This mask may be seen as a symbol of a potential anticipated and wanted revolution by a lot of people in the world today. But what many people don’t know is that the Gun Powder Plot was orchestrated by Jesuit Priests. Guy Fawkes was a Jesuit.
This mask is therefore paying homage to the Jesuits that people (like David Icke) have something to say about every now and then. So I find it funny while at the same time disturbing, that Russell Brand would sport one of these at his appearance yesterday heading the Anonymous protest.
(btw every time one of these masks is purchased a percentage goes to Warner Brothers). So I would suggest making your own out of papier mache or something.
Oh the irony.
Edward Oldcorne was another Jesuit Priest who was put to death for his alleged involvement in the Gun Powder Plot.
Here is a picture of Blessed Edward Oldcorne SJ (Son of Jesus) eye. He was martyred at Worcester in 1606, just after the Gunpowder Plot for his alleged involvement. Oldcorne went to school with Guy Fawkes (St.Peters).
After being hanged and disemboweled, he was decapitated and the executioner struck with such force that the martyr’s eye flew out of its socket.
The little box is in the shape of an eye and the eyelashes are still intact, the box bares the inscription: Oculis Dexter P. Ed. Olcorni Soc. Jesu.
Oldcorne is a Roman Catholic Martyr and was beatified in 1929.
Oh the irony.
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!
Guy Fawkes and his companions
Did the scheme contrive,
To blow the King and Parliament
All up alive.
Threescore barrels, laid below,
To prove old England’s overthrow.
But, by God’s providence, him they catch,
With a dark lantern, lighting a match!
A stick and a stake
For King James’s sake!
If you won’t give me one,
I’ll take two,
The better for me,
And the worse for you.
A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,
A penn’orth of cheese to choke him,
A pint of beer to wash it down,
And a jolly good fire to burn him.
Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring!
Holloa, boys! holloa boys! God save the King!
Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray!