Transparency 54th: Lack of structural transparency
Since ancient times we have historical evidence of the will to impose, living conditions, citizens of a power. Cilo the Great (550 BC) conquered a huge territory, but Ciro boasted having conquered the entire world which he did under the idea of â€‹â€‹”I conquered for your own benefit.” This model has been followed by all kinds of empires. Based on a principle whose legitimacy is self-attributed to justify their actions.
Denunciation of this in modern times performed Friedrich Nietzsche in his book.
“Thus Spoke Zarathustra” noting that states use arguments such as “I, the state, am the people” or “There is nothing bigger than me on earth.”
Others on oposite, while sharing the same desire to impose their plans, seek legitimacy in the aim pursued. Thus Napoleon wrote his famous “The end justifies the media” as a comment to the reading of “The Prince” by Niccolo Machiavelli.
This comment received his criticism more directly in the phrase “Everything with a good end, although belie the mistakes of the media,” Baltasar Gracian of his work “Oracle manual and art of prudence”.
Perhaps in our time we could complete the sentence of Baltasar Gracian with updating it in
“Everything has a good end or a good origin, but contradicted by the mistakes of the media” because in the media has been demonstrated the lack of transparency and corruption regardless of whether the model impose the designs to citizens final model, or origin, more or less disguised as democracy.
The power of official or political origin or a purposive legislation is the same, motivation and how to achieve this position of power is the same. Whatever the model is easily invaded by corrupt, which benefit from the lack of structural transparency of the model and is at the root of any system that imposes its will on the basis of an end or a beginning and self-attributing legitimacy.
The question asked by those affected by this situation, is: if we affected private citizens are not equal, no rights or duties, the citizen status conferred a legitimacy based on its origin or purpose, do we have a hope to eradicate corruption?