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Guy Fawkes' Day. Remember, Remember, the eleventh of September Islams, some towers and jets, I see of no notion that Islamic commotion, should ever be for... ge

Remember, Remember, the eleventh of September
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User avatar #22 - syndromes (11/05/2012) [-]
We celebrate Guy Fawkes' day (originally) because of his failed attempt at blowing up the parliament. So no, no, **** NO. It's NOT like celebrating Osama Bin Laden day because that asshole actually managed to succesfully conduct a terrorist attack.

Guy Fawkes failed -> We celebrate that he failed.

Only reason people misinterpret 5th of November is because of V for Vendetta. V is fighting a corrupt and fascist government so in that situation V is actually a hero and the government is the bad guy.

Also I think Guy Fawkes is just a symbol for anonymous and people regard the 5th of November more as 'Anonymous Day'.
User avatar #26 to #22 - muzzology (11/05/2012) [-]
I think I need to make this clear, it was for religious reasons. As you said it wasn't for the same reason as V for Vendetta but I think people will understand that it was purely because he didn't agree with the protestant king.
User avatar #34 to #26 - defender (11/06/2012) [-]
While anarchists may be right that Fawkes was the only person ever to enter Parliament with honest intentions, they've forgotten what those intentions were. Fawkes wasn't trying to destroy an evil theocracy, he was trying to install one.
Fawkes was a fighter for Spain and the Catholic Church. His goal was to end the slightly more egalitarian Protestant revolution in England by restoring Catholic domination. If the Gunpowder Plot had actually succeeded, Britain would probably look less like an anarchist commune and more like the fascist police state Alan Moore warned us about.
User avatar #3 - supamonkey (11/05/2012) [-]
Guy Fawkes night is celebrated because Parliment was saved from being blown up. It also reminds us that people have the real power, not the government, for a group of ordinary people came inches from blowing up the government.

9/11 isn't celebrated because 3000 people died in terrorist attacks by foreigners, who did it because their millennia old text finds fault with people who live half a world away and have never personally met or been slighted by.
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User avatar #13 to #3 - herecomesjohnny (11/05/2012) [-]
guy fawkes was a theocrat, hehe
User avatar #35 to #3 - defender (11/06/2012) [-]
While anarchists may be right that Fawkes was the only person ever to enter Parliament with honest intentions, they've forgotten what those intentions were. Fawkes wasn't trying to destroy an evil theocracy, he was trying to install one.
Fawkes was a fighter for Spain and the Catholic Church. His goal was to end the slightly more egalitarian Protestant revolution in England by restoring Catholic domination. If the Gunpowder Plot had actually succeeded, Britain would probably look less like an anarchist commune and more like the fascist police state Alan Moore warned us about.
User avatar #18 to #3 - thatonetyler (11/05/2012) [-]
I learn more stuff on here than i do in school
User avatar #286 to #18 - accdodson (11/06/2012) [-]
Beurocracy ***** . The education system is ****** because it only exists to get you ready for your next step, and the only real education you get which prepares you for the workplace are the last two years+ of college. Everything else is to give you a broad understanding form the next broad thing, which, done on a large scale, is ****** .
User avatar #8 to #3 - Mr Ronok (11/05/2012) [-]
plus noone wants to wear an osama mask, at least guy fawkes looked cool
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#2 - alexireynov (11/05/2012) [-]
To be fair Guy Fawkes was stopped, that's what the celebration is for...
User avatar #6 to #2 - kingcoote (11/05/2012) [-]
I still don't see why we should celebrate that...I see it more of an opportunity to pick up where he left off.
User avatar #10 to #6 - corneth (11/05/2012) [-]
Because he wanted the Pope to rule England, that's why
#261 to #10 - kingcoote (11/06/2012) [-]
Easier to overthrow one religious zealot than 645 megalomaniacs
#203 - autoxx (11/06/2012) [-]
The difference is that Osama killed innocents.
Politicians usually deserve it.
User avatar #244 to #203 - LastCall (11/06/2012) [-]
>>Politicians ***always** deserve it.

FTFY
#180 - smithysmithy (11/06/2012) [-]
Except Guy Fawkes wanted to kill a bunch of corrupt government assholes aand Osama flew a couple planes into two buildings filled with innocent civilians going about their lives.

