Monday, November 5, 2012

Residue from Remembering the Gunpowder Plot

Remember, remember the Fifth of November
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot 
I know of no Reason
Why The Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes
'twas his intent
To blow up the King and Parli'ment

Today is Guy Fawkes day in the U.K. Now it seems to be treated just as another bank holiday to enjoy carousing and light fireworks.

Despite the 400 years that separates them, the Gunpowder Plot is analogous to the Islamists attacks on 9/11/2001. History shows that the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 stemmed from a reactionary religious partisans trying to decapitate the tyrannical government which prevented freedom of conscience.

Such themes were thematically updated in the "V for Vendetta" comic book that was adapted into a feature film in 2006.


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