Western Nations Are The Most Corrupt Places In The World

Speaking fees, lobbying, ‘donations’ — it’s all just corruption

5 min readFeb 2, 2021


You get the bag and fumble it
I get the bag and flip it and tumble it (yeah)
Straight out the lot, 300 cash (cash)
And the car came with a blunt in it (yeah)

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is corrupt. She’s taken millions of dollars in ‘speaking fees’ from the financial industry. The United Kingdom is corrupt. It maintains a network of colonial islands used for money laundry. The EU is corrupt. It allows multiple tax ‘havens’ where member states lose up to 26% of their tax revenue.

These countries, however, do not call themselves corrupt. Corruption is for colored people, and organizations like Transparency International make racist “perception” maps to tell us so. Have a look. This map shows TI’s corruption perception index (ie, how corrupt elites think a place is).

Congratulations, dicks, you made map of racism. Africa very scary. Black people very corrupt. Now let’s actually follow the money. Look at where all the tax havens are, and where the money flows out of:

Showing tax havens (green) and where the money is flowing out of (red). MissingProfits.world

This is an almost opposite map, besides the ‘no data’. If you follow the money, vast flows are going into Europe and their colonial tax havens. Coincidentally, the same people doing the corruption are funding Transparency International.

The US arm of Transparency International, their big donors, which is $50,000 or more, are Deloitte, Bechtel, Exxon Mobil, Google, Pfizer, PriceWaterhouseCooper. Other big donors include Raytheon, PepsiCo, CityGroup, Lockheed Martin, presumably Lockheed and Raytheon are not corrupt, they’re just building missiles. (Citations Needed Podcast)

That is to say, the people doing the most corruption fund an organization to call the least corrupt black and brown people corrupt. The US arm was so corrupt that TI disavowed it, but the western world still remains opaque to them. They focus on nickel-and-dime stuff in the third world, missing the source of all the west. Meanwhile this corruption has very real consequences.




Indrajit (Indi) Samarajiva is a Sri Lankan writer. Follow me at www.indi.ca, or just email me at indi@indi.ca.