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Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. - Oscar Wilde

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"Those who are responsible
will be held accountable"
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The film had been seen by many political groups as an allegory of oppression by government. Libertarians used this as a conservative statement against government intervention into the lives of the citizens. Anarchists used this film to propagate the political theory of anarchism.

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The Patriot

The Growth of Libertarian Thought in Colonial America by Murray N. Rothbard

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Is the only word to describe 'The Patriot'. How Hollywood ever let this movie to be made can only be a miracle. Oliver Stone's topics will become mainstream before the sequel would be allowed to be made by Mel. Only he could have pulled this off. This film ranks along side Dr Zhivago, in its significance; David Lean would be pleased.

A message that many hear, but few answer the call. What can be said of the Captain Wilkins' among you? From the way you lead your lives, I can only conclude that the only difference is that you would not hesitate. And the eternal regret and condemnation of your children will be the result of your choose . . .

Read this section from Murray N. Rothbard's, book; 'Conceived in Liberty'. Are there any Algernon Sidney's among you?

"If there be no other law in a kingdom than the will of a Prince, there is no such thing as liberty. Property also is an appendage to liberty; and 'tis as impossible for a man to have a right to lands or goods, if he has no liberty, and enjoys his life only at the pleasure of another, as it is to enjoy either when he is deprived of them."

CNN is reports two polls today. The first says that 56% of the public are confident and satisfied with the condition of the country, while 39% are not. The second has a third of the population willing to admit that they have suffered mental dysfunction. I submit that this second total should be much higher since it represents those who are among the 56% that are satisfied.

"Cato" made clear that the rights and liberties he was enunciating were individual and not those of the majority. The despotism of the majority can be as bad as the tyranny of one or a few. - And presently resides in the sickness of the satisfied . . .

Why do you ignore the wisdom from the sermon of Jonathan Mayhew? Has the affliction of your disorder, spread and become so advanced that you embrace the genocide of contentment, and is the reason you strive and emulate to become your own Captain Wilkins?

This will be the only article for today so you will have no excuse to avoid reading it. Rothbard is worthy of your consideration. While 'The Patriot' cries out to you for "Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor" . . . What will be your answer?

SARTRE

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You can't depend on your judgement when your imagination is out of focus.
- Mark Twain

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Clockwork Orange

"It is not, in my view, a very good novel... but it sincerely presented my abhorrence of the view that some people were criminal and others not. A denial of the universal inheritance of sin is characteristic of Pelagian societies like that of Britain, and it was in Britain, about 1960, that respectable people began to murmur about the growth of juvenile delinquency and suggest that the young criminals were a somehow inhuman breed and required inhuman treatment... There were irresponsible people who spoke of aversion therapy... Society, as ever, was put first. The delinquents were, of course, not quite human beings: they were minors, and they had no vote; they were very much them as opposed to us, who represented society."

Anthony Burgess: A novel called A Clockwork Orange from 1962

Clockwork Orange Script

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I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. - J. D. Salinger

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Dr Zhivago

There is a scene in Dr Zhivago where Omar Sharif arrives back to his home in the city after his escape from conscription into the White Army. He finds that his once opulent and palatial home is now occupied by many families from the people's revolution, and everything of value has been stripped away, leaving the occupants to share a grim and meagre communal existence. This scene creates a scar on the consciousness and leaves powerful mental images of a new revolutionary order with big question marks about its sustainability.
- David Wortley

LARA

Dr Zhivago

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The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so. - Henry Wheeler Shaw

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Spartacus

Human freedom - the need to secure it, the obligation to defend it, the resolution to die for it - this is the great theme of our time. This is the theme we have sought to dramatize for you in Spartacus. Our film is the story of men and women who opposed totalitarianism with the burning dream of freedom. Men and women who truly believe that any dangerous risk is tenable if brave men will make it so and who in the end prefer to die as free men than to live as slaves. Such must be the choice of free men, whether in the 1st century BC or in the 20th AD. For it seems to be a law of nature, or of history, that men who prefer slavery to death inevitably get both. - Dalton Trumbo, Screenwriter 'Spartacus'

Spartacus

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Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing. - George Bernard Shaw

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Gandhi

For me the Voice of God, of Conscience, of Truth, or the Inner Voice or 'the still small Voice' mean one and the same thing.

