Max Mosley, Sex Scandal and the Presidency

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Max Mosley
With allegations of a sex scandal implicating Max Mosley surfacing from News of the World, I have been reading comments on forums, news sites and even Formula 1 Blog.Com. What I have seen so far is interesting.

We must remember that Mr. Bernie Ecclestone, Jewish, is a very close friend of Max as so too is Jean Todt, the son of a holocaust survivor. It would be hard for me to make any grand statement of Max’s racial position as he has spoken harshly about it regarding Lewis Hamilton’s episode in Spain this winter and many of his close friends and confidants are Jewish. What happens in the minds erotic center is beyond description for many and the imagery, fear, pleasure and pain are all linked to our inner self. In some, it is a dark road best not traveled and at worst it can take lives when it bubbles to surface of the mentally deranged. What concerns me more, if these allegations are true, is the lack of moral and ethical judgment on Max’s part.

Many of the comments, from Messrs. Ecclestone, Moss and numerous forums and blogs has been something along the lines of this post I found on another site:

Good for him. Hope he enjoys himself. We all do a little roleplay[SIC] now and then.
I hate how this all gets blown out of proportion and the media’s all over it. Let the man have his fun.

Or:

What happens in a man’s bedroom is his business and doesn’t effect the running of the FIA or his ability to do so.

FOLKS! Seriously. If these allegations are true and not some April fools joke gone too far; how can we say that it is his personal business and shouldn’t be of any concern? It is not private business now that it is public and please remember that this isn’t some guy having odd interludes; he is married folks.

If it were any Joe, I would say it is not that big of a deal but we should hold our leaders to a higher standard; especially leaders who sit in seats of judgment. The wisdom to judge is crucial and I personally think this is a real serious lack of judgment on the part of Max (if the story is true) and he should resign.

I hate it as much as the next guy because I think Max has done a decent job, all things given. I understand that a persons sex life is not anyone’s business but it has been made our business now and you cannot marginalize the oddity of it’s content that gives one reason for pause. Paris Hilton had a sex scandal video of her engaged in intercourse but it did not include Nazi themes, torture and compromising positions. Mr. Spitzer is coming off of a sex scandal that cost him his job; he sits in a seat of authority and judgment.

Perhaps Martin Brundle and I are on the same page. I happen to agree with him and there have been sources (I use that term loosely as it was used loosely on other sites) that have said the FIA is planning a vote of no confidence. As for me, Grace put it best–the damage is done. Max should think of the sport and realize that this lapse of reason will be seen as a possibility of there being a lapse in his judgment and governing over F1. I am a bit surprised that many on the forums think it’s no big deal but perhaps that is a sign of our cultural temperature nowadays.

“It’s not appropriate behaviour for the head of any global body such as the FIA.” ~ Martin Brundle. I agree Martin.

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dingopete
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dingopete

Agree with NG about the seriousness of this issue and its crossover to daily life and responsibility. Max should resign. Only disagree about whether Max has done an ok job – don’t think he has. Has broken the concorde agreement, used “safety” as a force majeur to push his own agenda against the interests of the teams etc..Has sided with Ferrari, rolled over to the Renault’s withdrawal threats and not penalised them like McLaren for cheating, penalised McLaren with a ridiculous sum and thus tried to get Ron fired….. a litany of egotism and arrogance. My personal view.

Negative Camber
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Hey Pete, welcome aboard. I appreciate your post because while I think Max has done a good job; I also can appreciate that many have disagreed with some of his decisions. That kind of comes with the territory though. I haven’t agreed with all his decisions as well but I do recognize some of the things he has done and the difficulty of the job he holds.

Great to have you here Pete, I look forward to your future posts.

Noddy93
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Noddy93

Although I agree that Max should step down for the good of the sport, I don’t think his sex-life should have any baring on his proffesion and that the true issue is that people feel that such things matter.

We all have “perversions” to somebody. Frantic likes Nightwish and, to me, that’s far more damning than any paddle party.

Negative Camber
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LOL. Poor Nightwish. Anytime something comes up that is ehtical or moral in nature, it usually galvanizes the masses as they have strong opinions on it. WE all disagree to some level but ultimately his sex life is not the issue. If he likes deviant sex, that’s his choice and preference. I really don’t care about that. I care about the breaking the law and judgment used.

Scruffy
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Scruffy
Any other CEO or similar would have resigned on the spot, this only, further , underlines the decadence and perversion prevalent within the FIA. Common knowledge amongst his friends, “Oh, where’s Maxs off to”…….. , His wife and family unaware? for how many years?..scars and marks, ” Oh, Max did you fall in to a bramble bush today? ” Asks loving wife. I will, for ever, think of Max as Spanky. Source:Daily Telegraph. London, Kevin Garside I wonder then what the motor racing community will make of the testimony of Woman A, one of the five collaborators in the sado-masochistic… Read more »