This weekend the sky over Britain will be lit up by the bonfires and firework displays up and down the country. There will also be “guys” thrown on top of the fires. An effigy of Guy Fawkes.
Tonight we will celebrate Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes night. Tonight we celebrate a mans attempt (with the help of others) to “blow-up” the House of Lords on 5th November 1605. Therefore, tonight we are celebrating the “attempted” work of a group of terrorists!!
Guy Fawkes, and his mates, were caught before the Gunpowder Plot happened, Fawkes himself was the one left in charge of the explosives. They were sentenced to death in January 1606.
So, back to modern day. Governments around the world go on and on about a war against terrorism yet our government, the very country where the whole shenanigans took place, find it more than acceptable to celebrate the work of the above terrorists. How does that work?
Hmm, let me think???
Everybody goes out and hands over their hard earned cash for a box of overpriced fireworks to let off at their bonfires. Talk about “money to burn”. Ha! The huge taxes on said fireworks then goes straight to the government for them to spend on fiddling their expenses! Bastards! It’s laughable.
Anyway, I’m sounding like a real grouch. Fireworks can be spectacular but it’s just the hypocrisy of it all that grates on me. If you are going out tonight to a bonfire and firework display remember…..wrap up warm and stay safe. For those who are not too sure what bonfire night is, click on the above links to educate yourself on some British history.
I’m just in a ranting mood and the above comments are my own opinion.
Have a great weekend!