Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
Criticising governments and public office holders for corrupt practices and gross abuse of power is a common occurrence. No one wants to take responsibility for voting such persons into office. Rarely is an alarm raised when such persons begin their campaign for elections. And in nations where elections are not held, the silence is even more glaring.
During a very rare conversation on politics a few years ago, an individual expressed dismay at the behaviour of a particular politician.
“Was he unknown to anyone prior to his election?” I enquired. “Why was the populace not cautioned before now?” There was silence.
I answered my own questions: He did not become corrupt on assumption of office. He was corrupt before that. I am sure he has family, friends, and interacted with people before he gained political office. People knew him, but everyone kept silent, because they shared the same modus of operation.
Much of the injustice around us is a reflection of our own norms.