â€œEvery joke is a tiny revolution,â€ said Orwell, which helps explain why the belated release of The Interview is a big dealâ€"not world-historical, certainly, but worth celebrating nonetheless. As A. Barton Hinkle explains, the episode may turn out to be a useful learning experience. It gave Americans a whiff, albeit a very faint one, of what life under totalitarian rule is like: Dare to say something the Maximum Leader doesnâ€™t like, and suddenly you, your family, and your friends are all facing the possibility of a hideous death.
In short, it's using the power of the state to punish his enemies and make the world the way he wants it to be.
But the campaign workers complaining about their union-negotiated salaries are being hypocritical too.
The Kentucky senator wants the Senate to consider offsetting spending cuts before approving limitless, automatic spending for the rest of the century.
The pundit made the claim at a Senate hearing on allegations of tech censorship against conservatives.