In connection to the movie «V- for Vendetta», we got to write our opppinion about a very difficult question; If the government in your country was responsible for something terrible, like the death of over a 100.000 people, would you really have wanted to know about it? That is the question I'm going to write my oppinion- and argument- for in this text.
We are living in a democracy, and if the government in my country was responsible for something terrible that had happend, I'm almost certain that I would have wanted to know about it. Of course, it depends on what they have done, and how bad it was. If it only was done for the security of the nation or if they did it just to be cruel, if it just was some or some unpaid bills. If it had been as terrible as being responsible for the death of over 100.000 people, like in the movie, it's not likely to happen here in Norway – but if it did, I would have wanted to know about it, because it's only then we could have punished the responsible, fix the problems and maybe get a new government.
If they did something just to protect their country, I think the inhabitants would have found out about it either way. Because of the media and so on, and I think I would have been some kind of grateful for what they did, either way they did it. And if it happened, I think I would have felt som kind of greatfullness towards the ones who were protecting us, either way they did it. That's just how it is.
But when all that's said, this has been a very difficult question to answer, because I have never been in the position having to choose between not-knowing and knowing if my government was responsible for something terrible, so it's really hard to tell how I would have reacted. Hopefully, I never have to be in this situation, because I don't think, or hope, this would ever happen in Norway!