Monday, March 20, 2006

V for Vendetta. (or Very Stupid)

Right Wing News saw the movie:

"V for Vendetta begins in England, 2020, which is run by fascist Christians
who murder gays, exaggerate the threat of terrorism, and who literally appear to
listen in on everybody in Britain. If that sounds like some sort of Chomskyian
vision of America, that's because the filmmakers intended it that way. In fact,
the film goes out of its way at every turn to draw parallels between the bizarro
world left-wing view of America is becoming and the dystopian Britain of the

Political dissidents are jailed, criticism of the government is not
allowed, gays are murdered, you see prisoners in Abu Ghraib style hoods, the
government carries out germ warfare attacks and blames terrorists for them, the
media is controlled by the government, and art is banned. All of this is done by
the cartoonishly evil "Conservative" Party which is supported by at least one
pedophilic priest, government operatives called "fingers" who apparently rape
women for being out after curfew, and armies of generic government thugs."

It just so happens that I was watching MTV last night where they were interviewing the producer, director, and actors in the movie. If I had not seen those interviews I would have thought that RWN was exaggerating. Trust me. He is not.

The producer openly admitted that he was trying to draw parallels between the government in this movie and the Bush admininistration. The book this movie was based on was written 25 yrs ago in reaction to the Thatcher administration in Great Britain. But I suppose all conservative governments are alike to those who see the world throught leftwing looney glasses. The actress in the movie even says that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. Maybe in this actress's leftwing world one can't tell the difference, but the rest of us can.

The sad thing is that the people who made this movie, people like Michael Moore and the rest, honestly believe Christians would murder gays, ban art, and take away all civil liberties if given the chance. I don't know which is more pathetic, believing such garbage or trying to convince the American people to believe it.

They are free to keep trying to make us believe it. (unless we truly do take over and kill them of course) It only makes them look more ridiculous than they already do.