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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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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah! Yet another reason why The Young Turds failed in their comparison between China and America with its "lobbyists." Yes, American lobbyists are troublesome, but in China, they don't need any: the game is already tilted in the favor of the powerful.
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Verixas92 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
It's kinda depressing how politics can like, tear relationships apart, and cause people to lose respect or interest in people and nations.

Like, you said how if you'd been a fan of Chan's, you would no longer be, due to his political views. I empathize- I actually no longer like the country of Canada, because of their excessive liberalism (absolute pro-choice laws).
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grimdrifter Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know.. I like films and actors regardless of the personal character of those who make them. I just see media as a product, a product that I can appreciate based on its quality regardless of the ideological preferences of the producers. Like if the CEO of Burger King idolizes Stalin, it doesn't make the burgers taste bad.
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MobileSuitSonic Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I say that mankind would be better off without politics.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not even about his political views. If he was a Democrat, that would've been one thing, and even something expected. But coming in full support of the Communist party of China, all the while denigrating America, Hong Kong, and Taiwan? That's a whole other level of instanity right there!
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Verixas92 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Well, that is his political views. I'm just saying...politics is depressing as f***. Makes me feel like losing all faith in mankind. Why do I bother.
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Starstoryteller Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Now I want to see a Chuck Norris and Jackie Chan Fist Fight\Political debate XD, it would be indefinably more amusing then the presidential debates.

I will say one thing though, I am reminded of "For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story"(I think its this movie but I could be wrong I saw it when I was young) its about a Cuban Trumpet player and how he slowly made his way into the US and at times had to "Tow the line" with the Communist Regime until he was free.

It might be that Jackie is spouting stuff so he can move in both spheres of China and the USA. And there is also a thing about "saving face" in Asia in general. Is it right? I do not think so, we should have the ability to speak out to the government, but then again we don't know what we would do if we where in the middle of that sort of thing.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, well when you put it that way, I guess that makes sense.
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1fireycat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Artist
That could be it, but we don't really know for sure.
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DryBonesReborn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to like him. :( Him and PSY.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like Gangam style. So what's wrong with Psy?
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DryBonesReborn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PSY said he was sorry about hating Americans. But really, if he can slam them, why not make an apology video?
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Takisan111 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Because he's not really sorry.
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DryBonesReborn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. If he was really sorry he would. Same with Jackie.
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BlueLizard287 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Well, it did happen 8 years ago. He could have been 'sorry', but he just didn't want it to come into the public spotlight.
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DryBonesReborn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He was though in the spotlight. They images on youtube of him and some tank demonstration.
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Starstoryteller Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
If PSY does not spout out about it he should be fine.
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DryBonesReborn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know. He could have had his style go on for a while. He had to blow it. Someone found dirt on him for sure
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kakerate Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Anfy quote: "...to say that the United States is the "most corrupt country in the world" is just empirically incorrect. There are governments peppering this planet where corruption is displayed in a much less Marxist view, but are equally destructive to the people living within its boundaries. Are countries that are wholly unable to practice impartial elections, or claim to be representative while simultaneously undemocratic not also extremely corrupt? True, our government is the property of multinational corporations who use it to enact their will.

But there are too many facets that make up "corruption" to narrow it down as Jackie did. For instance, in China there is a horrific level of living standard discrepancies between the elite party members who use their power in government to live the life they dream of and the rural peasants that live in absolute poverty, the level of which Americans could not fathom. How is that not the textbook definition of corruption? It's not even that the Chinese political elite are following some philosophical concept like free-market-libertarianism (as the ruling Western Capitalists do) to justify suppression and a continuation of the status-quo, but rather just have a tight grip on power and control and cannot let it go for their own selfish reasons. You can boil it down to the essence that the US and China are similar in their desire for suppression and control (though their methods are very different), but to say anything other than, "political power is a corrupting force, and it manifests itself it different but equally destructive ways" is just incorrect.

Tibet, anyone?"

I didn't italicize for readability.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"It's not even that the Chinese political elite are following some philosophical concept like free-market-libertarianism (as the ruling Western Capitalists do)..."

Whoa! Since when do "Western capitalists" follow free-market capitalism? Sure, you may have those who preach it, but they certainly don't practice it. Not by a long shot! They practice crony capitalism. They advocate policies that tilt the market in their favor. A free market wouldn't have banks or corporations bribing the government for subsidies and bailouts because the government wouldn't be involved in the market in the first place.
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kakerate Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Yeah it has become terribly corrupt. Always good to point that out.
I think in the quote they brought it up with the point being, the ideal of free-market-libertarianism was being touted here, while it was abused behind the scenes at the same time, so those in control could get away with their corruption. Because of this, it is no wonder people who look at the situation and take it only at face value and don't dig any deeper, think that a free market system is intrinsically flawed.

I hope that clarifies the point that I think it alludes to.
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VVraith Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's just depressing, and I loved Police Story.
I just hope John Woo is more reasonable that this.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not even sure who that is. Or rather, Woo that is!
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VVraith Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've never heard of John Woo? He's one of the most influential action directors.
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1fireycat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Artist
I think this will help: [link]
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Kajm Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I used to like the guy. I wonder where he'll go to have a decent life, if he should get his way, and the US turned into another China?
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess Canada where he lives. I feel sorry for you.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
We're learning more about the giant windmills McGuilty has possibly shoved down our throats around here. YOu should feel sorry for us!
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Takisan111 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
He's famous. Famous people are pampered and given things to keep them docile and obediant. He'll be fine.
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JohnnyCanterlot Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh lord, Jackie has lost it. I just...Can't fathom these comments, they have just have no purpose but ill informed antagonism.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The guy was born in Hong Kong, so why he would sympathize with the mainland is beyond me.
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grimdrifter Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's precisely the reason why he sympathizes with the mainland's political class, he grew up in a relatively free and prosperous society. This is just a case of another pampered actor who is completely disconnected from reality. Jackie Chan, who has incredible wealth and unchallenged freedom of speech, speaks abstractly about the Chinese people like they are subhuman. He has no sympathy for them and refuses to relate to them. It's rarely the oppressed who embrace oppression, it's the children of liberty and prosperity who do, not knowing what they have, and for that reason, not appreciating it either.
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Takisan111 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
He should visit the place my sister schooled in. Few days of that place and its lack of outhouses and polluted shark infested beaches should put things into perspective for him (unless he's simply too far gone which is quite likely)
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single-leg Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Never dug Jackie Chan..Shaw Bros movies were so much better..

Sammo Hung was awesome though!
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Meh, the only martial arts I enjoyed were from the Ninja Turtles!
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Nerudan18 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm slightly ashamed to say I laughed when I read this. Really goes to show, some people can keep some real skeletons in their closets for years without anyone finding out.

Still, Chan's outburst is rather sad. Considering it was American consumers that made him who he is.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Funny now those who rail against capitalism are those who profit from it the most. It's literally standing on the shoulders of giants and take a steaming piss on their heads.
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Nerudan18 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed. Unfortunately, the ones who criticize capitalism the hardest are usually of the collectivist leftist type, not anyone with any intelligence behind them. Michael Moore, for instance.
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AronAgmar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What an idiot. Maybe he'll go back to his beloved China and disappear forever.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, if he truly loves that country, perhaps he should consider relocating there.
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