Thursday, December 18, 2014

Don't look now

but we have just lost the war with radical islamists. And like our withdrawal from Vietnam showed the Muslim terrorists that to win all they had to was just hang on North Korea has shown them how to force us to change our culture.
 “EXCLUSIVE: The chilling effect of the Sony Pictures hack and terrorist threatsagainst The Interview are reverberating. New Regency has scrapped another project that was to be set in North Korea. The untitled thriller, set up in October, was being developed by director Gore Verbinski as a star vehicle for Foxcatcher star Steve Carell. The paranoid thriller written by Steve Conrad was going to start production in March. Insiders tell me that under the current circumstances, it just makes no sense to move forward. The location won’t be transplanted. Fox declined to distribute it, per a spokesman.
We don’t observe Ramadan? A cyber attack will force ATT to shut down its network. Or maybe Kroger will be told it must stop selling pork or else their stores will be bombed… Or any number of things.
Funny, most of us won’t even know we’re under attack.
"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“It’s the presumption that Obama knows how all these industries ought to be operating better than people who have spent their lives in those industries, and a general cockiness going back to before he was president, and the fact that he has no experience whatever in managing anything. Only someone who has never had the responsibility for managing anything could believe he could manage just about everything.” - Thomas Sowell in Reason Magazine