Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) is the former managing director of the IMF, a multi-national agency that tries to direct global economic policy. One of its goals is to “reduce poverty around the world.” In layman’s terms, it tries to do this by taking money from wealthy countries and giving it to tyrannical foreign dictators in third-world countries.
To put it gently, every dollar of “aid” will be misallocated. That money will be spent on more guns, more palaces, more prostitutes. Above all, more bureaucracy.
And when those countries can’t pay back their loans, the IMF negotiates “loan forgiveness.” All this policy really does is squander the capital of the wealthy countries in order to subsidize evil in the world. This is fallen man at his “greatest”, attempting to force people to change by abusing the rule of law.
Ethical change must come from the bottom up, not from the top down as Pharaoh and other pagan cultures have tried to do throughout history. The Gospel changes people, not tyrannical law.
WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?
Is it any wonder, then, that the men running such organizations — organizations that have rejected God’s law and substituted man’s law, organizations that attempt to usurp God’s plan for the ages — tend to be sociopaths?
Such seems to be the case with DSK. He has escaped charges of “gang rape” when one of the prostitutes admitted that it was actually a “consensual” orgy.
DSK has a history of sexual deviancy and infatuations. In 2011 he was charged with attempted rape of a chamber maid in New York. When he was released and returned to France he was charged with attempted rape of a French writer. Those charges were dropped, then he was accused of hiring hookers.
The absurdity continues, as this article from Daily Mail reports: “He has admitted to attending many ‘swingers parties’ but insisted the young women were not prostitutes and he often had sex with ‘willing girls’ in their 20s.”
A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
Before the Fall, man lived and worked in the garden in the nude. After the Fall, they became aware of their nakedness and were ashamed. To hide their shame from God, they attempted to sew together man-made garments to cover their shame. Their man-made coverings were not sufficient, and because he is merciful, God sacrificed an animal that they may be given suitable coverings and be reconciled to him.
This bloody sacrifice pointed to the coming of the savior, Jesus Christ, to reconcile believers to God and clothe them once again in God’s glory. (Romans 8:29-30, Philippians 3:20-21)
Fallen man is alienated from God and becomes further alienated as he continues in his depravity. (Romans 1:21-32) Unregenerate men, left to their own devices, reject the clothing God gives us and attempt to put on man-made clothing. As men become even more depraved, they seek to return to the original state of creation: walking naked in the garden. They cannot return to this state because of the fallen state of the world, but it doesn’t stop them from trying.
Towards the bottom of his well of depravity, men turn from worshiping God to worshiping creation. They reject the spiritual garments of glory we put on when we turn in faith to Christ, and instead seek to put on the filthy rags of the flesh. (Isaiah 64:6)
CLOTHING THEMSELVES WITH CREATION
In so doing, then, they seek to clothe themselves in creation by putting on the fleshly cloth of other men. This is made manifest by a proliferation of sexual immorality and homosexuality. Without the clothing of Christ to prevent them from making provision of the flesh (Romans 13:14), they are given over to their vile affections and a reprobate mind. (Romans 1:26-28)
Power religion always leads to massive bureaucracy and tyranny. From the Tower of Babel to Pharaoh’s oppression of the Israelites to King Nebuchadnezzar, godless men have always sought to solidify their tyranny into an ultimate manifestation of earthly human power.
Is it any wonder that these kinds of depraved men sit atop the modern global bureaucratic power structures that squander the wealth of nations by subsidizing evil in the world?
It shouldn’t be.