Guy Fawkes was a religious fanatic whose face became a symbol of resistance against a fictional theocratic dicatorship thanks to a comic book. Che Guevara was a murderous, homophobic, racist would-be dictator depicted as a symbol of rebellion thanks to the spiteful cluelessness of Left-Wing Archie Bunkers.
Thanks to V For Vendetta, one of Alan Moore’s many overrated comic books, masks of Guy Fawkes have become associated with Moore’s fictional freedom fighter who opposed the aforementioned theocratic dictatorship in a dystopic future.
In reality Guy Fawkes was plotting to enable the institution of a theocratic dictatorship. And you can’t claim Moore was trying to be ironic by going with a mask of Guy Fawkes. In one of his interviews about V For Vendetta Moore mentions how he and the artist he was collaborating with decided they would give Guy Fawkes “the image he always deserved.”
That comment made it clear that they bought into the vague notion of Fawkes as some sort of heroic rebel. People who despise Guy Fawkes for what he really was can at least get plenty of laughs at Fawkes’ likely reaction if he knew what he has come to symbolize.
The second most appropriate figure for this theme would be Che Guevara, the mass murdering, homophobic would-be dictator who became a symbol of youthful rebellion. Thank the clueless 1960s generation for elevating such a repulsive and barely human creature to such heights.
Read this animal’s own words and you will see what a callous, unfeeling political fanatic this hate-filled scumbag was. He never wanted to overthrow dictatorships to help “the people”, he just wanted to overthrow them to install dictatorships more to his liking.
In other words dictatorships that would let that bloodthirsty maniac kill as many people as he wanted. Che Guevara was a waste of biomass and was the exact opposite of what delusional and uninformed fools consider him to have been.
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