Posts tagged Guy Fawkes
And now for something completely different …
I’m going to give brief descriptions of some of my favorite movies with political overtones. Many of them aren’t normally thought of as being “political movies.” Some are simply light entertainment. I deeply enjoyed them all, and would highly recommend them to anyone. I’m sure I’ll forget a few, even some of my favorites (I can claim age as an excuse, but I’ve never had a good memory). I hope you, dear reader, will share some of your favorites as well.
In no particular order, here are some of my top political movies: (more…)
A while back I posted an article, in which I mentioned that the next war is likely to have a significant cyber component to it.
Fans of the graphic novel V for Vendetta (or the film adaptation) will recognize in the photo the use of the masks of anonymity associated with Guy Fawkes, who was part of a failed attempt to blow up the British Parliament in 1605. Fawkes made his attempt to overthrow the government under a false persona. Hence the use of the mask is often associated with attempts to overthrow totalitarian regimes through the use of anonymity and solidarity.
The trigger for Anonymous’s attack was a direct, public threat made by HBGary’s CEO, Aaron Barr, to the Anonymous group to expose their constituents. Two weeks ago, Peter Bright published an article on Ars Technica outlining how the attacks took place.