Corrupt politicians are common characters in satire and story-telling and have been since the first governing administrations millennia ago. Orators and writers take their inspiration from how politics operates. Corruption is depicted as resultant from financial greed, limitless ego, and desire to impress. Most compositions provide tendential back stories for their characters that explain the necessity of and describe the development of their venality by showing it grows from psychological preferences or is inculcated in upbringing and schooling. Satiation of the venality is presented as inevitable.
Apart from a misplaced popular indulgence of writers to rehabilitate and reform their nefarious characters, story-tellers’ accounts of corrupted politicians are true reflections of behaviour of governing administrations.
“You might very well think that. I couldn’t possibly comment.”
Current governance in Westminster is criticised by opponents as having some politicians who are corrupted. Such criticisms are very mild. Behaviour of government and politicians in…
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