Beware The 5th Of November

Closing Thought–05Nov18

This is a re-post of an article I wrote seven years ago…….

Remember….Remember…..The 5th Of November

DISCLAIMER:  I am in NO way advocating any violence or violent act….all am doing is just…. saying……also this post was written before the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords……

The year is 1605, a gang of conspirators are planning the ultimate political statement…..the “Big Bang” theory….if you will……

Remember, remember, the 5th of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot;
I see of no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes,
‘Twas his intent.
To blow up the King and the Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below.
Poor old England to overthrow.

And now the history lesson that you all so deserve……..the most notable of the conspirators mentioned is one Guy Fawkes…..

Guy Fawkes is the most famous among the conspirators who took part in 1605’s “Gunpowder Plot,” a failed attempt to blow up King James I of England and the Houses of Parliament. Fawkes and his partners were Roman Catholics who decided desperate measures were required to replace the king, a Protestant. The plot was hatched in the spring of 1604 by Robert Catesby, and eventually came down to a plan to blow up the parliament on 5 November 1605, the date of an official opening attended by members of both houses as well as the king. Fawkes and a dozen others took part in the plot, with Fawkes designated as the one in charge of the explosives. (During the 1590s he served in the Spanish army in the Netherlands, and it is thought he had experience with munitions.) Fawkes and his cohorts stashed 36 barrels — nearly two tons — of gunpowder in a rented cellar beneath the House of Lords. A search of the cellar the night of 4 November found the explosives and Fawkes, and he was arrested and tortured; within a few days the other conspirators were either killed or captured. On 31 January he was executed, after being tried and convicted of treason. Because the plot was foiled, 5 November was designated a holiday, but over time the holiday has also become a celebration of Fawkes’s revolutionary intent.Read more:

I would bet that you, the reader, is asking just what I am going on about and why….am I right?

Over the centuries it has been shown that the people are unwilling to change the way things are being done in politics and for that reason I believe the Fawkes was not too wrong in his thinking….

Since the people are truly unwilling to do anything about the corrupt and ineffectual nature of their politicians maybe some form of direct action is needed….and I would say that Fawkes’s approach would be considered as just that….a direct action.

Years ago in my more radical days….I saw that the people were content with the lousy job that politicians are capable of and I said then that maybe we should call a joint session of Congress….gas all the reps and senators and then send a letter back to their state’s and districts say….they are all dead….start over!

Since politicians are NOT afraid of the will of the people…..Maybe then we would find some people willing to work for the country….knowing what would possibly happen if they didn’t…..we could move forward and cease the endless array of political games……

Just A Thought! Just thinking out loud!

If you would like to read the original then……

Time for my day to end on this happier note…..tah tah….chuq

10 thoughts on “Beware The 5th Of November

  1. It was an early example of ‘religious fundamental terrorism’. They were unhappy Catholics, seeking to restore a Catholic king to the throne. Very much an institution in England, so we tend to know quite a lot about it.
    Fireworks going off, as I type. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Typical of something that a left-leaning politician who lost his rear end in an election (Hillary lost the election, get over it) might say. I believe the anger of the left has risen to the level suggested in the Guy F*cks story — no doubt about that. Let’s just hope that none of the leftist nutwads act on their angst in any signficant way.

    1. You are a true Rump supporter…..all you call do is talk about an election he won….it was a nothing more than a history post and a thought of mine….get over it….chuq

      1. Thanks for your advice. I think I will ignore it. I think spelling is important because a lot of badly-spelled words in a document makes people think of it as sloppy. And people who think writing is sloppy are quick to misjudge the writer as well … and that does little or nothing for credibility.

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