Corruption – Do we know it right? | Original
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Corruption – Do we know it right? |

“The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference.”

Absolutely. Someone has said it right.
Corruption. Let me define you that term in real sense.

Corruption is lust. Lust of wealth, lust of position, lust of power. All of them achieved by walking not in the straight defined path, but by opting a trail, a short cut where one crumbles others, feeds on others and carves his path. And these random carved paths eventually end up the whole, once flourishing forest, that we call a nation. All ended in one sweep by these infiltrators. Ayn Rand, quoted in Atlas shrugged that, “Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind.”

It needs to be tackled. If not by us then by whom?

People make a country and only they are responsible for the problems of the same. A mob is mightier than the king and his guard men. They own the power to uproot his reign, even if he takes one step wrong. The power. The wrath is the necessity of the hour. Public participation is the key to open the lock of the successful nation who is now struggling with the deep rooted lust, corruption.

However, that requires a similar moral motive to drive the crowd. A visionary leader is a more than a requirement. But then everyone is familiar with the fall of the major party that took ephemeral rise and now succumbed by the personal motives. Friedrich Nietzsche said, “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” A person should always keep his conscience alive when he is up for public participation. Wrath, political awareness, modern education are subsidiary. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.” It’s well known that white collar crimes always wins the toll, which includes predominantly corruption.

One can win over this darkness only by first having an unbiased fight with ourselves and then with the persons responsible for the evil acts. We are the youth that can trigger a revolution, the only requirement being thinking in right direction. Kurt Cobain gave a very strong line, “The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.”

And we will.

Image: Bridge House College

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