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wow, a literal 'sheeple' within the first minute.
The smugness is a little off-putting, but he does raise a valid point.
Fuck tha Po-lice!
It's sort of like vaccination, if cops stop more murders and rapes than they perform themselves by utilizing their cop immunity to all human philosophies, both legal and moral, it's a win! Most human endeavors that actually work only look good over the span of the statistics, and outright insanely horrible on a case by case basis. Other examples include the military, Hollywood, and microcheeseries.
Pretty standard cheeseball-youtube-wakeupsheeple stuff, but the image that popped up at 2:35 really threw me.
3:00 - Using V For Vendetta as an example of people who have stood up to oppressive governments? I mean, he did, IN A GODDAMN COMIC/MOVIE. Maybe the reason that you couldn't come up with a real life example is that there is a sad lack of genetically-engineered super-soldiers running around fighting tyranny.
Fuck it, I'm not going to live-blog this thing. I can already feel my blood-pressure rising.
It's also the way to totally misunderstand the entire point of V For Vendetta and the entire point Alan Moore was trying to make. V is not the hero of the story, per se, but rather the example of violence against a greater evil gone out of control. It's pretty obvious to anyone with a fucking brain that the underlying theme is that V is stark raving fucking mad and if he hadn't died by the end, he probably would have gone on bombing and killing anyone he perceived as a problem.
Did we watch the same movie? The movie I saw had the government black bagging people. That doesn't seem like the motivations behind V were psychotic and whimsical. It seems rather like a vendetta (gasp!)
I've never seen V for Vendetta. I always said I'd get around to watching it one day, but then all the nerds started prancing around in Guy Fawkes masks and I just couldn't do it. Which is a shame, because I feel like I'm missing out on a major part of the Matrix/ Fight Club/ Clockwork Orange school of movie-based cultural criticism.
What's it about? Guy Fawkes meets 1984, right?
I couldn't sit through eleven minutes of this Rambo wanna-be. Did he ever outline when it's a great idea to shoot a cop and when this has ever in the last century had a positive outcome for the person who did so?
Miss Henson's 6th grade class
I lost him when he was like "If the Jews had fought back when they were loaded on cattle cars." People who tend to go for the most cinematic version of resistance don't usually have such a great picture of how society actually works.
So, he divines his inalienable rights from a document, written by the ruling class, who were functioning as the government while at the same time calling laws mere "scribbles from a politician." Were Washington, Jefferson and Adams not politicians?
How about "never."
You should never shoot a cop.
Or anyone else.
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