Monday, April 20, 2009

More Kicking, Less Politicking

Jackie Chan Puts His Foot In It - The Screengrab: "Addressing a business group in the southern Chinese province of Hainan on Saturday, Chan said, 'I'm not sure if it's good to have freedom or not. 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.' In the past, Chan has criticized the mainland Chinese government for the 1989 crackdown, but in recent years he has avoided weighing in on political topics. This time, speaking before a receptive audience, he let himself stray into dangerous territory, even calling Hong Kong and Taiwan 'chaotic' compared to the mainland."

Now, I'm a long time fan of Jackie Chan and I'm not about to stop popping Police Story in the dvd player when want to see some mayhem and kung fu fighting ... but if you hear words coming out of your mouth in support of your government controlling people and keeping them from doing what they want, you should probably reflect on why you sound like such a tool.
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