The last thing anybody was going to do the second week of September in 2001 was hide. We gathered in churches and temples and mosques, in public plazas across the land. We flew on airplanes. We refused to allow terrorism to disrupt our daily lives.

Now, we’re not showing movies? And a comedy at that, “The Interview” — pulled by Sony after a hacking attack that was traced to the North Koreans, part of the film’s plot.

It’s reminiscent of the publishing industry kowtowing to Islamic extremists over a novel, “The Satanic Verses,” a few years ago.

The jokes in this comedy are on us.