We could distinguish, from the outset, three basic levels of corruption. The so-called minor corruption, of small favors and compensations; major corruption, which would affect the high levels of governments and the opposition; and finally, systemic corruption, which would be that which is already installed in social structures, forming part of them; and that is already assumed by society, because of the weaknesses of the social system.
Here, specifically, I will make some reflections on a part of systemic corruption, which affects democratic institutions, political parties, unions, business organizations and various entities; and that is already assumed and amortized by our society.
I am referring to those alleged political practices that, in City Councils, Parliament, Congress and other public corporations, under an alleged layer of transparency and clarity, promote and hold various debates to accuse others and combat corruption.
The fact of having assumed systemic corruption, can lead us, once again, to a rigorous control of our economy by the so-called men in black, who will inevitably arrive
Special commissions are created; and dialogues and monologues are proposed to load the ink on the adversaries and to dilute the responsibilities of their own. But all this, with the respective compensation for allowances, assistance, reports and various others, which are at the expense of the long-suffering citizen and taxpayer, who ends up being the pagan of the party.
On some occasions, we are reminded that back in 1975, payrolls did not reach 800,000 in the entire state and in all the administrations. And that now, the public payrolls that are paid exceed 3,200,000, charged to the general budgets, which are the ones that we all end up paying, among all of us, clearly an excess.
As all this is done with generosity and without braking control, the public debt is increasing, in a balloon that is growing every day, which will one day explode in our faces and in the well-being of all, with the consequent general crying. We should remember the month of May 2010, not so far away, when President Zapatero had to go to Congress and live for the entire country, in order to make some total amendments to his economic management.
There, at that time we grew older and we found out that we had gone from the European Champions League to a regional league, without prior notice from those responsible. The fact of having assumed systemic corruption, can lead us, once again, to a rigorous control of our economy by the so-called men in black, who will arrive inevitably. If to all this, we add the current inflation, we will no longer have enough with our handkerchiefs to mourn the duel.