Is there anyone in history who has acquired power and NOT been corrupted by it?

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    • #48663
      Anonymous
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      Is there anyone in history who has acquired power and NOT been corrupted by it?

    • #48664
      Anonymous
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      Yes, most were in fact corrupt before they got it.

    • #48665
      Anonymous
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      "Power corrupts" is a meme. Power just gives already corrupt people the ability to enact their will. They go from fantasizing about murdering their enemies to actually being able to do it. Most leaders throughout history have been relatively normal and not corrupted by power. People just remember the ones who went off the rails.

      • #48666
        Anonymous
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        this

        good leaders will use power to do good things

        bad ones will use power to enrich themselves.

      • #48678
        Anonymous
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        Cincinnatus would be the classic example.

        Good post.

    • #48667
      Anonymous
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      People who are good at taking advantage of people are usually those who make it to the top more easily.
      10% of CEO’s are psychopaths despite them only making up 1% of the population.

      • #48699
        Anonymous
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        good stat, where from?

    • #48668
      Anonymous
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      Diocletian

    • #48671
      Anonymous
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      President James Earl Carter Jr.
      Charles II of Spain.

    • #48672
      Anonymous
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      >At the end of the Revolutionary War, many people in America and Europe thought Washington would retain the reins of power to become the leader of the new nation, or even king. When told by the American artist Benjamin West that Washington was going to resign, King George III of England said "If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world."

      • #48681
        Anonymous
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        can this meme that george washington had total control and could have appointed himself absolute monarch just die already

        • #48700
          Anonymous
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          He was the general of an army that loved him and would probably follow his lead anywhere considering he just won them the war, how couldn’t he have done it?

    • #48673
      Anonymous
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      Power doesn’t corrupt, anon; it reveals.

    • #48674
      Anonymous
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      The demiurge is the most evil being in existence and he created the inherently evil and unjust systems of the world we live in. He’s so hysterically intent on shifting blame to others and trying to make something other than himself the ultimate evil that it’s honestly embarrassing to watch him tell such blatant scrotebrained lies, by doing so he just broadcasts and magnifies his already readily apparent corrupt nature.

      Like right now for instance he’s trying to menace me for playing a total war video game. He’s so scrotebrained that he thinks he can say I’m evil for going for a republic victory in shogun 2 fall of the samurai when the only reason I’m even doing it is for the extra challenge because it’s a freaking video game.

      >nnnnnnngngghgghn reeeeee if you try to go for the hardest victory condition in shogun 2 total war 2 by making all the other clans declare war on you that means you’d try to incite a war with all of Japan in real life instead of making the much more sensible choice of aligning with the strongest existing faction!!!!

      >the things that he says and believes are just so unimaginably stupid it’s just so baffling to me that he could be this stupid and still create this whole reality somehow.

      His biggest "gotcha" that "proves" that I’m evil (and therefore he’s good and all the evil shit he’s done to me is justified) is that I raised money in a fundraiser to switch a website to a different forum software then when I couldn’t raise enough money I instead traded half-ownership of the website (valued 20x higher than what was raised) to someone so that he’d pay for the transfer then I paid +/- the same amount that was raised in the fundraiser on the license and some of the apps for the new software. Also the website was a vbulletin forum that sold subscriptions. His justification? I’m a peasant and therefore not allowed to own property, be involved in business, use equity, etc.

      • #48676
        Anonymous
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        Consider getting checked for schizophrenia.

      • #48677
        Anonymous
        Guest

        The other half of the website was then stolen by the person that I made the deal with all while I was constantly being threatened, harassed, stalked, etc by evil stupid scrotebrains (all certainly controlled by the demiurge). The demiurge actively sides with them, believes what they (he) did was good because anything is can be justified to keep a peasant (me) in their place. This is his morality. He’s a corrupt evil scrotebrained piece of shit, but he makes these scrotebrained threads constantly, every day thinking in his dumb scrotebrain brain that it’s somehow possible to make himself good and me bad.

        • #48684
          Anonymous
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          We should have never stopped locking up your kind and administering yogurt enemas.

      • #48683
        Anonymous
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        Woke af schizo, LULZ wouldn’t be the same without you

      • #48701
        Anonymous
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        You do you anon

    • #48675
      Anonymous
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      Saint Louis

      • #48679
        Anonymous
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        good answer

    • #48680
      Anonymous
      Guest

      George Washington

    • #48682
      Anonymous
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      GAIVS IVLIVS CAESAR (pbuh)

    • #48685
      Anonymous
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      Joseph Stalin. Purest man who ever had power.

    • #48686
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Most were incompetent not malevelent and just liek your random person off the street if you gave them the ability for infinite wealth/

    • #48688
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >Joseph Stalin. Purest man who ever had power.

      • #48697
        Anonymous
        Guest

        your seething makes it only more legit

    • #48689
      Anonymous
      Guest

      There are ton of examples.
      Just naming Roman emperors:
      Augustus.
      Claudius.
      Titus.
      Nerva.
      Trajan.
      Hadrian.
      Antoninus.
      Marcus Aurelius.
      Valerian.
      Galerius.
      Constantine.
      Julian.
      Majorian.
      Nepos.

    • #48690
      Kneel to your master
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      Most people will never know because they don’t ever get power. Closer we will ever see that is seeing how they treat their weak poor nephews.

      Most people who got power who at least noble in birth. It’s had to say really. But imma say no, power corrupts and too any idiots think giving one man power is a good thing.

    • #48691
      Anonymous
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      Diocletian. dude got all the power in the world and said fuck it I’m gonna go farm cabbages and die before everything goes to shit

      • #48692
        Anonymous
        Guest

        He did that after committing genocide and destroying social mobitlity.

    • #48693
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Cromwell

    • #48695
      Anonymous
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      Marcus Aurelius

    • #48696
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Cincinnatus
      Washington

    • #48698
      Anonymous
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      Robespierre remained virtuous.

    • #48702
      Anonymous
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      Cincinnatus, granted emergency power as a Roman dictator, stepped down once the conflict was over and chilled at his villa the rest of his life

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