I am really no good at explaining what and how I think, so sorry if none of this appear clear or convincing to you but I will try since you ask. Democracy has never been anything else but a ideal, easy conditionning material for the people trapped by a few more powerful people. None of this is new, and it doesn't apply only in america or any other labeled democracy. It's like this everywhere, only the decorum and the means changes but the end is the same. Power, Control. Modern democracy ultimatly work better toward that end because it provide more day to day liberties and advantages to a part of the little people under it's control, it greatly reduce the risks of massive riots, 'coup d'etat', civil wars and other chaos that could disturb the circle in which the few with the real power thrives and know better than the size of their backside. But whatever the means employed, the end never change in every groups/government/whatever you want to call it. And would most people be better than that in a position of power? Doubtful, history show us that the few who might have had genuine good intentions quickly 'changed', or were usurped by less scrupulous people. And the NCR, as a faction/government, is exactly the same. What make them 'greyer' than the Enclave or the legion is that not everybody you meet from the NCR is representative of their government, or self proclamed leaders. Exactly like us. In a way, you answer yourself the question of what make the Master and his Unity so haunting. Regarding his personal history, you should speak with Harold at the Hub, and find his journals in the military base. And of course, speak with him. But beside, or because, everything that happened to him and the results it might have had on his mind, he figured out one thing and he couldn't keep living with it at some point. No matter what, even a nuclear apocalypse with a few survivors to start all over again, human nature will never change. Unless, maybe, humans evolve into a new species of 'super human/super mutant', and are all basically forced by that mutation to really start anew, to erase old instincts, ideas and try to reach his ideal of Unity. Even by force and that's where my own human individuality reject his means, 'everyone who isn't with me is against me, and will be killed or forced into cooperation regardless of anything else about these people'. In that aspect only, he is like a legion or a NCR, or a Enclave if you want, and that's what make him killable in my eyes, preferably by his own 'hand'. How it would have turned out if he had lived, and maybe solved the sterility problems, that's anyone's guess in the long term. Him and his Unity's ideals are still shadowing Fallout 2 and New Vegas in a way, because not surprisingly, everything he predicted for humanity as we know it, turned out to be true. The first end of old humanity's civilisations changed exactly nothing, and various factions are the same old ghosts of christmas's futures, trying to rebuild things as they were before, fighting over ideologies that aim for the same old goals. Well, I don't know how else to try to make my point, I am no good at debating. If I were I would probably be able to make it without writing that much. Just, back to reality, with your video, making a corruption form illegal won't stop any of it, there will be a new one right after, for the same or new peoples in official seats. And even caught the hand in the bag, these people are just making any eventual trials drag until the matter get out of view, or a scape goat is publicaly punished, for real or not. Then it's like nothing happened and one way or the other, things go on.