there's a big difference
#208 to #180 - naes (11/06/2012) [-]
actually he wanted to kill a bunch of protestants, so that Britain would become Catholicllycontrolled
User avatar #215 to #180 - brothergrimm ONLINE (11/06/2012) [-]
this is why i, a USA citizen, celebrate guy fawkes day
#273 to #215 - smithysmithy (11/06/2012) [-]
im english, i still celebrate Guy fawkes because i like fireworks...fairly simple
#11 - thee (11/05/2012) [-]
Now we're on the topic, we should totally have a Jenga holiday
#151 - dwarfman ONLINE (11/06/2012) [-]
Good evening, London. Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine- the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, thereby those important events of the past usually associated with someone's death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, a celebration of a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this November the 5th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat. There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror.
User avatar #301 to #151 - dawggz (11/06/2012) [-]
Thanks. Read it in his voice from the first line to the end.
#214 - anon (11/06/2012) [-]
If you think it's just about Guy Fawkes getting caught, you're missing half the point. Yes, Parliament caught him before he could enact his plan. And in a way, they set off the fireworks as a reminder not to screw with them. But it's also a reminder to themselves. A reminder to never forget, and to never get complacent. It's a message to the people AND the government
#78 - awesomeguyTS (11/06/2012) [-]
I just realized, here in NJ, Halloween fell on November 5th...   
   
mfw
I just realized, here in NJ, Halloween fell on November 5th...

mfw
User avatar #84 to #78 - tacobadger (11/06/2012) [-]
Uhm.

That doesn't make sense.
User avatar #112 to #84 - ixcarnifexxi (11/06/2012) [-]
Dude, are you high? You can hear gifs?... Cool man, teach me.
User avatar #314 to #112 - tacobadger (11/06/2012) [-]
this made even less sense!
#93 to #84 - anon (11/06/2012) [-]
Halloween was postponed because of the super-storm.
User avatar #94 to #93 - tacobadger (11/06/2012) [-]
...what..

how could they do that
User avatar #172 to #94 - tombombadil ONLINE (11/06/2012) [-]
Because it's okay to wait for candy when the other option is for your kids to die violently in a hurricane.
#85 to #78 - Ruspanic (11/06/2012) [-]
wat
wat
User avatar #97 to #85 - tacobadger (11/06/2012) [-]
Listening to this and some dirty dubstep made my mind explode.
User avatar #255 - senseofpurpose (11/06/2012) [-]
wait, we don't celebrate Osama Bin Landen day???
User avatar #262 to #255 - arrogant (11/06/2012) [-]
who the **** is Osama Bin Landen?
User avatar #306 to #262 - senseofpurpose (11/06/2012) [-]
your mamma is
User avatar #12 - herecomesjohnny (11/05/2012) [-]
in britain it's a celebration of his failed bombing
User avatar #17 to #12 - itwasntnsfw (11/05/2012) [-]
I kind of wish it had happened.
#294 - sodapops (11/06/2012) [-]
I see I have to put some **** straight.

1: Guy Fawkes didn't try to "install a theocracy". It already ******* were a (christian) theocracy just like all of Europe. Any self-confessed atheist at that time would have been tried with torture for witchery and burned at the stake, hanged if he were lucky.

2: The quarrel was between the catholic and protestant church and it's pretty much the same **** that went down in Ireland not too long ago. What's more, at the time there was WAR between the two factions and Fawkes saw it as a holy duty to reinstall Catholicism. No different from crusades or jihad (which were/is also far into the land of full retard)

3: Just like in Ireland things were hidden beneath the religion. In this case it was Scotland vs England.

4: The effigy used to be the pope, not Fawkes. Food for thought, eh?

5: I don't care about that stuff but Fawkes really were a patriot, freedom fighter and revolutionary (which is of course just another word for terrorist these days)

6: V for vendetta is a ******* awesome movie. In case nobody noticed it is not about the real Guy Fawkes.

7: Start an Osama Bin Laden jenga day if you like, noone cares.
#296 to #294 - stayloyucel (11/06/2012) [-]
Pointless explaining it to someone who doesn't even know who Guy Fawkes is, he probably scrolled with his eye on the wikipedia and thinks he knows **** .
User avatar #297 to #296 - sodapops (11/06/2012) [-]
Ah, I see I left out a part. I responded more to the comments than the post. Sorry about that.
#275 - broorb (11/06/2012) [-]
no, it's
no
no darling no
We all have massive bonfires on the beach, each with an effigy on the bonfire, replicating how guy fawkes was burned - except nowadays the effigy is always of a different person - like, maybe the most hated person that year, etc.

we don't celebrate the fact that parliament nearly got blown up, you nitwit
User avatar #284 to #275 - frolacosta (11/06/2012) [-]
Fun fact: He was never burned alive, instead he was hung, drawn and quartered!
#285 to #284 - broorb (11/06/2012) [-]
Ohh, I thought we burned his body, though?
#290 to #285 - anon (11/06/2012) [-]
I pretty sure his organs were cut out of his body and burned.
User avatar #207 - jokeface (11/06/2012) [-]
We celebrate it because it's my birthday, fool.
User avatar #7 - dragonicangel ONLINE (11/05/2012) [-]
It's celebrated in honor of discovering the Gunpowder plot. Because if it wasn't found out and stopped, bad things would've happened.
User avatar #204 - MrPadre (11/06/2012) [-]
Except Guy Fawkes wasn't succesful in blowing up Parliament. The towers were succesfully destroyed. They celebrate catching a traitor before anything bad happened
#199 - ObersterDeutsch (11/06/2012) [-]
What did this guy do to get a holiday?
User avatar #212 to #199 - brothergrimm ONLINE (11/06/2012) [-]
guy fawkes was the leader of the gunpowder plot. they were gonna blow up Parliament
User avatar #206 to #199 - zraxx (11/06/2012) [-]
grabbed the G.E.C.K, started project purity, was just in overall badass mother ****** .

