V for Vendetta - Visionary Vigilance by SARTRE

V for Vendetta - Visionary Vigilance by SARTRE
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Sunday, April 23, 2006 03:29 pm

V for Vendetta - Visionary Vigilance by SARTRE

The power of ideas is the theme of a remarkable movie - V for
Vendetta. No wonder that governmental Statists fear the message from
this film. Shades of 1984 have been updated to the next century. The
faces and circumstances have changed, but the lust for controlling
society has remained constant.

Guy Fawkes lives in the V cap crusader unjustly tortured for being a
threat to the ruling cabal. Hypocrisy and hubris by bureaucratic
Creedy clones has not altered the goon stepping plan. Subjugation,
suppression and silencing the public is still the official policy.

V identifies himself: \"This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is it
vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished, as the once vital
voice of the verisimilitude now venerates what they once vilified.
However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands
vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin
van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and
voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a
vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity
of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.
Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose vis-а-vis an
introduction, and so it is my very good honor to meet you and you
may call me V.\"

His outcry is not of an anarchist or a nihilist, but that of a
seeker of justice and justifiable outrage. The portrayal of
tyrannical chancellor as an elected conservative does not go
unnoticed. His ranting is the antithesis of a Howard Beale. Mad as
Hell has disappeared as the public sleeps. Only V won\'t take it
anymore. The totalitarianism regime uses fear and deceit to mange
reality, while V uses rebellion to regain human dignity.

The message is clear - vendettas are personal but vigilance is
eternal. V proves that repression of ideas is transient when the
will of popular insurrection can be resurrected. Hope is timeless
when the spirit of historic resistance molds and bands together.
Masks in a crowd of anonymous marchers regain legitimate authority
when they face down their oppressors.

The veiled analogy to 911 and the War of Terror is noteworthy and
the compliance of mass media propaganda in shaping public opinion is
obvious. Conduct of conscience as a means to combat tyranny possess
great risks under this fictitious despotic government. Violence
against the leadership means dead. Security for the country is
actually defined as obedience to the State.

V\'s quest for revenge pushes the limits of civil behavior. Vengeance
is mine is always dangerous, even from maltreated antiheroes. In
contrast retribution against oppressive governments comes forth from
civil disobedience determination. The inspiration that manifests in
deposing unjust governmental hacks is universal. Within each person
resides the ability to achieve noble action.

The lesson of V is that dictatorships exist only when good citizens
withdraw from the struggle. Allowing artificial perception to be
sold as a phony actuality is systemic to modern society. V reminds
that true power resides with the people. This reality is what most
governments fear the most - an active citizenry willing to attain
self-determination and hold government accountable.