Jackie Chan was recently quoted as saying, “What I can see is our country (China) is continuously making progress and learning. If you talk about corruption, the entire world, America, has no corruption?”
When the show’s host asked Chan about his statement, Chan said, “Where does the Great [Depression] come from? It’s precisely from the world, the United States, that it started.”
That’s a remarkably true statement and much of the US corporate media has railed against it in an attempt to brainwash the American people.
Wall Street bought off 99 percent of the Republican Party and 80 percent of the Democratic Party three decades ago. Wall Street has senators like Ron Wyden doing its bidding in its never ending war against the middle class, always pushing legislation that redistributes income from the 99 to the 1 percent, such as free trade treaties and Wyden’s plan to privatize Medicare. John Boehner and Earl Blumenauer are also Wall Street toadies.
The Great Recession occurred because Wall Street purchased sufficient government officials to ensure the government wouldn’t interfere with Wall Street’s crimes. That corruption is also why not a single Wall Street official has been prosecuted for their crimes. Chan knows what he is talking about.
There’s corruption in China and all over the world, but the US government has been rotten to the core by cash for three decades. That’s precisely why there a push to pass the American Anti-Corruption Act. Check out the video below.