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Mr. Robot: “eps1.9zer0-daY.avi” Review - AVClub

AVClub: What do we want from revolution? Are we looking to unshackle ourselves from the forces we see as driving contemporary society? It depends of who you ask. To the contemporary leftist, the greatest threat to liberty and equality comes not from government—the traditional bugbear of oppression—but from the capitalist system of free enterprise that has allowed corporations to become more powerful than governments, and imaginary currencies more valuable than people. To the conservative, it is still the government that is encroaching on the freedoms of individuals, abetted by a totalitarian culture that supports the restricting of our ostensible freedoms in the name of tolerance and equality. Freedom and equality, in these admittedly reductive equations, are not supporting one another—they are opposing forces. We sacrifice the freedom to be unequal in our zealotry for equality. We lose our equality through the freedom of others to exploit and structure the economic and political system for the benefit of the few. We all just want, in the words of Fsociety, to be finally free.

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