In the light of the Sony Network being hacked, we are being put into a truly volatile situation. The U.S. is pointing fingers and ready to exercise the act of spreading democracy on the same country they claim is responsible.
(The Pontiac Tribune) – In the light of the Sony Network being hacked, we are being put into a truly volatile situation. The U.S. is pointing fingers and ready to exercise the act of spreading democracy on the same country they claim is responsible. They say it’s North Korea, but what if it’s not? What if it’s a convenient excuse to blame North Korea, with the new release of a movie involving the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a catalyst? Now I’m not saying North Korea isn’t guilty of making some pretty outrageous threats, but shouldn’t we be sure about the actions being taken in our name, above all, acts of aggression?
The media on the other hand seems to favor the FBI’s claims that North Korea is definitively the culprit. The FBI’s evidence by no means is definitive at this point, all the while hacker group Guardians of Peace are claiming responsibility, so what is the media doing? Are they directly joining in blatant acts of propaganda rather than journalism? The scary part being that reports have come out exposing the direct involvement of the media with the CIA! Now what on earth does the media need to be working with the CIA for? It’s apparent the CIA benefits by forcing the narrative they favor in the public domain around the globe, and garner support of the public during those operations. Our media shapes the narrative of an entire nation and actions around the world. If we allow them to run stories with little to no factual basis, then how are we going to be an informed public?
The support from the media for the U.S. Government can lead us into some undesirable directions. Cyber war, for example, is a real act of war. We live in a time when technology is king, and we no longer need boots on the ground to conduct acts of aggression. The internet in American society is so integral to daily life for many, now imagine if some foreign entity was to take it out? Would people not panic, would you not consider that an act of aggression? An act that disrupts the peace on a massive scale? We may not agree with North Korean leadership, but we need to be certain of something that will result in us getting in a war with another nation. North Korea is a joke to many, but if they were really that inadequate, don’t you think we would of invaded them by now and finished that age old Korean war? China has that territory covered, and us attacking such a nation can have some serious consequences!
North Korea aside, this event is being used to to strengthen the idea of CISPA, and PIPA in congress. Regulation of the internet is a regulation of our freedom of speech, the right to share and spread information with our fellow human beings. Everything can be used for evil, just as it can be used for good, and there is no reason to punish us all for Sony’s failure in security they were warned about. That’s like your family member telling you the back windows on your house have no locks, you don’t fix it, yet you act surprised when someone easily breaks in. That’s a personal thing, not an American people thing.
Let’s not collectively forget these claims are coming from the same people that told us a fairy tale about WMD’s existing in Iraq! The same people that had a direct hand in ISIS, putting weapons in their hands. The same people who told us the Syrian government was using sarin gas on people, when it was actually the rebels we supported! Starting wars on the words of liars can cost lives and liberty. Let’s ensure if we are going to do something we know exactly what happened, not what we think happened!