not with me.
i believe i gave you an answer that was that of a realist, the last three lines especially. it is not about asking anyone to be perfect. it is about discipline.
with reasonings such as yours, anything goes. "human factor", "original sin"...
another thing, there are political leaders and there are spiritual leaders. if spiritual leaders start acting as political leaders there is no spiritual leadership left.
as to the reason why this surfaced now, well this is peripheral to the issue at hand.
the argument according to which one should allow anything so as not to play in the hand of foreign influences is flawed.
we will be less at the mercy of foreign influences when we are stronger from within. and if we are not, then i believe we should pay.