Monday, May 07, 2007

V for Vendetta

It's rare that I watch movies, but I watched V for Vendetta tonight.

Gotta love someone with stacks of forbidden books around the house.

What I liked most about this movie was the message that ideas can't be killed. I'm all for revolution against unjust laws and governments, although I prefer peaceful means. After all, if killing a person can't kill an idea, blowing up a symbol of oppression can't stop the oppression.

While I was watching this movie, I thought of something I hadn't for a very long time - the picture of the lone man standing in front of the tanks in Tiananman Square. Was there ever a finer human moment?

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