Remember, remember the 5th of November

This 5th of November we see the film V for Vendetta being shown on BBC2.

It is somewhat ironic that the very broadcaster showing the film is the one on which the fictional ‘BTN’ in the film is modelled upon.

The parallels between the fiction of V and the reality we see today are striking.  Both have a political elite that does as it pleases and operates beyond the constraints of democratic accountability.

In V the government controls the population through fear, making the population dependent upon the politicians.  Today in real life we have the politicians doing the same thing, as they seek to give the impression of tackling an international economic meltdown fuelled by their corporatist agenda.  As the populations of many countries turn on their political class, attention suddenly switches to Iran.

The permissive approach to Tehran’s nuclear ambitions of recent years – the lame jaw-jaw, carrot and bigger carrot ‘diplomacy’ – is suddenly being replaced with tough talk and the threat of war… years too late and only after Iran’s programme has been given plenty of breathing space to develop.  But now the political class needs a crisis to hang its hat on, to convince the people we are all at imminent risk and that without our ‘leaders’ we are doomed.

V ends with a scornful population taking back power.  How long will it be before the people in the western ‘democracies’ come to terms with the necessity of this solution and act to take back power in real life?

11 Responses to “Remember, remember the 5th of November”


  1. 1 mairin 05/11/2011 at 11:30 pm

    How nice to know someone out there sees the world as I do , where the masses are controlled by fear, scare stories to replace the religion that once controlled the populace, from global warning to the Islamic threat all are feeling threatened, we have just seen the crushing of a country that just dared so that they maintained control over the populace just as corporate business crush the small man as they strive towards globalisation.and complete control

  2. 2 Lynne 06/11/2011 at 12:15 am

    The explosive denouement of our hubristic and catastrophically inept elite can’t come soon enough.

  3. 3 maureen gannon 06/11/2011 at 12:51 am

    Have just watched V My Oh My I wonder why that has been shown?

  4. 4 right_writes 06/11/2011 at 8:49 am

    Mwahahahaahhaha….

    Now… Where can we find a disease (that only we have a cure for), to release into the wild?

    Ah haaaa…

    We will create a currency that will infect the financial system, and we will release it into the world, and we will carefully ensure that it’s malignancy will become apparent very quickly.

    (Strokes white cat…)

  5. 5 Andy Baxter 06/11/2011 at 8:56 am

    loved the film and my teenage children did too….it opened their eyes to the reality of Britain today…one of my friends last night at our village bonfire remarked as we were reflecting on the the symbolic and actual significance of bonfire night and the film V for Vendetta, that this film V should be compulsory viewing for children in schools much like climate change hss become.

    War is Peace
    Ignorance is Stength
    Freedom is Slavery

    a realiy that we march ever closer each day

  6. 6 James Murphy 06/11/2011 at 11:32 am

    Strange this: I walked out of that movie years ago, felt it was not very crypto-socialist propaganda. But will look at again with new eyes in the light of the comments here.

  7. 7 Steve M 06/11/2011 at 12:05 pm

    Ah, nice one AM, You spotted the irony, too.

    It is an all time favourite, and each time I watch it, I see something new or different. A classic.

  8. 8 maureen gannon 06/11/2011 at 12:08 pm

    James I also at the felt that it was a propaganda film and rather far fetched, however in a very short time I began to change my mind, bLiar and the one world order and common purpose started the rot for me.
    Cameron is in my carrying on where he left off , my sympathy was with the anti globalisation demos but their methods of destruction was the wrong message, this almost silent quiet method is making people realise that it is the people that are paying the cost and the reasons for the disquiet that most feel,

  9. 9 Uncle Badger 06/11/2011 at 12:34 pm

    I’d be in the front row, pitchfork in hand, were it not for the fact that revolutions are almost invariably used by the same type of sociopaths to retake control.

    As suggested about, the party system must go as it is perfect environment for the parasite class .I accept that it probably couldn’t without some serious show of power from hoi polloi. but I favour an organised campaign (starting with a tax strike, perhaps).

    We really don’t need any more Lenins, Maos or Castros.

  10. 10 James Murphy 06/11/2011 at 12:45 pm

    Point taken, Maureen, will definitely give it another look. And Uncle Badger “we really don’t need any more Lenins, etc’ – To say the least! However, my sad conviction is that in times of social chaos (and given the gullibility and plain stupidity of the masses) it is always the scum, not the cream, who rise to the surface….

  11. 11 Alan Douglas 06/11/2011 at 9:38 pm

    The elite know it is much easier to run people through their emotions than through the brain.

    Which is perhaps why “democracy” is not, or no longer, such a good thing : “Hey, you own a piece of meat that has been around for 16 years, come on have a vote.”

    Alan Douglas


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