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Anti-American Asians Don't Speak for Me
Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 01/18/2013 4:45:26 AM PST by Kaslin

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.

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. He openly advised his fellow countrymen to speak with forked tongues when addressing foreign press: "We know our country has many problems. We (can) talk about it when the door is closed. To outsiders, (we should say) "our country is the best."

Translation: Rampant sex-selection abortions? Shhh. Jailing political dissidents? La, la, la, can't hear you! Systemic religious persecution? State-sanctioned censorship? Continued brutality against Tiananmen Square protesters and Tibetans? Nothing to see here, move along, and down with America!

Turns out that behind the jovial cinematic persona, Chan is an unrepentant champion of authoritarian rule. Despite making a living as an entertainer and "humanitarian," Chan suffers a severe allergic reaction to freedom of speech and freedom of thought. In a separate interview last month with China's Southern People Weekly, he complained that Hong Kong had become a city of too many protests. "There should be regulations on what can and cannot be protested," Chan declared.

Earlier in 2009, Chan echoed Chinese Communist leaders in asserting that Chinese people "need to be controlled" because "if we are not being controlled, we'll just do what we want." God forbid!

This contempt for freedom of expression comes from an international box-office mogul who has topped the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list and has an estimated net worth of more than $130 million. Even more damning, Chan's own personal history is defined by the turmoil of Mao's Cultural Revolution. As the 2003 documentary "Traces of a Dragon" recounted, Chan's father and mother both fled China for Hong Kong to escape Communist rule. They left behind their original spouses and four children between them.

Instead of condemning the regime that wrought havoc on his family and imposed suffering and death on millions of innocents, Chan is China's most prominent mainstream apologist. Meanwhile, moviegoers in the "most corrupt country in the world" continue to help make Chan a wealthy man. This summer, his latest movie, "Chinese Zodiac," will hit U.S. theaters. Sylvester Stallone has invited him to co-star in the next installment of "The Expendables." And Chan is working on another Hollywood project involving his popular "Police Story" series.

Will American consumers allow themselves to be punched in the gut by this trash-talking action star? If the embrace of Chan's new pal PSY is any indication, the answer is yes. The Korean "Gangnam Style" performer once urged listeners to "kill those (expletive deleted) Yankees ... kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers."

Called out on the hate lyrics, he issued a hasty apology before performing for the president and his family last month. Instead of rejection, PSY continues to be courted by the American entertainment industry. He'll be working with Justin Bieber's producer and will make an appearance in a high-profile ad for pistachios during the Super Bowl.

At a Hong Kong awards show last month, Chan and PSY met for the first time. It was a mutual admiration society. "You are the legend," Chan said to PSY as a young audience cheered on. "One day you can make your dream come up. All the young people, never give up. One day your dream may come true, just like him. So proud of you."

"Yankees" -- especially those whose parents came to the United States from all parts of Asia seeking freedom from tyranny -- should shun these exploitative peas in an anti-American pod. They don't speak for me. Michelle Malkin is the author of "Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies" (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is malkinblog@gmail.com.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; asians; china; communism; jackiechan; michellemalkin; psy

1 posted on 01/18/2013 4:45:34 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Rules


2 posted on 01/18/2013 4:47:54 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: MuttTheHoople

I must admit that most hollywood stars do not ever shock me when they run their mouths, but I was genuinely shocked at Jackie Chan. It’s very sad because now I will never watch him again and my list grows shorter and shorter by the day.


3 posted on 01/18/2013 4:54:43 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: MuttTheHoople
Rules

Sorry


4 posted on 01/18/2013 4:57:57 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

I wish she would not use the British media euphemism of lumping tremendously different people from more than a dozen countries together as “Asian”.

The British media does this to intentionally confuse the public, because of all the “Asian” people in Britain, the vast majority are peaceful, productive and good citizens, and *only* the Pakistanis are pestiferous, composing 15% of the British prison population, and the vast majority on welfare.

In practical terms, Michelle Malkin’s parents are from the Philippines. Jackie Chan is Chinese. PSY is Korean. To lump them together as “Asian” is like calling Americans “British”, or “Europeans”.

Or calling Filipinos (in the Philippines) “Americans”. Of course, once they become American citizens, they become “Americans”, which means you can belong to a lot of ethnic groups, but which one is indeterminate.


