those, these little hashish cakes, they're fantastic. In fact I ate one tonight! Fantastic!....I work with kids....little kids, Gee, the things they do with me [shaking his hand provocatively and laughing] ....aged 16 months to 2 years..."
He then details his child sexual molestation of children to his fellow French artistes, how we "cuddle....touched....kid's sexuality....a 5 year old little girl....its eroticomaniac."
His stoned French TV revelations caused nary a ripple. Naturally, the Greens tried to legalize "eroticomaniac" sex with children in the 1980s.
Meanwhile, British artistes at Tate Modern were just forced to remove a naked photo of a 10-year-old Brooke Shields from its pornography "museum" exhibit.
Historically, our ancestors fled the "old world" to create a sexually restrained and thus incredibly productive "Puritan" new world, bound by biblical, Judeo Christian moral imperatives.
Mitterrand, Polansky, Bendit, the Tate Modern and their elitist sheep followers tell us, "you've come a long way, baby." Now, the wisest move surely would be if We The People went backward instead of forward.