India: corruption scandals reveal a gaping hole in society

India: corruption scandals reveal a gaping hole in society

by Jon Rappoport

June 8, 2017

“There are two ways to go. One, expose an enormous scandal and say, ‘See, this is what humans do, there is no hope’; or, exposing the same scandal, say, ‘As bad as this is, there are individuals who can invent futures that surpass the greed and the insanity’.” (The Magician Awakes, Jon Rappoport)

Honor, honesty, integrity, ethics—words that mean nothing in a universe of corruption. Words that have been co-opted by vague idealists who hide behind them.

No matter what systems and organizations people build, there is always the question of how many honest individuals are in positions of power—and that question is crucial, to say the least.

I can’t count the number of scandals I’ve written about over the past 35 years. Nor can I count the number of times I’ve referred to The Individual as the bedrock of society.

There is an illusion that the future is shaped by collectives, that we live in a planetary collective, but the truth is, individuals are still at the center of things. Failing to focus on, and elevate the importance of, the individual leads to dire consequences.

The failure of education (at home and in schools) to take up issues of individual freedom, power, and responsibility opens the door to unaccountable corruption. There is no way around it.

How many colleges in the world teach courses that truly explore individual freedom, responsibility, power, creativity, and ethics as a single whole? How many teachers, even if permitted, would be able to lead students through such a course without the usual empty platitudes and academic fiddle-faddle?

The obvious answers to these questions reveal a gaping hole in society and civilization, a hole that most people don’t notice, because they’ve been trained to look away from it.

This time I’m taking a look at India, and a gigantic “institutional” scandal many readers have never heard of.

The Washington Post July 5, 2015: GWALIOR, India — “Nobody knows exactly when or why the witnesses and small-time crooks caught up in one of India’s biggest-ever corruption scandals began dying under mysterious circumstances. But in the past two years, that’s what’s happened to more than two dozen people implicated in a $1 billion test-rigging scheme.”

“Even by standards in India, where corruption is routine, the scale of the scam in the central state of Madhya Pradesh is mind-boggling. Police say that since 2007, tens of thousands of students and job aspirants have paid hefty bribes to middlemen, bureaucrats and politicians to rig test results for medical schools and government jobs.”

“So far, 1,930 people have been arrested and more than 500 are on the run. Hundreds of medical students are in prison — along with several bureaucrats and the state’s education minister. Even the governor has been implicated.”

“Police have had their hands full racing to meet a July deadline in the criminal probe. And now they are faced with the deaths of more witnesses and suspects. In the past week, police said, one of those accused died after having chest pains in prison, another drowned in a village pond and a third died of a liver infection.”

“On Saturday, television reporter Akshay Singh died while investigating a suspect’s death. Singh sipped tea during an interview and began coughing and foaming at the mouth, according to media reports. He was rushed to the hospital, where doctors said he had suffered a heart attack. Police said the initial examination did not reveal anything ‘suspicious’.”

“’The police say they keep coming up against a wall in their investigation every time someone is found dead’, said Chandresh Bhushan, chairman of the special investigation team that was appointed by the state court to monitor the police probe. ‘We ask them, “Why are so many dying in road accidents in this case? Does this have any link to the scam?” There is no evidence of a link yet, but we cannot overrule it, either’.”

“’There is so much information with the investigators that it could bring the government down,’ said Ashish Chaturvedi, 26, one of the whistleblowers. He has been attacked 14 times by unknown assailants, he said. Six of the assaults took place in front of a police officer assigned by a court to protect him last year.”

“Many of the mysteriously dead are young — either students who paid money and made it into medical schools or job aspirants trying to take tests to become police officers, school teachers, forest rangers and food inspectors.”

“Some of the accused, called ‘racketeers’ in police files, have died from poison. Others died in freak road accidents, or by consuming too much alcohol, or by hanging. One medical college dean died in a fire. A medical student was found dead on railway tracks. The son of the state governor was found dead at his father’s home in March, ostensibly from a brain hemorrhage.”

“Last week, Narendra Singh Tomar, a 29-year-old veterinarian who was in prison on charges of arranging impersonators for medical school applicants, complained of chest pain, police said, and died soon after in a hospital. His family told reporters that they suspected Tomar was murdered.”

“A day later, a 40-year-old assistant professor at a medical college, Rajendra Arya, who was out on bail after being charged in the case, died of a heart attack…”

You could call this a collective scandal of corruption, but many individuals make up that collective, each acting according to his own sense of (lack of) honesty. And you could also say that individuals trying to expose the scandal and get to the bottom of it are paying the ultimate price—as if that were a reason to give up and claim there is no solution, ever.

