Hackers movie, htown, (mention racism/uspol-adjacent maybe?) 

Reading the script for Hackers (job stuff) and I just noticed that the video that Dade turns off while saying "Get a job!" is a racist program called "America First." It was important enough for it to be detailed in the shooting script. That's a quiet book-end with the final hacking montage transcending those xenophobic, isolationist barriers.

That whole scene feels like the htown ethos in action, especially with the political climate right now and especially as unsavory instances pop up on the fediverse.

YAK YAK YAK!

htownies out here doing our best in our little slice of the world, keeping the spirit of hacker culture at the tips of our fingers.

Love y'all! 💓

re: Hackers movie, htown, (mention racism/uspol-adjacent maybe?) 

@voltur That scene has always stuck out like that, hasn't it?

re: Hackers movie, htown, (mention racism/uspol-adjacent maybe?) 

@thegibson yeah it really has. i wasn't sure when the decision was made to put it in, but seeing it in the shooting script means it had a lot of gravity. Everything we think about the spirit of that scene is intended, and that's pretty cool. And maybe a little vindicating lol.

re: Hackers movie, htown, (mention racism/uspol-adjacent maybe?) 

@voltur @thegibson As I recall, around that time Rush Limbaugh was really pushing that stuff on his show and they wanted to skewer him.

re: Hackers movie, htown, (mention racism/uspol-adjacent maybe?) 

@drwho @voltur That was what I got out of it back then.

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re: Hackers movie, htown, (mention racism/uspol-adjacent maybe?) 

@thegibson @voltur Same. Mimicry isn't just protective coloration, it's pretext and infiltration.

If feds can pretend to be hackers, and cops can pretend to be anarchists, why can't we pretend to be something to get access?

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