Jackie Chan: America is corrupt
I like to watch Jackie Chan movies. I find him highly entertaining, and some of the stunts he does are simply incredible. The Rush Hour and Shanghai movies that he did were classics, in my opinion.
Now we are starting to discover that Chan is a closet Nationalist.
To outsiders, [we should say], ‘our country is the best’,” [Chan] advised.
What country was he feeling patriotic towards?
As far as I know, Chan is a Chinese national, not an American citizen. He was doing a speech on Phoenix TV (not Phoenix, AZ) to promote his new movie. It took awhile for this story to finally hit the US, but the biggest waves that were made was not that he is a Nationalist, but that he said that the US, not China is the most corrupt nation in the world. Certainly, one can make the case for that.
“If you talk about corruption, the entire world – America – has no corruption?” said the actor.
He went on to say America is “the most corrupt [country] in the world” – not China. “Where does this great breakdown [of corruption] come from? It started exactly from the [rest of the] world, the United States … If our own countrymen don’t support our country, who will?” he said.
A blogger at the Washington Post took exception to those remarks.
“To the degree that Chan’s comments were anti-American, they likewise reflect a common Chinese view of the United States, one that is rooted not just in attitudes toward America but in China’s proud, but sometimes insecure, view of itself,” [blogger Max] Fisher said.
Wah! Jackie Chan, a non-citizen made some anti-American comments!
To compare, the recent outcry to deport Piers Morgan was over his work to overturn the United States Second Amendment though lies and deceit. Chan merely said America is corrupt.
And to a certain degree, it is. Unfortunately, we send most of our corruption to Washington DC.