Afraid of the People

The quote: People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people, is credited to the movie V for Vendetta. I must confess, despite the anarchistic leanings of the film, I understand the thought behind the saying. Curiously China, of all places, just aired the film for the first time. . .

5 thoughts on “Afraid of the People”

  1. I enjoyed the film and the quote.

    Have we just witnessed the first drips of freedom being presented to the Chinese people?

    Yours Aye.

  2. It’s T. Jefferson, N1 – “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

  3. EB: Hmm, maybe I should see the movie. I avoided as it seemed anarchist to me. But politics is not a straight line, but a sphere. And the freedom-loving libertarian meets the anarchist at some point along the circle.
    Struan: Ah, yes! Thanks. I knew I had heard it before. . .

  4. The movie is very good. I think it is kinda like Orwell’s 1984. If you watch it, expect to draw parallels to today’s society, no matter which side of the isle you lean.

    Let us know how you like it, don’t forget the popcorn and sno-caps and enjoy!

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