The Pestle


Ep 16: “V for Vendetta”

October 10, 2017

In this episode we discuss:

  • The Overture of 1812;
  • James McTeigue & The Wachowskis;
  • Hugo Weaving & Natalie Portman’s amazing performances;
  • the meaning of V for Vendetta, terrorism, patriotism, politics;
  • and much more.

“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell

Notes & References:

Thomas Paine: “He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”

Frederic Bastiat: “Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.”

A brief history of the Guy Fawkes mask
James Purefoy says his departure had nothing to do with wearing the mask
Correction: it was slated to release November 5, 2005, but pushed to March 17, 2006
Alan Moore Interview
Alan Moore hates Hollywood
Donald Trump’s approval rating is 37.5% as of today
War of 1812
Overture of 1812
President Obama signs NDAA allowing indefinite detention of US citizens (after promising otherwise)
President Obama re-signs Patriot Act
Robert Pape’s research on suicide terrorism
George W Bush signs the Patriot Act
Spain withdraws from Iraq after Madrid bombings
Tamil Tigers, suicide terrorists
Tamil Tigers suicide vests
Places America is bombing
Air base in Oman
Government paid NFL to have players on field during national anthem?
Vietnam – Gulf of Tonkin
Stats on police convictions as a result of killing civilians

ADR was indeed used:

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