Reverse psychology has always worked on me. You tell me I can’t do something and that means I only want to do it more. And vice versa – if you tell me I must do something, I’ll figure out a way not to do it.
Typically this stubbornness is reserved for trivial things: you HAVE to watch The Walking Dead. Nope. You can’t return that with out a receipt. Watch me.
But occasionally, my stubbornness has served me well. In college, a professor started the first class of the term saying that only two of us would earn an A in the course. I swore right then and there, that I would be one of the two. And I was.
I’m feeling that self-same agitation to be stubborn now that North Korea doesn’t want me to see a movie about their dictator being assassinated.
I didn’t want to see the movie before. It looked like another terrible movie like Pineapple Express which I just don’t care to see. But now, I will do everything I can to see this movie.
Because I don’t give in to terrorists.
And North Korea is a Terrorist.
The Story: No ‘Interview’ … on any platform
Sony will not be releasing a new movie, “The Interview” on any platform after threats of cyber and physical attacks from what the FBI has now confirmed came from North Korea. The movie is a comedy about two buffoons being sent to assassinate the current dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong Un.
This tubby, 31-year-old, Daddy’s boy is telling the American people what they can and cannot watch.
And we have let him.
We have negotiate with terrorists.
If there is any doubt that North Korea’s Regime is that of a terrorists, allow me to enumerate their human rights violations.
World Report on North Korea lists: torture and inhumane treatment, execution, political prisoner camps and more.
United Nations Urges North Korea Prosecutions: NYT article details how the UN wants to treat Kim Jong Un and his leaders as war criminals for the crime they commit against their people. (more than 1,500 citations)
The man behind these atrocities is telling you not to watch a movie about him dying.
Luckily for you, the ending has been leaked. And I am a sucker for spoilers. So here it is. Here is what they don’t want you to see (it may get pulled down soon).
I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did.
We are America, He is a tubby little tyrant.
We are America. The most powerful country on the planet, that has a glorious history of freedom of speech. And we’re being threatened by an angry little Korean shaking his fists. Like George Clooney said, F&*$ that.
Look, I don’t want Kim Jong Un to die that way. That’s too good for him.
No I want him tried for his crimes, and found guilty. I want every person who’s ever been tortured, or had a family member killed by his regime to walk past him, give him a swift kick somewhere it’ll hurt, tell a joke about him to his face until he cries (that probably won’t take very long), and then he can got to prison as he’s forced tens of thousands of his people to do until he rots to death. That’s what I’d rather have.
But barring that, I want us to be the country we are and stand up to this little man with his delusions of grandeur.
I want every city and town to write to Sony and Columbia and get a copy of The Interview, and I want them to project it on every billboard in the country with a radio station playing the audio so everyone can see it. I want the hacktivists Anonymous to get a hold of it and post it everywhere and send a copy directly to Kim Jong Un’s mobile phone.
Part of freedom is accepting consequences.
Let’s say that what I want happens or Sony and all the movie theaters come to their senses and refuse to backdown. Then, emails get hacked. Maybe a theatre gets attacked. There’s damage. That would suck.
But then what would happen? Follow me down that rabbit hole.
What if North Korea manages to attack a theatre and kills civilians? What should our country do?
Eliminate North Korea.
Liberate its people.
And the move on with our lives.
Using your freedoms means you’re going to piss someone off at some point.
There will always be people who oppose liberty and freedom. There will always be people who want to stifle, censor and muzzle that with which they disagree.
And there will hopefully always be people who are willing to accept the consequences of freedom and defend it regardless.
So just because I can, and it’s funny, once more with feeling: