Fast for justice

When we doubt that anyone could change a structural problem as ubiquitous like corruption, we forget that times have changed – and so have human beings. The access totechnology, like internet and mobile phone, has given rise to a self-governing body that could easily change injustice, that may  benefit a few but disadvantages the whole.

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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3 Responses to Fast for justice

  1. fatima says:

    Corruption is a social problem that is world wide. It is most obvious to Westerners in India and the middle East because it is more open and expected…bakseesh which we translate as bribe. Something like that. It is very common at least in the US and certainly in its more obvious Eastern forms all over South America. Americans may not like to think so but it is.

    Even in India. Those who protest paying bakseesh need to ask themselves if they would not accept it if they were in a position to be the recipients of it. When the majority of the people would not accept it, then the people who normally demand it would also be from them and social pressure and law will discourage the moral laggers.

    Changing or implementing laws, for example in India, will help by bringing public light to the situation but the most dramatic solution will only arise out of a shift of consciousness….one person at a time. The fact that we have such laws in the U.S. is a testament to the fact that law alone is not enough. Venality and human greed will always find a way.

    • Michaela says:

      Well, what is a 15% tip ? Take it one step further and the waiter will not serve you, if you dont pay them upfront. And what is kick-back, commission etc ?

      Laws etc will change nothing. Only what you propose – plus a wholehearted initiative to publicize the demands for bribery etc will change the situation.

  2. fatima says:

    Exactly my point. ty

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