Saturday, 6 April 2013

RASUAH: The Bribers and The Bribed

 




So you have received that RM500, and there is promise for more if " I help you and You Help Me." Everything is now rosy- peachy, and you have been lulled into complacency. What tragedy. The sheer filth and brazenness of it all. What has this country turned into? Have we  become a nation of the bribers and the bribed?

Corruption is a curse that afflicts many countries. It has become a major cause of concern throughout the world, but especially so for developing and underdeveloped countries it has been nothing less than blaspheme. Extensive poverty and economic crisis in these nations have led to corruption. It has infringed upon every aspect of society, government, business, military and so on. Even regulations have failed to combat corruption, as in most cases, even the enforcers and lawmakers have turned out to be corrupt. 

The corruption quotes given below will give you a deeper understanding of this vice.


You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money.  
- P J O'Rourke


Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

 


When rich villains have need of poor ones, poor ones may make what price they will. 
 - William Shakespeare



One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government.
- Donald Trump 






To be sinned in silence when one should protest, make cowards out of men.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed --- "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal." I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King Jr

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time; That this is the Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
Abraham Lincoln

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Voltaire

People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.
V for Vendetta

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo

In Germany the Nazis came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up.
Martin Niemoller


Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.
-Charles Barkley 


 


A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
-George Bernard Shaw
 
     Clever tyrants are never punished.
-Voltaire

  It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
- Andrew Jackson
    



 You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.
- Malcolm X

 If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

 Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
- Edward Abbey

 What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power.
- Henry George
           




 

















The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.
- Patrick Henry 















In some of the countries where we operate, there is a tradition of corruption, in which the political elites work with business in the framework of unsavory relationships.
- Lee R. Raymond



Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.  ~Author Unknown

 

I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top.—Frank More Colby


The problem with political jokes is they get elected.  ~Henry Cate, VII

 

Plato told Aristotle no one should make more than five times the pay of the lowest member of society. J.P. Morgan said 20 times. Jesus advocated a negative differential - that's why they killed him.—Graef Crystal (1998)



 



Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.  The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary,1911

Nothing strengthens authority as much as silence.
— Leonardo da Vinci



                                                                   



Politics, n:  [Poly "many" + tics "blood-sucking parasites"]  ~Larry Hardiman

 

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.—Frederick Douglass

Politics – I don’t know why, but they seem to have a tendency to separate us, to keep us from one another, while nature is always and ever making efforts to bring us together.  ~Sean O’Casey

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
  ~Robert Byrne


 




The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.


Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.
Nelson Mandela

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
Thomas Jefferson

False riches, consisting of money, houses and lands, acquired by selfish means at cost to others and thereafter used selfishly, are almost always used for the oppression of other persons.
Joseph Franklin Rutherford


Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression.

Malcolm X

He who allows oppression shares the crime.
Desiderius Erasmus



At the moment, we have leaders in this country who care more about the short-term profits of big corporations than they do about the long-term well being of the average working man and woman.—R.T. Buffenbarger 

 When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.
Thomas Jefferson

I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past.
Clara Barton


Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.

C. S. Lewis

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson


The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.

Maximilien Robespierre

Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.
Robin Morgan

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Thomas Jefferson

There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
Charles de Montesquieu

It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.
Alexander Hamilton

In a world without the law of God, you have chaos, oppression, tyranny, and everyone doing what is right in their own eyes.
Randall Terry

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