Episode 28 – the Usual Statists

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“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled, was convincing the world that he didn’t exist.”

As it is with Verbal Kint in the Usual Suspects, the true evil is just under your nose for the entire film. He engenders himself to the detectives with requests for help, saying he likes cops, spinning yarns, all to distract from the monster beneath.

This is much the same way that the government presents itself as a provider of safety and security, what is needed for a civil society – yet it is the largest transgressor upon life and liberty; creating the most pollution, destruction, mayhem and murder in the history of the world.

So, at least that’s our take on the message from the Usual Suspects. We dive into some specific details, and by the way, if you haven’t seen it: spoilers.

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This episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/DV3hWf0dmT8

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