Who was Guy Fawkes?
Most of you only know him from the popular mask which the internet group Anonymous wears...
But the people who wear the mask as a sign of being edgy often don't even know what it means or who Guy Fawkes is...
Guy Fawkes (also called Guido Fawkes) was a Catholic convert who tried (and failed) to overthrow the Protestant regime of England and defend his religious freedom by bringing Catholicism back to England.
But liberal college textbooks and the internet will tell you that he was a "terrorist" for taking part in the Gunpowder Plot... because, after all, terrorists use violence to try and convert others, right? Right?
However, this is so far from the truth, it's insane.
Being a Catholic in England during the Protestant reformation was a terrifying thing, which people like to forget. Protestants of the time weren't the kind and friendly "Jesus loves you" people that they are today. Catholics were oppressed, tortured, and killed by the English Protestants for simply being of a different faith. So it was completely understandable that after years and years of this, Catholics wanted to try and stop it.
Guy Fawkes also wasn't the only Catholic who tried to stop this oppression. It was a group effort. But because he was so passionate about his faith, he got labelled as a "terrorist" by hipsters for trying to stop those "peaceful Protestants."
I'd like to remind you that Fawkes was also brutally tortured (and killed) by those "peaceful Protestants."
This was his signature before and after the torture!
Oh, and did I forget to mention that Protestants in England celebrate this day by burning an effigy of Guy Fawkes?
But remember! Guy Fawkes was totes a terrorist y'all!
Please, learn the actual history of this man before writing him off as a "terrorist..." www.traditioninaction.org/Hist…