Aug 1, 2014

From The Revolutionary Speech by V

… Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission.

How did this happen? Who’s to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror.

I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense.

Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now high chancellor, Adam Sutler. He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent. ...

Watch it online: V for Vendetta (2005)

Adam Sutler/Adam Susan, Wikipedia
Old Bailey, Wikipedia
V for Vendetta (film), Wikipedia
V for Vendetta, Wikipedia
V for Vendetta (film), Wikiquote
Guy Fawkes (1570 – 1606), Wikipedia
Guy Fawkes mask, Wikipedia
Andrew "Andy" Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, Wikipedia

Anonymous (group), Wikipedia

Recommended continued reading and watching: The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)


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