You need a high degree of corruption or a very big heart to love absolutely everything[Il faut un grand degré de corruption ou un cœur bien vaste pour tout aimer.]
The workers, truckling to every government, worshipping Authority so fervently that he would have paid for the privilege of selling himself.[Les ouvriers, tous les régimes, chérissant le pouvoir d’un tel amour, qu’il aurait payé pour se vendre.]
The mistake you make, don’t you see, is in thinking one can live in a corrupt society without being corrupt oneself. After all, what do you achieve by refusing to make money? You’re trying to behave as though one could stand right outside our economic system. But one can’t. One’s got to change the system, or one changes nothing. One can’t put things right in a hole-and-corner way, if you take my meaning.
But it’s one thing when an individual makes a mistake. It’s something else when corruption is organized. If you help those people, you’re condoning what they do. You become a part of it.