A “major financier” who bore some responsibility for the 2008 financial crash flew her to Tokyo so she could tie him to a headboard and put clothespins on his member. “The more aroused he got, the more I punished him.” He paid Woodard $25,000. But after two years, he asked her, “Would you be able to get me a young boy?” She refused, told him to get help and wouldn’t see him again.
The "young boy" must not have been the kind that he could've gotten through an escorts-for-faggots service, so he was looking for someone quite a bit younger than 18. Since she didn't tell the cops, she must not have thought he had someone pre-pubescent in mind. Probably someone around 12, like the priests and Orthodox rabbis go after.
Guessers at BlindGossip thought of Bernie Madoff, but I don't think so. He was around 70, and she uses the phrase "the more aroused he got." I checked Google Images, and he doesn't give off strong homo vibes. And why Tokyo? He doesn't have any known connection there, or preference for Asian culture. Plus, "bore some responsibility" would be quite an understatement to describe him in the tabloid media. They would've played up the drama more with "criminal," "con man," etc. At this point, nobody would ruin her for naming his name.
Then I remembered someone who would set anybody's gaydar off -- Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs since 2006. Like all other big wigs on Wall Street, he bore some responsibility, but is not widely reviled like Madoff. He's the Gala Chairman of the Rockefeller family's Asia Society, so he's more likely to pick Tokyo -- not what most rich guys would pick as their getaway destination for trysts. He would've been in his early 50s, so arousal wouldn't be so implausible.
And unlike Madoff, he's been an outspoken supporter of gay marriage for years, to the point of losing a big business client who didn't agree with it. Privately holding the belief wouldn't be unusual, but it is to be so outspoken for someone in such a high place within a nominally conservative sector.
Check out this mug, and pretend you're in the principal's office. Nope, no creepy pedo vibes here:
Other pictures of him smiling show the same giveaways that I detailed in previous posts in the "Hidden Homos" series. His upper lip doesn't curve up at the ends, but it pulled tightly straight across more like a small child's. And his eyes don't crinkle and squint, but show the typical arched-up eyebrows of a child showing surprise, eagerness, and excitement. It doesn't matter if they're the head of a major company, queers still can't help looking like hyper-sexualized Peter Pans.
Other pictures here, here, and here.
Who knows if he's the one being described in the tell-all memoir? It doesn't give too many specific clues. But he certainly does project strong gay vibes when he's trying to be his candid self and let it all hang out, and the other facts make him a more likely candidate than Bernie Madoff.
Then again, how many gay weirdos are there heading big Wall Street firms who aren't much in the public eye? People who are profoundly warped in one way tend to be so in other ways as well.
Ron Unz speculated that gay men are often selected for positions of power because they're more easy to blackmail and, therefore, can be manipulated with ease.ReplyDelete
I've never seen a photo of him like that before. In the papers, I think I've always seen the ones where he looks more serious. I think.
Have you seen a picture of his wife? She had a mannish face.
Have you seen the article on how he spends his weekends?
When I looked up the photos of LLoyd Blankfein, there was a picture of Neel Kashkari. He has an odd stare and a noticeably asymmetric nose. Strange looking fellow.ReplyDelete
Excellent analysis. I think you found the guy.ReplyDelete
I was always surprised Blankfein replaced Paulson as CEO of Goldman. Usually they came from investment banking or Bond trading (like Corzine) but Loyd Blankfein was from the commodity firm J. Aaron & Co., a commodity firm where he traded Gold and other precious metals. I wonder if he learned how to blackmail others to get his position. Commodity traders always seemed more ruthless than Equity traders, now the guys from J. Aron are running gold and Sachs.
I didn't think of the blackmailing angle, but here's what he said about supporting gay marriage as a necessary business strategy:ReplyDelete
"He calls it an important issue because he sees how it relates to recruiting and retaining people at the firm.
" 'The ability for employment benefits to be shared among spouses, the ability to move people who are dependent on visas for trailing spouses, all hinges on being able to deal with families of gay people in the same way that you deal with families of straight people,' said Blankfein. 'Otherwise, they can't move around. People are not happy, and we can't attract a whole set of very talented people.'
" 'Even if it's comfortable here, it might not be comfortable, you know, a hundred yards from this place, and, for all I know, there are still people, today, who are living lives burdened by not being able to reveal who they really are and are living in a state of discomfort,' said Blankfein..."
Of all the sectors in the economy, why would somebody at the top in investment banking be the one to be so gung-ho about this? Perhaps Goldman is known as "the gay-friendly investment bank"?
Blackmailing could be involved, but I wouldn't discount the more likely quid-pro-quo arrangements among queers. Just look at how the mystery financier propositioned a lady escort to hook him up with an underage boy.
He probably gave her a disappointed look, too, like "What a waste -- y'know, you coulda gone places in this business, but you had to throw it all away..."
"Families of gay people" sounds more like lesbians, btw.ReplyDelete
I don't buy the blackmailing angle, though its an interesting idea. I think its more that, in our current social environment, many gay men have the right personalities.ReplyDelete
Agnostic argued in a previous post that gays may have superior fluid intelligence. Reading articles about Blankfein, people are always talking about how funny, entertaining, and quick-witted he is. This seems to have been key to his success
Or if not fluid intelligence, then just a more childlike, playful personality. Why those personalities would be more successful in a falling-crime environment, I don't know.ReplyDelete
Of all the sectors in the economy, why would somebody at the top in investment banking be the one to be so gung-ho about this?ReplyDelete
Because he's Jewish. Lots of rich Jews have backed the gay marriage movement.