Deception, corruption, lies etc are just behaviours which are a result of the society and civilisation they exist in.
Why do they lie?
I am not an expert on human nature, but I have ideas about how it works.
I don't believe human nature is the root cause of lies. Would a baby lie?
I would want to guide them instead, try to influence them. If they did not want to listen. So be it. But raising kids in this way is not possible in todays society. We prevent our kids from doing what they want. For example. We say "be careful" if the child clims somewhere. We yell at them "don't do that" if they do something YOU think is risky. We do lots of things like that to restrict children, and as a result they get weak.
Not if we had a good system where the system is so good, that it prevents these things from ever becoming a problem. In today's society, we do not build a society to prevent bad thing, we just wait for them to happen and then act.
Its like climbing Mount Everest with no plan. The better the plan is, the greater the chance of success. No plan and disaster is inevitable.
Lets make that more extreme. In a parfect society, where everyone is completely happy and in total harmony. Why would anyone want to divide into opposing groups?
What is the reason people divide into groups now?
Who can join the political class? who can become president?
In Europe, anyone who wants any significant political influence needs to go through the party system. This means he can only gain influence there if he adopts the party policies, more or less. In most cases it takes a lifetime to even reach any important political role. In the US you need tons of money in addition.
You don't share any power with your fellow citisens. You have no power at all. You can only select one of two parties, thats just double as good as the Chinese you complain about, and from European perspective, those two parties are almost identical. So no matter which one you vote for, you pretty much get the same stuff anyways, the policies the politicians decide. George W. Bush is an example of that. Many people strongly disliked him and his policies. They thought they could get change if they voted Barrack Obama, but things continued the exact same direction, just even worse.
Congress has no power anymore, all power is being gathered in very few hands. So not even those who are suppose to represent you does. And if they could, they still don't care!
There are maybe a handful of people in congress thar actually care, and they have absolutely no influence in the end.
Your democratic system is dead! Our democratic system is dead. Democracy turns into tyrrany. Even if you had a democratic system that worked, you are still not free to roam outside the parameters of the "tyrranical system".
What makes me different, personally, I can say, I analyse things as they come in, and instead of buying the conlusions of the people who feed me that information, I draw my own conclusions, based on ALL the evidence. Not just one piece, but everything. I never take any sides, which most people in the west do, which greatly hurts their open mindedness. I listen to anything without prejudice and make up my opinion later on. Actually, my type of personality has for habit to not believe anything unless it is a clear and obvious truth, and we are sceptical towards everything. We gather facts and only draw conclusions when facts are overwhelmingly clear and undoubtfully true.
That is why I am not a sheep, why I don't believe in this system.
I tend to have the belief that at later stages of education, the US generally have better sports programs than we do in Europe.
You have to adapt your eating habits and exercise to fit your genetic profile to optimise you health.