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Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Comfort of Routine

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The Comfort of Routine

I do, like you, appreciate the comforts of everyday routine, the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition…..”                                                                              Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

“Love your rage, not your cage.” 
Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

Written by Steven Griggs |

If you saw the film V for Vendetta, you will remember the broadcast that V sent out to the population of London. The above quote was the opening lines of his speech.  He was trying to use the power of words to rouse the people from their sleep, from their lethargy of acceptance.

To awaken them so they could see that through their acceptance and preference to overlook small incursions into their freedoms, they had allowed their freedom to be quietly taken from them….

Yes, routine and repetition becomes very comfortable, soothing…….. simpler ….  It’s so much easier to sleep walk through life than push against the small nuisances that nag at us from the corner of our minds.

Those little annoyances like having your 85 year grandmother searched at the airport for the bomb or weapons she may be carrying or having to give up your nail clippers and mouthwash at the security checkpoint….. or knowing that every phone conversation, every email and every text you send is being monitored…..?

Are we letting our freedoms slowly be taken from us? Are we letting ourselves be programed by fear and constant bad news? And because of the fear do we crave more security and the need to be protected? And has this need to be protected caused us to overlook and even accept the fact that our liberty is slowly being stripped away?

Do we really need the government to protect us by limiting our freedom? We 're told it's necessary for the government make us more secure. Really? Is this really true?

The nature of government is control and once given it can never be taken back.

If you get a chance, watch the movie-“V For Vendetta”. It may resonate with you and you may see parallels…..

Don’t be asleep. Don’t stay in step with the marching legions of the majority. Watch.

The majority is never right. Never, I tell you! That’s one of the lies in society that no free and intelligent man can help rebelling against. Who are the people that make up the biggest portion of the population, the intelligent ones or the fools?”                Henrik Ibsen