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Friday, October 8, 2010
The REAL Guy Fawkes
Is everyone familiar with this guy?
Remember, remember the 5th of November. Right? He is believed to be a symbol for all anarchists out there and anti-establishment types. He rebelled against the tyranny of his 17th century rulers and attempted to blow up the British Parliament building. Pretty awesome huh? For all the wrong reasons.....
The Guy Fawkes mask is culturally popular because of the cult hit movie V for Vendetta. In the movie, the protagonist, V, represents an individual who is championing the citizens rights whether they like it or not. By the end of the movie he has overthrown the establishment and, assuming, put in place a peoples government. All in the name of the famous Guy Fawkes' attempt on the 5th of November.
However, Guy Fawkes was in fact trying to be a martyr for the rise of the catholic church. He was a fighter from Spain who infiltrated England in order to usher in a new age of catholic rule on the country. So we can all thank Alan Moore for this newer depiction of Fawkes, but don't forget what he actually stood for, which is the catholic establishment of the time.