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Remember, remember the 5th of November! Is Guy Fawkes a hero?

Asked by: chrumbelievable
  • Guy Fawkes supporter!!!!

    Many individuals around the world will dislike the idea of Guy Fawkes being recognized as a hero. I know he is NOT a "hero" , but... He was a freedom fighter. He stood up for the people of England, and against the oppression of the government . Remember the 5

  • Yes he is

    All those who gain power are afraid to loose it. He openly challenged authority and this was big for then. Open rebellion is not a threat to Demorcrcy but vital for it. He wanted to save the princess. The gunpowder plot showed the anger of the people. Even the princess said Guy Fawkes you are my only hope. He is a hero and inspiration to challenge authority.

  • Most certainly yes.

    Guy Fawks was a man with an idea of freedom. Almost every country prides themselves on how "free" they are. So why can't the people celebrate someone who they see as a freedom fighter. They see an ideal behind a man, using him as a symbol to show their own beliefs. Sure some people think that he is not a hero, but that is up to a persons opinion. I don't think that it should become a governmental recognized holiday, but it should be more recognized.

  • And he should be celebrated as such.

    When a government takes too much power, and leaves the people with nothing, it is the unified duty of the people to fight. And that's what Fawkes did, he fought. Against tyranny and oppression. He was a man with a vision, an idea of freedom. And while he was caught and killed, his idea remains. Whether it's spying on it's citizens, silencing them, or keeping their rights from them, it is the people's duty to fight. That's what Guy Fawkes was, more than a man. An idea.

  • Fought for religious equality

    The United States was formed under the ideals of liberty and justice for all. We believed in everyone's right to their own religion and would not support nor deny any one church. Guy Fawkes fought for his religious freedom just as many American revolutionists fought for their freedom. He is not like Al-Qaida or ISIS but the American revolutionaries.

  • Oppression and Tyranny

    In times of tyranny and injustice, when law oppress the people the outlaw takes his place in history.. This is what occurred and will keep occurring until those who govern the people and the corporations who run the money give the power back to the people.. Unless you want future generations growing up with there civil rights and creativity abused then change ur perspective on this "reality" Fawkes saw this and fought for it.. He is a hero yet condemned by those with the power as an outlaw.. Viva la revolution.

  • "whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it..."

    Obviously, given Protestant treatment of Catholics (which has continued even to this day in Ireland), the aggrieved party (Catholics) felt the existing power structure was destructive of what we Americans called their "inalienable rights".

    There is no moral law or theory that I am aware of that requires an oppressed people to participate in their own oppression by meek submission to the prevailing power structure.

    The operative difference between a "just" and "unjust" revolution is the end to be obtained (though the use of improper means can taint that end on occasion).

  • Yes he is!

    He is a symbol for standing up agains a government that treats us wrongly. Everytime the government says something you think is wrong you should stand against it and show that you won't I accept it. I think he's a symbol for this and thats why he should be a hero.

  • We are the tool

    Guy Fawkes and all the initiators of the "Bonfire night" may seem an example of how the idea can be developed to the level of action.
    We are not to be afraid of saying something or doing something. In 1605 catolics did not like the situation presented in country. No one was listening to them. They took an initiative in Their own hands and managed the situation. Insnipte of the fact They were lay bared, They deserve the respect.

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  • Not a hero

    As was explained before, he was trying to restore catholic control. The fifth is celebrated as a triumph over anarchy, that the gunpowder treason plot was foiled. Regardless, I love V for vendetta, and I go around on the fifth of November saying:
    Remember, remember,
    The Fifth of November,
    Gunpowder treason and plot;
    For I see no reason
    Why Gunpowder Treason
    Should ever be forgot

  • Guy Fawkes Should not be celebrated

    I believe that we celebrate People who actually don't matter or who didn't contribute to this great nation, like Columbus we celebrate him, but for what reason, exactly none. Guy Fawkes is not a hero in my eyes so he should not be celebrated. So therefore I believed we shouldn't.

  • Democracy Nearly Died

    Guy Fawkes, a anarchist Catholic behind the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 To attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament, arguably the most important building in the United Kingdom is definitive proof of his opposition to democracy. If his plan had succeeded, can you imagine the consequences?Without a functioning government, the UK would be in turmoil. No laws, taxes or any form of governance. Revolt and civil unrest would be strife. So Guy Fawkes; anarchist, YES, hero, NO.

  • He is not a hero

    His actions should be remembered possibly in a positive light, but he attempted to kill hundreds or thousands of people in an attempt to destroy parliament and replace the king. Today that would be seen as terrorism. If his actions represented the view of the majority of the population, it would not be so bad (as it would no longer be terrorism but a civil uprise).

  • Are the YES people stupid?

    The fifth of November is celebrating his failure... It celebrates that he didn't kill the King and the House of Lords.

    Guy Fawkes wasn't trying to liberate Britain... He was trying to put it back under Catholic control... He was a religious terrorist! How can you call this guy a hero, and celebrate him without actually knowing what he was up to?

  • Maybe in fantasy land.

    Saying Guy Fawkes was a freedom fighter who protested for a less corrupt government is like saying Christopher Columbus was the man who found America. They're both incorrect. The reason for the Gunpowder plot wasn't an act of defiance towards a corrupt government. It was so that Catholicism could be restored to England. And with it, the old heresy laws that made it okay to burn Protestants and Lutherans at the stake.

  • Yeah, Not really.

    He wasn't really a freedom fighter. The Gunpowder plot wasn't about giving power to the people. It was about Killing a Protestant king so that his catholic daughter could take the throne. The main reason people see him as a hero is because his face was used in V for Vendetta. And on a sidenote, What Guy Fawkes did wasn't really that shocking or revolutionary. Monarchs have always had to deal with people trying to assasinate them. Hell, A similar scenario happened to Queen Elizabeth I, But you don't see anyone wearing Anthony Babington masks in protest, Now do you?

  • Yeah, Not really.

    He wasn't really a freedom fighter. The Gunpowder plot wasn't about giving power to the people. It was about Killing a Protestant king so that his catholic daughter could take the throne. The main reason people see him as a hero is because his face was used in V for Vendetta. And on a sidenote, What Guy Fawkes did wasn't really that shocking or revolutionary. Monarchs have always had to deal with people trying to assasinate them. Hell, A similar scenario happened to Queen Elizabeth I, But you don't see anyone wearing Anthony Babington masks in protest, Now do you?

  • A crazy man with crazy ideas

    First of all, He was a Catholic trying to restore Catholicism in his country, Not an anarchist who wanted a less corrupt government.
    Second, If any innocent protestant died during the event, They wouldn't concern; in a matter of fact, One of the reason the whole conspiracy went wrong was because of the way they told the Catholics about the plan.
    Finally, We should conclude that he was not a hero, But a man with personal and strict convictions.

  • No Freedom Here

    Guy Fawkes did not support the freedom of anyone, he was a man who attempted to assassinate a lot of men so those who replaced them would oppress the other guys. The princess was safe and fine, and Guy "Guido" (as he liked to be called) Fawkes was more upset with the Tudors ties to Scotland than with any concern for her upbringing. Also, he wasn't even in charge of the plot? So he really was more of a mall cop for the assassination


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donald.keller says2013-11-07T06:10:58.157
Does nobody realize that the fifth of November is celebrating that guy Fawkes failed?