Remember, Remember the 5th of November, it’s Guy Fawkes Day today, Anonymous used the mask from V for Vendetta, the Wachowski film for their signifier. We need to rebel against the machine now more than ever
Guy Fawkes Day is November 5th
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Most Americans know of the famous V for Vendetta from the Graphic Novel and film. But what is the story of Guy Fawkes and why Is it so important right now? Especially that it is one day before these critical mid-term elections in the U.S.
V for Vendetta was originally a Graphic Novel written by Alan Moore illustrated by David Lloyd and published first in March of 1982. It was subsequently made into a 2005 British film written by the Wachowski’s who wrote and directed the Matrix, then the Wachowski brothers.
Originally known as the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, Guy Fawkes joined a group of English Catholics and attempted to assassinate Protestant King James -James VI of scotland, by planting 900 kilos of gunpowder in the cellar of the Palace of Westminster. Fawkes was caught while…
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