Friday, March 17, 2006

"Terrorist Freedom Fighter"--Now It's Official

Well, there's no turning back now: "freedom fighter" and "terrorist" cannot only be used interchangeably; they can even be used together in the same sentence.

I was curious about the storyline for a movie, and found the following for the upcoming V for Vendetta:
Logline:A terrorist freedom fighter known only as "V" begins a violent guerilla campaign to destroy those who've succumbed to totalitarianism, and recruits a young woman he's rescued from the secret police to join him.
"A terrorist freedom fighter"?

Well, if it's good enough for the movies, then the line between freedom fighter and terrorist really has become obscured beyond all recognition.

I'm just curious why instead of destroying evil, he destorys "those who've succumbed to totalitarianism". To succumb is to submit to an overpowering force--sounds like he's killing the victims.

Oh well, that's Hollywood!

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