Wednesday, March 22, 2006
A is for ANARCHY!
"Seize this opportunity Anarchist! This Friday marks the beginning of our most important opportunity in decades to communicate with millions about the possibility of a world without capitalism or coercion.Their method of communication?
On Friday, March 17, 2006, the long awaited film version of Alan Moore’s classic graphic novel, V for Vendetta, will premier throughout the US. V for Vendetta is the story of an anarchist who dismantles a fascist state through propaganda of the deed, inspiring the masses to revolt with a vision of building an anarchist future. The book’s protagonist does not simply promote vague anti-authoritarianism or nondescript appeals to “question authority” but explicitly and compellingly calls for the masses to eliminate the state and replace it with anarchy.Ummm...Guys? You didn't get the memo, so I hate to break it to you, but IT'S A FILM!
Unsurprisingly, this radical message has been lost in the translation to Hollywood’s watered-down film version. Warner Bros. presents a hero rebelling against fascism and advocating “freedom”, yet never suggests that until the state is destroyed, no one will truly be free. Alan Moore has described the script of the film as “rubbish” and had demanded that his name be removed from it."Step up, anarchists:
Time and again, anarchists have seen our message distorted, our comrades martyred, and our stories erased by the corporate and governmental servants of the ruling class. We cannot allow this to happen again!Start hurling popcorn people!
An ad hoc group of anarchists in New York City have launched AforAnarchy.com, a website and education campaign designed to reinject anarchist politics into V for Vendetta and radicalize audiences of the film.
A is for anarchy.
F is for....