I see where government opportunists are using the recent hack attack on Sony and the killings in Paris of Charlie Hebdo satirists, as an opportunity to raise national defiance against those who "hate our freedoms." Puhleeze.
The fact of the matter is that both Sony employees and Charlie Hebdo employees pissed people off. This, in itself is not a good or bad thing. When you piss people off, they might come back at you. If you don't want to deal with blowback, then don't do the deed. The government is not going to be there to protect you when the blowback occurs.
Piss off crazed people and the blowback is likely to be crazed, as it was in Paris. The Charlie Hebdo employees clearly miscalculated the threat they faced. They have paid dearly.
As I say, there is nothing wrong with pissing people off, just know that if you do so, you face the possibility of a response. I for one like to see a good mix up and give and take. I am the first to grab an extra bucket of popcorn, but if the blowback gets out of hand, I sure as hell don't want the government to use my tax dollars to do a major league posing and posturing game "to protect our freedoms." That's BS. In the real world, blowback is a real thing at many different levels. If you don't have the balls to deal with blowback, then don't play the game in the first place.
I feel absolutely no threat from the attackers at the Charlie Hebdo office. It's a terrible thing as to what happened, but the lesson learned is that if you piss people off they may very well come after you and you better be prepared.
The further lesson is that government officials are opportunists that will cling to any tragedy and pretend they are going to help stop such things in the future, while they reach into your pocket and pull out more of your money. Those are the criminals I fear. Their attacks are entirely unprovoked but are sustained.