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“2081”: The Ultimate Dream of the Statists

July 16, 2010

Fiction is the world- the sanctuary, so to speak- of the socialists/statists. Since most of them have the tendency to spout lies, empty promises, fabulous propaganda, and ideas of pure stupidity and ignorance, it is only proper for people- particularly those who are willing to think- of today to turn to the world of fiction. There are a number of prescient fiction books, such as Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”, F.A. Hayek’s “The Road to Serfdom”, George Orwell’s “1984”, or Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron”, that clearly depict real-world plot-theme of our time. With this I’d like to share the following videos below I found online, that indeed show the ultimate dream of today’s liberals, leftists and statists.

“2081”, a short film based on Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron”, tells about the golden age of equality. It’s a must-see film!

Here’s the film description I found on Vimeo.com:

Based on the short story “Harrison Bergeron” by celebrated author Kurt Vonnegut, “2081” depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th Amendment to the Constitution and the unceasing vigilance of the United States Handicapper General, everyone is “finally equal….” The strong wear weights, the beautiful wear masks and the intelligent wear earpieces that fire off loud noises to keep them from taking unfair advantage of their brains. It is a poetic tale of triumph and tragedy about a broken family, a brutal government, and an act of defiance that changes everything.

Featuring an original score performed by the world-renowned Kronos Quartet (Requiem for a Dream) and narration by Academy Award Nominee Patricia Clarkson (Far From Heaven, Goodnight and Good Luck), “2081” stars James Cosmo (Braveheart, Trainspotting), Julie Hagerty (Airplane!, What About Bob?) and Armie Hammer (The Social Network).

I’m really looking forward to buying my own original copy of this film.

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