“I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”
These are the words of Howard Beale in “Network”. The American movie classic is about an aging network broadcaster who rebels against the corporate oligarchy and subsequently is murdered at their hands. Rebellion and the rebels that foment them are a recurrent theme in story and song. Spartacus, Robin of Loxley, William Wallace, Zorro, Patrick Henry, John Brown, and Michael Collins are but a few characters, real and imagined, who considered their own liberty and that of their fellow compatriots more important than the authority of a tyrannical state.