November 04, 2006

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.

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  1. I should watch V for Vendetta again.

    04 Nov 2006, 19:39

  2. My school never had bonfire ngiht celebrations because it was a Catholic school and there were religious reasons behind 5/11 (trendy) even though most people had no bloody idea who Guy Fawkes was in real life!

    05 Nov 2006, 01:03

  3. It’s celebrated in pretty much the same way as Christmas… ask your average punter in the street why it’s celebrated and they won’t be able to tell you the historical reason behind it. It’s just an excuse to have a good time!

    05 Nov 2006, 03:55

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