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Absolute power corrupts absolutely, would you agree or disagree?

Specifically relating to world governments or leaders, once a party or individual rises to the top of the power structure will they predictably abuse that power?

Furthermore, if the party or leader attains power but doesn't use it in a way that helps the most people possible, does that constitute corruption in your mind?

In party politics, does political gridlock constitute a failure of leadership akin to corruption?

What do you think?

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  • Jun 30 2013: based upon history yes

    however personally i believe that the acquisition of absolute power is similar to the Greek myth of the man who has been parched by Hades after death. (his name escapes me at the moment) and he is thrown into a room filled with water and he given a goblet. whatever he puts into the goblet as soon as he drinks it the moment it touches any part of his mouth everything in the glass turns to sand and he becomes more parched from drinking sand. that is what absolute power is like it is basically a never ending thirst for more power and the sweet relief the water should give you

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