Way To Go, Sony. Maybe You Should Make A Movie About Cowards Next.
Did anyone read the news today? Did you hear about the big hack of Sony and the threats (supposedly) of terrorist attacks should the studio release the movie “The Interview”?
The movie is about a couple of journalists approached by the CIA and asked to assassinate that crazy fuck who runs the country. I’m not even sure if the movie is supposed to be a drama or a comedy, but I guess the North Koreans didn’t take too kindly to us portraying them in any light.
Anyway, here’s the thing:
Is this multi-billion dollar company seriously so ridiculous that they are going to cave into these threats? Since when do we ever allow another country to bully us into any decision ever? I think there are a few possibilities:
1. This is all bullshit. Sony got hacked, had all their information and employees information stolen and are embarrassed that they weren’t able to protect themselves better. They are worried about more negative publicity and lawsuits over this event and are trying to lay low in the meantime.
2. There was a threat of violence and Sony does sincerely not want to be responsible for any person getting hurt for going to see one of their products.
3. Nobody wanted to see this movie, and now everybody wants to see what the big fucking deal is. I mean, aren’t you a wee bit curious to see what would make one country threaten violence to another. Over a movie? I mean, come on.
Madonna did once said there was no such thing as bad publicity.
Seriously though, the US government claims that they have not instructed Sony to pull the movie release, and if the US government isn’t screaming “TERROR ALERT!”, I feel like the threat must be pretty idle. They love to get all worked up and have CNN go in and dress it up as breaking news and find more reasons to show off their guns and blow shit up. Obama himself has said that he thinks people should just relax and go to the movies.
I actually don’t give two shits if I see this movie ever, but what bothers me a little bit is to see Sony bow down and allow someone with a big mouth scare them into to censoring themselves. It’s a slap in the face to all the men and women who have died overseas so that we can have the freedom to produce what we want, say what we want, and watch what we want.
It’s insulting the countries “liberated” from dictatorships if we give in to the threats made by mad men. We tell people in violent countries to be brave and trust us because our way is better, and the second someone else threatens Sony they allow fear to affect their decision making and give up one of the freedoms that we fight for still.
Shame on you Sony. You failed to protect yourselves from a cyber attack, and now you’re failing by negotiating with terrorists. You know what I think? I think that if there were a viable threat the US army would be so on top of it you couldn’t even blink and the threat would be averted. I think you’re worried about an attack on your assets, not on the public.
I think you are protecting your bottom dollar, at the potential cost of people’s freedom.
Because now terrorists around the world will think they can control what we do in this country by attacking large corporations, and I have no doubt that this will not be the last attack of this kind.
Way to go, assholes.