Freedom's Just Another Word for Not Enough Control


As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Tienanmen Square massacre this June, buffoonish martial arts movie star millionaire Jackie Chan delivers a roundhouse square to the back of Tank Man's head:

"I'm not sure if it's good to have freedom or not," [Chan] told an audience at a regional economic forum in southern China Saturday. "If you're too free, you're like the way Hong Kong is now. It's very chaotic. Taiwan is also chaotic." He continued: "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 Asian Wall Street Journal notes that Chan's latest movie has been banned by the Chinese government.

OOPS: Looks like on-the-ball Reason intern Jeff Winkler beat me to this story by a good three days.