So apparently a bunch of anarchists in Guy Fawkes masks gathered recently in front of the offices of DC Comics to protest the comic giant’s lack of due diligence in allowing “a multi-billion corporation like Time Warner” to “in the presentation of a film version of V for Vendetta to a mass audience, strike the notion of anarchy as a solution to state control.” Todd Seavey, editor of the always fascinating Health Facts and Fears website, decided to engage in a bit of patriotic dissent (this is, after all, the Age of the Dixie Chicks), colorfully captured in this blog post by Valerie D’Orazio (A.K.A. Kamikaze Girl).
Here’s a bite before the whole delicious meal:
“We suggest that you be grateful,” Seavey declared above the throng of protesters and pedestrians who were just trying to get to the other side of the block so they could buy a knish. “Capitalism offers so many rich opportunities for people-whether they’re intelligent or wacko-to make their views known and sometimes even profitable in a complex market full of niches. I say: thank you DC Comics for providing us with characters like Superman and Lex Luthor! The only problem I have with Lex Luthor, quite frankly, is that they made him a capitalist in recent decades.”
…and another funny bit:
The leader of the “A for Anarchy” contingent, Adam Weissman, was an earnest young man in a simple buttoned shirt and ponytail. I immediately got the impression that the theatrics of his group aside, he had really passionate views on the subject of anarchy and how it related to the distribution of wealth and the application of government in this society. Listening to him, I had the sudden urge to shave all my hair off and call myself “Evie.” Then I remembered how much it cost to get these friggin’ highlights at Jean-Louis David.
How soon revolutionary zeal fades!