I've often wondered about the meteoric rise of Peter Sutherland. Now don't get me wrong. He is an impressive guy. But really, his rise doesn't make sense to me. Well, unless of course you factor in some very powerful assistance from the kind of people we talk about here. The shadowy figures behind the curtain.
Suds, as he's known, began as a barrister in Dublin, where he stood for, and failed to achieve, elective office. Nonetheless he was appointed Attorney General in Garret FitzGerald's first government. From there he was rapidly appointed (a political appointment) to the EU Commission. It was when he left that post that things really started to go stratospheric. In short order he became Chairman of BP, of one of the world's largest companies and Chairman of Goldman Sachs International. Now, for a guy who never worked a day in his life in a normal job, that's some going, isn't it? And he's gone from strength to strength from even those lofty posts. He's on the steering committee of the Bilderberg Group and Chairman of the Trilateral Commission.
All I can say is, he must have sold his soul in a way that would make Mephistotopheles (seen on the left, in an actual photo as he flew over Wittenberg) whoop with glee. He made some Faustian Pact along the way.
We're told that he's done wonderful things for Ireland, including paying for the Sutherland School of Law building at UCD (with his name plastered all over it). He wasn't much help at all though when he was needed most, on that terrible night in September 2008. Future historians will mark it as the day an incompetent government, flailing around for a solution to the banking crisis, dumped all the banks' debt on the Irish taxpayer, rather than allowing the unsecured bond-holders take the hit. Suds got quickly involved. He sternly warned the credulous oafs in the Government that applying a haircut to the bondholders would forever consign Ireland to the status of financial pariah. “It simply is not an option to choose” he intoned.
And Ireland, doing very nicely up till then, agreed to underwrite all the banksters' debts, thereby consigning us to austerity into the foreseeable future. And of course as every schoolboy knows, defaults or haircuts can and do get forgiven all the time, with the defaulters coming back to the markets after a short period in purdah. As I pointed out here, this isn't the first time Suds has been spectacularly wrong. But hey!, when did that ever make a difference. Meanwhile, with his multiple passports and tax exile status, the multi-millionaire (billionaire?) continues to soak the Irish taxpayer in the form of his generous index-linked AG pension.
Now as many of you have noted, he's at it again. In his latest gig as the UN's special representative for migration he insists that the EU should "do its best to undermine" the "homogeneity" of its member states. . Er, Suds, it's already doing that my boy. To the best of its ability. Been doing it for decades in fact. Mass immigration, we learn from Suds, represents a "crucial dynamic for economic growth, however difficult it may be to explain this to the citizens of those states." Amazing. So engulfing Europe with untold millions of illiterate Africans and mad-eyed Muslims is essential to our prosperity. Who could have imagined?