How do you define #Corruption? Grand, Petty, Political. @anticorruption @MoJGovUK @UKHomeOffice

17 03 23 VU TITransparency International: a fabulous organisation with an excellent definition of corruption and an admirable antidote:

We each have to find out how we suffer from corruption, before we learn how to stand up to it, it seems.


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14 Responses to How do you define #Corruption? Grand, Petty, Political. @anticorruption @MoJGovUK @UKHomeOffice

  1. truth1 says:

    Ah, zee holy grail of transparency. What I would not give for it. But I think it is out of our reach without outside (way outside supernatural-like) our reach. but God has not forgot about us. He has required some exposure but humans in the majority resist God’s prescriptions for law and order and there was that mistake in the Garden of Eden that really messed things up. But He can fix it. No one else can.

  2. Colin Peters says:

    As I have come to realise for quite some time now, our legal and governmental and social services ‘systems ‘ are so entrenched in wrongdoing and corruption, that only Divine Intervention can change anything, and it will.

    • IT WILL, Colin, I am convinced, too!!!

    • Lucie payne says:

      @Colin Peters the thing about divine intervention is that it’s the reason (or one if you like) we were sent or put here on earth not to follow politically correctness or fictitious money but to bring heaven to earth ourselves.
      It may sound abit far fetched or extra terrestrial to you and others but with all due respect if one like yourself gas already given up then how is that supposed to give strength to others to push forward or be brave enought to come out to share their experiences or ask for any kind of help from here or anyone anywhere else if it shows you’re already ready to give up I’m sure you’ve tried equally as hard as myself only I’m just making my moves I’ve suffered for almost 8 years on my own I’m not throwing that away.
      Like I said if a way can’t be found then I believe we should make one.

  3. Tad Davison says:

    The analogy of the boiling frog has oft been used lately, albeit in a different context. Throw a frog into a pan of boiling water, and it will immediately jump out. Put a frog into a pan of cold water, but slowly bring up the temperature to boiling point, and the frog will sit there until it dies.

    That is how it is with the corruption that now exists throughout the upper echelons of every society. They have been slowly chipping away, cheapening and eroding our moral values, and trying to make the voting people accept lesser standards as being somehow ‘normal’.

    Those with the power to think, must always try to keep to the highest standards of morality, and hold to account anyone, especially those in public office, who falls short of what we must reasonably expect.

    It won’t be easy. The sick, the depraved, and the acquisitive power-hungry people are now deeply entrenched and they promote their own. To raise one’s head above the parapet and condemn this corruption and immorality is to leave oneself open to all manner of devious and salacious attempts to discredit us, and to silence their critics, as John F. Kennedy found to his cost (please see the link to his secret societies speech below). In the last 56 years since JFK delivered that speech, we have not advanced one inch. And the miasma transcends all political and national boundaries.

    To understand the lengths to which these people will go to silence all opposition, please do a little research into the JFK assassination, and how many witnesses with a contrary account to the one the US government wanted to make everyone believe, met untimely deaths. And some incredulous people will say it can’t happen in the UK. Oh really? Ignorance is indeed bliss!

    Tad Davison


  4. Tad Davison says:

    This is a shorter YouTube version if the first one is a bit heavy. There are others, but essentially, Kennedy warns of the problem of secret societies. That itself follows on from the warning given by the outgoing president Dwight D. Eisenhower about the ‘military industrial complex’.

    And here’s a copy of the speech in the form of a text.

  5. truthaholics says:

    Reblogged this on | truthaholics and commented:
    Corruption impacts societies in a multitude of ways. In the worst cases, it costs lives. Short of this, it costs people their freedom, health or money. The cost of corruption can be divided into four main categories: political, economic, social and environmental.
    On the political front, corruption is a major obstacle to democracy and the rule of law. In a democratic system, offices and institutions lose their legitimacy when they’re misused for private advantage. This is harmful in established democracies, but even more so in newly emerging ones. It is extremely challenging to develop accountable political leadership in a corrupt climate.
    Economically, corruption depletes national wealth. Corrupt politicians invest scarce public resources in projects that will line their pockets rather than benefit communities, and prioritise high-profile projects such as dams, power plants, pipelines and refineries over less spectacular but more urgent infrastructure projects such as schools, hospitals and roads. Corruption also hinders the development of fair market structures and distorts competition, which in turn deters investment.
    Corruption corrodes the social fabric of society. It undermines people’s trust in the political system, in its institutions and its leadership. A distrustful or apathetic public can then become yet another hurdle to challenging corruption.
    Environmental degradation is another consequence of corrupt systems. The lack of, or non-enforcement of, environmental regulations and legislation means that precious natural resources are carelessly exploited, and entire ecological systems are ravaged. From mining, to logging, to carbon offsets, companies across the globe continue to pay bribes in return for unrestricted destruction.”

  6. colinpeters2 says:

    Corruption causes honest industrious hard working people the loss of their families and homes and property. I know to my cost.

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