USA Today Notices Occupiers Are Morons Regarding Guy Fawkes Masks

I’ve mentiones this before, now the USA today educates the Morons

Look at a photo or news clip from around the world of Occupy protesters and you’ll likely spot a handful of people wearing masks of a cartoon-like man with a pointy beard, closed-mouth smile and mysterious eyes.

The mask is a stylized version of Guy Fawkes, an Englishman who tried to bomb the British Parliament on Nov. 5, 1605.

“They’re very meaningful masks,” said Alexandra Ricciardelli, who was rolling cigarettes on a table outside her tent in New York’s Zuccotti Park two days before the anniversary of Fawkes’ failed bombing attempt.

“It’s not about bombing anything; it’s about being anonymous —and peaceful.”

To the 20-year-old from Keyport, N.J., the Fawkes mask “is about being against The Man —the power that keeps you down.”

Except, Fawkes was, you know, trying to blow shit up and, “meaningfully,” replace the British government with a Theocratic one.

And he certainly wasn’t hiding himself. You know who tends to hide their faces when it’s not a costume party, Halloween, masked ball, etc.? People who have something to hide, and considering doing bad things.

While Fawkes’ image has been romanticized over the past 400 years, he was a criminal who tried to blow up a government building. It would be hard to imagine Americans one day wearing Timothy McVeigh masks to protest the government or corporate greed.

USA Today is politely calling you folks who wear the masks complete morons.

“It’s unifying the world under one symbol,” said the 33-year-old man who asked not to be named because he claimed to be a member of a group accused of hacking into government and corporate computer systems.

So a criminal is proclaiming the mask as a great symbol.

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5 Responses to “USA Today Notices Occupiers Are Morons Regarding Guy Fawkes Masks”

  1. Adobe Walls says:

    To be fair to the masks the people wearing them would still be morons without them. Tho it is amazing how many of the people in the Donner Party haven’t a clue about what Fawkes was trying to accomplish.

  2. mojo says:

    They don’t even connect it with Fawkes, generally. To these idjits, it’s just a cool mask from a movie.

    Same mentality that wears t-shirts with an “iconic” pic of a mass murderer named Guevara.

  3. gitarcarver says:

    But remember!

    These are the people that have a college education.

    They must be smarter than the average bear!

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