I saw V for Vendetta tonight. Pretty good movie. Deep and interesting message. I don't think it is going to do well overall despite my witness of a full Sunday night screening.

Now, fear is an interesting element that the movie claims to dominate people's lives. I disagree. Fear has always had a very short term effect on our minds. WWI - oh the desvastation we ought to fear... it lasted 20 something years. SARS - the disease that made all HK residents wear a mask... well, while the city's overall hygiene improved, things are pretty much back to old times. 911 - so we've got more airport security, more lines, more self regulating media types... but hey, do you think we have more fear now than before?

The real enemy is ignorance. Because ignorance is long term, if not forever.