We created a political system where politicians are routinely bought and paid for. And it doesn’t even take that much money, so anyone can own a politician at bargain prices. Are we surprised if the rest of the world wants to get in on such a good deal? Well, at least it’s a good deal for the buyers.
And in an era of multinational corporations, where even our traditional powerful corporations (like car manufacturers and oil companies) are often owned by foreign interests, how can we even tell who is buying whom?
Speaking of that, when is the right wing going to realize that their beloved Fox News is owned by foreigners?