Friday, December 19, 2014

A Forbidden Land

I think a lot of people were eager to see the new movie (that was supposed to come out), The Interview, Starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. The movie's basic plot line was that the two protagonists, Rogen and Franco, were to go to The People's Republic of North Korea to interview the leader of the nation, Kim Jong-Un, because the leader was a fan of the work of the two men. However, there was an alternate plan in which the two were to assassinate the leader.

In short, the North Koreans did not take this as a light joke, and I didn't really expect them to, either...

So what did they (supposedly) do? Hack the company that created the film, of course! If the United States film production sector hasn't learned from the past, the North Koreans, ever since their split from the nation of Choson, have not liked the Americans!

Take this bit of information into consideration for a moment... North Korea, from the beginning, was formed by Kim Il-Sung. Since his death, which was extremely difficult for the North Korean people, the country has been run by his heir, Kim Jong-Il. After he tyrannized the same, brainwashed people his father claimed to have saved, what better way to continue the rule than to install the next heir to the Kim dynasty.

I'd like to reference to a book that I very much enjoy reading. "Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader," a book written by Bradley K. Martin, gives an in-depth analysis of the nation of North Korea, from when it was formed, to the then current reign of Kim Jong-Il. The history of North Korea is something that should be understood before taking on the questions asked by people today concerning the actions and ideas of the North Koreans toward the United States and other nations as well.

In short, America went to war with the Koreans upon the division of the nation of Choson. They went to war in an attempt to stop the spread of communism. As is the result of every war between nations, people died. Many children were left without parents. Now of course they needed taken care of. So along came a man by the name of Kim Il-Sung, telling the children that their parents had been killed in the war. Children, believing most, if not all of what they hear from adults, believed in this man, and saw him as almost a father figure, offering his love and care. There's no better way to brainwash, then by indoctrinating the minds of very young children. He promised them homes and a fresh start. At the time of his death in 1995, the people were devastated, as they should've been.

So, from a quick analysis, I think that someone would be able to understand that the nation of North Korea would do anything in their power to serve and protect that which provided them everything.

Will the hacks continue? Will cyberwar become a mainstream form of terrorism between nations in the future? Who knows. But what is known, is that the United States has now appeased the Korean government, and they have what they want. All that can really be hoped for is the discontinuation of the attacks against the United States's computer networks. A very expensive mistake can leave a brutal mark for the future.