Happy(?) Guy Fawkes Day

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, Guy Fawkes, t’was his intent
To blow up the King and Parli’ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England’s overthrow;
By God’s providence he was catch’d
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holla boys, Holla boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
And what should we do with him? Burn him!

One has to wonder if this will ever happen here in the US?

Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter to William Stephens Smith (13 November 1787):

God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. … What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.

Unfortunately, it seems the “sheeple” (you know, the ones who get ALL their information from FOX News) continue to roll over and have their bellies rubbed by those they “elect” into power.

We are so boned. And not in a good way.

Until next time...

6 thoughts on “Happy(?) Guy Fawkes Day

  1. The last line in Jefferson’s letter is probably prophetic: “We must be contented to amuse, when we cannot inform”

  2. Nowadays, we’d just raise the Terror Track to Fluorescent Mango, go bomb some banana republic, ban something annoying at the airport, and continue on with business as usual.

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