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05/15/2003 Archived Entry: "The Matrix Reloaded (no, I haven't seen it yet)"

AH, YOU FORTUNATE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN CIVILIZATION. Mostly, you're welcome to all that hubbub, but tonight I envy you. You're the lucky dogs who get to see "The Matrix Reloaded" when it's fresh out of the can.

I'm staying home tonight (it's actually Wednesday night as I write this) while the local one-plex plays Disney (again). But I did find this wonderful quote from anarchist ancestor Emma Goldman in Salon's erudite and enthralled review of "Reloaded":

I did not believe that a Cause which stood for a beautiful ideal, for anarchism, for release and freedom from conventions and prejudice, should demand the denial of life and joy. If it meant that, I did not want it. 'I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody's right to beautiful, radiant things.' Anarchism meant that to me, and I would live it in spite of the whole world -- prisons, persecution, everything.

This exalted quote is usually shortened to "If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution." That's a good one, too, even if Goldman never really said it.

The original "Matrix" had more truths in it than any 10 religions, plus beauty abounding. Not to mention Carrie-Anne Moss for thee and Keanu for me. Whotta pair!

(Now Sunni and Rocket Scientist -- send me your reviews! I'll post 'em or link to 'em.)

Posted by Claire @ 12:19 AM CST

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