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adesh saxena

Consultant ENT Surgeon, Indian Medical Association

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Corruption. Who should take the resposibility or the blame for the current mess? What's the way forward?

We know that we need Cultural change, Effective, accountable and transparent System, Protection and reward for whistle blowers to minimise corruption.
The questions are
who and how this change will come ?
Is it a sole responsibility of our leaders, political or religeous?
What is the role of activists like Raymond in Trinidad and Tobago and Arwind Kejriwal in India?
What about the silent majority?

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    Feb 22 2013: At the root of the corruption that you see is MONEY. End money as a social glue and there is no reward for the corruption. Our CULTURE rewards corruption (then rails against it).
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      Feb 22 2013: because, you know, one can not bribe another person using ... like food, a cellphone, a car or horribile dictu sexual services.
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        Feb 22 2013: In a world without money, the culture would be so different that the power hierarchy would be gone as well. It would be a far more egalitarian world. Not a world of haves and have nots.
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        Feb 22 2013: Don't we all?????
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      Feb 22 2013: Root cause of corruption is greed.
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          Feb 23 2013: We need laws to protect and reward whistle blowers. People are afraid to expose people in high places, they fear .
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        Feb 23 2013: Root cause of greed is fear (of lack).
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          Feb 23 2013: Lack of fear of God and the Law of the Land.
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        Feb 23 2013: Fear is the operative word, so fear of God is part of the cause of the problems. Whatever happened to "Love God with ALL your heart, ALL your soul, AND - ALL your mind" - which leaves no room for fear or personal inadequacy? If "all" means ALL, I mean.
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          Feb 24 2013: Fear God ,fear none. Ignore Him and fear every one.
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          Feb 24 2013: You are right TED Lover ,Truth is God,and When we adhere to the the truth, and follow it ,there is no need to fear anyone. Your only fear remains that are you following the God? You pray and want His presence in all your actions.
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      Feb 22 2013: Money have a large piece of the pie but power stand alone has the other. Power over money i would say is that mess people. And btw u cant end money no matter what you do. Money represents energy and work, u ll have to reinvent the wheel. You cant say that digital money will save society nor trading goods without money. Also social pyramid cannot be ignored. NO MATTER what its laws of nature. You cant change the law of gravity BUT you can use it wisely and benefit from it. Going against nature is not wise...
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        Feb 23 2013: Sometimes you have to reinvent the wheel - like Einstein when he reinvented physics. Power hierarchies have not been a part of cultures that thrived until the European white man destroyed them.
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          Feb 23 2013: Power Hierarchies have always been a part but in different forms... Regarding money, power will always use a mean its just nowadays that happens to be money itself. What you say about reinventing the wheel, well, i dont think that we have much choices in regimes. Regimes have cycles as well... The problem ls not regimes but their implementation and their life cycle. People can rely on their fake idea that there is democracy in the world... Really? You believe that?... Democracy and justice is only LOCAL (meaning within a country) and we all know that globally such notion doesnt exist. Its just the right of the strongest. There is no global democracy although they are trying to get it that way. Another idea is that democracy is just a subset of oligarchy. Well, nuff said ;)

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