Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea- Sony and movie mogul cowards folded

I have the feeling that I won’t like the movie The Interview. It sounds like that mindless comedy such as Team America: World Police, 2004, which was pretty jingoistic and just plain stupid, for a puppet show. However, I can’t judge that for myself because the picture was not released and has not been released as of this article. There is talk they might release it, and if so I will go and see it to see if it is as bad as I suspect it is.
The moguls of Sony are cowards for not letting the people see the movie and decide for themselves if it is really good or bad. A group claiming to be in support of Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea is taking responsibility for the hacking and threats that they used to stop the movie.
A spokesperson for North Korea said "he speculated that it (the attack on Sony) "might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers" of the country who want to help "put an end to US imperialism."  
There are better ways to fight imperialism than trying to censor a movie. Such intelligence and talents can be put to better use and they should find better targets.
 In the US most Americans believe in freedom of speech. The first amendment is a proud and good principal in which many of us, on both the left and right, agree with. We all agree that it is essential for the good of this country. We can not let anyone, whether a terrorist group, insurgent group, a country, or whether they are domestic or foreign persons infringe on that right. It is one of the few American ideals worth fighting for.

Team America: World Police was another stupid comedy poking fun at the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and its leader Kim Jong Il (김정일). They also lampooned leftists such as Michael Moore.

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