5 posted on 01/18/2013 5:03:36 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: MestaMachine

Agreed 100%. I have a long list of anti-American companies that I will boycott forever (starting with GM, Chrysler, Bank of America, Citi, and others involved in the massive TARP/Bailout/Bankruptcy corruption of 2008/2009), and anti-American entertainers that I will boycott forever (including Hanoi Jane Fonda, and many others, leading up to PSY and Jackie Chan). It’s a shame that companies would rather compete in the crony-capitalist politics of connections than in the free market, and that “entertainers” think having had plastic surgery or acting lessons entitles them to attempt to harm my country.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 5:04:50 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: Kaslin

I never could make it through 5 minutes of Jackie Chan, that is real idiot entertainment.


7 posted on 01/18/2013 5:12:50 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Why not? Asia is a continent, not a continent. There are 50 countries in the continent of Asia

By the way here is the List

8 posted on 01/18/2013 5:20:13 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Well said, Michelle!


9 posted on 01/18/2013 5:22:48 AM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: Kaslin

Didn’t Michelle claim George Soros Spanish company really didn’t count the election vote? [in some states] or should I take my tin foil hat off.


10 posted on 01/18/2013 5:33:46 AM PST by alphadog (2nd Bn. 3rd Marines, Vietnam, class of 68)
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To: Kaslin
Michelle Malkin is the author of "Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies"

Yet here she is decrying Jackie Chan's comments about America being corrupt??

11 posted on 01/18/2013 5:36:15 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: MestaMachine

WHY!!!
1)He pretty much has to tow the party line because they’re communist thugs
2) The Kenyan-in-chief and the rest of the politburo have made the government one of the most corrupt in the world
3) I don’t really know for sure his intent put one can’t argue with the truth!!!


12 posted on 01/18/2013 5:38:33 AM PST by ontap
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To: ontap

Have you ever heard the saying, “Silence is golden.”?
No one forced him to say those words. He volunteered them. Therein lies the difference.


13 posted on 01/18/2013 5:45:27 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: ontap

Maybe you missed this part. I didn’t.:

“The Hong Kong-born Chan also admitted proudly that he is a propagandist for the Communist Chinese government.”

There is where I draw my line. Whatever else he said pales in comparison.
Does he ever plan on coming back here again?


14 posted on 01/18/2013 5:55:16 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Kaslin
Turns out that behind the jovial cinematic persona, Chan is an unrepentant champion of authoritarian rule. Despite making a living as an entertainer and "humanitarian," Chan suffers a severe allergic reaction to freedom of speech and freedom of thought.

Not all that surprising: Jackie Chan is actually Chinese royalty. A prince, actually.

15 posted on 01/18/2013 6:05:07 AM PST by papertyger
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“Asian” is the politically correct euphemism for “Oriental.”


16 posted on 01/18/2013 6:07:28 AM PST by papertyger
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To: ontap
Pretty much the story for EVERYBODY with a Hong Kong connection of any kind. The Chicoms have been undertaking a very slow takeover ~ now it's getting more personal. Chinese people living anywhere within the range of the Chicoms are subject to the same problem.

Chan, and others, are speaking under duress ~

In an earlier time we would have understood this ~ today we condemn the victims.

I'd beware of OTHERS who instantly attack Chinese in this situation. We've earlier had a problem where the Dalai Lama was severely criticized for mouthing pro-Commie slogans. He's living abroad ~ and has close relatives inside the Chicom maw ~ and we wonder why he's doing that ~ some of us don't wonder at all.

This will happen soon inside America itself.

17 posted on 01/18/2013 6:13:57 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: papertyger; yefragetuwrabrumuy
It's quite easy to say East Asian and South Asian ~ everybody understands the difference. When it comes to the Brits they have a vast number of South Asians living in the UK. They have a small number of East Asians. They almost never mean East Asian when they say Asian.

Then there are the CHICOMS and BIG CHINA ~ EVERYBODY knows what that means.

18 posted on 01/18/2013 6:20:41 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: MestaMachine
you are wrong. if you are Chinese, or even a Brit, with strong connections inside Hong Kong you say whatever it is you are going to say publicly about China and Chinese possessions in conformance with Chicom current rules of protocol or you get hurt.

All those guys who get to work abroad are Chicom propagandists ~ they do not have the choice to NOT do that.

19 posted on 01/18/2013 6:24:01 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

um... Americans and British ARE lumped together... under the label “white” just as all Chinese, Filipenos, and Koreans and many others are lumped together under the label “Asian” unless you prefer ... yellow?

I don’t see what your issue is here.


20 posted on 01/18/2013 6:27:32 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: muawiyah

Okay. I can understand that. So here is my question. Was he FORCED to appear on these shows or give these interviews? No one, from what I have read, asked him about corruption in America. He actually asked and answered the question himself. So is that ALSO required?


21 posted on 01/18/2013 6:44:50 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Kaslin
I understand people being shocked or upset and angry, but I think his observations and opinion have merit these days.

