A big 'sting' in the international soccer world, as seven FIFA officials were reportedly arrested in Switzerland for corruption. Up to fifteen currently may face charges in the US federal courts. While the bribery itself is not illegal, it is impeachable to such positions of authority; the criminal charges are along the lines of money laundering and tax fraud. All accused FIFA officials are from CONCACAF and CONMEBOL regions, as well as some US citizens. The arrests are timed to impact the upcoming election for FIFA's president. The incumbent Sepp Blatter (Swiss, non-jewish) has been under the fire that seems to come naturally to "corporate bad guys" such as Roger Goodell and the NCAA. As such, he is the eternal villain. Blatter's current stain is the obvious bribes paid by Russia and, to a greater extent, Qatar in securing the next World Cup bids. The media gripe against Russia is twofold: they do not endorse faggotry and they refuse to cede Ukraine to NATO. These cardinal offenses have actually taken a back-burner to Qatar's ridiculous bid, which now includes a bait-and-switch scheduling move to December and a heap of unbuilt futuristic stadiums. The whip-crackers there have apparently already managed to work nearly a thousand laborers to death, an impressive tally with another seven years still to go. While Blatter is the evil villain and scapegoat for the typical internet fan, his potential replacement is Prince Ali of Jordan, a young billionaire monarch whose most prolific footballing achievement is amending FIFA's uniform code to accommodate the female hijab. Ali may be impervious to bribery, but his candidacy is antithetical to the West's cause celebre of human rights and social justice. Like any good candidate, Ali is running on the platform of expanding the World Cup and extending bids to more African and Asian countries for diversity's sake. Back to the arrests: it will be interesting seeing Eric Holder's successor Loretta Lynch try to stamp her name on a high-profile, international case, even if the crimes are largely inconsequential. I think the human rights issue in Qatar will be the angle here for the 'agent of change.' As far as FIFA politics, I don't care much about the figureheads at the top because they all seem interchangeable. A global democracy system will always marginalize the White minority that created, refined, and now practice the sport at its highest level.