Their dirty feet!

It is in many ways thought and stated that corruption is dirty and everywhere to be seen and present in every level of society. It is also described in many ways as a cancerous situation in public life. However, we ought to remember that it is surely not to case that such a rampant situation has not become so wide-spread overnight but indeed was the case over a wide span of time.

In countries which bore valuable people such as Gandhi, Manuel Dimech, Sardar Patel and scores more, their greatest battle was to take forward a country based upon values and fought corruption till their last breath. However, their latter battle is surely not a victory-declared situation. The insatiable appetite for power and money gave the impetus to anyone to go as far as possible for an everlasting wave. But what would these people talk about? In public, these persons would speak about moral issues and an incredible virgin-like talk of how public funds should be administered. But is all this a perception or truth?

The general perception of corruption (which most give a shot at) is in recruitment departments. This perception gave life to middle agencies which are recruited in order to ensure transparency in the selection of personnel. Company auditors also fit the role to ensure this peace-of-mind. This kind of perception is also reflected upon the relationship between criminals and the forces of order. Lately in the murders we experienced here in Malta, many said that “the police are being relieved of the criminals who they couldn’t handle themselves”. Everyone knows that criminals are the authors of bad deeds and thus understood as immoral people, from which we cannot expect but negative things. Thus the general frame of mind that we have imposed on society is that police, having unlimited powers, can engage themselves into agreement with whoever they want to. But again is all this perception of truth?


Corruption is in many ways dirty but  can be either an event of need and of greed. Such is the need of better governance so as to assure (in an efficient manner) that all the security checklists are ticked. This situation results in a more prompt and effective punishment. The ‘pure society’ scenario might be difficult to achieve but no an impossible task to strive for as long as every citizen takes the issue at heart and not always relying on the state to handle. High principles are the most effective way for a pure society that creates an atmosphere of trust and serenity.

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