Disclaimer: This article is not specifically about Arvind Kejriwal/IAC. It is more about corruption in general.
Do you know why corruption is bad? It is because corruption is used to enslave people. Of course, the draining of money/resources to unintended people, wastage of time/resources and efforts are also a serious byproduct. But these are not as serious as the former.
When you see someone (in Govt/Private organizations) demanding/taking money, you ought to know that they are the tip of the iceberg, they are the only visible part of a long chain. They have bosses not only to report, but also to pass on the looted money and obey their orders, whatever they are.
The conditions under which these people work perfectly resembles slavery. Slaves need to do whatever is told to them, irrespective of whether it is right or wrong. They may not be allowed to even realize the distinction between right and wrong.
That’s exactly what happens to people when they start taking bribe money.
We have all heard/come across/seen various movies where they depict honest officers/ honest executives as the sufferers. But no one tells the other side of the story. No one says what happens to dishonest people. No one says what these people are forced to do, how much these people suffer. None of these stories come out. How will anyone say, ‘I was dishonest and corrupt, people took advantage of it and I suffered?’
Now let us look at the people who control/enslave so many others. For these people, corruption/bribe-money are like cigarettes/alcohol. An addiction.
Only, corruption/bribe-money is much worser than cigarettes/alcohol because people don’t even realize that they are addicted to it. Well, what is an addiction? Wikipedia defines addiction as, ‘Impaired control over substance/behavior’; ‘High preoccupation over substance/behavior’; ‘Continued use despite consequences’; ‘Denial’.
See how corruption perfectly satisfies all those four conditions? People who are corrupt, are highly tormented souls. They may get a momentary satisfaction of getting some money through corruption, but in no time they get-over it and want even more. Even More. Are they ever satisfied with any amount of money? No. Worse, they force themselves to believe that a lot of money is going to give them everlasting happiness. Momentary happiness? Yes. Everlasting happiness?No chance. Not even with all the money on this earth!
We all know that a large number of people suffer due to corruption. But, it should now come as a surprise that people who are highly corrupt suffer even more. Much more.
By exposing the scams of various political parties, Arvind Kejriwal is just telling us what we already knew. But we were ignoring all these hard facts till now.
While it is obvious that people who are looted in the name of corruption should support his India Against Corruption movement, which has taken the shape of a political party; What is not so obvious is, people who are highly corrupt and are addicted to corruption should support him even more.
An anti-corruption movement like ‘India Against Corruption’ is your only chance to break free of the people and the system that has been enslaving/tormenting you.