WorldNetDaily has published an anonymous hit piece on “V for Vendetta”. It appears that the movie hit closer to home than I had thought. Reality is sometimes a tough thing to look at, face to face. The fact that this “review” is at the top of WND’s Sunday edition is very telling…
According to the nameless diatribe:
Ted Baehr, a columnist for WND and the president of the Christian magazine Movieguide called it “a vile, pro-terrorist piece of neo-Marxist, left-wing propaganda filled with radical sexual politics and nasty attacks on religion and Christianity. “
Other than the motto of the state, “Strength through Unity, Unity through Faith”, and a quick look at a Quran, under glass, there is no mention of religion and nothing of Christianity. Baehr’s definition of terrorism apparently includes all violence against tyranny. Glad to know it. I hope to read about his admonitons of the US wars against tyranny, very soon. But I won’t hold my breath. He, no doubt, includes our founding fathers as terrorists and would exalt their hanging with as much vitriol as he exudes in his review. Ironically, Baehr’s review sounds more like one of Chancellor Sutler’s raves (quote: “I WANT EVERYONE TO REMEMBER WHY THEY NEED US!!!) at his propaganda team.
WND’s managing editor is also quoted…
“This is the marketing of terrorism,” said WND Managing Editor David Kupelian, author of the bestselling book, “The Marketing of Evil.” “When I saw Britain’s Parliament building coming down in the final scene, I couldn’t help thinking of the World Trade Center towers coming down.
“Many people around the world actually think the 9-11 terrorists were heroes,” he added, “because they think America is evil. ‘Vendetta’ will push a few more lost souls over the edge, helping them believe the monsters threatening to annihilate multitudes of Americans in future attacks are heroic freedom fighters, not terrorists. The movie intentionally blurs the line between the two.”
WND was supposedly started to combat the media bias toward out-of-control statism. How sad it is that it has become a tool of the state.
General note to TPTB (the powers that be)…
…when you do montrous things…you create…monsters…
I’m off to go see the movie…again!!!
On the second viewing, I discovered I had somehow forgot all about the priest who was promoted to bishop, a decidedly Catholic thing and possibly attributable to Christianity, though I have come to disassociate Catholicism from Christianity after the scandal of the sexual predations of catholic priests, which were then covered up and the priests relocated to new hunting grounds.
And, of course, Natalie Portman prancing around in ponytails, ribbons and knee socks had a hand in the distraction as well. 😉
So there was a vague, indirect reference to possible Christianity… my apologies to Herr Baehr…
“People should not fear their government, the government should fear their people.” — V, V for Vendetta
“When the government fears the people, you have liberty. When the people fear the government, you have tyranny.” — Thomas Jefferson
“The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself… Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable.” — H.L. Mencken
Did you think to kill me? There’s no flesh or blood within this cloak to kill. There’s only an idea. And, ideas are bulletproof. — V, V for Vendetta