The danger of acquiescing to blackmail is it encouragers the blackmailers to continue the ploy. Sony decided against releasing the movie “The Interview” after it was hacked and embarrassing e-mails were leaked.
More often than not when challenged with terrorism, most Americans stand up and fight. We do not concede our freedoms and do so at great risk. I find it disgusting that Sony is backing down because of leaked e-mails. The bottom line is the company did not want to lose money and face because some spoiled-brat actors and actresses were upset their image was being damaged and would not work with the people at Sony.
So I guess we now gave our enemies the blueprint to defeat us. It’s not the threat of force that scares us – it’s the threat of loss revenue.
Did the US hack England in 2006 when it released a mockumentary called “Death of a President” that was a film about the fictional assassination of President George W. Bush? Nope. Liberals were giddy about the film and referred to it as “high-minded.” Can you imagine the fallout if we had a similar movie about the fictional assassination of President Obama?
I bet those same Hollywood Liberals that were defending “Death of a President” are now backing the Sony decision. It’s funny until it’s about you. I think “The Interview” is in poor taste and should have never seen the light of day but once it was out the studio should not have backed down.
But what do you expect from a nation going in reverse? We have a president without a clue about foreign policy and from his first day in office he has undermined our standing in the international community He has acquiesced to our enemies and created a culture within the country that smacks of self-loathing.
Some of the more naïve people out there who fancy themselves “progressive thinkers” have a Pollyanna view of our enemies. They think if we are nice to them, they’ll be nice to us. They are called enemies for a reason.
It seems the international community no longer respects America. And why should it? We have a leader who does not defend his own nation, is more concerned about building his legacy than leading, and is so inept at Foreign Policy other nations laugh at us.
Our leader has made it a habit of appeasing other nations so why should a company within our borders do any different?