Thursday, 5 November 2009

V for Vendetta - 5th of November


  1. And here's a shortened version of the overture, the festive music which accompanies the fireworks. One of the "instruments" apparently required to accompany this piece is "cannons", though even in the original performance they were done without. Apparently it was written in 1880 by Tchaikovsky under the commission of Tsar Alexander I to celebrate the defeat of Napoleon and the defence of Moscow in 1812. Though nowadays it's just used for celebrations in general.

  2. Amazing! As the guy said: "*F*****g* Awesome! Loved that first video, dude!... hah-hah-hahhh!

  3. See the whole movie. It's great. Made by the guys who made "The Matrix". The man in the mask is on a one-man fight against the government that has suppressed liberty in the name of "protecting" its people. On second thoughts, it might not be such a good idea to watch it where you are because it might be considered subversive even though it's set in London and very much a warning to people in the West of how easily liberty could be lost.

  4. too funny! I love the subtitles

  5. Very good okei. I enjoyed it. Lets just cut to the chase, eh?

  6. I have no agenda, except to bring attention to it.

    I posted it on Nov. 5th last year!

    "Who" is but a form following the function of "what"...

    That is the heart of it...

  7. You know how he puts a big X through the poster "Strength through Unity, Unity through Faith". Thinking about this, it seems like a good slogan... "strength through unity" certainly, perhaps rather it should be "unity through loving-kindness" and "loving-kindness through faith"... (faith is a divine virtue, it doesn't mean faith in government, but faith in divinity, or the divine within humanity, so perhaps the term is being mis-used). In essence though, it's a good slogan... but the slogan is but a form following the function of "what"... if the "what" is an authoritarian government that seeks to subjugate its people rather than representing them, then that's what matters...

    We, the people, have struggled for centuries for freedom, democracy, rights, equality in the eyes of the law etc. So if in some part we have these things, it would be right to do all we can to keep them. Yet what if a government oppresses its people in the name of freedom, democracy, rights, and equality as happens in this movie.

    I read Gibran's "The Prophet" for the first time a few weeks ago. And re-visiting it, here's his last line "on freedom":

    "your freedom when it loses its fetters becomes itself the fetter of a greater freedom."

    In being released from chains of bondage, the concept of freedom itself becomes a fetter. Again, "freedom" is but a form following the function of "what"?