This is for my Film & Lit. Class.
The idea is to find an interesting germ of a paper topic in any random video clip.
No One is Bigger than The System.
The individual and the System.
Mankind is of a very peculiar mindset when it comes to large scale social systems. Modern culture seems to both love and fear, to idolize and simultaneously desire the system of its own making. We believe in both The System and in the individual. We believe in society and community while we maintaining the ideal that each and every member of society is a beautiful and unique snowflake.
In this brief clip, excerpt from the stand-up satire of Eddie Izzard, we see individuality come into direct conflict with the system. In this funny collision, we see that the system does not allow anyone to be bigger than the system itself. And while that is absolutely frustrating when we are in line at the DMV, it is absolutely essential in maintaining real equality, even if it is only the equality of universally poor customer service.