Thursday, August 18, 2011

This is why I don't trust "Anonymous"

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This is why I'm afraid of "Anonymous." We've done a piss-poor job, teaching the young generation about morality and ethics. Instead, we showed them materialism is self esteem, that electronics are companionship and that they get in the way of our success, with their "petty" demands for love, guidance, boundaries and protection.

I hear members of "Anonymous" address each other, and anybody else, with the worst epithets and hate speech, all the while talking about what's "just" or "fair." They speak of some sort of revolution, fueled by them. Yet, they release private information about individuals, even commuters on the BART system in San Francisco. They're heady with their power. They're arrogant, self righteous and willing to ruin people's lives, to get what they want. Right now, they claim to want social justice. But, given their means don't justify the ends, how long before they play their games simply for their own amusement, if not personal profit?

This film is brilliant. It begins as a comedy. This man lets himself be pushed, further and further, into his own humiliation and degradation. He lets himself be worn down until his only motivation for playing is his own survival, no matter who gets hurt, and for the reward he'll get if he finishes all 13 challenges. It's like "Who Wants to be a Millionaire:" if he quits, he won't get to keep any of the money he has won so far.

If this film were made by a US company, it would be high-grossing box office, if audience members could be convinced not to spoil the ending for others who haven't seen it.

Remember: "Anonymous" doesn't forget. And they don't forgive. Expect them.

Link to watch online: (English dubbed, not subbed)

Plot Summary for
13: Game of Death
(2006) More at IMDbPro »13 game sayawng (original title)

Pusit is having the worst day of his life. He just lost his job and is in serious debt. That is all about to change when he receives a mysterious phone call with a tempting offer. If he could complete 13 tasks, he will win 100 million Baht. Pusit agrees and the game begins. Written by Ploy P.

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