Sony Pictures cancelled a nonsense comedy, The Interview, after the cyber attack from person or persons unknown, well not really we all know it was North Korea but can’t prove that fact yet. The cyber attacks left past and present Sony employees exposed and vulnerable, embarrassed some executives, and resulted in a foreign power with no true role or relevance on the international stage dictating what content is safe for the world.
George Clooney is right in his assessment, and believe me those are words I never thought I would seriously type in my lifetime. Our litigious society that will sue anyone over anything has fundamentally altered American life, a fact which set my husband off over this issue yesterday as well. Hollywood is so scared of potential litigation that they gave in to the weakest threat of terrorism. The press would rather treat celebrities as newsmakers that report actual news. And the American public quakes in fear in their homes failing to be outraged by an act of war by a foreign power on our shores, the collapse of the federal government in response, and applaud Sony for collapsing under the weight of bad publicity and non-credible threats of acts of terrorism.
The idiots over at Fox News, and they’ve never earned that term so righteously before now, are blaming Sony for the whole debacle. No seriously, they are so adapt at fear mongering they are now advocating that film studios not make any film without first checking for it’s political ramifications with the federal government and that we live in fear of the potential reactions of foreign powers before green lighting a script. It’s only a couple of steps from there to a complete dictatorship where freedom of speech is no longer a Constitutional right. Are you willing to live in a society where the federal government dictates what films get made, what books get printed, and what is acceptable internet content to create and view? Those fine, fear mongers over a Fox believe that is in your best interests.
The rest of the so called press and journalists in this country are no better. They’d rather make a story about a joke told by a Sony executive than cover the true story. Sure the joke may have been insensitive but it was her CONSTITUTIONAL right to make such a joke. Unfortunately we have become a nation of thin-skinned wimps that would rather see mea culpas to racists fools like Al Sharpton than dealing with the real threat. Al Sharpton is a racist, a much bigger racist than any alleged white person racist than publically meets with Shaprton after an incident of free speech is “revealed”. But hey, no one is going to call Al Sharpton a racist in the press and thus vulnerable executives publically ask for his apology whenever something is made public. Why don’t the damn executives stop kotowing to the man and his perceived influence and power over the country? Here’s an idea Sony, stand by your values and what you said. Apologize if you must, but do it to the country as a whole not to Al Sharpton.
I’m tired of the whole damn mess. Sony screwed up badly. Paramount screwed up when they refused to allow a ten-year film, Team America, show in place of The Interview by theatres. The federal government has zero business approving movie scripts or deciding what movies are too “dangerous” for the American people to be exposed to. We have been under attack by a hostile foreign nation since before Thanksgiving and our sole response has been to capitulate to the attack and hide under our beds in fear.
Congratulations, terrorism has won the day.