Ok. Before anyone starts calling for the men in white coats to come for me, I want to say two things: I'm NOT crazy, and I'm NOT a conspiracy nut. I just realized a few things after reading "Anthem".
I discussed this with my Limbaugh baby, and he said he needed scuba gear for as deep as I went with this.
I told him that this country could conceivably be similar to the make-believe world of The Matrix.
Liberals could play the role of the alien forces who just take what they need from humans and create a world they want humans to think is real. If you think about that, it kinda fits the liberal mentality. They tell us only what they feel we need to see and believe. And insofar as taking what they want from us: look at your pay stub.
The strong arm of government force could be Agent Smith personified. Ever patrolling and monitoring that no one gets out of line, Agent Smith makes sure that the lie of The Matrix is upheld at all costs. Think about all the tactics used by Barry and his thugs to insure that the American people don't know the truth: The Fairness Doctrine, calling tea party protesters "low-level terrorists", etc.
Then you have The Resistance (conservatives and libertarians). They are the ones constantly trying to expose the truth and reveal to people exactly what the world they live in is like. And, like many of us conservatives, we are always questioning whether the next Palin or Jindal could be The One; the person to defeat those in charge of The Matrix.
I know this sounds REALLY out of character for me, but I bet you won't watch the movie the same way ever again!