Globally is CORRUPTION a more SERIOUS PROBLEM than TERRORISM?

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      Ed NEd N
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    • #170458
      Tuedon A.
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      In comparing the two evils, corruption is a more serious problem than terrorism. The deaths from corruption are immeasurable, and the effect could be likened to the spread of the feared EBOLA virus. Corruption and Terrorism both have selfish personal undertone. A country with corrupt leaders and corrupt citizens has an internally activated terrorism. Corruption is an invisible destructive force. It attacks or defines the life style of the people and cripples the infrastructure and the wealth of any nation. Corruption is worse because the solution to the problem lies within the people but are too scared to face it unlike terrorism that could be stopped or mitigated. You must understand that no credit is given to terrorism. Both corruption and terrorism should be strongly condemned.

    • #170812
      felix nana
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      Terrorism is actually a byproduct of corruption.Corruption breeds unhealthy rivalry,dirty intrigues and wholesale horse trading.In the process,only those who have access to power,position and money grab everything.And there are bystanders watching keenly,hopelessly waiting for crumbs.On painfully losing out to powers that be.In bitterness,the down trodden connive with those with a vestige of power and position.Thus we have terrorism.If there is equity,fairness and justice in handling resources that accrue to all,terrorism will greately reduce.It is obvious then to affirm that corruption is worse than terrorism.

    • #171983
      Ed NEdewor
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      These two words are bad for humanity….CORRUPTION AND TERRORISM. Corruption is defined as dishonest or illegal behavior by powerful individuals in a society(Merriam-Webster dictionary). These are some words synonymous with corruption: dishonesty, unscrupulousness, double-dealing, decay, festering, putrefaction, decomposition, depravity etc etc. Terrorism is defined as any act(s) locally or internationally dangerous to human life that violates states or federal laws(FBI). It is utilized to intimidate or coerce a civilian population to act otherwise. These words are synonymous with terrorism: disorganization, imbroglio, turmoil, rebellion, turbulence, fracas, hubbub, discombobulation,, rumpus, lawlessness and so on and so forth. These two terms or words are surely not from God but from the Kingdom of Satan. One is a precursor to the other and my take is that, corruption gave birth to terrorism with little help from fanaticism(Islamic and Christianity). I know people are afraid to say this but I have no problem voicing the truth. Should corruption world wide be classified as terrorism by United Nations or not? Would severe reduction of corruption annihilate terrorism? This could be a virgin area of research for interested scholars.

      Corruption and terrorism are both great conflagrations that need to be put off to avert perennial consequences. How old are these two words? Were they both invented by human? Why are majority of leaders not paying attention to corruption, mostly in developing and third world nations? Do bad leaders sow the seed of corruption in their respective nations/countries? Is corruption genetic or acquired? Is terrorism more devastating than corruption or vice versa? Your thoughts?

    • #176410
      Ed NEdewor
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      Everyone who responded to this question reasoned that CORRUPTION is a more serious problem than TERRORISM. Now it is the turn of world leaders and United Nations to make it a top priority and classify it as form of Terrorism. Remember, if you want to put off a fire you must go the source.

    • #184014
      Thoko Moyo
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      From my observation, Corruption is more a serious problem than terrorism, BUT then again, isnt Terrorism (often) funded by corrupt people/leaders/business persons?

    • #185719
      Ed NEdewor
      Guest

      Thoko, once again your opinion is a laser beam………..terrorism is a progeny of corruption nothing more, nothing less. The big question is should United Nations(UN) and United States of America(USA) pay more attention to corruption than terrorism? The debate is open folks!

    • #252618
      Lasisi Kaosarat
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      From My Observation,corruption Is A Serious Problem Than Terrorism,because In Nigeria,our Leader Lead The Citizen To Corruption,they Only Know About Themselves. Even Though,our Lead The Citizen To Corrupt,especially The Politic.When They Wanted To Gain Power,they Tell The Citizen (d Terrorism)to Steal The Polling Box When The Election Is Ongoing But Before Election They Take Their Children To Abroad.What They Did Is It Not Corruption?It Is.

    • #252629
      Ed NEdewor
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      Terrorism and corruption are comparable to the debate on Chicken and Egg, which one comes into existence first. Either/or, they are both bad medicine for the body and soul. I will summarize that corruption is a precursor to Terrorism. Your thoughts. Welcome to http://www.provocativedebate.com.

