CFO (Chief Fun Officer)
- Feb 13, 2016
- Seattle Area
My comment that there's corruption in America must also be understood in a context where two of the three last administrations - including one president - stated that America is an indispensable nation; a high example for others to follow. America is the world's unrivaled military might and plays the leading role in our modern financial system (what the French called the "exorbitant privilege").
I also explained to you that Grammys are ruled by business motives and social interactions in music industry. It has nothing whatsoever to do with our government. This type of business shenanigans is rampant in every part of the world. Perhaps you have had no dealings with such Nordic/Scandinavian companies like Nokia and Ericsson. These guys got together, created the 3GPP standard (GSM) for cellular communication in Europe (and elsewhere). They then conveniently included all of their own patented technology forcing the rest of the world to pay them huge royalties. All with government support to boot (antitrust? what antitrust). You are a babe in woods if you think there is trust, transparency and honesty in how businesses are run in your neck of the woods. Business is business.
Bottom line continues to be the same: you made a blanket statement about Americans being corrupt which was insulting, not backed by any data and flat out wrong.
It is true that many of us don't trust our government. But that has nothing to do with how we behave as Americans with each other.