Ya' know, I've never liked Jackie Chan. I've have always been and will always be a fan of Bruce Lee. I never liked Chan's clownish acting and stunts. Lee in contrast was the real thing. He was all about the little guy fighting against the corrupt system.
I guess I can just smell a phoney. And now J. Chan has revealed to the world just how much of a phoney and a groveler he really is. At a meeting of Chinese government officials and business leaders Chan had this to say.
"I'm not sure if it's good to have freedom or not," Chan said at the Boao Forum. "If you're too free, you're like the way Hong Kong is now. It's very chaotic. Taiwan is also chaotic."OK, I would bet my life that if Bruce Lee were alive today he would challenge Jackie Chan to a death match over such a derogatory statement towards the Chinese people. Bruce worked hard to make it possible for martial artists like Chan to be respected in America, and this is how he shows his appreciation?
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."
Not surprisingly "Chan's comments drew applause from his audience of mainly business leaders in Hainan" according to the article. This just confirms what I have been repeatedly saying in my series of articles on China - that China is a neo-fascist dictatorship. And I repeat that this is exactly the model that the new Wall St. oligarchs have in mind for the US as well.
I'm sure that Jackie C. must be surprised and bewildered by the overwhelming response to his comments. Isn't his statement just an extension of the post-9/11 mentality. Hasn't America said that we need to give up our freedoms and rights in exchange for more government control in order to ensure our security? Isn't this the whole purpose of the "Patriot" Act and the Department of "Homeland Security".
Yes, we Americans "need to be controlled". We need more control points in our airports and on our highways. We need more surveillance. We need less freedom. Otherwise "we'll just do what we want", like carry a bottle of water through an airport security checkpoint. Well we can't have that!
So if all of us are really as outraged by Mr. Chan's remarks as we pretend to be, then how about getting on Congress' butt to change the ridiculous security measures at airports for starters. And as long as Obama is trying to cut wasteful spending from the Federal Budget, he can start by getting rid of the Dept. of Homeland Security.
If we really want to have security in America, then we need to start by going after the economic terrorists on Wall St. that are threatening our jobs and our homes. I mean really, who did more damage to the US? The terrorists that crashed the planes into the World Trade Center, or the Wall St. banks that crashed the US economy?
Bruce Lee was a great American. He as much represented the American Dream as the early Pilgrims. He understood what Justice and Freedom truly meant, and why they were worth fighting for. He taught us to never compromise our principles, and to fight to the death if it was necessary for the things we believe in. Bruce Lee understood that to get to the root of corruption you must take on "The Big Boss".
Today this means taking on the Wall St. banks which have turned the US into their own private fiefdom, and which are the greatest threat to the very Freedom which we cherish.