    • #252668
      Robert Okagbare
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      Corruption is by far a more serious problem than terrorism. Yes, there is corruption world wide but look at what it has done to Black African countries. Corruption has crippled citizens of Black African countries by taking away resources meant to build the continent and subjecting the people to the worse kind of economic hardship. What can be worse than a country that bride itself as a major crude oil supplier to other countries and yet has no gasoline for its citizens. A rich country that has no local hospital for its citizens. A government that knows the benefits of infrastructures like electricity, good roads, water supply and yet will not deliver same. A poverty stricken citizen struggles to pay for hospital card to see a doctor and come to find out that there is no doctor. A rich country that produce graduates who end up driving motor cycles as a means of public transportation to support themselves. A country where you rely on your money to protect you. A country where a state governor decides what road is to be repaired or what local government is to receive funding. It is my belief that some people are inherently deficient in moral value that make them feel superior over another person by subjecting the weaker ones to economic humiliation. On a global scale what values do Black Africans pride themselves of and are fighting for? It is not that we lack values but corruption stands in the way of doing the right thing. As a matter of fact, there is terrorism built into corruption. When the rich ones use their economic power to bride the poor to vote a certain way, this is a form of crude tactics to take away the pride and power of the poor. Both corruption and terrorism are bad. The difference is that one uses a crude means to fight others that it deem to be enemy while the other is a crime by the people against its people indiscriminately. In most part, we are all corrupt in some little ways and have benefited from it. Black Africans must change course. For decades we talked about corruption, we lack actions and this too must change. The African educational system must be restructured to reflect sense of personal pride, moral value, good governance and the people themselves should begin to accept the truth that they too hold the real power to fight a corrupt system.

    • #252669
      Ed NEdewor
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      This is quite deep and very personal and behold it contains the facts and nothing but the truth. The question is that why is the whole world fighting terrorism instead of a bigger monster called corruption? The truth is that terrorism is physical while corruption is not. Man from history til date always wage war against the known than the unknown. When are we going to change that approach? Would man wage war against corruption before it decimates 70% of the human population on Earth? What continent was corruption invented? Why are leaders not calling an emergency meeting to address corruption like they do to terrorism? Shouldn’t corruption be tackle boldly by United Nations(UN)? Are leaders of this world benefiting from global corruption in one way or the other? Your cerebral? Welcome to http://www.provocativedebate.com.

    • #266163
      Okpako NanaOkpako Okoro
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      Corruption is a dishonest or illegal behaviour, especially of people in authorities, with the aim of making money or to get an undue advantage. A country where corruption is prevalent will no doubt be stagnant and retrogressive. Its effect in Africa and other underdeveloped countries is evident in the lukewarm socio-economic and political development of these regions. Corruption connote the peak of immorality. As a social malady, it has crippled many underdeveloped and developing Nations across the globe. Is corruption really different from terrorism? Let me try to delve into this disparity.

      Holistically, terrorism cannot thrive in an incorruptible state. It can easily be fuelled by corruption. Invariably, corruption is a precursor to terrorism. It is a violent act to achieve nefarious aim. Though it involves gruesome crimes like; meaningless killings, assassination, rape, kidnapping and so forth. But can this be compared to the excessive looting, health, infrastructural and economic rot that corruption subject a Nation to? Honestly, corruption is the mother of all form of crimes and immoralities.

      Unfortunately, authorities across the world see terrorism as the worst crime than corruption. Perhaps, it’s because most of these leaders who see it this way are living in stupendous luxury from the proceeds of corruption. Seriously, the United Nations and other world regulatory bodies most embark on a thorough research to evaluate and correct this huge howler in order to put the globe on the right path… I submit.

    • #266164
      Okpako NanaOkpako Okoro
      Participant

      Corruption is a dishonest or illegal behaviour, especially of people in authorities, with the aim of making money or to get an undue advantage. A country where corruption is prevalent will no doubt be stagnant and retrogressive. Its effect in Africa and other underdeveloped countries is evident in the lukewarm socio-economic and political development of these regions. Corruption connote the peak of immorality. As a social malady, it has crippled many underdeveloped and developing Nations across the globe. Is corruption really different from terrorism? Let me try to delve into this disparity.

      Holistically, terrorism cannot thrive in an incorruptible state. It can easily be fuelled by corruption. Invariably, corruption is a precursor to terrorism. It is a violent act to achieve nefarious aim. Though it involves gruesome crimes like; meaningless killings, assassination, rape, kidnapping and so forth. But can this be compared to the excessive looting, health, infrastructural and economic rot that corruption subject a Nation to? Honestly, corruption is the mother of all form of crimes and immoralities.

      Unfortunately, authorities across the world see terrorism as the worst crime than corruption. They deliberately ignore the root cause of crimes and focus on the effect which will no doubt continue to reoccur. Perhaps, it’s because most of these leaders who see it this way are living in stupendous luxury from the proceeds of corruption. Seriously, the United Nations and other world regulatory bodies must embark on a thorough research to evaluate and correct this huge howler in order to put the globe on the right path… I submit.

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