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Frank Wilhoit

The "overtly political" nature of the film is really summed up in the quote that you have embedded in your title: "I never met nobody ever got away with anything."

Whereas, in the political world, no one any longer remembers the last thing that anybody DIDN'T get away with; and no one can imagine anything ever having any [political] consequences again.

We have traded off accountability (and, along with it, and by definition, civilization itself) for some poor, thin, cheap, evanescent, subjective feeling of "freedom"; and this is a tradeoff that cannot even, at the lowest level, be respected as a manifestation of autonomy, because it is a tradeoff that is literally incalculable, because the consequences of unaccountability are infinite.

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