Opinion (Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former International Monetary Fund chief): “Offshore zones exert the most destructive influence on the global financial system, former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn said in an interview with Itar-Tass and Rossiya 24 TV channel.
“He expressed an opinion that these zones had not been eradicated over the lack of political will. ‘Offshore zones affect the global financial system, they are its cancer cells,’ he said. ‘It is well known that big enterprises find the loopholes to escape paying taxes that are absolutely legal with the use of offshore zones. At the same time, offshore zones are used not only by rich people, enterprises and the financial system. Offshore zones are advantageous to governments, therefore they exist until today.’
“Focusing on the fight against offshore zones that had been repeatedly declared by many world leaders, Strauss-Kahn noted that these statements contradicted real practice of many countries that use offshore zones in their interests.
“Strauss-Kahn said he kept an eye on world leaders’ statements on this issue, but these words had not been justified by deeds so far. ‘In reality nothing or practically nothing has happened,’ he said. ‘The problem of offshore zones – economic system’s cancer cells – lies not in the shortage of technical means, but in the lack of political will that can eradicate this phenomenon.’”
My Comment: Egoism obscures an objective vision of the truth. They will not be able to overcome it themselves since, as it is said, “the kings’ hearts are in the Creator’s hands.” And He will not let them go, will not set them free from egoism. That’s why the hopes of the masses that their leaders will change for the better are to no avail.
They will change only if the masses stop demanding change from them, but rather change themselves. This is the only way they will force their rulers to change, through the Creator, by getting closer to Him themselves.
Therefore, although we urge authorities to implement integral education, it will spread and be realized specifically from the bottom up. This does not apply to school systems; there we should try to go from the top down because the crisis is felt at all the levels of the education system.