In considering policy and politics, it’s important to separate the ideas of purity from practicality. For example, Nassim Taleb tweets:
Many of those said to be unbribable are just too expensive.
The perception (ideal) is drastically different from the reality (practicality), and that could spell disaster somewhere down the line. It’s always important to be honest about who and what you’re dealing with, and understand the gap between perception and reality.