Big Rowan Ackison (greensh) wrote,
Big Rowan Ackison
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The Message of "V for Vendetta"

I am a member of a pagan group (or two) on MySpace, and a recent topic was on the validity of focusing on the Burning Times. Some background on the this subject is at http://wicca.timerift.net/burning.html.

I am on a vague paranonia spree right now regarding the powers-that-be, and wrote the following:

I recently saw 'V for Vendetta' twice. The first time was by myself, and I saw it on a whim. The second time I saw it with my lovely girlfriend. The first time I saw it I thought it was about a theocracy. I was not wrong. A theocracy in future Britain was part of the plot. The second time I saw it I realized that the movie was not truly about a theocracy. The type of totalitarian government was secondary to the fact that the government had been taken over by a small group of people. It didn't really matter if they wore the banner of theocracy. They could have been fascist, communist, capitalist, or anything else. What mattered is that power had been taken from the people. A tagline for the movie is, "People should not fear the government; the government should fear the people."

What does this have to do with the thread at hand? Witches, both true witches and those falsely proclaimed to be so, were killed in pursuit of people establishing/consolidating power. My girlfriend has researched the burning times, and the information she shared with me showed me that the driver of the burning times was the shifting of political and economic power. In this drama of humankind, the victims where Witches and the oppressors were Christian governments. I do believe that the taglines of "remember the burning times" are valid if they only remind us that our liberties are only a persecution away from being removed, and our lives are not far behind. The oppressors will change, but the evil is the same. Anything that reminds us to remain on guard is a blessing.
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