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Red Pilled? Keanu Reeves Has a Message for China And Woke Hollywood Is Not Gonna Like It

Hollywood’s love affair with China has been well documented. But Hollywood actors’ love affair with China has not.
In recent years, American actors including Michael Douglas, Michael Pitt, Frank Grillo (who played a starring role in “Wolf Warrior 2,” the highest-grossing Chinese film in history), Bruce Willis, and Adrien Brody have all contributed to the pro-China narrative.

Of course, one cannot discuss actors and pro-China narratives without discussing John Cena, a man who had the audacity to call Taiwan a country. For that “faux pas,” he apologized to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Profusely. In fluent Mandarin. There are apologies, and then there are apologies. Cena’s performance was Oscar-worthy.
Thankfully, there’s one actor who’s not interested in apologizing to the CCP. That man is Keanu Reeves. When it comes to China, unlike the above-mentioned actors, “The Matrix” star has clearly chosen the red pill over the blue.

Reeves isn’t just an accomplished actor. He also happens to be an accomplished musician. He performed at the 35th annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert, alongside the likes of Patti Smith, Trey Anastasio, and Jason Isbell.

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Founded at the request of the Dalai Lama in 1987, Tibet House is a New York-based educational nonprofit committed to the preservation and protection of Tibet’s ancient traditions of philosophy, art, and culture.

The actor has “incurred the wrath” of millions of Chinese nationalists. The “Little Pinks,” a group of young, hyper-aggressive, overly jingoistic digital warriors are now suggesting that Reeves, and all of his future work, should be banned from China. The movie star is fast becoming a “de facto persona non grata in the Chinese entertainment landscape”—which makes his willingness to defend Tibet all the more impressive.
Worth somewhere in the region of $380 million, Reeves doesn’t need to perform. He doesn’t need to do anything. But he has offered to. And that’s something worth celebrating.

As I’ve shown before, the CCP is interested in Tibet for one very specific reason—its natural resources. The Tibetan plateau, home to more than 46,000 glaciers, has one of the largest reserves of fresh water in the world. Known as the “water tower” of Asia, close to a quarter of a billion people in 10 different countries across Asia—Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Burma (Myanmar), Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam—rely on this “tower” for water. Make no mistake about it, the CCP wants to control the continent’s water supply, hence its obsession with controlling Tibet.

After all, it’s been a long time since a genuine Hollywood heavyweight stood up to China. In fact, it has been the best part of 30 years.