Sony Pictures Is A Disappointment After Canceling The Release Of “The Interview” Due To Terrorist Threats
If the video above isn’t working, that’s because it was pulled from YouTube…again.
It’s quite unbelievable to me that Sony let the terrorists win this one. If you aren’t familar with what’s going on, Sony was set to release a movie titled “The Interview” which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco. The movie, a fictional plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, apparently outraged him so much that North Korea has been linked to the Sony email hacks –and– they threatened terrorist acts if the movie was released as planned.
“Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time,” the hacker group wrote in a message on Tuesday.
The terrorists threatened harm against any theaters who showed the movie.
In other words, the terrorists win and we give in to their threats.
Large theater chains kicked off the no-go release after they decided not to show the movie. It’s rather conflicting, though, because many of the big chains have ‘No Firearms’ policies in place. So, in theory, they should have no problem releasing the movie if they threw up signs that boldly stated “No Terrorist Zone”. Problem solved?
After the crazy man attacked people in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater a few years ago, the country mourned and began discussing gun politics.
Another conversation that took place, however, was the right to defend oneself. I would place a hefty bet that many people opened their worlds to concealed carry after that incident. They made the decision to refuse to be a victim. They made the decision not to cower when faced with evil.
I say we do the same with this situation. When one group of terrorists win, it leaves the door open for others to win in the future.
Are we turning soft?