We're responsible for it aren't we? A reader hits the nail on the head in The Hindu:
Once again, we have drawn a line. On this side of the line are "we, the good and the noble." And on the other side are "they, the bad and the ignoble." Face reality. Aren't we the ones who bestowed on "them" the power through our own political process? Aren't we responsible for what society is today? Are we separate from the rest of society that we now sit in judgment and proclaim: "Those of you, the evil, shall be hanged?" Let us no longer fool ourselves — we and we alone are responsible for the corruption around us.