Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Fifth

I did have a nice, long weekend--my birthday, the fifth of November, happened to coincide with my school's sports meet.

I've been thinking further on the meaning of the Guy Fawkes gunpowder treason plot. Wasn't this an example of Christian fundamentalist terrorism? A precursor of the IRA?

Far from being the social revolutionary hinted at in the movie, 'V for Vendetta', Guy Fawkes was a Catholic reactionary. If I had a nice bonfire handy, I'd be happy to toss him on. I do sometimes wonder if the U.S. needs a similar cathartic holiday on September, 11. Perhaps I've mentioned this before, but I think we could throw effigies of Bin Ladin onto twin towers of burning Bush, I mean brush.

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