posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 06:11 AM
reply to post by iRoyalty
Funny you mentioned corruption.
Here's my take on that. You will never eradicate it. You can't even reduce the numbers if you wanted to. Not substantially anyway.
Why do I think so? Because it's not about the laws, or who's in power. It's about human nature. A human being is competitive, acquisitive,
aggressive....and no amount of laws and presidents is going to change that. In order to remove corruption, you need to change the human being.
When amassing material wealth is no longer the driving force of man, when love and compassion for all people comes before personal gain...that is when
we will be free of suffering, crime and corruption.
The sickening part for me is, that many of our today's institutions depend on us being that way.
I'm sure if you were to poll the politicians, and make them answer truthfully (like that's even possible), you would find their answers pointing to
the fact, that nothing in this system would work without corruption.
Interest groups donate money to presidential candidates...for what reason? Corruption of course. I'll scratch your back, you scratch mine when the
time comes. It is the foundation of this sick little game we're playing today.
anyway...only way I see possible of changing this...is do what Gandhi preached..."Be the change you want to see". You can not go around forcing the
people the be something they are not, but one thing you can change...is you.
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