need I say more?
#145 - anon (11/06/2012) [-]
And celebrating Christopher Columbus day. The only thing he discovered was the pimple on his ass.
User avatar #161 to #145 - bronytarek (11/06/2012) [-]
But seriously, Imagine what kind of world, we would be living in, if the Europeans hadn't wiped off the indigenous Americans.. The Aztec, Mayan and Incan civilizations were highly advanced and perhaps on par with European civilization. We would have a completely different world, and a much more diverse and beautiful.. The day that Columbus set foot on America, shouldn't be celebrated, it should be mourned.
User avatar #182 to #161 - johnnybtrollin (11/06/2012) [-]
they weren't highly advanced...
they didn't even know how to work harder metals, and the few ones they forged, were used with ceremonial purposes.
User avatar #308 to #182 - bronytarek (11/06/2012) [-]
Maybe, but they still knew how to build on water, which completely dazzled the Europeans at that time. They had fashions, organized religion, structured society etc. they weren't primitive.
User avatar #114 - VirtualGamer (11/06/2012) [-]
I asked my girlfriend out today. Now i will never forget the fifth of Novermber.
User avatar #120 to #114 - nightmaren (11/06/2012) [-]
You mean you asked her to marry her or something?
#123 to #120 - anon (11/06/2012) [-]
he asked her out. she is now his girlfriend. he won't forget it because of that.
User avatar #125 to #123 - nightmaren (11/06/2012) [-]
> I asked my girlfriend out today

Unless he plans on have like 1 or 2 girlfriends in his life, he'll probably forget. Asking a chick out usually isn't a day you'll remember for the rest of your life.
User avatar #129 to #125 - srskate ONLINE (11/06/2012) [-]
it is if you aren't that much of a social butterfly. Trust me.
User avatar #134 to #129 - nightmaren (11/06/2012) [-]
I guess. I'm 16, and I've only had one girlfriend, and I'm not exactly a social butterfly either. I think I asked my last girlfriend out December 28th of last year, actually, so I guess you're right.
User avatar #137 to #134 - srskate ONLINE (11/06/2012) [-]
Dude, I'm in the same boat as you. I'm 16 and I asked my first (and only) girlfriend out last year September 24th.

good times. good times.
User avatar #141 to #137 - nightmaren (11/06/2012) [-]
If only it was more acceptable for females to ask guys out. This may make me sound like a dick, but according to several different girls, and a few close guy friends, I'm a really good looking dude, and I'm also pretty tall, but I've got the social skills of of a dead caterpillar, it sucks.
User avatar #142 to #141 - srskate ONLINE (11/06/2012) [-]
from one tall dude to another, how tall are you?
Im around 6' 3"
User avatar #147 to #142 - nightmaren (11/06/2012) [-]
Same, I'm 6'3ish too.
User avatar #148 to #147 - srskate ONLINE (11/06/2012) [-]
I feel like one of us is a clone. I don't know which one yet, but we seem to be perfect matches of each other.
#153 to #148 - nightmaren (11/06/2012) [-]
This is true. Someone should get to the bottom of this.
#154 to #153 - srskate ONLINE (11/06/2012) [-]
maybe its best if we never know who the original is.
Or maybe we should find out and make an army of us!
User avatar #160 to #157 - srskate ONLINE (11/06/2012) [-]
I enjoyed that picture far too much.
User avatar #167 to #160 - VirtualGamer (11/06/2012) [-]
mfw im 15 and 6'2 ive had 3 girlfriends tho and i guess im considered popular
#184 to #167 - nightmaren (11/06/2012) [-]
<mfw you either don't have a face or you don't know what mfw means
Unless you're referring to your avatar.
User avatar #168 to #167 - srskate ONLINE (11/06/2012) [-]
guess I was wrong then. Still, good for you.
User avatar #169 to #168 - srskate ONLINE (11/06/2012) [-]
I never said I wasn't popular by the way. I just suck when it comes to talking to women.
User avatar #201 to #169 - VirtualGamer (11/06/2012) [-]
dude all you have to do is be confident.
User avatar #202 to #201 - srskate ONLINE (11/06/2012) [-]
I know, but confidence is something I sorely lack.
User avatar #133 to #125 - VirtualGamer (11/06/2012) [-]
who the hell would forget about the fifth of november
User avatar #126 to #114 - srskate ONLINE (11/06/2012) [-]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhTiJEYqqY8


somebodys got to start it
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