Director James Cameron has become a business partner with the Chinese Communist Party
- 'Dictatroship? What dictatorship? We are here to make money.'
- "The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we we will hang them." ---- Vladimir Lenin
Billionaire filmmaker James Cameron and 3D photography specialist Vince Pace have announced that the Cameron Pace Group (CPG) will launch a new joint venture in full partnership with the Chinese Communist Party.
The deal in Beijing with the Communist Party state-owned Tianjin North Film Group and Tianjin High-tech Holding Group, will see CPG triple in size in the next 18 months. Cameron and Pace will build up a staff of Chinese workers, overseen by a team that will come in part from the U.S. and be housed at CPG China’s new studio in the city of Tianjin reports the Los Angeles Times.
The fact that China is an oppressive one party dictatorship appears not to matter to Cameron. It is one thing to do business in China. But it is quite another thing to deliberately select the Communist Party as your business partner.
Cameron said this partnership with the Communists is the first step in a global expansion for the company, part of a push to make 3D technology the universal film standard worldwide. It looks like money talks.
"Our fantasy is that China will set the path and the rest of the world will look and say, 'They’re going straight into 3D production,'" said Cameron.
China, the fastest-growing world film market, has been quick to embrace 3D cinema. Cameron's 3D "Avatar" was the biggest-grossing movie of all time in China, with around two-thirds of the total Chinese revenue of $208 million coming from 3D screenings. The re-release of Cameron’s “Titanic” in 3D made as much money in China as it made in all other international markets (excluding North America) combined.
|The 3D version of Titanic made as much money in China as the rest of |
the international market combined.
Five of China’s top-grossing films in 2011 -- all of them American made -- were in 3D.
"Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon," for which CPG provided the 3D technology, was also a hit in the Middle Kingdom. Out of the movie’s $350 million in box office receipts worldwide, $168 million came from China. (Los Angeles Times)
THE FREEDOM MYTH - It is a long standing myth among Conservatives that businessmen and capitalists support freedom, democracy and free markets.
That indeed is a myth. Capitalist businessmen are more than eager to pay off politicians to get protection from competitors or government subsidies or government help to crush labor unions.
Those of us who believe in freedom need to understand that business does not need or necessarily want freedom.
Nothing changes through history. Business is neutral toward freedom. It simply wants to make money. We saw this in the past with the oppresive British East India Company, slave plantations in Brazil and Volkswagen's partnership with the Nazi Party. While in free nations busisiness like Boeing and Rolls-Royce supported the war effort against fascism.
Today we see General Electric, Toyota, Sony and James Cameron getting in bed with the Communist one party dictatorship in China.
"China is a One Party Dictatorship!"
Chinese Woman Shouts, "Our country has no proper legal system. It's a one Party dictatorship."
James Cameron has made some of the best films in recent history.
The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), True Lies (1994), Titanic (1997), Dark Angel (2000–02), and Avatar (2009).