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Fear Got The Best Of US

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posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 08:25 PM
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I was just pondering the stability and status of the health of he united states when I thought about my favorite movie and favorite hero of all time. Please take the time to watch this video, it reminds me alot of today yet its based on the future.


Good evening, London. Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine- the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, thereby those important events of the past usually associated with someone's death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, a celebration of a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this November the 5th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat. There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? 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. Last night I sought to end that silence. Last night I destroyed the Old Bailey, to remind this country of what it has forgotten. More than four hundred years ago a great citizen wished to embed the fifth of November forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives. So if you've seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you then I would suggest you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me one year from tonight, outside the gates of Parliament, and together we shall give them a fifth of November that shall never, ever be forgot.

Change a couple words or names in this speech and I think you will be surprised.




posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 08:27 PM
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Here are some more quotes from V.

:It is to Madame Justice that I dedicate this concerto, in honor of the holiday that is sadly no longer remembered, and in recognition of the impostor that stands in her stead. Tell me Evey, do you know what day it is?(Again, Change some lyrics in this sentence... Liberty)

V: [Disguised as William Rookwood, meeting with Inspector Finch] Our story begins, as these stories often do, with a young up-and-coming politician. He's a deeply religious man and a member of the conservative party. He is completely single-minded convictions and has no regard for the political process. Eventually, his party launches a special project in the name of 'national security'. At first, it is believed to be a search for biological weapons and it is pursued regardless of its cost. However, the true goal of the project is power, complete and total hegemonic domination. The project, however, ends violently... but the efforts of those involved are not in vain, for a new ability to wage war is born from the blood of one of their victims. Imagine a virus - the most terrifying virus you can, and then imagine that you and you alone have the cure. But if your ultimate goal is power, how best to use such a weapon? It is at this point in our story that along comes a spider. He is a man seemingly without a conscience; for whom the ends always justify the means and it is he who suggests that their target should not be an enemy of the country but rather the country itself. Three targets are chosen to maximize the effect of the attack: a school, a tube station, and a water-treatment plant. Several hundred die within the first few weeks. Until at last the true goal comes into view. Before the St. Mary's crisis, no one would have predicted the outcome of the elections. No one. But after the election, lo and behold, a miracle. Some believed that it was the work of God himself, but it was a pharmaceutical company controlled by certain party members made them all obscenely rich. But the true genius of the plan was the fear. A year later, several extremeists are tried, found guilty, and executed while a memorial is builterected to canonize their victims. Fear became the ultimate tool of this government. And through it our politician was ultimately appointed to the newly created position of High Chancellor. The rest, as they say, is history.(This one reminds me of the pubic hair BUSH!)

Ne WHO, This movie is amazing, I think you guys should check it out!



posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 08:53 PM
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Vendetta is a much beloved favorite of mine. His ability to craft his words is inspiring. Everytime I see this movie or watch clips, I imagine as you have suggested, how little transitions and word changes would take this speech and turn it into a modern testiment to the current level of social disorder we are currently living with.

While I dont necessarily condone such violent acts as the demolition of the house of parliment (or of the house of congress in the US), I do see how in the not so distant future, free and thinking people might have that very same idea and it would be acceptable.

The free nations are only just beginning to feel the pinch of what an oppressive government is like. We have yet to truly be held under the jackboots of the great and mad dictators. We still live like free men and women and take for granted the minor ills of our government. Before you say it, I know that there are those that are speaking out. While commendable, it is a fruitless effort to yell words of sanity to the deaf/dumb/blind that lead this nation.

Perhaps we will see a true leader rise among the people, ready to toss of the yoke weighing down the once truly free peoples of todays faux-free nations.



posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 08:56 PM
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Thank you for the reply! I also do not condone violent acts. I just wish a leader like V will emerge victorious and really change the world.



posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 09:42 PM
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Is bumping topics illegal?? JW sorry moderators, i have no idea.
lol



posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 10:19 PM
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Originally posted by wheresthetruth
Vendetta is a much beloved favorite of mine. His ability to craft his words is inspiring. Everytime I see this movie or watch clips, I imagine as you have suggested, how little transitions and word changes would take this speech and turn it into a modern testiment to the current level of social disorder we are currently living with.

While I dont necessarily condone such violent acts as the demolition of the house of parliment (or of the house of congress in the US), I do see how in the not so distant future, free and thinking people might have that very same idea and it would be acceptable.

The free nations are only just beginning to feel the pinch of what an oppressive government is like. We have yet to truly be held under the jackboots of the great and mad dictators. We still live like free men and women and take for granted the minor ills of our government. Before you say it, I know that there are those that are speaking out. While commendable, it is a fruitless effort to yell words of sanity to the deaf/dumb/blind that lead this nation.

Perhaps we will see a true leader rise among the people, ready to toss of the yoke weighing down the once truly free peoples of todays faux-free nations.


Wealth is Freedom
The American middle class of 1950 to 2000 was the largest freest group of people the world has ever seen. And that middle class had all kinds of freedoms. Cars and planes that could transport you around like a magic carpet. Indoor plumbing,heating,and cooling ,lighting and electricity,at the touch of a button. HiFi music and records,that could bring music from around the world. Refrigerators filled with food from around the world. Endless amounts of meat,poultry,and fish. Now we even have HD tv,soon 3D tv. We had baseball,football,basketball and tennis.
The best health care in the world. Freedom from many diseases.
We had a stable culture,white and black. Violence was confined to the cities.
The American middle class was the freest large group of people to ever live.

Someone said revolutions occur when there are rising expectations. In that period of time most of the expectations of the middle class were met. People got their piece of suburbia, with the house ,swimming pool and the car.

Now everything is in decline, except the rich are getting richer.
How do we know this?The Internet tells us so.



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