1000 Flowers for the Planet - #219 Fight Corruption
This is the one that brings us down every time – corruption. Sadly, it’s everywhere – it’s in the worst economies and the best economies, the most developed countries and the least developed countries. It’s in police forces, armies, politics, business, and even environmental groups. It’s also in patchwork group committees, parents and citizens clubs at the local school, car enthusiast clubs, genealogy groups, children’s clubs and dance clubs. It covers all areas of our lives, including defence, education, sport, climate change, private enterprise, health and government. You name it, it’s everywhere. And it undoes everything good that we do. It is created by selfish, self-serving individuals who only want power and money. It forces people struggling with poverty to resort to it. It tempts people of all races and creeds. And it has probably always been a part of human activity since the beginning of time.
Yet if we are to see our way forward, if we are to reverse the damage we’ve done by this planet in overusing resources, polluting it in every way possible and having no regard for how future generations will live, then we MUST fight corruption. If we can’t eradicate it, then we must minimise it. But it needs solid action from all quarters, a united front and a desire to function for the good of everyone and everything on this earth. I’ve made my start by speaking up today through this art project. Make your start today too.
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