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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!

VIDEO: Jackie Chan: America is Most Corrupt In The World

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 kick the empty head of these morons and Jackie Chan.
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
I agree with you but I must also point out that you are acting like how America's handleing of Bradly Manning was better than if he was in china... that is pretty much the lesser of two evils...
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, and China is anything but the lesser of two evils. America may be corrupt, but China is far more so!
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
I just feel like when people bring out the lesser of two evils thing they are diminishing or ignoring the very real problems that we face by saying that this place is worse... I know that isn't what your intention is but that is what I feel happens,that we consider our own problems not to be so bad when compared to other countries.
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Ionosphere-Negate Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Well, Jason Statham is better at improv fighting, so...
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good for him.
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MobileSuitSonic Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Feh. I say have every country in the world invade China and get all their money back.

But seriously, why does a left-wing political bent make somebody "correct"?
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Because these people live in a bubble. That's why.
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UncleRice Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Meh, actor/ martial artist/ comedian says something political. Since when is an actor an expert at anything but reading a script?
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, that explains a lot about Obama's teleprompter! LOL!
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grimdrifter Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
To understand Jackie Chan's misconceptions, I can summarize one large philosophical difference between Communist China and the United States. While both are corrupt (and we can all agree that China is more corrupt) the only reason China seems to be getting better, and America is getting worse, is that American politicians have to pander to large special interest groups, where China really doesn't. As a result, the United States has a population with a stagnant skilled labor supply but growing entitlement programs. China, on the other hand, doesn't hand out nearly the level of entitlements for individuals per capita (though some analysts state China is moving toward more aggressive entitlements), and has a nearly inexhaustible supply of human capitol (though real wages for Chinese workers is rising due to competition for these laborers). This has been true for much of China's history. It was never uncommon for political leaders to use the common people as the bricks and mortar upon which their empire rises (sometimes quite literally). So yes, China is getting wealthier, but only because their view of the individual is completely inverse to that of America. Unlike Jackie Chan, I don't find China's "Empire First!" form of collectivism enviable.
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