Visiting Holy Souls Hermitage is the World Bank Group, financiers of the world (not that this diminishes my financial bureaucratic difficulties!). This visiting of WBG to HSH reminds me of some solve-all-the-problems-of-the-world extensive discussions I had when I was a chaplain in Lourdes, France, with one of the heads of the World Bank Group. It was said that I was not only correct on my views, but that this is what they were working for among world politicians. I’ll have to accept that on face level, although I think that much more coercive action could be taken. What is it that we appear to agree on? Voila:
If, say, a billion dollars is to be given to a country to pay for hospitals, schools, roads, clean water, utilities, communications, and so on, there should be a program of accountability that goes with the money, for instance, by way of accountants provided from a neutral country. Moreover, no monies are to be provided if all transactions of all bank accounts of the polititians of the country in question are not automatically electronically posted on a public website for all to see: No Swiss bank accounts, no Cayman Island accounts, or other off-shore or analogous type accounts.
Why all this? Because monies without such accountability are, by the way, not provided for free. Such monies demand interest. The interest has to be paid by the country, the citizens, not by the politician who has taken all the money and deposited it into his hidden account. In other words, the grave danger is that the purpose of giving such money is not to eliminate poverty or develop a country’s economy (which will help other economies), but rather to enslave that country’s population for the sake of the interest and, when that can’t be paid, to make a claim for mineral rights (for military or other uses). Cynical? But this was agreed upon in very relaxed, non pressure, pleasant conversations.
I also complained about the demands for abortion and contraceptive programs attached to the monies, saying that, for instance, it is provable that, in country after country, which had been flooded with condoms, supposedly for AIDS prevention, no one used the condoms after becoming extremely promiscuous, which made the disease and abortion rates skyrocket proportionally: the more condoms, the more spread of AIDS and the more abortions, followed by subsequent family breakdown and society breakdown. Provision of condoms like this is genocidal. I think it was Margaret Sanger who, in memos to Henry Kissenger back in the day, said that the African population had to be reduced with such measures to that we could use their resources. …
Anyway, happy to have the World Bank Group among the readership!
Oh, and, by the way, I was being a bit sarcastic about solving all the world’s problems. There will be no peace or justice or real development until we love one another as Christ loved us. Perhaps that’s why the one member/leader of the World Bank Group was visiting with Lourdes. It was a very pleasant conversation really. Very cool!