Can leaders tainted by fraud and treachery help you cross the Aqueronte?
Given what we know today about some of the largest Brazilian corporations - like Odebrecht and JBS - and about their cosy relationship with politicians in Brazil and elsewhere, what can we expect from their leadership? Not more than we could expect from Charon, the ferryman of Hades:
"Non sperate di vedere il cielo: son venuto per condurvi all'altra riva, nelle tenebre eterne, al fuoco o nel gelo"
("Forget your hope of ever seeing Heaven: I come to lead you to the other shore, to the eternal dark, to fire and frost.)
Divina Commedia - Inferno – Canto III – vv.85
Fraud and treachery upgraded
Fraud and treachery were the lowest of circles in Dante's Inferno; yet today references to either are only as frequent as gluttony.
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