Last week, The Washington Post spotlighted a recent interview Chan did with Chinese TV in which he accused America of being "the most corrupt country in the world." The Hong Kong-born Chan also admitted proudly that he is a propagandist for the Communist Chinese government....
People as individuals, one-on-one, can be kind, decent, tolerant, etc. It's "tribes" -- groups, organizations, nations -- that can be problematic. They are easily swayed and group-think is a hallmark. Think about France following WWII. America was the driving force that released that country from Nazi oppression. National gratitude lasted until De Galle came into power. You could still find kind treatment of Americans in the outlying regions of France, but in the major cities, forget it. Even so, a dear friend of mine for many years was French and from Paris. So again, individuals are fine. Groups? Not so trustworthy.
Martial arts movie legend Jackie Chan deserves a rhetorical roundhouse kick to the mouth. So does his pal PSY, the Korean rapper whose "Gangnam Style" music video has racked up more than a billion views worldwide. Both men have raked in big bucks from Western fans while trashing the very freedoms and cultures that made them superstars.
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