which means tumblr will be overrun with references to a film that glorifies Guy Fawkes, a theocratic terrorist, as a freedom fighter
seriously, that’s what the film does. there’s whole monologues about how awesome he was
ahem, did you know that the changes he wanted to make would have set England back about a hundred years, oppressed the people, and put in place a strict theocracy where religious freedom would have been laughable?
WELL DO YOUR RESEARCH
i’m not saying the government at the time was perfect because it wasn’t. but Guy Fawkes wasn’t some kind of hero fighting oppression. quite the opposite.
oh, and today is OUR festival, OUR celebration. not Let’s Reblog All The V For Vendetta Day i was gonna take that bit out but then i realised that other culture’s celebrations demand the same sort of respect. like, if it were a religious celebration people wouldn’t want it to be associated with a film that goes against the very meaning of it?
ok wow i’m gonna stop now this is getting ranty
tl;dr - Bonfire Night is awesome. Guy Fawkes was a douche. the end.
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- thebastardofgloucester said: eh, I think that the film is a lot more nuanced than that. the fandom, on the other hand. but yeah. Guy Fawkes is not V and James I was not a tyrannical murdering despot running a police state.
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