“Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot..”- V
The 5th of November is a day that generally just passes by most. Why? Well, most have no idea of the history of the day. Today, 408 years ago, Guy Fawkes planned to blow up Parliament. Now he wasn’t the only one in the Gunpowder Treason Plot, but he was the only one charged. Why does this matter? A lot of reasons I think! My Freaky Darlings, if you will, let us take a look into what Guy Fawkes Day means to me…
From the moment I saw the trailer for the 2006 V for Vendetta, I was interested. Who was this hero? Why did he wear that groovy mask? Upon watching it, I realized it was so much more than a comic book adaptation. The movie had depth, meaning, and taught a fond an idea. The idea being, if your government is doing something wrong, you can’t stand by and do nothing. Doing nothing makes you as guilty as the government you detest. The ideal is, you should always stand up for what you think is right. (Or blow up Parliament for what you think is right..lol…not really) Ever since seeing that movie I have remembered the 5th of November as a day that a man stood for an idea. (But I’m going to be honest with you, V in the movie was more succesful than Fawkes…thus as far as I’m concerned…a better example of the idea…Just saying…)
I’m not the only person to ever be inspired by Guy Fawkes or V, the group many across the web have come to know and love…or hate…Annonymous has adopted the mask and the idea behind it. I have to say, most of the time, I’m not in disagreement with them. They do occasionally stand up for some pretty great things. Kind of makes you wonder what the state of the government would be like if more people stood up for what they…..you know…I’ll drop it here. I find it’s rude to talk about politics in public..It only ever leads to the Darkside…and not the cool Darkside!
At any rate…Happy Guy Fawkes Day to you all!! What ever it may mean to you…a day to ponder politics…a day to take a stand…a day to watch a wicked cool movie…or just another day!! I hope it went well…
*Editor Note: It’s strange writing such a short article like this. Really I’m trying to make it my goal to write something at least once a day…even if it’s small…I’ve got some good stuff on the back burner for you!
Until Next Time, My Freaky Darlings,