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Quote by Alan Moore: “People shouldnt be afraid of their government....”

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Quotation: "When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Sources consulted: Searching on the phrase "fear the people," "government fear us," "fear the government," "tyranny has found victory," and "government is our servant". Earliest known appearance in print: 1 2. Earliest known appearance in print, attributed to Thomas Jefferson: 3. Status: We have not found any evidence that Thomas Jefferson said or wrote, "When government fears the people, there is liberty. Comments: One source attributes this quotation to Jefferson in The Federalist.

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Nor do I play one on the radio. The fact that it is rated R for strong violence and some strong language will preclude some from viewing it. Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, the story is set in a near future dystopian England where the authoritarian Norsefire party rules with oppressive ruthlessness. In the story, biological attacks attributed to terrorists have turned England into a virtual police state of constant surveillance, curfews, and unlimited police powers. The Supreme Chancellor uses a lapdog media and a blustery, pill-popping talk show host, known as the Voice of London, to spin the news and keep the populace stirred up against dissenters. V is pursuing a personal vendetta against those who destroyed his life along with so many others.


Was it so long ago and was I just too young to really grasp it at that time? Who knows, but now I feel like it is a pretty striking time for a re-read, given everything happening in the world today though to be fair this has been happening in so many places for so long. I guess the last number of years have just really done a number on us all. But the mysterious V who was once a prisoner at a death-camp and experimented on has other ideas for trying to wake the public up and try to regain their freedoms. Of course the first to go are the ones who deviate from the norm, and these marginalized groups are also often pit against one another, for if they were to join they may actually rise up. Everybody is a hero, a lover, a fool, a villain.

This was originally a comic series written by Alan Moore and made into a feature length film of the same name. The quote comes early in the film. V played by Hugo Weaving had just rescued Evey played by Natalie Portman from agents of the government. This is when V delivers the quote. Geek wisdom : The people can also affect change by other means, such as voting these people out or, in the worst case, depose a corrupt leadership. Even the most tyrannical governments can be toppled if enough of its citizenry fights back and these governments must be afraid if they really want to stay in power. Most of my childhood and adult life was spent doing a lot of geeky stuff: watching TV, playing video games and going to the movies.

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