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Is there a Guy Fawkes conspiracy in the Middle East?

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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 12:28 PM
I saw a couple of Guy Fawkes masks in Palestine and Egypt. Fawkes was part of the Gunpowder Plot. The mask was worn by V in the movie V for Vendetta.

The irony is, Fawkes was trying to overthrow a Protestant King and replace him with a Catholic Queen. Fawkes became a symbol of rebellion because the idea was to blow up Parliament but that was for the Catholic cause not any rebellion against authority. It was about religion.

In 1604 Fawkes became involved with a small group of English Catholics, led by Robert Catesby, who planned to assassinate the Protestant King James and replace him with his daughter, third in the line of succession, Princess Elizabeth.

Part of the intent of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 was to kidnap the nine-year-old Elizabeth and put her onto the throne of England (and, presumably, Ireland and Scotland) as a Catholic monarch, after assassinating her father and the Protestant English aristocracy.

Here's the articles.



Maybe it's a new M.O. or maybe their just kindred spirits to Occupy Wall Street.

posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 12:38 PM
Wow, I'm British my self and never even knew that. I didn't know there was a religious connection as big as that

I'd say their actions come from lack of knowledge. As stated, i didnt even know that my self. I don't even think they taught that in my schools, Primary school or even High School.

Interesting, maybe the "conspiracy" is bigger than what we think. Thanks for sharing

posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 02:07 PM
It actually has more to do with the Anonymous movement rather than a Catholic plot.

In January of 2008, Anonymous launched a series of actions against the Church of Scientology that included many actions in the waking world as well as online. The need for anonymity was paramount to their real-world actions because the Church of Scientology is known for harassing people who speak out against them in public. The graphic novel and film V For Vendetta has always been popular with Anonymous and so many members set about buying Guy Fawkes masks to hide their identity from the church members. Also popular then were gas masks and bright green head socks based on earlier memes for being anonymous.

Now Anonymous is a very fluid and amorphous entity, not an organization as we commonly know it. That in mind, members have also partaken in other protest and revolutionary movements after the action against Scientology as well. From Occupy Wall Street to the Arab Spring, there have been people there who are Anonymous, and some who still use the symbol of the Guy Fawkes mask.

It's a real-world meme, and while it is at lest a passing reference to the quasi-secret society that is Anonymous, it's not a reference to any coming attempt by the Catholic Church to take over the world.

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