The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!”
November 5th just passed and most of us know that it was Guy Fawkes Day. The ‘guy’ who almost bombed the English parliament in the 16th century and died for it. While the day was originally commemorated in the United Kingdom for his failure to bomb the parliament and assassinate the king in the process, his mask now stands for something quite the opposite.
The present day symbolism of the Guy Fawkes mask is influenced by the movie V for Vendetta. It stands as a symbol against oppression and autocracies committed by politicians, governments and financial institutions against common man. Guy Fawkes mask, November 5 and Bitcoin have a lot in common.
Widely adopted by the well-known hacktivist group Anonymous and the symbol of Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Movement, Guy Fawkes mask has become the symbol of rebellion. It is similar to the poster of Che Guevara which has become the mascot of revolution. Guy Fawkes Day is now an international event