Is it your patriotic duty to see ‘The Interview’?

Let me answer that question with one word: no! Our society has a warped notion both of duty and of patriotism. Suggesting that we must frequent movie theaters to watch a second-rate movie because allegedly North Korea tried to act as a global bully is laughable.


We are living in a moment envisioned well by writers like Jacques Ellul and others–a time where propaganda controls our attention spans and leaves us at the mercy of technology and technique. I, for one, am not willing to cheapen either the word patriot or the word duty by associating them with consumerism.

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