Civilization have come and gone and, in spite of our vaunted progress. I am tempted to ask again and again, 'To what purpose?'

A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.

A faith gained in strength only when people were willing to lay down their lives for it.

Mahatma Gandhi Indian Spiritual/Political Leader and Humanitarian

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Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience. - George Washington

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Michael Collins

In Ireland, where national pride is a passion akin to religion and romantic love, one man became a legend for his fierce devotion to his land and its independence. Michael Collins' quest would bring a man raised on war into an even more dangerous battle for peace. It would cost him his life but would make him a hero for the ages.

Collins' efforts to create a free and peaceful country, like the epic history of Ireland itself, would encompass romance and violence, valor and rage, burning hope and fiery tragedy. It would result in both the triumph of a free Irish Republic and the terror in Northern Ireland that continues to make bloody headlines today. And it would forever change the ways people wage wars of independence.

Michael Collins

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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. - John Kennedy

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Braveheart

"Sons of Scotland! I am William Wallace . . . and I see a whole army of my countrymen here in defiance of tyranny. You've come to fight as free men, and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight?
Aye, fight and you may die. Run and you'll live. At least awhile.

"And, dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!"

Mel Gibson as William Wallace, speaking to the Scots - outnumbered three to one - on the battlefield at Stirling Bridge, A.D. 1297.
(Braveheart, 1995)

WILLIAM WALLACE

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There is perhaps no better way of measuring the natural endowment of a soul than by its ability to transmute dissatisfaction into a creative impulse. The genuine artist is as much a dissatisfied person as the revolutionary, yet how diametrically opposed are the products each distills from his dissatisfaction.  Eric Hoffer

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The Prisoner

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The Prisoner has a number of clear antecedents in the realm of the distopian fantasy. The Village corresponds to the worlds of Kafka's The Castle, Huxley's Brave New World or - perhaps most obviously - Orwell's 1984. Yet in many ways its overall vision is more universal, and certainly more contemporary, than any of those works. Whilst the worlds of Kafka, Huxley and Orwell are obviously brutalised in psychological, biological and political ways, The Prisoner - while containing all of these elements itself - sets its brutality behind a cheerful Village facade of pleasantry and superficiality which resembles closely the tone of modern advertising and TV culture. - Chris Gregory

Patrick McGoohan plays a man who resigns from a top secret position and is abducted from his London home. He finds himself in a beautiful village where everything is bright and cheerful - the people, their clothes, the buildings, the flowers. But despite this rosey exterior, the village serves a sinister purpose. People are forcibly brought there in order to have their valuable knowledge protected or extracted. Everyone in the Village is assigned a number instead of a name - the Prisoner is Number Six. Chief interrogator and administrator is Number Two, but he isn't the boss - an unseen Number One is the boss.

Failure is not tolerated in the Village, and most episodes feature a new Number Two, though some are privileged to return for a second chance to break Number Six and discover why he resigned.

The Prisoner struggles to keep this information from his captors and to find out which side runs the Village and where it is. He strives to discover the identity of Number One, and above all, he attempts to escape.

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The Prisoner

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The Prisoner Appreciation Society: Six of One

 
"I am not a number, I am a free man!"

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This is a very serious topic that requires a viewing of the uncut director's version of this movie. Since the brilliant screen play was written by our most prominent Rochester native, Rod Serling; it is outstanding. Lancaster plays Gen James Mattoon Scott. The character was drawn from the persona of Gen Walker of Texas. Scott's speech to the nations is pure Founding Father's wisdom and righteous anger towards Treason. Yes, treason that is being committed by the President.

No other character in movie archives reflects more clearly, that there is only one option left. For the 'People' have surrendered their Liberty to an abusive, and I would passionately argue, illegitimate regime; of both political parties and elite's. Most people are unwilling to face the reality of circumstances and would avoid any conflict with the powers that be at all cost. Foolish attempts to reform, are for the naive! The only 'realistic' method to eliminate this systemic rule is embodied in the leadership and purpose of a Gen Scott.

