Okay, Machete isnt Hitchcock or anything; but its a fun movie. It also has some interesting libertarian aspects:
- Its explicitly in favour of open borders.
- Its implicitly in favour of the right to bear arms.
- It dramatises countereconomic resistance to government (the Network).
- It also dramatises the Baptists and bootleggers dynamic, as well as the role of government in helping to cartelise the very industries it claims to be trying to protect people from.
- It explicitly endorses the Socratic-Stoic-Ciceronian-Augustinian-Thomistic-Spoonerite principle that an unjust law is not a law.
- By contrast with Cory Doctorows (otherwise excellent) Little Brother, whose ending disappointed me, Machete does not end with a reformist exhortation to work within the system; on the contrary, it ends with two of the main characters renouncing forms of state authorisation that they have been given. (Im being deliberately vague to avoid spoilers.)
Now we just need to convert Robert Rodriguez to agorism and well be all set.