Guy Fawkes

By November 5, 2012November 14th, 2014My Journey, Writing

It is Guy Fawkes Night, Bonfire night, whatever you call it. The air is smoky.  At one point, while driving earlier, I was certain I was going to pass out from smoke inhalation as I was trapped on some country road and the car heater was pumping in the smoke filled air.  I proceeded to open the windows, uncertain if I was going to make it worse but actually it got better.  It seems the heater concentrates the air.

Remember, remember the 5th of November. The Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I see no reason, why the Gunpowder Treason should EVER be forgot….

I do not completely get the idea of Guy Fawkes Night (or day) so I did a quick read up on other people’s opinions like this one on USA Today –  It is an English thing, where Guy Fawkes got caught guarding the explosives hidden below the House of Lords.  Not sure what the point was for his guarding the explosives as it seems to me that that was a fairly unsafe thing to do, particularly if you could not blow yourself up, if caught.  Anyway, he gets caught.

These days, the mask has begun to mean something more to people.  It is more about the message of ‘sticking it to the man’, maybe.  Maybe, that is what it meant then too.  Catholics wanting a catholic King or something along those lines, and willing to kill in the process.

What do you think?  About that?  What did you think about ‘occupy’?

I could not quite get my head around it all.  Why would people of all ages go camp in the centre of London and wherever they were in the US?  What really was the point?  What were they guarding?

Sometimes, the fact that I have spent a long time in a third world country means that I really cannot understand the concept of change coming from people camping outside a place of prominence.  I am not completely sure how that helps anyone.  In my mind, if you want to make a difference, BE the difference.

Get yourself into a place of prominence and make a change.  Work in your communities, forget about dependence on the government, politicians or anyone and become the person that implements the change.  You do not need lots of money, you just need to be willing to get on with it, rather than just camp…


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