The war on Christmas met the unwinnable war on stupidity with the massively overhyped movie The Interview selling out in theaters across the fruited plain on Christmas Day. After a solid week of constant media and official government propaganda selling what now appears to be a hoax, the stuffed to the seams stocking full of tastelessness and stupid dick jokes was incredibly turned into a bizarre“freedom of speech” crusade. We have now passed the point of no return on the long, slow crawl towards Idiocracy with the patriotic fervor whipped up to defend the rights of a Japanese company to make money selling garbage to Americans.
Give one thing to the repressive dictatorship in North Korea in that they don’t have to work quite so hard to feed propaganda to their people as the U.S. government does. On the day when the world celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ (smothered in consumerism) Americans turned out in droves, dressed up like fools and waving their made in China American flags to strike a blow for “freedom”. As reported in a story from the website of Reuters entitled “Sony’s ‘Interview’ draws U.S. moviegoers who trumpet free speech”:
“The Interview,” the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in more than 300 movie theaters across the United States on Christmas Day, drawing many sell-out audiences and statements by patrons that they were championing freedom of expression.
Co-directors Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, who also co-stars in the low-brow comedy with James Franco, surprised moviegoers by appearing at the sold-out 12:30 a.m. PT screening of the movie at a theater in Los Angeles, where they briefly thanked fans for their support.
Sony Pictures this week backtracked from its original decision to cancel the release of the $44 million film after major U.S. theater chains pulled out because of threats of violence by Guardians of Peace, a computer hacking group that claimed responsibility for a destructive cyberattack on Sony last month.
An afternoon screening at the Van Nuys Regency Theatres in the city’s San Fernando Valley was two-thirds full and drew a diverse crowd ranging from teens to senior citizens, who laughed loudly throughout at Rogen and Franco’s antics.
“It was much better than I thought it would be,” said Carlos Royal, 45, a professor who came with a friend dressed in Santa hats and took selfies for the occasion in front of the theater’s Hollywood sign marquis. “I wanted to support the U.S.”
The movie, which is playing in theaters in major metropolitan areas as well as in smaller cities ranging from Bangor, Maine, to Jasper, Indiana, features Rogen and Franco as journalists who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate the North Korean leader.
In Asia, online audiences seemed to find the movie tedious.
“There is no drama and not much fun,” said a blogger in South Korea. “It’s all about forced comedy that turns you off. Couldn’t they have done a better job making this movie?”
The Christmas Day premieres were the culmination of what appears to be one of the sleaziest domestic propaganda campaigns in American history. While the true story of the alleged North Korea hacking and vague “terrorist” threats against theaters may never be known there are by now enough holes in the official government fairy tale to show that Americans have been punked again. Whether our trustworthy “leaders” – President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry –were both sucked into the big con or were a part of it from the get go is open for speculation. Both were able to make big gains though, especially setting up the inevitable shoving of yet another Draconian restrictions on free speech in the waiting in the wings cybersecurity bill down the throats of the sheeple.
But sheep, even if they wrap themselves up in red, white and blue trappings are at the end of the day still sheep and as such are easily led to the slaughterhouse. A Washington Post story on the big event entitled “Seeing ‘The Interview’ on Christmas, for fun and patriotism” shows just how easy it is to dupe the idiots:
From D.C. to Culpeper, they left their cozy Christmases at home to head out to a Manassas movie theater and — they said — to stand up for free speech.
“I’d normally be making music with my boys on Christmas,” said Ron Oley, 64, of Manassas. But this year, he told them that he wouldn’t be showing up at the recording studio. He had to see “The Interview,” a Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy around which a real-life drama has swirled for weeks.
North Korea didn’t like the story line, a plot to assassinate its leader, Kim Jong Un. Sony Pictures Entertainment was so deeply embarrassed by revelations after hackers broke into the company’s computer systems that it briefly hesitated to release the movie.
“This is a free country. I’m sorry they don’t have that over in their country, but we do. I’m an American,” Oley said while he waited in line at the concession stand.
I am sure that Mr. Oley is unable to see the irony in his silly statement of defiance that he was so easily manipulated to abandon his family on Christmas Day to put money into the pockets of a foreign company but as he says this is a “free country”. With a populace like this it is easy to see how we have ended up with the Patriot Act as well as an Orwellian NSA surveillance state that expands daily. There really is nothing quite as pathetic as seeing morons boasting that the dictator Kim Jong Un doesn’t tell them what to do yet so meekly surrendering their own civil liberties to a government that is far more refined in it’s methods.
Merry Christmas and God Bless America Too!!