Thursday, February 03, 2011

Think about it

So I was reading different stories on the Egypt thing and in a few comments I saw this quote from "V for Vendetta"

People shouldn't be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

Now when you first see it and you think about the romantic notion of fighting the power that sounds like a damn good quote.  Then I thought about it for a minute.  Wait, the Government AFRAID of something?  That's not good.  A government is made up of people.  People with the same weaknesses and reactions as the rest of us.  (something i think most people forget nowadays).  The government isn't some computer that makes a mental note of 'do not piss off the people'.  If a government AKA the people running the show are afraid of everyone what do you think is going to happen?  BAD SHIT.  fear is never something you want to happen to someone in power.  Fear tends to bring out bad, hasty, extreme decisions in people.  Once again, NOT something you want the people who run the whole show to be expreiencing. 

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