You may not agree with the theme of the Sony movie, "The Interview" in which the main characters go to North Korea to assassinate the North Korean dictator. It was a comedy, and it may have been done in poor taste. However, one of our platforms of freedom in this country, the freedom of speech, has been breached. One could argue, that this theme is like yelling fire in a movie theater when there is no fire, that kind of speech endangers people, and is not covered under our constitution. However, this was a movie, however bad or in poor taste it was, should not have been pulled from being released simply because of its theme. Again, this is another example of the lawlessness of our age. Hackers are a lawless breed of modern day pirates that rob people using the internet. They steal whatever they want by hacking past internet security and taking what does not belong to them. According to one report, most companies, and government agencies have been hacked at one time, some have knowledge of the hack, others do not. Most professional hackers are never found, and leave little trace of their presence. I spoke to an executive at an IT firm, and ask him if it was possible to stop hackers, and he said no, if they want to get in they will find a way. So, there is no safety net when you are dealing with the internet, that is the lawless reality of our day.
However, when freedom of speech is threatened by an unknown entity, is it right to cave in to their threats? To me this is the beginning of a much bigger problem, cyber extortion, that demands action from a company based in a country that has freedom to express viewpoints. Entertainment does have a viewpoint and a world view, and I might add, I am too am against some of these viewpoints, but I will defend their right to express them, just as I have a right to express myself through this blog. Lawlessness is a characteristic of the last days, and it will continue to grow in every sector of life. Jesus said that lawlessness will lead to a hateful society in the last days.
12And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.
And the Apostle Paul said that lawlessness is at work everywhere.