Equilibrium is an absolutely fantastic movie. I highly recommend it. Like all good dystopians it makes you think. It presents very real problems about humanity. The dystopian is created by trying to fix it in the wrong way. The heroes have to overthrow the government. But the problem is, the original problem was real. It it is not fixed.
While constant surveillance, all-powerful police forces, and drugs that destroy all emotion are horrible, SO MUCH of the propaganda is painfully accurate. Such is the quote of today:
“Mankind united with infinitely greater purpose in pursuit of war than he ever did in pursuit of peace.”
I think part of the problem is it takes individuals to create peace. But the mob will always lean towards violence. It is a truth of humanity. But how to fix it, without creating a dystopia?