Sunday, February 19, 2006

"Governments should be afraid of their people."

The Toronto Star interviews former Toronto resident Paul Pope about his new DC Comics miniseries, Batman: Year 100, and finds that Pope's libertarian sympathies are at the forefront of this tale of the Dark Knight taking on an oppressive government in the year 2039:

It's Pope's way of commenting on the homeland security policies the US government have put in place in the wake of 9/11.

"The Patriot Act is less fearsome than the media would have you believe, but there are a lot slippery slopes in this burgeoning third world," says Pope. "What I find most alarming is how passively people have (accepted) this encroaching large government."

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