I watched V For Vendeta again tonight. I’ve seen it a dozen times, I have it on DVD. But each time I watch it, especially the end, I get the same stir in that same place. You know the little spot inside of you, below your heart and above your stomach that twiches from the inside whenever you really feel something? That place.
The title of this post is one of my favorite lines from the movie. Every time I hear it though, I get the feeling that I’ve heard it somewhere else, like I heard it long ago in a US History class in a grade I can’t remember. Probably not the exact quote, but something similar…Can anyone help me on this one? I searched a bit, but I couldn’t find it. Searchers and History buffs, I’m calling on you!
I saw another thing today, on youtube, after proxying onto it to search for some good ‘ole American TV to watch, couldn’t find full episodes of the Daily Show like I hoped, but I did watch some Bill Maher.
Okay so do you remember that place I was talking about? Just a second ago, that place where you feel? I got the same feeling from watching this video, but instead of feeling hopeful and elated, I felt…terror, and…anger. Please watch. It will only take 8 minutes and 48 seconds out of your day, but I make no guarantees on how much time you my spend thinking about it afterward.
Oddly, it made me think of another famous quote from the annals of US History-
“You are either with us, or against us.” –George W. Bush