If you get involved in Gurdwara management you have access to 2 things. The banks that handle Gurdwara funds & loans, and local politicians. Thats why folks used to get involved and be openly corrupt (get cheap personal loans from the banks that handle the gurdwara, get planning applications passed from local politicans etc). But has got better since gurdwara's had to register with the charities commission and provide annual audited accounts.
I've always pitied those who are corrupt within gurdwara's because if you do wrong not knowing the 'rules' then that's uderstandable, but if you do wrong when you know the 'rules' then thats a big problem re. karma.
why not ask a bird, ant or monkey whether god is 'capitalist' or 'communist'? If you could speak to them, they'd think you were mad. Humans are the only creatures that pay to eat, drink and have shelter...have a think about that. Just because you've been brought up to think a 'madness' is normal and natural and accepted by most, doesn't mean it actually is
Sikhs would have lost their raj in 1806 if akali phoola singh was the maharaja. No hate, but a new sikh state wasnt capable to defeat the mighty british. Mahajadi Scindia, a maratha chiefs entire army was routed by a contingent of the well trained brits. Sikhs could have defeated Brits in 1857 if they fought for their own raaj.