From the December 2006 Idaho Observer:
Visualize villions of valiantly victorious Vs
Last year a movie—V for Vendetta—was advertized during the SuperBowl, the most costly advertising dollar money can buy. It looked pretty fascinating. Then it came out and, more or less fizzled in the box office. But it sizzled in the minds of activists who were moved to tears when thousands of people, dressed like V, came out in solidarity against the evil Big Brother government.
If you are a movie watcher—as most Americans are—and you haven’t seen V for Vendetta, do. If you have seen it, see it again. You will not be disappointed. It is a cinematographic masterpiece that strikes right at the core of why human governments inevitably devolve into totalitarianism: People are afraid to resist abusive power when their faces are exposed. But, when given the opportunity to confront their abusers incognito, especially in a nameless, faceless sea of confrontation, they will. History supports us on this point and everyone in the audience who feels their own self-righteous anger through V gets the point as well.
Last month we highlighted V as he (they) attempted to bring attention to the federal government’s unlawful collection of Americans’ wages and salaries as "incomes." There was something really cool about looking at the photos and imagining what it would be like...
So, the full V costume outfit, cape, hat, mask and belt with (plastic) daggers are available online www.brandsonsale.com/ca-010159.html for $89.
This may sound silly, but it feels like we should all have a V costume in our closets. At the very least, someone will be able to borrow a really groovy Halloween costume from you. But what if...
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