THE growing citizens’ revolution across the western world is based on a Natalie Portman film that is based on a comic, it has emerged.
Experts say the ‘Occupy’ protests in New York and London seem to be inspired by V for Vendetta and not an awful lot else.
Professor Henry Brubaker, of the Institute for Studies, said: “Shortly after the film version was released I published a research paper entitled Plastic Masks as a Substitute for Knowing What You’re Talking About.
“In it I demonstrated how the film would inspire millions of people to want to take part in a random protest while wearing a Guy Fawkes mask.
“Indeed, it would not surprise me if all these protestors went mental on their credit cards and voted for high-spending politicians in a deliberate bid to collapse the system, just so they could all get together and wear these masks.
“The world is an increasingly complex place, so when trying to understand it I always go back to the first principles of human behaviour and ask myself ‘is someone trying to look cool?’.”
Professor Brubaker stressed that if the film and comic based revolution somehow succeeds then eventually everyone will be wearing a Guy Fawkes mask and anyone who is not will be persecuted until one day a brave, lonely hero stands in front of something symbolic while wearing a Ronald Reagan mask.
He said: “Also V for Vendetta imagines a country run by an evil dictatorship which sends its opponents to horrific medical experimentation camps. While disposable incomes are at 2003 levels, I don’t think that means someone is about to inject you with anthrax.”
He added: “No, they’re not.
“They’re just not.”