Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pirate Radio

I saw the movie Pirate Radio a few days ago and I have to say, it is a great film! I enjoyed it more than Atlas Shrugged and felt it was equally as libertarian in theme, maybe a bit more libertine in some ways. If you haven't seen it and lean libertarian and like tales of rock and roll, you must see this movie.

A quick synopsis of the movie would be that it is about a heroic crew of radio DJ's who are fighting the British government and censorship in an effort to bring rock and roll to the oppressed masses in the socialist England of the not too distant past. The government had banned rock radio from the official channels and so the pirate radio crew played from a boat stationed a couple of miles off of the English coast, away from the intrusive censorship laws. This does not stop the evil government officials from seeking to shut them down, even though they are not breaking any laws. A great line in the movie is when the government official is told that they are not breaking any laws and he responds “that's the nice thing about being in government, if they are not breaking any laws, we simply change the law!”.

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