On corruption and collusion

hannah June 07 · 06:02:17 AM
Well, I suppose one could distinguish between corruption and collusion on the basis of who benefits. Corruption is an affliction of public officials, or really anyone who has pledged his/her services to someone else and then serves him/herself. Collusion, on the other hand, is multiple persons acting together or separately to inflict injury (if the intent was to help, it would be called cooperation) on an unwitting entity — in this case the U.S. electorate.

Since inflicting injury is the Dude’s MO and co-operation is outside his ken, he likely would not recognize collusion if it bit him in the ass.

Collusion is playing on the same team for a nefarious end. The Dude rejects collusion not for its ends, but its means.

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