Anarchy at the D.C.


My old friend Todd Seavey surfaces leading a capitalist counterprotest to a gaggle of anarchists picketing the offices of D.C. comics, incensed that they and fellow megacorporation Warner Brothers had the temerity to "exploit" anarchism by making the blockbuster V for Vendetta, whose protagonist, the certifiably insane, homicidal, but nevertheless generally sympathetic Guy Fawkes–masked terrorist V, dreams of a vaguely-defined stateless society. You can't blame them for being a little miffed that a big-budget action movie has probably done more to pique folks' interest in anarchist ideas than a lifetime of passing out mimeographed pamphlets.