(urth) Alan Moore
rubel at goosemoon.org
Tue Mar 17 09:30:19 PDT 2009
Ah, very interesting. I guess I could see that. Are those quotes
stashed in V for Vendetta someplace, or are you saying that they apply
and illustrate its points?
I still find the themes of personal liberation more affecting and
central, but I guess I'd be foolish to ignore the specific depicted
And finally, to attempt to reconnect with the Battlestar bit:
"Which side are we on? We're on the side of the demons, Chief. We're
evil men in the gardens of paradise, sent by the forces of death to
spread devastation and destruction wherever we go. I'm surprised you
didn't know that."
On Mar 17, 2009, at 3:11 AM, Jeff Wilson wrote:
> Allan Anderson wrote:
>> What do you mean about the militias? I'm not sure I get that.
> The entire "a government should be afraid of its people" idea, where
> the people should be armed and ready to take back control of their
> country when the government oversteps its bounds and becomes a
> burden more than a benefit.
> Our current militia movement takes justification in the @nd
> Amendment to the US constitution as statements of the founding
> fathers like Thomas Jefferson:
> * I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good
> thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the
> o Letter to James Madison (January 30, 1787); referring to
> Shays' Rebellion Lipscomb & Bergh ed. 6:65
> * God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a
> rebellion.... What country before ever existed a century and half
> without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if
> their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people
> preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is
> to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify
> a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be
> refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
> It is its natural manure.
> Letter to William Stevens Smith (November 13, 1787), quoted in
> Padover's Jefferson On Democracy
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