Sunday, November 07, 2010

Guido Fawkes day (belated) sic per gradus ad ima tenditur

"""When asked by one of the lords what he was doing in possession of so much gunpowder, Fawkes answered that his intention was "to blow you Scotch beggars back to your native mountains." He identified himself as a 36-year-old Catholic from Netherdale in Yorkshire, and gave his father's name as Thomas and his mother's as Edith Jackson. Wounds on his body noted by his questioners he explained as the effects of pleurisy. Fawkes admitted his intention to blow up the House of Lords, and expressed regret at his failure to do so. His steadfast manner earned him the admiration of King James, who described Fawkes as possessing "a Roman resolution"....""

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jh said...

guy fawkes was a martyr
a great one
adamant to the end
and his judgement has proven true

ah that i could die so nobley

il papa endured recently some of the lingering goulish bloody joy that has not subsided since liz the I took swordblade to catholic prayer

a prophet never at home

british book burning of catholic libraries makes alexandria look like a girlscoutcampfire

seems like the queen mum has been listening close to both tony blair and rowan williams
let's hope she weighs the truth in her aging soul

the philosophical propensity for the supremecy of reason in british learning has its greatest evidence in the present day infirtility of british culture - the death of fawkes being understood then as a purely utilitarian act

you can quote me on that




J said...

grazi for comment.

I'm tempted to agree...and read between the lines, and ...well, History is written by the victors, which were the Anglican royals in this case. So Fawkes becomes sort of an image of papist subversion and so forth--and even early Americans, puritans, presbyterians, baptist-boneheads, etc. celebrated GF day.

Liz I and her porky, syphlittic pop Hank VIII were tyrants, certainly to the non-protestant, like Thomas More, and his associates. Note that one "Percy" was counted among the rebels--that's Walker Percy's ancestor, and WP in a sense opened my eyes to the fact of the anglo royals' and protestant savagery against catholics, continued in a more baptist form via Cromwell's march (Cromwell still vilified in many an irish Joyce noted in Ulysses). We're still surrounded by Cromwellian roundheads.

Yes the attacks on El Papa trouble a bit--Hitchens for one has sounded like a hyenda (though alas we can't exactly ignore the scandals). Personally I think much of the US media cooked up the catholic bashing during the Iraqi war, when JP II, and then Benny criticized BushCo--even the blogger "liberals" forget that JP II opposed the war, and dissed American imperialism .

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