04/12: Corruption - A Democratic Right?

I am not a big fan of the current Pakistani style of dictatorial democracy. A Minister from the ruling political party of the government, the Pakistan People's Party, recently stated that "Corruption is our right!" on a live TV program. Watch the video here: Corruption Is Our Right: PPP Minister.

Is it just me who thinks that supporting such a "democratic setup" which feels that corruption is its God given right is rather pointless? Or is it just reward for the Pakistani people to have such a government which deems corruption its right? After all, it was these very people who voted this government in through pity votes due to Benazir Bhutto's death.

And the final question which this leads to is: Is democracy a viable system of governance for Pakistan and its people? It hasn't worked for Pakistan in the past 60+ years. Do we have the luxury of time to wait another 60 years hoping that it works for us?