Killjoy post of the week
Am I the only person who thinks that Guy Fawks Night is hardly a cause for celebration? I mean, I’m not sorry per se that a load of religious fanatics and mercenaries were thwarted in an attempt to take over England but I do draw the line at celebrating the preservation of the son of a woman who was executed after a series of events involving the mis-use of power and the father of a son who was executed as a tyrant (and who was, let’s face it, hardly a wishy-washy liberal himself). The pruning of the aristocracy which the plot could well have initiated would probably also have served a socially useful function as well as allowing the inbreds to get a bit of fresh blood into the gene pool. Still, maybe it’s just me taking things too seriously.