Gostava de saber como se diz " não vale a pena, o país está viciado , é tudo um jogo viciado! "
You lose if you do and you lose if you don´t, it´s a no-brainer, the system is skewed, it´s unfair to those that aren´t in the clique/to those that doesn´t have unusually high connections. Etc.
Yours, was a generic question, so without much context is a broad answer. It could be narrowed by specifying by giving examples, etc.
Anyway, here you go. I hope others step up to the plate and give a terser sentence, let´s wait for further comments then.
In Portuguese your wording should be "Gostaria de saber como se diz..."