We have a new rising star in politics — and not in a good way — but I won’t be surprised if Jackie Chan ends up with a high level post in Washington with this kind of “progressive” grip on freedom and capitalism:
Chan told a business forum in the southern Chinese province of Hainan that a free society may not be beneficial for China ‘s authoritarian mainland.
“I’m not sure if it’s good to have freedom or not,” Chan said Saturday. “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.”
The students crushed to death under tanks in Tiananmen Square and the who-knows-how-many political prisoners in the country would disagree with Chan’s position… if they could.
Chan’s a perfect fit for at least a seat in our current U.S. Senate. Either that or I’d suggest that President Obama create a new cabinet post — the China Cabinet — specifically so Chan can help the administration figure out how to apply these guiding principles to America — more than they already are. Obama has already praised China to the hilt. Why not completely follow through? Jackie could help.
Jackie Chan for Secretary of the China Cabinet!