"No one calls Wei-sheng Kuo upright! When someone asked for vinegar he sought it from a neighbor and gave it to him [the someone]." (James R. Ware, Chapter 5, Verse 24)
Look on the bright side. Wei-sheng Kuo ASKED a neighbor. Today politicians TAKE from a neighbor to give to another (to buy votes). Who can call tax-and-transfer politicians upright?
P.S. Confucius was on vacation last week, trying to catch a glimpse of the goings-on in Martha's Vineyard.