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21 June 2009 @ 02:28 am
[The inspiration behind creating this community]

I've been a fan of Dystopian and Conspiracy theory media probably since I was old enough to read 1984. The Iran election is on my mind and yesterday I found my copy of "V for Vendetta" (I thought I had lost it) so I decided to watch it.

Even though it's fiction, if one looks closely at a movie like "V for Vendetta" it's easy to spot parallels between those events and the events of 9/11 - the word "Terrorists" mentioned everywhere to spread fear and the subsequent loss of rights under the guise of protection from things like The Patriot Act.

The other night I was thinking about things I'd do if I won the PowerBall and I had this really interesting and crazy idea - I would create a non-profit organization called "Dystopia" that sold (really cheap, like at cost instead of normal price) Dystopian and Conspiracy theory novels, fiction and non-fiction, and movies, again fiction and non-fiction/documentary.

In my opinion Dystopian novels and movies encourage free thinking and remind us to keep an eye on the powers that be - I think that's EXTREMELY important right now.

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

[What I'd like to do with this community]

I'd like to create a community with posts about Dystopian and Conspiracy Theory Media. I'll start out by adding entries about media I'm familiar with. If things progress perhaps I'll be able to open the community up so that members can post entries about media as well.