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Happy Guy Fawkes day! I think. Well, It’s up to all of us to decide for ourselves. I mean, he was trying to blow up Parliment and the king all at once, for in 1605 they (Protestant controlleg parliment) were penning the new King James Bible. Yes, it wasn’t a thing until after their efforts. However, had Guy and his interests (Hardcore Catholics) succeeded, the King James bible could easily have been a hardline roman catholic version. So with the King James Bible today in play, created with many interest groups and lobbyists having a say in what gets to stay in, and with female preiests now out, whose to say that praising this man is a good thing or bad? Either way, things didn’t turn out perfect for all. But what is celebratory? Standing up to the dominating powers and freaking doing something abou it. Standing up for what you believe in and going down with the ship, the rest be damned!

So happy Guy Fawkes day to you.

Remember, remember!
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!
Guy Fawkes and his companions
Did the scheme contrive,
To blow the King and Parliament
All up alive.
Threescore barrels, laid below,
To prove old England’s overthrow.
But, by God’s providence, him they catch,
With a dark lantern, lighting a match!
A stick and a stake
For King James’s sake!
If you won’t give me one,
I’ll take two,
The better for me,
And the worse for you.
A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,
A penn’orth of cheese to choke him,
A pint of beer to wash it down,
And a jolly good fire to burn him.
Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring!
Holloa, boys! holloa boys! God save the King!
Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray!


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