Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Blog-A-Day May: Day Thirteen: Remember, Remember

Remember, remember, the fifth of November.
For Gunpower, Treason and Plot:
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot! 

I'm detecting a little bit of irony in the programming on one of our digital channels tonight.

You see, it's Budget Eve and Australia is preparing to start doing the "heavy lifting" according to our swish, cigar smoking, lap banded treasurer, Joe Hockey - oh what a charming devil he is. The rest of us, are frothing at the mouth about to get really revolting over how this mob of super-right-wing idealogues are f&*&^ing up the country.

On GEM, that wonder of a digital channel that shows decent programs when nothing else is on -  "V is for Vendetta." is playing.

Wonder how that one got through the censors and the arbitrators of insanity, not that we have censorship here, nooooooo.... do we Mr Murdoch...

"V is for Vendetta" is counterculture at it's finest.

"V is for Vendetta" is about the people striking back.

"V is for Vendetta" is one of my favourite films and for very good reason.

It's unfortunate, but I can see Australia turning into the England portrayed in this film.

We're well on the way.
Keep the kids stupid.
Keep them desperate.
Keep them in the dark.
Go about your business and make no waves.

V, an anti-hero if ever there was one.

imdb.com describes the plot:

"The futuristic tale unfolds in a Great Britain that's a fascist state. A freedom fighter known as V uses terrorist tactics to fight the oppressive society. He rescues a young woman from the secret police, and she becomes his unlikely ally."

Beginning to ring a few bells?              

I've always seen "V is for Vendetta" as a call to arms.

You take a society that's repressed. A society that has great divisions. A society where those in a place of wealth exclude the many who keep the place running.

Something has to give eventually.

I remember seeing "V is for Vendetta" a few years ago.

It struck me as prophetic then.

It strikes me as even more prophetic now.

And V is right - ideas really are bulletproof.

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