"There is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object — to think and speak as you saw fit — you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity.
did this happen? Who's to blame? Certainly there are those who are more
responsible than others. And they will be held accountable. But again,
truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into
I know why you did it. I know
you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a
myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of
your common sense. Fear got the best of you. And in your panic, you
turned to the now High Chancellor Adam Sutler. He promised you order,
he promised you peace. And all he demanded in return was your silent,
obedient consent." [Full speech]
—Larry and Andy Wachowski, V in "V for Vendetta"