LOS ANGELES, December 18, 2014 — With Iran building a bomb and the Obama administration trying to normalize relations with the abnormal Castro regime, this is as good a week as any to hug a terrorist. Kim Jong Un’s dictatorship of North Korea hacked into the emails of Sony, a private corporation doing business in the United States. This is an act of cyber-terrorism, which used to mean something before America entered its marshmallow era starting in 2009.
Seth Rogen made a movie about killing the North Korean dear leader. It was a comedy that may have been in poor taste, which is what comedians like Seth Rogen do. In America, we poke fun at leaders because we have the freedom to do so. Under threats of physical terrorism, Sony canceled the movie.
While this would normally provoke outrage among Americans, a couple of politically incorrect questions need to be asked:
What’s the big deal?
Who are the good guys?
Taking them in reverse order, it is hard to choose between North Korea and Hollywood. Both entities are led by narcissistic spoiled brats who despise the American way of life and spend far too much time and money trying to undermine American values and culture.
The liberal media colossus in bed with Hollywood did not seem so concerned about hacked emails when the shoe was on the other foot. When Sarah Palin had her emails hacked, there was no concern for her welfare or her family. Liberals made a big deal about combing through every last cyber-word in the hopes of finding something racist. The notion that she was violated was lost on her detractors.
Now it has been revealed that politically liberal Sony Executives share racist jokes about President Obama. Should the concern be that their privacy was violated, or is finding out the truth more important? Edward Snowden is no hero, and his targets are victims. So are the Sony executives in this sense. So was Palin, although the left never grasped this.
Sony could have gone ahead with the movie, but instead claimed they were saving lives by not subjecting theatre attendees to terrorist acts. The unproven possibility exists that the Sony executives were saving nothing more than their own bacon. Remember, it is liberals like Elizabeth Warren who have constantly told Americans that corporations are soulless bloodsuckers who put profits before people. Using the Warren theory, the Sony executives probably have unreleased emails that make Lois Lerner’s treasure trove seem like child’s play. Sacrificing a few million dollars on a movie most people never would have watched is probably better than being exposed in the public arena in ways that would cause a massive loss of corporate partners and sponsors. Sometimes the bottom line really is just the bottom line.
Even liberals are finding out that being caught in emails or on video insulting Americans is not good for business. Perhaps Sony did not want to see their executives humiliated on a large scale like Jonathan “stupidity of the American voter” Gruber.
The Sony executives did not deserve to have their private emails hacked, but they are among the least sympathetic figures in this country right now.
What matters more is the fake outrage. North Korea spied on an America company. This would be an unbelievably unprecedented action if by unprecedented one means typical. Every country spies on every other country. America spies on friends and enemies. Ask Germany’s Angela Merkel which world leader spied on her. Sometimes the efforts are as clumsy as Mad Magazine’s amusing “Spy vs Spy.” Sometimes spying is quite successful.
Everybody does it, and right now American spies are trying to find a way to get to Kim Jong Un. Maybe they will have more success than Seth Rogen.
What matters is that Sony is voluntarily choosing to capitulate to terrorists by allowing threats of violence to shut down their movie. Sony is a private corporation, which gives them the right to destroy themselves. They should not turn to the government for help. In the future, they may wish to not make racist jokes about a thin-skinned president whose help they may need. This entire issue is between Sony and its shareholders. Unless one owns stock in Sony, Americans should worry more about Cuba and Iran. After all, it is far worse when an American president surrenders to evil.