DOWN WITH ANY ELITE
Occupy the 1%!
53. Corruption the misuse of power
-- March 4 2013 --
Corruption, the misuse of power
You may follow my new twitter account @downwithelite. The coming time I
will twitter about corruption.
Money obtained by corruption goes from the
bottom to the top of society. More power means more
money. The 99% pay the bill because each euro paid for corruption
increases prices and taxes.
Just as bankers are hardly prosecuted for white-washing drugs money,
corruption is silently tolerated. White collar crimes have a low risk
and a high return.
Permitting corruption, intentionally withholding information about
corruption for juridical authorities is comparable with the omerta in
the mafia. Employees in the public and private sector encourage and
support corruption. When you open your mouth, you can forget any
promotion. The bad treatment of
whistleblowers is a well-known example.
Corruption is the misuse of power for private gain that leads to
decisions that favour decision-takers. It continues to exist when there
is no independent control. Now the corrupt top is controlled by their
peers who also who want to climb up in the hope of getting private gain.
We can undermine leaders who use their entrusted power to fill their own
pockets by preventing the use of the corrupt money. It is spend on
holidays, parties, gadgets, still bigger cars and houses, expensive sex,
gambling, a second house in the country side, eating in expensive
restaurants, membership of exclusive clubs and many more perks to
distinguish themselves from common citizens. These extravagancies are
the target, making the world they have bought with corruption money
uninhabitable. When they cannot spend that
filthy lucre anymore, why should they be corrupt?
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