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Chinese "need to be controlled"...did anyone else hear this?

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."

He went on to say that freedoms in Hong Kong and Taiwan made those societies "chaotic."

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.ap.org/jackie-chans-china-comments-prompt-backlash-ap

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 8:10 PM on Apr. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Interesting. The population needs to be controlled, in my opinion. But I don't know much about the Chinese, except they have A LOT of people =]
    mommykayti

    Answer by mommykayti at 8:27 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • There's a new thought, being able to do what we want. WOW, was Obama listening?
    I can see how people who have been under socialistic or communistic rule can no longer think for themselves. The thought of being under socialistic rule so long that being free seems chaotic is scary, but welcoming to the Obama mentality. He's a very controlling man, I doubt he'll be able to control so many here to the point they feel freedom is chaotic.
    The chinese have never really had true and complete freedoms, he has no idea what he is talking about.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:27 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • China is a communist country not a socialistic one. your confusing your conservative agenda tags. In what way has Obama controlled YOUR life?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:30 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • LOL. I love how Obama was brought into this! LOL.
    JackalsWife

    Answer by JackalsWife at 8:46 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • May be soon to be seen 8:30 hopefully not.Hopefully this nation will wake the heck up once and for all.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:47 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? – Thomas Jefferson (1801)

    The more laws and restrictions there are, the poorer the people become. – Lao Tsu

    I let go of all desire for the common good, and the good becomes as common as the grass. – Lao Tsu

    Only in a police state is the job of a policeman easy. – Orson Welles
    beachmamaof2

    Answer by beachmamaof2 at 8:47 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • May be soon to be seen 8:30 hopefully not.Hopefully this nation will wake the heck up once and for all.


    and yet you LOST some liberties under the last administration and you had no problem with that, interesting. Guess its OK when a republican does it

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:59 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • Freedom is a scary thing for people who are not used to it. It requires you to think, plan ahead, and take responsiblity for not only your OWN actions but at least partial responsiblity for the actions of the entire group you are in. This is why democracy and American style freedom almost always fails when imposed on countries with a history of strict control.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 9:02 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • And anonymous at :59... if you paid ANY attention to politics instead of just the sound bites fed to you by the major "news" sources, you would know that the vast majority of the people who make up the Republican party strongly objected to the Patriot Act. But when sheeple are scared, they will happily turn over freedoms to the "shepherd" in the hopes that he will protect the flock - never realizing that he's really a wolf in disguise. Many of us knew and tried to stop it by writing letters and calling our Congressmen. Did you? Or did you happily agree to the Patriot Act?
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 9:06 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • And anonymous at :59... if you paid ANY attention to politics instead of just the sound bites fed to you by the major "news" sources, you would know that the vast majority of the people who make up the Republican party strongly objected to the Patriot Act. But when sheeple are scared, they will happily turn over freedoms to the "shepherd" in the hopes that he will protect the flock - never realizing that he's really a wolf in disguise. Many of us knew and tried to stop it by writing letters and calling our Congressmen. Did you? Or did you happily agree to the Patriot Act?


    Sure did! and I didnt hear ANY fowl cries from repubs

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:12 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

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