Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the drizzly, foggy and mild island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Wednesday, the 17th day of December, 2014, another rain event on Cape, with three storms expected over the next week or so, keeping shoppers and carolers alike in need of some quality foul weather gear, especially if ye be going out on the yacht today, small craft advisory and all matey.
Hollywood is still all a flutter this morning over the hacking of Sony Pictures, moreover, the controversy and cancellation of one of it’s new releases, “The Interview”, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, both celebrity and movie being put on hold for the moment, with safety concerns getting top billing at present.
This has, of course, evoked memories of the old Bush Administration “threat level” alerts, going from crazy orange to crazier red in a Texas minute, you betcha!, as the group responsible for the attacks “Guardians of the Peace”, evoked the phrase, “…September 11″, threatening that if Sony released the picture world wide, it may come with possible attacks on U.S. theaters playing the film–a threat discounted by Homeland Security–which of course has everybody saying, “…we are not going to cower to terrorists”, ironically the premise of the comedy in the first place, in fact, the premise being one of ‘taking out’ the leader of North Korea, joking of course. Poking fun at the rather ridiculous baby leader of a very Orwellian like nation, North Korea, who I am sure is just starving for some attention seeing that there are no more American hostages in that dark, depressing and very paranoid nation state. Former Detroit Piston and international deliverer of Jack Daniels and other top shelf liquors, Dennis Rodman, opting out of seeing his old buddy Kim Jong-un, claiming he’s busy catching some ‘killer waves’ at ‘the Wedge’ in Newport Beach, way to busy decorating the beach house for Christmas to get all caught up in this little misunderstanding between Sony Pictures and the People’s Republic of North Korea… Good call Dennis.
The film’s release on Christmas day, along with the premier (and all press junkets for the stars of the film), have been cancelled, begging the question in this day and age of in your face digital reality, a reality that is stripping the walls from the seeming separateness that exists between human beings, who’s next?
For it truly is a brave new world, where even the police will be under some kind of camera ’surveillance’… Assuming the good police officers don’t turn off the newly approved police body cameras and public defenders have equal access to the content, UN-edited content mind you. This IS a brave new world of transparency, so we all better get used to it.
Very little will be kept in secret in the coming years, with no one in the clear, no one truly unaffected. Just like Global Warming, this security will be challenging and thus, keep everyone on their collective toes, perhaps realizing that we are really all in this together and that kind words go a whole lot further than damaging ones do. So unplug America and start writing like many of us still do! The old fashioned way, with a pen and paper. Write a someone you love a Christmas card on recycled paper of course, perhaps lonely old Kim Jong-un? Merry Christmas dear leader, Merry Christmas!
Emails, Facebook, Twitter, Insta-Gram, My Space? All now privy to curious eyes with nothing better to do, the NSA?, who apparently can read this blog with no problem as I write it, just kidding, ?, but have no idea who hacked Sony, a company now reeling from embarrassing executive commentary to the actual cancellation of a much anticipated film, even if that film is probably not on par with say an “Out of Africa”.
So there you have it folks! Good luck to all crooked politicians, bankers, polluters and bushwhackers out there in this Wild, Wild West we all seem to be living in at present. Everyone running around in sixth gear, rarely stopping long enough to smell the pine scent of that tree adorning your home, the very symbol of Peace, Joy and Love that this season is all about. Even if that moment is short, take it anyway. It will grow in ‘time’ and eventually become the reality that it is, pealing back the curtain of the illusion many of us still cling to, illusions of our own making. Illusions being the bread and butter of FOX “news”…
Art imitating life once again, or is it the other way around?
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M