He's just a messenger. We need to change back to who we used to be as a nation and as individuals to his opinion wrong.

Check out this comment by "John" posted to Whole Foods CEO: Health care law 'like fascism' . As long as this is accurate, so is what Chan is saying and it will only get worse. See if you agree:

You know you live in a country run by idiots...

When smoking Pot is legal and widely accepted
but smoking tobacco is treated like a criminal offense.

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....

You can get arrested for expired tags on your car
but not for being in the country illegally.

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...

Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money.

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...

A seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher "cute"
but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...

The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom,
while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments.

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...

Children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them
while children of "underprivileged" drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspools.

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You know you live in Country run by idiots if...

Working class Americans pay for their own health care (and the health care of everyone else)
while unmarried women are free to have child after child on the "State's" dime while never being held responsible for their own choices.

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...

Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion,
while slothful, lazy behavior is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid and subsidized housing, and free cell phones.

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...

The government's plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks (to not work).

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...

Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...

Politicians think that stripping away the amendments to the Constitution is really protecting the rights of the people.

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...

The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual.

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...

Parents believe the State is responsible for providing for their children.

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...

Being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you "safe".

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....

You have to have your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...

An 80 year old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA
but a muslim woman in a burka is only subject to having her neck and head searched.

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...

Using the "N" word is considered "hate speech"
but writing and singing songs about raping women and killing cops is considered "art".

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...

You can write a post like this just by reading the news headlines.

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"IN GOD WE TRUST"

22 posted on 01/18/2013 7:23:54 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

By extension of your argument, the word “Chinese” is also a euphemism, given the dozens of regions and ethnic tribes that live in proximity with the Han (few of whom, BTW, are anywhere close to being genetically or culturally pure strains). But then “Han” would be a euphemism too, given the millions of families that exist in that scattered and variously languaged group. And even within the particular “Wong family” living in the third floor flat at the far left corner to the north of here, we have the “parents” and several “generations” chronologically above and below them. Even “Wong Hua,” the eldest brother, is a mere collection of tissues and thoughts, variously scattered over space and time.

Silly pseudo-argument. Collective terms (not “euphemisms”, BTW) are collective by nature, and never meant to be impeccably accurate, and yet we can’t efficiently communicate anything much without them.


23 posted on 01/18/2013 8:01:46 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: MestaMachine
Doing that out of the blue is best ~ that way you build up some credit with the guy who has the bullet designated for use on your Aunt and Uncle ~

China is still remarkably totalitarian, and those who rise to the top will be beaten down unless they toe the line and deliver up the goods the party people want delivered.

24 posted on 01/18/2013 8:41:29 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: MestaMachine
He's a high profile figure in a communist country....that means he volunteers anything he is told to volunteer.
25 posted on 01/18/2013 8:53:40 AM PST by ontap
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To: muawiyah

I’m gonna take your word for it, muawiyah, because you have been plenty right about plenty things. Sometimes I think of you as the Encyclopaedia Brittanica.


26 posted on 01/18/2013 8:54:01 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: ontap; muawiyah

He’s been one of my favorites for years. I watch his stuff over and over. He’s someone I always thought I would love to just sit down and talk to. So...will hold my judgement for now. I think you guys are right.


27 posted on 01/18/2013 9:01:36 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Pollster1
Chan did with Chinese TV in which he accused America of being "the most corrupt country in the world."

Clearly he has been spending some quality time with Obama.

28 posted on 01/18/2013 9:15:16 AM PST by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: dagogo redux

This takes it too far. There is little or no handicap to describing people by their nation, unless you are talking about its internal politics. Immigrants, legal or illegal, from Pakistan in Britain are, as a group “Pakistanis”.

Clearly, the British press is trying to pretend that Pakistanis, and specifically, Muslim Pakistanis, are not to be blamed as a group for all their group mischief; but should be described as “Asians”, even though other groups from Asia do not create the endless problems that Pakistanis do.

This effort to protect an offensive group, is less effective at doing so, because every intelligent person knows that it is the Pakistani Muslims to blame; but it is also libelous to other groups, implicating them in group bad behavior that they did not do.

From Malkin’s point of view, she is ethnically Asian, and is objecting to what other Asians have said as not her point of view. But this appeals to people who cannot distinguish Asian peoples by country.

She is a Filipino-American, objecting to remarks by a Chinese man and a South Korean man.


29 posted on 01/18/2013 9:35:57 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: MuttTheHoople

I have never looked at Michelle and seen anything but American.


30 posted on 01/18/2013 1:08:56 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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