Nuggets of Wisdom

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

F**k Jackie Chan!

All The Rage Faces

I can't say I've been a fan of Jackie Chan. I've only seen "Rush Hour" and "Shanghai Noon." Though I did watch the "Jackie Chan Adventures" animated series growing up.

But if I was a fan of his, I would no longer be one after today: turns out he's pro-Communist and anti-American!
In a recent Chinese TV interview, well-known martial artist and actor Jackie Chan slammed America as “the most corrupt country in the world.” Although the remarks may come as a surprise to many Americans, The Washington Post notes that Chan is a passionate political activist, “a staunch defender of the Chinese Communist party” and a “harsh critic of anyone he sees as opposing Beijing.”

In a new piece called “The anti-Americanism of Jack Chan,” author Max Fisher transcribes the recent interview and notes that Chan has been “stirring controversy for a few years now for criticizing Taiwan and Hong Kong as models of what can go wrong when you have ‘too much freedom.’”
"Too much freedom"? Good grief! If I have to explain what's wrong with that statement, I pity the human race.

And it only gets worse from here, folks:
Chan also says that Chinese citizens should not criticize their country to foreigners and notes that he is always cognizant of this in American interviews. He adds that although China may also has a “corruption” problem, the country is “making progress.” The cause of the world financial crisis, or “Great Breakdown,” according to Chan, is the United States.

Chan has previously stated of censorship in Chinese media that “Chinese people need to be controlled, otherwise they will do whatever they want.”
Please don't make me explain what's wrong with that statement either! My faith in humanity cannot fall any further!

But yeah, apparently the Chan thinks America is the most corrupt nation in the world, Taiwan and Hong Kong have "too much freedom," but Communist China is the best damn place in the world and no one should claim otherwise--especially if they live there!

So how does Chan's Communist wonderland stack up against reality?

The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) ranks countries based upon levels of perceived political corruption, with the highest ranking country being the least corrupt (currently Denmark at 1st place) and the lowest ranking being the most corrupt (currently Somalia at 174th).

According to its 2012 rankings, Hong Kong ranks in 14th place, the United States ranks 19th, Taiwan ranks 37th, and China ranks at 80th.

In other words, the US, Hong Kong, and Taiwan are clearly LESS corrupt than China. No surprise to anyone but Chan!

But if Jackie Chan's "Chinese people need to be controlled" comment didn't make your lose brain cells, then The Young Turks defense of it will lobotomize you!

You get that folks? Censorship in China may be "a little bit extreme," but by golly, we Americans are "just as corrupt" with "lobbyists" and "Citizens United" and "Bradley Manning"--who would probably be shot dead in China as opposed to simply being detained!

No, Young Turds: America may have its share of corruption, but it's not just as corrupt as China. That's a false equivalency. When America acts corrupt, it goes against its principles of liberty and justice for all; but when China acts corrupt, it falls in line with the Communist agenda. America is not just as corrupt: China is worse, far worse!

And I "love" how that bimbo said that Jackie Chan's Red fetish "doesn't bother her," but the actress who plays Deborah on "Everybody Love Raymond" ("Patricia Something") coming out as a conservative does. ("God, I loved that show! Why did she have to ruin it?")

If there was any justice in the world, Chuck Norris would roundhouse kicky the empty head of these morons and Jackie Chan.