December 18, 2014

"The Terrorists Have Won"

In the wake of Sony Pictures decision to mothball their movie "The Interview" in the wake of terror-like threats against movie theaters, even so far as invoking the images of 9/11 (what, are they going to fly jetliners into the Cineplex?) the punditry today has turned to criticism of Sony for "backing down" or "caving in" to terrorists.

Let's think about that for a moment...

Has this happened before?

And did it work then too?

Um hmm.

So those who lecture Sony that their decision will have a chilling effect on the movie industry should look in the mirror and ask themselves, "Did I feel the same way about Muhammad cartoons?"

Weakness in the face of those terror threats was arguably the foundation for the Sony hacking, and for the strategy the state-worshipping North Koreans chose for spiking the film about their "Dear Leader."

Art Current Events North Korea Rant Posted by JohnGalt at December 18, 2014 6:42 PM

They may have won, but the terrorists have at least given the incomparable David Burge some choice material for tweeting:

http://bit.ly/1z21ok1

Posted by: Keith Arnold at December 18, 2014 7:24 PM

Ouch!

Posted by: johngalt at December 18, 2014 9:16 PM | What do you think? [2]