Friday, March 03, 2017

My Weekend Crush

As Trump readies his new – though certainly no less terrible – Muslim Ban, I thought it might be a good time to share Valerie’s Letter again. For no reason, really. Just totally out of the blue, actually. Apropos of nothing, truly. I just felt like remembering my favorite part of “V for Vendetta.” You know, the part where the lesbian prisoner scribbles her life story out for someone to find about how she had roses and kisses but then war and authoritarianism and ominous sounding policies like the “Articles of Allegiance” happened and different became dangerous and they took people from their homes and their beds and now there are no roses just despair and ultimately death. Yeah, that part.

It’s not because we have a new president hell-bent on declaring the “others” the enemy with ominous sounding policies like V.O.I.C.E. (which stands for Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement, which even grammatically is wrong beyond belief). It’s also not because he has commissioned the Department of Homeland Security to publish regular lists of supposed immigrant crimes. It’s not because his policies are having people snatched for deportation from hospitals and churches and courthouses and press conferences by ICE agents overjoyed at their new freewheeling authority. Never mind reports that show immigrants are actually less likely to commit crimes than native-born citizens. Never mind that publishing lists of Jewish crimes was something done to foment hatred toward them during World War II by the actual, goddamn Nazis. None of this matters when there’s an “other” to hate, apparently. But, again, there’s no reason I felt like sharing this clip today. I just wanted to watch Valerie and Ruth and all those beautiful roses, I guess. Happy weekend, all.


Carmen SanDiego said...

Such a great movie, such a great sequence for Valerie. She had roses and apologized to no one

Anonymous said...

Fuck you, feminazi cunt!

Panty Buns said...

Thank you for sharing this powerful video - a tribute to Valerie's bravery,
and a reminder of the kind of horrors that take place if tyrants go unchecked.
It's disturbing when bigoted trolls like "Anonymous" in the comment just above mine
feel emboldened by a demagogue like Trump to spew or even act on their hatred.
Government condoned and sanctioned atrocities must be spoken out against.
Never give in to the haters.

Anonymous said...

Im hearing more and more about Oprah running in 2020. Personally I advocate Oprah. She is a self-made woman who will listen to the masses. She spend her entire career listening. She is compassionate, smart and will help people who are struggling.

Karen said...

So how so you feel about Mike Pence using his own personal email account for govt matters? Trump is now accusing Obama of wiretapping too. He is really off base.

Victoria said...

Wow. That's some real class and bravery right there. *whistles*