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Post by eelavahs-jay » 30 Sep 2017, 16:03

I don't think anyone ever enters into power with the intention to become corrupted. Power does crazy things to people.

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Post by kdstrack » 02 Oct 2017, 06:48

Many people think "you get the government you deserve." Frequently, people knowingly vote for someone who is corrupt. And many will also turn a blind eye to people who commit unlawful acts while in power because this is the person they voted for. So, if the voters have a hypocritical attitude toward their leaders, how can they complain about corruption?

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Post by Kalin Adi » 02 Oct 2017, 11:06

There's a saying in my country that goes "God raises them but the Devil unites them". This means that God created the man but the devil gathers the people who are malicious so they can commit their crimes. I think a person can have a corrupted mind, but if this person does not have power, he won't affect others much. On the other hand, if this person has power and he is together with others that have corrupted minds as well and also have power, that's when real darkness starts.

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Post by Star88 » 05 Oct 2017, 10:47

Corruption usually starts with individuals and can spread to others. I think that is when it becomes the most dangerous.

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Post by Mercy Bolo » 21 Oct 2017, 14:11

Corruption is evil but it is here to stay. We don't live in a utopia.
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Post by Momiji1987 » 13 Nov 2017, 20:08

That's true. Some of the greatest corruption comes from those who can buy anything or anyone they want to get their agenda through. Everyone should read The Right to Nominate which I reviewed if they want to truly understand how corruption works in our government.

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Post by Bancroft » 12 Dec 2017, 08:57

Corruption is one of the failures of states and it is a miserable disease. It should extracted from the society to make it a place to live in

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Post by inaramid » 15 Dec 2017, 03:13

I see corruption as a form of evil, and evil can be initiated internally or externally - the so-called bad apple or bad barrel argument. Sometimes, people are influenced by other individuals around them. Sometimes, the system is just so far gone that it can twist an honest man.

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