Without getting into an argument on the merits of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s work, he hit something on the head in a New York Times editorial earlier this year: “Whenever the state controls or blocks information, it not only reasserts its absolute power; it also elicits from the people whom it rules a voluntary submission to the system and an acknowledgment of its dominion.” While Apple’s decision to remove the VPN apps may be mandated by the “absolute power” of the Chinese state, it’s also clearly reinforcing part two of the equation, voluntary submission to said power.
This goal had existed in his entire life time as during his childhood Lee was the leader of a gang known as the Tigers of Junction Street. Though living a privileged life and having a warm family and loving home to come to,outside he nevertheless had to survive the mean streets of Hong Kong. During his youth Lee had been numerous real live fights against dangerous gang rivals or on participating in gung fu battles on the rooftops of Hong Kong. Other gung fu clans were in competition by pride with Lees school (Wing Chun) and would agree to honorable matches of full contact.