People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people

V for Vendetta starred Hugo Weaving as V, a Guy Fawkes mask-wearing anarchist intent on destroying British Parliament in a totalitarian England of the future.

V for Vendetta

Our attitude toward Margaret Thatcher’s ultra-conservative government was one of the driving forces behind the fascist British police state we created in Vendetta

It’s quite simple when you think about it: governments are made of a handful of people, compared to the size of their country. The people are greater in numbers and arguably in intelligence – at least, individually. Governments are there to make a country a better place to live in, to invite friendly guests, to be home. And yet, governments often act against the cries of the population to attend their own individual needs and leave the people roaring displeased, making little to no effort to amend the situation. It’s usually when the people rise that change happens.