405 years ago, a gang decided they didn't like what politicians stand for, and tried to blow them all up. They failed and were caught, and were then hung, drawn and quartered.
Now correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't they be called terrorists today? If they'd succeeded, would we be sending in thousands of troops to Belgium to flush them out, or Spain because that's where the gunpowder came from?
The date is also significant. November the 5th is remembered by children all over the UK. From their very first year in existence, children are taught the story of Guido Fawkes, the gunpowder plot, and the attempt on the King's life. They're also taught about how they were caught and the significance of fireworks and more specifically the gunpowder in them. Also that the plan was foiled, and how they were the minority whereas in reality we know how unhappy the people of the age were because only 37 years later civil war broke out. This got me thinking where will we be in 400 years time from some of the things we've had since.
- September the 11th, Osama Bin Laden day? Where you fly your personal transport into an local skyscraper.
- October the 12th, Patrick McGee Day. Where you blow up hotels on seafronts in the hope of cooking your bacon properly and removing the 1960's interior from the reception.
- July the 7th, Mohammad Sidique Khan Day. Where everyone wears backpacks onto the tube and watches the staff sweat profusely.
- November the 9th, Ali Ali (Ali Hussein Ali al-Shamari) Day, Where we blow up expensive hotels. Radisson aren't keen on this day.
- April the 19th, Timothy McVeigh Day. Where we blow up Government buildings with trucks of explosives. Sound familiar?