Assume divine law is real….Assume for just a moment that the purpose of Earth is as a vessel to allow man to find his way toward an infinite, pure life….If this were so, perhaps then it would be the task of man is to find his way through a jungle of worldly jeopardies toward choices that allowed a pathway toward this infinite life. That task might seem impossible if not for these innate carnal tools given at birth of greed, lust, and fear.
So we bubble our way through the maze and hope to find our way through at the end of 100 years of life. Yet, since it takes a lifetime of learning to find our way through that maze, it necessarily means that the vast majority of us have not yet found our way. We are an imperfect world struggling to make it through, and the billions of our world citizens are therefore imperfect in their governments and other institutions.
It is these imperfect institutions made of imperfect beings that must then look to create perfect solutions for the least of our citizens. If then drivers such as greed, lust, and fear are what will guide us for most of our lives until we have reached our final earthly terminal, then our institutions must be able to function with these drivers as well.
Capitalism is one such tool. It does not depend on the goodness of all men such as communism does. It depends on the greed of all men so that all will seek best personal solutions in a way to benefit everyone. My tools for Detroit depend on these same imperfect drivers. I say all must benefit from Detroit’s solution. The elite capitalist must be made better off by his choice to locate in Detroit and the illiterate, out of work citizen must be made better off as well.
Divine law applies to all human beings, not just those of Detroit. All in our world should have adequate food to eat, clean water to drink, a safe place to sleep, and the ability to provide for their families. The Western capitalist system has left many to suffer. The capitalist system that is rising in the East is not much better, and perhaps history will even judge it worse.
Divine law will by necessity then loosen the world from the imperfections of capitalism even as capitalism continues to provide the world a tool to progress in spite of mans imperfections. Just as capitalism by necessity in the 1970s was able to loose itself from the gold standard, it now needs to loose itself from the bondage of international banking that limits world progress to a chosen few nations. Capitalism can exist on the promises of people without the bondage of bankers, just as it now exists on the promise of people through bankers without the bondage of gold.
This will be the next step in the world’s travels toward divine law, yet it will not occur until the next crisis of necessity forces its hand.
However, this talk of divine law is simply a diversion from the task at hand, and only meant for those struggling to see why we must employ all of Detroit’s citizens. The solution to Detroit’s financial problems is employment. That will come when Detroit decides by necessity that jobs are more important than politics. The solution will come when Michigan determines that jobs are more important than to allow artificial barriers to keep them from returning to the state. Roll up your sleeves and begin to knock those barriers down. Put your citizens back to work and bring your city and state back to prosperity.