History Headscratchers / VForVendetta

10th Mar '17 2:55:07 AM Iku
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*** They micromanage those below them. But they absolutely enforce orders from the top without question and micromanage to enable those orders without question.
24th Feb '17 7:34:06 AM nobrandhero
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*** When the two detectives are talking about what's about to happen, and it keeps cutting back to shots of that stuff happening, there's a cut from them saying "This is what he wants...he wants..." and then cuts to a guy shouting "Anarchy in the UK!" and shooting up a convenience store. That's about the closest the movie ever comes to it, I think. It definitely makes the 'anarchy = chaos' assumption.




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*** The "Anarchy in the UK!" guy is sporting a pretty nice piece. I'm sure V wouldn't have any trouble getting whatever guns he wanted, if he wanted them. He just likes knives and isn't sane. There's probably not that much more to it.
24th Feb '17 7:21:49 AM nobrandhero
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** You're missing that V is just trying to get people to rise up against the government in order to force the government to crack down harder and thus cause an even greater uprising. He's not trying to free them from surveillance or any other little gesture like that. He's trying to destroy society itself so that maybe something better can take its place. Lying to said society in order to trick it into destroying itself isn't hypocrisy, it's a tactic he uses consistently and effectively throughout the series.
15th Sep '16 11:42:58 PM damnedifiaint
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** They ''did'' kill him with what they had - just not quite quickly enough. They combed the area for traps and the like to make sure he didn't have something nasty in store, but it was a perfectly reasonable assumption that if it came down to shooting, 13 professional killers could take down one man.
8th Sep '16 5:24:01 AM Riley1sCool
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** A lot of people think of anarchists as bad guys, like how V sees himself. However, V figures that there are better anarchists in the world, who will solve the problems themselves. Also, this entire question is more or less a cheap shot at anarchic philosophy. It's quite realistically portrayed.

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** A lot of people think of anarchists as bad guys, like how V sees himself. However, V figures that there are better anarchists in the world, who will solve the problems themselves. Also, this entire question themselves, unlike him, who is more or less a cheap shot at anarchic philosophy. It's quite realistically portrayed.
simply trying to solve problems.
19th Jul '16 8:29:37 PM Varia_Heimt
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** He might have been trying to make a martyr out of himself for V's cause because A) He clearly believed in it enough to do something as risky as releasing something on TV to the whole nation about it and B) Because he knew he'd go down one day anyway for all the illegal things he kept in his home, so why not make some good out of it? Nothing moves people like a (already extremely popular) martyr.
19th Jul '16 8:25:51 PM Varia_Heimt
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*** He probably overestimated the amount of time he'd have to get her out of the house, thought that she would leave of her own accord somehow after seeing the program, or yes, forgot about her entirely when he made the switch in scripts.
19th Jul '16 8:13:34 PM Varia_Heimt
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** It's pretty likely also that, since the assumption is that everything aired is government-approved (and that it's been that way for the last twenty years or so)then since this show obviously is to then it's okay to laugh at the jokes presented there. Either that or that the people are meant to laugh at it (it is a comedy sketch), although the former is more likely for that point in the film/current events.
24th Jun '16 12:07:17 AM Luppercus
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** V is a very clever strategist and observer, he has been planning this for years and he has access to security footage all over the country. Is possible that he studied which of all government offices was the most lazy and which of all forms of communications was the least supervised, besides people doesn't use the traditional mail much using more phones, emails and the like so probably the government focus attention in that media and not in mail. It was, after all, a surprise for everyone to recieve the packages; expect the unespected, no one really expected that the "terrorist" was gonna use the least common method of mail.
22nd Jun '16 1:28:51 AM Luppercus
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** That's not quite true, we've seen cases like the Arab Spring which happened in countries like Egypt and Libya that had very decent standards of living, for the Middle East standards at least, especially Lybia that had one of the largest middle classes in Africa, some rebellions in Latin America were made purely out of ideological reasons and motivations especially between liberals and conservatives and these rebellions were generally made by people from the middle class up (as, naturally, most liberals and other ideological fighters tend to be educated and have enough standards of living as to have time to thing about politics and ideology). Ukraine is another example of a country with pretty decent standards of living that had popular uprisings. There are many examples of countries with authoritarian governments but reasonably good way of living were popular uprisings happened.

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** That's not quite true, we've seen cases like the Arab Spring which happened in countries like Egypt and Libya that had very decent standards of living, for the Middle East standards at least, especially Lybia that had one of the largest middle classes in Africa, some rebellions in Latin America were made purely out of ideological reasons and motivations especially between liberals and conservatives and these rebellions were generally made by people from the middle class up (as, naturally, most liberals and other ideological fighters tend to be educated and have enough standards of living as to have time to thing think about politics and ideology). Ukraine is another example of a country with pretty decent standards of living that had popular uprisings. There are many examples of countries with authoritarian governments but reasonably good way of living were popular uprisings happened.
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