America likes to point a finger at foreign corruption, but as I have written before, America just formalizes it with campaign donations. Pundits have bemoaned Trump acting like a caudillo or Clinton being corrupt (if they cite facts). Very few have noted the Clinton's wife is the potential new president rule run around. This new phase, and this has been evident for years now, is that we have imported enough third worlders where we get third world political features.
Just at the turn of the century, America sent Enron and WorldCom executives to jail. Please note that when the Enron executives lawyers tried to get a slightly more lenient sentence so that the executives would qualify for a lower security prison, the judge and jury politely said, "No". Adelphia executives went to jail. Keep in mind that Michael Moore's quintessential smug liberal books of the same era pointed out all the wonderful connections between The W administration and Enron. They still went to jail.
In contrast, the wild scandals of the American financial crisis, many of which just get glossed over or not discussed at all, have spurred no arrest or prosecutions. Too big to jail It is 2016, so these crooks have nearly run out the statute of limitations clock. Regulatory capture is complete. Government functions cannot even be trusted to be on the lookout for collusion or bid rigging. HSBC can launder millions for drug dealers and terrorists and escape US government intervention due to "market risk". One must not upset the market as it is the only positive the system can point to for economics. Even Sudamerican juntas used less transparent excuses.
A personal favorite though for the transition to third world politics is the story of Jon Corzine. Corzine was a banker that no one liked, but by spending ungodly sums of money in a deep blue state, he squeaked by to win a US Senate seat and then the governorship. After his ho-hum experiences in politics, he returned to the world of finance to eventually be a CEO of a broker-dealer, MF Global. Whoops, hundreds of millions of losses due to derivatives went missing and they plundered customer cash to make themselves solvent for an tiny sliver of time.
His excuse was "I dunno". Sarbanes-Oxley legislation enacted after the Enron/WorldCom scandals was a sop to auditing firms, but explicitly prevented executives from using the I dunno excuse. Corzine walks a free man. In fact, he was a bundler for Obama's re-election in 2012. The regime needed him to hoover up those dollars to pay the consultants and media to get Obama re-elected. That is what mattered. Not laws. Laws are for the little people.
The media cries about Trump acting like a caudillo when not accusing him of being Hitler reincarnated. This is the style of strongman for the competent middle class that arises in Sudamerican politics to clean up the Marxist crap. Juntas overthrew dysfunctional democratic governments often in the Southern cone due to the spoils system of third world pandering. Clinton is a corrupt puppet for a spoils system just like Dilma Rousseff. A Marxist trained kleptocrat that can be the puppet for an elite that manages a system to hand out gibs to a beige, aggrieved underclass. Clinton might be closer to Cristina Kirchner of Argentina. No real accomplishments, but she was married to the man that led the current structure of the party's new version.
Corruption will not matter. Governing does not matter. What matters is the gibs and "win now". The time horizon has compressed to the immediate because the imported voter base has peasant values and cannot think for next year, forget next decade. White progs have created a weird blend of Marxism and Third Worldism that has them wrapping their arms around third world aliens. What do the white progs get, "Fuck you Dad! Everyone approves of my kink now by force of guns, and I can be an art major and still have health care!" If the West does not survive, Chinese and Russian historians will have all the video and audio recordings to share with their citizens, leaving them only to wonder, "Why the hell did they do that and document it all?"