July 25

the top 10 political movies list

10. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

man gets wrongly imprisoned for years, escapes, and gets his revenge.

9. Brazil (1985)

an agent of the state becomes an enemy of the state and “terrorist”. very grimy and chaotic.

8. Soylent Green (1973)

detective investigates a murder and discovers more than he bargained for.

7. Wag the Dog (1997)

a Presidential candidate creates a fake war to distract from his sex scandal.

6. Brave New World (1998)

society is conditioned to act in a controlled manner.

5. Equilibrium (2002)

similar to Fahrenheit 451, agents are dispatched to destroy all art… but why don’t they resist?

4. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

a totalitarian state dictates life for its citizens.

3. Network (1976)

Howard Beale, a news anchor, crusades against news networks.

2. The Fountainhead (1949)

Howard Roark, an architect, stays true to his designs at his own risk.

1. V for Vendetta (2005)

“remember, remember, the fifth of November, the gunpowder, treason, and plot”… how can you not love a good Guy Fawkes day?

Honorable Mentions

Shenandoah (1965)

Minority Report (2002)

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

most of the films referenced above are adaptations of novels. read those too.

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November 19

my DONT TREAD ON ME playlist

in honor of getting pulled over tonight by a power-tripping cop, and the ridiculity that ensued, here are my favorite: down with the Man – death to the New World Order – Liberty or death – songs.

  1. Wyclef Jean – Fortunate Son
  2. Metallica – Don’t Tread on Me
  3. Sage Francis – Makeshift Patriot
  4. The Civilians Military – Masked Militant
  5. N.W.A – F _ _ _ tha Police
  6. The Flobots – We Are Winning
  7. Scor-Zay-Zee – Great Britain
  8. 2Pac/Outlawz – Killuminati
  9. Immortal Technique – The Cause of Death
  10. Immortal Technique ft Chuck D, KRS-1, Eminem – Bin Laden
  11. KRS-One – Sound of da Police
  12. Megadeth – Endgame
  13. Rage Against the Machine – Killing in the Name
  14. Third Eye Blind – Can You Take Me
  15. 311 – Don’t Tread on Me
  16. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son