So the North Koreans (allegedly) hacked Sony Pictures because of a movie the studio was about to release. The movie parodied the assassination of Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Let’s take a look at what these recent events tells us.
Sony’s Response (Panic):
Sony has obviously been in a panic concerning the hack. This panic has nothing to do with the cancellation of a movie and the costs involved in that. That’s chump change to the likes of Sony. No. Sony is concerned with the information, the data, their tormentors now possess.
They’ve gotten a taste of what can happen with the limited emails released over the last month. Luckily for Sony the MSM (Main Stream Media) has protected the leftist executives\producers for ideological reasons. (See more on this below) Unfortunately, Sony realizes that what has been released so far is probably just the tip of the ice-berg. And the MSM blind eye may have it’s limits.
Sony’s Response (Canceling the Film):
Sony withdrew the film and has caught a lot of grief (including from President Obama) over doing so. It has been kind of humorous to watch this since Sony has been one of those leftist corporate supporters of Obama. They were actually surprised when thrown under the bus. :) Why do people, organizations, and companies do that? I would remind them that Obama threw his own dead grandmother under the bus for political expediency. Why exactly would anyone dealing with Obama be surprised to find themselves there?
Me? I’m not so tough on Sony (for now) concerning the pulling of the movie. Sony had little choice. Few (if any) theaters/distributers were willing to show it. You can’t blame the makers of a product for “pulling” it when the stores refuse to put it on the shelf. Now with that said, it seems that Sony has found a venue for a limited release. That’s a good PR move. They should keep going and as a bonus they may even recoup expenses or even make a profit.
The Information Released by the Hackers: (The Good)
One of the good results of this incident is the information (mostly email) dumped by the hackers concerning leftist Hollywood. This information has exposed Hollywood as bunch of hypocritical assholes, nuts, and even racists. It’s nothing we didn’t already know… but confirmation of suspicions every now and then is a warm fuzzy thing.
In particular, Sony Pictures co-chairwoman Amy Pascal (a major leftist Democratic and Obama donor) was caught exchanging racist emails concerning Obama with producer Scott Rudin. She’s now finds herself under a lot of pressure and leftist groups are turning on her. She pees on herself a little bit every time she hears a bus roll down the street now. In damage control mode Amy said “The content of my emails were insensitive and inappropriate but are not an accurate reflection of who I am.”
Really? This is kind of like the “I was drunk” excuse. But it has been my experience that the words of a drunk is the mind of a one who is sober. What Amy really said was “Can’t you see I’m a leftist. A leftist dammit! I get a pass on crap like this! Lokk! Mel Gibson!” Amy’s problem is that there are thousands of leftist hacks that can do her job; thousands without the stink of exposed bigotry. Sony will let things die down and the quietly, stealthily… throw her under a bus.
On to producer Scott Rudin, who took a different tact; one of misdirection. “This is not about salacious emails being batted around by Gawker and Defamer, It’s about a criminal act, and the people behind it should be treated as nothing more nor less than criminals.” Sony has even tried to shame and threaten news organizations not to report what was found in the “private” emails. This could be seen as really impressive chutzpah (Jewish cojones) if it weren’t so laughable. :)
I remember a certain former conservative Governor and Vice-Presidential candidate who had her email hacked years ago. I also remember a certain commentator on Fox news suffering the same theft of proprietary email and information. Did these leftist have any qualms about that illegally obtained material being used by the media. Show me one leftist editorial with that sentiment and I’ll consider the argument remotely valid; but I won’t be holding my breath.
If the “criminals” are caught, by all means see to it that they are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Put your buddy Obama on the case. Good luck with that. :) But the content of your emails and your character is… news. If you are exposed as racist hypocritical assholes, it’s your own dam fault. And if Sony doesn’t want to be seen as a horde of racist hypocritical assholes, maybe they should lean less left in the future. Call it the free market deciding you fate. :)
Now to the not so good…
The Big Picture (China):
Normally we would think of North Korea as an annoying yappy little dog. Unfortunately (due to U.S. pussy-diplomacy over the last decade) NK is a yappy little dog with with a budding nuclear program and an emboldened megalomaniac. The owners of the yappy little dog (China) feign surprise but are “secretly” delighted that “Little Chubby” (their code name for Kim Jong-un) constantly nips at heels of an emasculated world power.
This is China… “Oh look, our yappy little dog is biting you on the ass again. What can we do? He is an out of control bad yappy little dog… Ooooh, did he bite you there? That has gotta hurt…”
The Big Picture (Cyber-Terror):
When it comes to cyber-terror capability, the CIA actually ranks North Korea in the top five in the world. It’s amazing what capabilities one little megalomaniac can accrue when he shifts resources that should feed hundreds of thousands of citizens to instead wage war.
I think the attack on Sony by NK was two things. One, the lashing out of a mentally troubled loser (Kim Jong-un) and two, a test of NKs cyber-terror capabilities.
The test side of things is what we should be worried about; because it seems to have been a complete success. For now… but don’t forget, Barry’s on the job.
Speaking of which, we are assured by President Barry (Obama) that we will respond “proportionally” and “at a time of our own choosing”. Perhaps the outage of internet in NK for a several hours the other day was that proportional & timely response. That’ll teach ‘em…
Great Leader Obama unfortunately shared with us (and NK) that he believes this to be an more act of “cyber-vandalism” and an “act of war”. And ISIS/ISIL was just a “junior varsity” team of terrorists wannabes. It’s bad enough we can’t properly fight the war on terror; but it seems we can’t even defend ourselves against or properly teach a lesson to a yappy little dog like Kim Jong-un.