Let me get this straight. A movie studio produces a film about two men who are asked to do an interview with a sitting head of state. Say President Obama. In the movie the actor who is to play the head of state looks a lot like our President Obama.
In the movie the two main characters are asked to assassinate this head of state. Do you think that our government would allow such a movie to be released? Personally, I doubt it. I think we might be outraged.
Now, let’s add to that the fact that the movie studio attempting to release this film is owned by a company who’s origins are a country that has historically been an enemy of the state which is led by this President. How bright does one have to be to realize that this might not be a good idea?
Now, it is not lost on me that the head of “This Country” is, to say the least, a Daffy Dictator. But, this does not make the idea of the film any less appropriate.
There are those who will argue that the film is a comedy and the movie studio is only joking, but, let’s not forget the words of Shakespeare who wrote, accurately, that, “Many a truth is said in jest!” There are also those who will say that movies don’t influence peoples’ behavior and yet fortunes are paid to production companies to use products on camera to do exactly that, influence peoples’ behavior!
So now “This Country” is declaring this movie to be an act of war and movie theater chains are refusing to show this movie! And there are those who are saying that these movie theater chains are cowards and are bowing to the demands of “This Country with the Daffy Dictator.”
Let’s examine this! What if these theater chains did show this movie and “This Country with the Daffy Dictator” were only bluffing. It is not a stretch of the imagination to think that some unrelated terrorist group would commit act of unthinkable horror, on these packed movie theaters knowing that, “This Country with the Daffy Dictator” was to blame resulting in a catastrophic war between nuclear powers, all in the name of “Jest.”
I am Kip Addotta