Steven, you are correct. They are stupid shit too in my country that western people can see more clearly. Government send legislators to other countries with $4k per day pocket money. All westerners see that as samples of power corrupts. In Indonesia we sort of know that too but not by much.
In general, westerners believe that humans are “equal”. That’s why they can quickly see any problem when those on top abuse their power.
Subconsciously westerners believe that everyone must have equal number of kids, equal number of mates, equal quality of healthcare and life, etc. etc.