Video – Alan Moore, writer of V for Vendetta / The Watchmen, at OccupyLSX
Alan Moore, the writer of V for Vendetta and The Watchmen visited Occupy LSX on January 6th 2012. The image of the Guy Fawkes mask used in the comic and the film (illustrated by David Lloyd) has been widely used by the Global Occupy Movement.
Following is an excerpt of Alan Moore’s work from V for Vendetta.The complex message of his work touches many an occupier. I would to dedicate it to all our loved ones. We could not do it without you. x x x x
Evey Hammond: [voiceover] Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot… But what of the man? I know his name was Guy Fawkes and I know, in 1605, he attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. But who was he really? What was he like? We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail. He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten, but 400 years later, an idea can still change the world. I’ve witnessed first hand the power of ideas, I’ve seen people kill in the name of them, and die defending them… but you cannot kiss an idea, cannot touch it, or hold it… ideas do not bleed, they do not feel pain, they do not love… And it is not an idea that I miss, it is a man… A man that made me remember the Fifth of November. A man that I will never forget.