But there is always a solution in the long run, if it begins with educating individuals about who and what they are—and, more importantly, finding that place in a person where he already knows who he is, beyond the kind of greed and evil exemplified by the corruption described above.

Honesty, integrity, and responsibility exist. Yes they do. In the minds and consciences of individuals.

This has always been true, and it will always be true.

The worst cynic in the world is, in fact, the worst cynic precisely because he understands this. He sees the good. He never loses sight of it. He has it in himself, and he knows others have it, too, no matter how forcefully he denies it.

Genuinely and authentically helping to lift up the individual opens a portal to a world almost everyone would want to live in.

Over the years (and currently), I’ve known people who forwarded projects and enterprises dedicated to this goal. Without exception, they could see past corruption, and in so doing, they projected an energy that exposed the lie of “the human condition” and the doom that would consign human civilization to failure.

They knew there was something else.

We know it, too.

No matter how bad things get, the individual can fashion and create enterprises that rise beyond the common bed of corruption….and beyond the collective.


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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

10 comments on “India: corruption scandals reveal a gaping hole in society

  1. Diane Wilson says:

    Sounds like the Clintons.

    • Mohammed Cohen says:

      In comparison to India’s corruption, Clintons are just enrolling for the kindergarten classes! British colonist aka British Raj systematically induced with social engineering planning the seed of corruption in each and every segment of Indian society and played with it for almost 200 years during their occupation. After loosing India to Indians, compliments of Mr. Gandhi, Britishers made sure that the debilitating and cancerous structure of corruption is is highly developed and has become part of India’s DNA. Ever since the liberation from the genocidal clutches of the British criminals, India has achieved the level of corruption to a point where today’s Britishers are learning few things from India. The corruption is ingrained in India’s psyche that if one does not participate in this cancerous disease, chances of success in any area of interests would definitely face a guaranteed failure! Regardless how high or low one gets to do business in India, without corruption it is impossible to move one inch for any business in India. But now India has met its match by joining the trade, commerce and the national defense of India with world’s leader of deception… Israel. Since their eloping in last 20 odd years which has now bearing its fruits in today’s India with a high speed forward which is openly displayed to the world. Gaping holes in India’s diverse society have become a routine and no one seems to care about the open corruption. If India does not come to its senses, soon there will be many smaller “Wet Banks” appearing in India. Keep a good tab on Israeli activities in India to see it grow like the wandering jew… as we call the vine in South Africa that takes over and destroy its host by suffocating it from outside in!

  2. Old Hickory says:

    Hi Jon! Thanks for the reminder! I needed it!

    A name which comes to mind is Ellis Medavoy!

  3. Jennifer says:

    My thoughts exactly, Diane Wilson!

    Yes, the individual is the key, but we would say an even greater key is the individual who asks for God’s guidance and who listens. That’s our conscience, of course.

    When we were living in a housing complex our son played with the many children and he found them to be bullies, liars, and cheats, and oftentimes mean-spirited. After a problem we went to speak to the children and talked about the Ten Commandments. Not one child had heard of this, of these rules. It about blew me away. How can we ever hope to have decent societies without adherence to laws to guide us. However, too many laws as we have today is so very wrong.

    • When they methodically took prayer out of the schools, took the Ten Commandments out of all Government buildings, the mention of Merry Christmas banned from many businesses and Hosp., Schools can no longer have Christmas productions… the country started down hill.
      It’s been plummeting toward the bedlam we are seeing now for decades.
      If we all are not speaking out, I don’t know how we can just stand by wringing our hands.

  4. Oliver K. Manuel says:

    I love and endorse the opening quote. I too have an abiding faith that society will recover, in part because I have experienced recovery in my own life. My wife and I plan to go to Nepal in August to share the story of recovery and hope at a conference on science and spirituality. I will try to find and post a link to the Conference.

  5. LMP says:

    An advanced reminder of what I was first awakened to in my early 20’s by a self-help book of all things. I had never before heard about the individual’s power to act when confronted in the most desperate of circumstances and oppression. I think about it when frustrated or tempted to complain: “What can I myself do right now?!”

  6. MA in MO says:

    Interesting. Very interesting. Over the course of the last few years there are have been many scientist, I think they all specialized in microbiology but not sure, that have mysteriously died. Yes there is an evil among us that is making things happen. We are truly living in the last days. May the Lord have mercy.

  7. CPP says:

    I once heard a comedian say how, in India, bribery is so routine that if you go to bribe a cop he’ll ask if you want change.

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