Not the hero you're looking for (or need)

The reason the Gunpowder Plotters decided to take down the government of King James I & VI was not because they were opposed to government oppression. The Plotters were kind of okay with a spot of government oppression, actually: they just thought that the oppressed Catholics should be the ones doing it.

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Guy Fawkes wasn’t a freedom fighter. He was a religious terrorist, and not even one of the good ones
The Jacobean equivalent of one of the minor characters fromĀ Four Lions.

One Reply to “Not the hero you're looking for (or need)”

  1. This. The fact that certain brands of anarchists have decided he's their mascot and venerable icon speaks volumes about the general literacy and intelligence with which they pursue their political agenda.

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