"This film is dedicated to all the Brothers and Sisters who had enough of the Man"
The Man, oh, you don't know the Man. He's everywhere. In the White House... down the hall... Ms. Mullins, she's the Man. And the Man ruined the ozone, he's burning down the Amazon, and he kidnapped Shamu and put her in a chlorine tank! And there used to be a way to stick it to the Man. It was called rock 'n roll, but guess what, oh no, the Man ruined that, too, with a little thing called MTV! So don't waste your time trying to make anything cool or pure or awesome 'cause the Man is just gonna call you a fat washed up loser and crush your soul. So do yourselves a favour and just GIVE UP!
— Dewey Finn, School of Rock
R2-D2: The Man is a nebulous paranoid concept from the 1960s regarding governmental authority.
Sometimes people, mostly white people, make things happen... That's where we come in and our never-ending struggle against The Man, aka Whitey, aka Mr. Charlie, aka Honky Mc Gee...
— Consipracy Brotha, Undercover Brother