Remember, remember, the 5th of November
Gunpowder, treason, and plot
I see no reason, the gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot
I am not English, but their history is a part of world history, and since it is Guy Fawkes’ Day it is time for my annual Guy Fawkes conspiracy theory blog.
I’d never thought of it before 9/11, in which case there is a massive amount of evidence that it was an inside job. But, then, reflecting back a bit, there is also a massive amount of information that points to JFK being the victim of an insider conspiracy and not just one nut with a rifle.
Still, 400 years from now, if humanity is lucky enough to survive for so long, the official versions – that Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald and that crazed Arab terrorists with box cutters caused all of the damage on September 11th, 2001 – will be the version that is taught in schools, the version that is served up on Wikipedia, and the version that most people except without question.
That is the narrative.
But, it says right there on the Guy Fawkes Wikipedia page, that the ‘conspirators’ were arrested, tortured, and executed. Tortured. Until they gave a full confession. Well, that proves they did it, eh?
And it’s not as if it was questioned by the press of the day. There really wasn’t much press at the time.
And James I had plenty of motive. His hold on the throne was tenuous. He needed something to boost his popularity (and sales of his bibles) So, fabricating a plot to overthrow the government and hanging a few Catholics for it probably seemed like a real good idea.
And it worked.
I’m not saying I can prove this right. But I am saying nobody can prove it wrong.