The Ubiquity of Corruption: Corruption Seems To Be Our Human Nature
As long as we define corruption as the will to act dishonestly in return for money or for personal gain, then, corruption is everywhere (and I mean everywhere) on the planet, Earth.
It is not only a contemporary vice in society but also a medieval one. It can be encountered in ancient holy text, a depiction that justifies its existence since time immemorial.
It seems human beings are innately flawed to succumb to the frequent self-centered demands of their egos. How did we get to this position? Only God knows!
Corruption is woven in the ways we do business, govern, work, relate, study and even help.
Yes, even the noble act of helping one another has proven to be a strategic avenue for exercising corruption. Look at how Non-Governmental Organizations spring up in the name of helping, only to end up abusing the virtue of helping, by harming the naïve beneficiaries.
That’s how grotesque, corruption has gotten and it also shows the gruesome extent of how the vice is woven in humanity’s moral fabric.
After an introspection about corruption’s ubiquity, I realized that whereas other states have corruption, in Africa, the corrupt have states.
In Africa, governance is largely skewed towards a monarchial paradigm characterized by tyrannical, despotic and corrupt kings masquerading as presidents of republics.
Is this a condition we should accept and live with eternally or can it be remedied?