18Mar '14

Equilibrium

Watching ‘Equilibrium‘. It might be enormously derivative, with obvious borrowings from Fahrenheit 451, 1984, Brave New World, Metropolis and countless other books and films… but I’m definitely a fan. The main character – a gun-wielding ‘cleric’ in a dystopian future where emotion is forbidden – gradually begins to lose his faith in the system he helped maintain. I feel certain parallels to my own journey – and even in this sentence, I fear I have betrayed myself, and the guardians of sound doctrine (one of whom yesterday called me a ‘libtard’) will surely be breaking down my social media door shortly. Let them come.

Writing now – on 26th February 2015 – I can see how my journey has been progressing…

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