Sunday, April 19, 2009

He doesn't deserve freedom

Actor Jackie Chan displays the servile mindset that permits over a billion Chinese citizens to remain under the yoke of an oppressive Communist government, lorded over by the iron fists of a select few ruthless old men:

"'I'm not sure if it's good to have freedom or not,' Chan said. 'I'm really confused now. If you're too free, you're like the way Hong Kong is now. It's very chaotic. Taiwan is also chaotic.'

Chan added: 'I'm gradually beginning to feel that we Chinese need to be controlled. If we're not being controlled, we'll just do what we want.'"

Like become an internationally famous (and wealthy) action movie star, as Chan apparently wanted to do with his life. It's not a problem in Chan's mind for him to be a big success in the free world while simultaneously helping to repress and beat down the equally-valid dreams and aspirations of his fellow countrymen, it seems.

Funny, I don't remember Mr. Chan having to ask permission from China's premier before embarking on his career path. Why should anyone else have to do the same?

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