Yes it is that very time of year again. What is traditionally "Guy Fawkes Day" in England is today. Why I like to continue celebrating, or rather remembering this day is because people need to realized that they can overthrow/change their government if it ever reaches a point that it is oppressive and vindictive. If there was ever a time to consider a change in government, it would seem that this would indeed be the year for many countries throughout the world, aside from the U.S. alone. I really hope that US citizens have realized over this past October that people should not be afraid of their government; the government should instead be afraid of their people. And that goes for any democratically elected body in any part of the world. By the way, please do not blow up a building or undertake any form of terrorism. I was watching the film V for Vendetta this evening and there is a line that I caught "..fear was the ultimate tool of this government.." If you've paid attention to the news then you've noticed that many members of the US government (and those in the banking and finance industry) have used fear to get what they want, but it has also happened in France, Egypt, Russia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, China, and several other places. That is how governments become so powerful, and then too powerful; people become scared and surrender their freedom so that the government can "protect" them, and then before they realize they are without any freedom. I have said it before and I will say if again; a large and powerful centralized government is bad. Local and smaller governments will always be better; but what do men and women with power want.....more power of course, so I doubt that the current US federal government will downsize at all in the foreseeable future. However, all it takes is one spark to start a great conflagration; all that is needed is just the spark.
I cannot say that the day overall has been exciting and or interesting. All I have to say once more is thank God that it is November! Work and graduate school seem to be going much better already, which is an enormous relief. Although I had this client, whose father really, really insulted me last night and was very condescending to me when speaking; not how I would have liked to finish the day, but I suppose you run across people like that every now and then. Hopefully soon though, my job title and responsibilities will be changing. Well that's it for today. I didn't really yack on as much as I did last year, but what I want people to really consider is that they really don't need the government as badly the government wants them to think that they do. Ironically, it is also Election Day in the US; so hopefully people really considered this before they voted for whomever they chose. Remember, "artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use lies to cover the truth up."
V's Speech to London
Hugo Weaving interview
Desolation of Smaug sneak peak