Friday, April 06, 2007


So. By coincidence, I ended up watching V for Vendetta today. It's such a great movie, and provides so many questions and thoughts. V is a person seemingly fighting for an ideal of justice and freedom from oppression and tyranny... but he can be seen at times to be fighting merely for his own revenge on those who made him what he is. Like many things, V has an ideal - something that looks great in it's purity - but he has changed it in a sense. V's justice becomes almost equal to the violence and ruthlessness of those he seeks justice from.

I think that violence is not the only or greatest answer, but can be used to bring about justice. Whether or not it is one's right to take justice on behalf of others, I'm not sure, and if it is taking justice for your own revenge motives, I'm not sure. This stuff confuses me. I think it also matters how much force you use, how many are caught in your vengeance, etc.

Anyway. I probably need to watch it a million more times to understand it better. There are plenty of quotes that really caught my mind, this is one that I found:

V's mirror had a Latin inscription reading: "Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici". This means, "By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe."


  1. read 2nd comment on previous post.

  2. Explain to me your controversialism thoughts on the 5V's quote Jono.

  3. I agree.
    It's hard to know if if and when violence is right.
    Maybe in situations where you defend others or yourself, violence is not a wrong or right choice. Maybe it is both.

  4. Pretty much the best movie ever

  5. Em: I have no idea how to respond to that.

    Digger: That is the most detailed, meaningful comment I have ever read in my entire life. Lift your game.