[There's] a culture clash that's happening all over the world between bewigged and bestockinged officials who think that they can rule over us, [and] a public who is no longer content with that arrangement.

Heather Brooke

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“My Battle to Expose Government Corruption.” TEDGlobal 2012. Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "My Battle to Expose Government Corruption." TEDGlobal 2012. Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote means that corrupt rulers around the world are trying to govern without enough input from the public, and that the people living under this rule are increasingly unhappy with this arrangement and are starting to rebel against it. The quote is from journalist Heather Brooke's 2012 TED Talk on how our we need to hold our leaders accountable and demand more transparency in government. Watch Brooke's TED Talk here: Heather Brooke - My Battle to Expose Government Corruption