5 nov. 2009

REMEMBER REMEMBER, The fith of November

Frases de la Película V for Vendeta. Buenísima película por cierto.

"Remember, remember, the 5th of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot;
I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot"

"Recuerda, recuerda
el cinco de noviembre
el complot y la traición recordarás
Por ninguna razón el complot de la pólvora
Debería olvidarse jamás"

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Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici
"Por el poder de la verdad, mientras viva, habré conquistado el universo"

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Good evening, London. Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine- the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, thereby those important events of the past usually associated with someone's death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, a celebration of a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this November the 5th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat. There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, 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 and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those 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 a mirror. 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. Last night I sought to end that silence. Last night I destroyed the Old Bailey, to remind this country of what it has forgotten. More than four hundred years ago a great citizen wished to embed the fifth of November forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives. So if you've seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you then I would suggest you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me one year from tonight, outside the gates of Parliament, and together we shall give them a fifth of November that shall never, ever be forgot.

¡Buenas tardes, Londres! Permitid que, primero, me disculpe por la interrupción. Yo, como muchos de ustedes, aprecio la comodidad de la rutina diaria, la seguridad de lo familiar, la tranquilidad de la monotoní­a. A mí, me gusta tanto como a vosotros. Pero con el espí­ritu de conmemorar los importantes acontecimientos del pasado (normalmente asociados con la muerte de alguien o el fin de alguna terrible y sangrienta batalla y que se celebran con una fiesta nacional), he pensado que podrí­amos celebrar este 5 de noviembre (un día que, lamentablemente, ya nadie recuerda) tomándonos 5 minutos de nuestra ajetreada vida para sentarnos y charlar un poco. Hay, claro está, personas que no quieren que hablemos. Sospecho que, en este momento, estarán dando órdenes por teléfono, y que hombres armados ya vienen en camino.¿Por qué? Porque mientras puedan utilizarán la fuerza ¿Para qué el diálogo? Sin embargo, las palabras siempre conservarán su poder, las palabras hacen posible que algo tome significado y, si se escuchan, enuncian la verdad. Y la verdad es, que en este país, algo va muy mal, ¿no? Crueldad e injusticia, intolerancia y opresión. Antes tenías libertad para objetar, para pensar y decir lo que pensabas. Ahora, tienes censores y sistemas de vigilancia que nos coartan para que nos conformemos y nos convirtamos en sumisos. ¿Cómo esto ha podido ocurrir? ¿Quién es el culpable? Bueno, ciertamente, unos son más responsables que otros. Y tendrán que rendir cuentas. Pero, la verdad sea dicha, si estás buscando un culpable, sólo tienen que mirarse al espejo. ¿Por qué lo hiciste?, Porque tenías miedo ¿Y quién no? Guerras, terror, enfermedades. Había una plaga de problemas que conspiraron para corromper vuestros sentidos y sorberos el sentido común. El temor pudo con vosotros y, presas del pánico, acudisteis al actual li­der, Adam Sandler. Os prometió orden, os prometió paz. Y todo cuanto os pidió a cambio fue vuestra silenciosa y obediente sumisión. Anoche intenté poner fin a ese silencio. Anoche destruí­ el Old Bailey para recordar a este país lo que ha olvidado. Hace más de cuatrocientos años un gran ciudadano deseó que el cinco de noviembre quedara grabado en nuestra memoria. Su esperanza era hacer recordar al mundo que justicia, igualdad y libertad son algo más que palabras; son metas alcanzables. Así­ que si no abren los ojos, si siguen­ ajenos a los crí­menes de este gobierno, entonces os sugiero que permitáis que el cinco de noviembre pase sin pena ni gloria. Pero si veis lo que yo veo, si sienten lo que yo siento y si persiguen lo que yo persigo, entonces, os pido que os unáis a mí­, dentro de un año, ante las puertas del parlamento Y juntos, les haremos vivir un cinco de noviembre que jamás, jamás nadie olvidará.

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It seems strange that my life should end in such a terrible place, but for three years I had roses and apologized to no one. I shall die here. Every inch of me shall perish. Every inch, but one. An inch. It is small and it is fragile and it is the only thing in the world worth having. We must never lose it or give it away. We must NEVER let them take it from us. I hope that whoever you are, you escape this place. I hope that the worlds turns, and that things get better. But what I hope most of all is that you understand what I mean when I tell you that, even though I do not know you, and even though I may never meet you, laugh with you, cry with you, or kiss you, I love you. With all my heart, I love you. Valerie.

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Creedy: Defiant to the end, huh? You won't cry like him, will you? You're not afraid of death. You're like me.
V: The only thing that you and I have in common, Mr. Creedy, is we're both about to die.
Creedy: How do you imagine that's gonna happen?
V: With my hands around your neck.
Creedy: Bollocks. Whatchya gonna do, huh? We've swept this place. You've got nothing. Nothing but your bloody knives and your fancy karate gimmicks. We have guns.
V: No, what you have are bullets, and the hope that when your guns are empty I'm no longer be standing, because if I am you'll all be dead before you've reloaded.
Creedy: That's impossible. Kill him.
[the fingermen open fire on V, but he still stands after their clips are empty]
V: My turn.
[V proceeds to kill all fingermen with his knives before they manage to reload]
Creedy: [desperately shooting at the approaching V] Die! Die! Why won't you die?... Why won't you die?
V: Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof.

1 comentario:

Mr. Floyd dijo...

Remember Freedom!!! El centro esta hermoso hoy! dando vueltas me encontre con mensajes que dejo la gente en la noche. En el color de la sangre. ese color medio prohibido. y de todas, esa frase fue la que mas me llamó!

remember remember, the 5/11/09