North Korea is responsible for the cyber attack on Sony Pictures and we respond by pulling the movie “The Interview” on Christmas Day. Really? When Home Depot let the identities of millions of its customers get hacked did we stop mowing the lawn? What does this show North Korea? Simple…..the next time they don’t like something in this country all they have to do is hack TMZ.com and no more updates on why Jennifer Anniston doesn’t wanna have kids.
This country has turned into the marching band geek in high school that takes the long way to their next class because he doesn’t wanna get a wedgie in the bathroom from a classmate that smokes. Where were these North Korean computer hacks when “Dumb and Dumber Too” came out? I haven’t been to the movies in about six years but my mother and I were planning on going Christmas Day to see “The Interview” NOT because we wanted to see the movie, we were gonna go just because a bunch or nerds with bad skin and no girlfriends dared us to.
We, as a nation, blew this big time. We sent a message to potential hackers that if you mess with our X-Box then we are gonna stay home. For a long time I have said that the next terrorist attack against us will be either poisoning our food supply or taking down power grids. We have shown that we are not the land of the free and the brave but the home of the wimps and the wussies. What an insult to any American that has served his or her country. Terrorists win when you let fear take over.
So what would I have done? I’d make sure “The Interview” was the ONLY picture playing in theatres on Christmas Day. I’d wanna see lines outside the movies nationwide. I’d like to show the world that we ARE leaders and those that lead don’t get into the crawl space in the attic when the bully walks down the neighborhood sidewalk. We keep saying that we have learned from 9-11 but nothing could be further from the truth. We are a paranoid nation…..and that paranoia stems from “potential” terrorism. When do we stop the retreat and return to marching forward? From what I have been seeing…that opportunity has passed.