For I am one who would much rather shed his blood in an attempt to restore the 'Republic', than to have it unwillingly drained from my body a little each day. Can anyone one claim that our 'Republic' can be restored through an election at this point? Has not the Reagan administration shown that the carnage continues? (Reagan, the man, was the greatest president of our lifetime, but was controlled by the forces around him).

Rent the movie! Listen very closely to the honesty, the sense of purpose and courage of Scott. He is absolutely correct. He is a modern day Andrew Jackson. A true patriot, who's love for America as a Republic, requires drastic action to restore. The tradition of Cincinatus lives in Scott. And the forces that have stolen the soul of OUR Republic are his, Brutus. The moral justification for this position is that the President abdicated his legitimacy. His duty was to protect the citizens of his nation. He represents the forces that are a cancer, that is destroying the country that you love. Thirty Five years later, can anyone say this nation is any closer to a Republic? Has the indoctrination of our children become any less distorted from the government schools?

Houseman plays an Admiral. I hope your decision would be more noble then his. Its my understand that the Navy oath swears allegiance to the Constitution and the Nation. For me; a Traitor, even one who resides in the White House, does not retain that right for your loyalty. Quite the contrary, Kirk Douglas, is the real Judas.

That's why, I long for a James Mattoon Scott.

SARTRE

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Art should be appreciated with passion and violence, not with a tepid, deprecating elegance that fears the censoriousness of a common room. - W. Somerset Maugham

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N E T W O R K

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" You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale, and I won't have it, is that clear? You think you have merely stopped a business deal - that is not the case! The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back. It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity, it is ecological balance! You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations! There are no peoples! There are no Russians. There are no Arabs! There are no third worlds! There is no West! There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast interwoven, interacting, multi - variate, multi - national dominion of dollars! Petro - dollars, Electro - dollars, Multi - dollars, Reichmarks, Rubles, Yen, Pounds and Shekels! It is the international system of currency that determines the totality of life on this planet! That is the natural order of things today! That is the natural atomic, subatomic and galactic structure of things today! And you have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and you will atone! Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale? "

"Network" - Mr. Jensen to Howard Beale, written by Paddy Chayefsky

Paddy Chayefsky's `Network' is no longer satire, but prophecy

The Greatest Movie Action Scene of All Time by Gary North

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The 3rd Man

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In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed - but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.

- Harry Lime from The Third Man (1949)

The Third Man and Orson Wells

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It can not even be said that the State has ever shown any disposition to suppress crime, but only to safeguard its own monopoly of crime. - Albert Jay Nock

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Enemy of the State

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Does the NSA protect America? Will the Patriotic Act bring Liberty back to the Nation? How about Homeland Defense, will that make us secure, especially from the very government who grows on insecurity!

Enemy of the State review

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Insanity in individuals is something rare -- but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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Dr Strangelove

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Ripper: And as human beings, you and I need fresh, pure water to replenish our precious bodily fluids.
Mandrake: Yes. (he begins to chuckle nervously)
Ripper: Are you beginning to understand?
Mandrake: Yes. (more laughter)
Ripper: Mandrake. Mandrake, have you never wondered why I drink only distilled water, or rain water, and only pure-grain alcohol?
Mandrake: Well, it did occur to me, Jack, yes.
Ripper: Have you ever heard of a thing called fluoridation. Fluoridation of water?
Mandrake: Uh? Yes, I-I have heard of that, Jack, yes. Yes.
Ripper: Well, do you know what it is?
Mandrake: No, no I don't know what it is, no.
Ripper: Do you realize that fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous
Communist plot we have ever had to face?

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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Without an element of the obscene there can be no true and deep aesthetic or moral conception of life...It is only
the great men who are truly obscene. If they had not dared to be obscene they could never have dared to be great.
- Havelock Ellis

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Our species is the only creative species, and it has only one creative instrument, the individual mind and spirit of a man. Nothing was ever created by two men. There are no good collaborations, whether in music, in art, in poetry, in mathematics, in philosophy. Once the miracle of creation has taken place, the group can build and extend it, but the group never invents anything. The preciousness lies in the lonely mind of a man.
 John Steinbeck

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