Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” Has One Loud, Clear Message (Review)
The fact that one man and a group of supporters stood up against the most powerful elements in the world in order to defend our freedom is not something that needed to be sensationalized or otherwise embellished.
Because if we if we allow the government into the most private rooms of our homes and our minds, then Orwell’s terrible vision will have coalesced around us.
And while there are those who want to demonize Snowden, I say with more confidence than I have said about anything else I know about life, history will make him a great hero. – That is, as long as we follow his lead. Because if we if we allow the government into the most private rooms of our homes and our minds, then Orwell’s terrible vision will have coalesced around us.
As you recall, it was the job of Winston Smith himself to be part of the team that rewrote history and sterilized the past, and in so doing allowed the sum of all human meaning to dissipate inside the feeble memories of the last generation of free people.
I hope to God that millions of people see this film and realize that the Genie is already out of the bottle and needs to be put back in. Power has found a path to more power. What was once a kind of quip and a crackpot notion is now nothing less than a gruesome reality:
Big Brother is watching you.