Remember, Remember, the 5th of November
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!
I see no reason the gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot
It is the 5th of November and so it is time for the annual revisitation of my gunpowder plot false flag conspiracy theory. Here we go:
We know perfectly well that governments lie to their people all the time. I am convinced that the events of September 11th, 2001, were orchestrated by Dick Cheney, the CIA, Marvin Bush, Larry Silverstein and a few others. Probably the Saudis were involved. Maybe Mossad. Certainly we know that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction, and that the nation of Afghanistan had bugger all to do with it. We also know that the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which was reported at the time as an attack on a U.S. ship in international waters, by the North Viet Namese, was actually an attack on Viet Namese ships, inside their own waters, by the U.S. Nonetheless, it was the excuse for a long and profitable (to Halliburton, which was then known as Kellogg, Brown and Root, and was a major contributor to Lyndon Johnson). We know that the Reichstag fire, which gave Hitler an excuse to invade Poland, was not set by a Polish terrorist, we know that the Lusitania was, indeed, carrying weapons, we know that the battleship Maine sank due to a boiler explosion, and so on. Governments have been using false flag events to justify wars and all sorts of other shit for a long time. Probably forever, since there’s no reason to believe that governments suddenly became corrupt in the 20th century.
Which brings us to Guy Fawkes. King James was trying to follow in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth, and they were pretty big footsteps indeed. A popular graffiti of the time was Rex fuit Elisabeth; nunc Regina Jacobus, which is kind of impressive, because even though most people were illiterate, they were illiterate in Latin. It translates as “Elizabeth was King, now James is Queen,” which probably rankled James a bit.
Also, he’d inherited Elizabeth’s biggest problem, which was to keep Catholics and Protestants from killing each other, and to keep either of them from killing him. So, his big plan was to write his own version of the bible, make all the Catholics and Protestants buy one, unite the country and get really rich in the process.
But first, he needed to make a big splash, he needed to do something to look authoritative and get the whole country behind him. Well, nothing like a failed assassination attempt for that. Once they’d ‘found’ the dynamite, arrested a bunch of suspects, who were all Catholics so that made sense, what could anybody say? As one-sided as the press is today, it was even more so then. In fact, the official version was pretty much whatever the King said it was, and nobody was going to say otherwise, because this was back in the day when hangings, beheadings, and worse were fairly common, and the idea of a fair trial hadn’t been invented yet.
I do not have a time machine, so there is no way I can prove my theory. But, contrariwise, there is no way to disprove it either.