749 - Remember, Remember - Part 2

9th Nov 2012, 11:00 AM in Fresher
Remember, Remember - Part 2
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Tim 9th Nov 2012, 11:00 AM edit delete
It's quite funny how Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot (which, by the way, sounds like a weird Harry Potter crossover) has kinda become a symbol of fighting back against oppressive regimes. Especially considering what his actual intent was. He was planning to replace the (by those time's standard) relatively moderate regime with a far more fundamentalist one. He was less Malcom X, more Osama Bin Laden.
But hey, if there's one thing culture is good at, it's misrepresenting history to make it say whatever the fuck we want it to!

Plus, in this day and age, it's easier to sympathise with wanting to blow up Parliament than it is to sympathise with the average MP.