Remember remember the fifth of November.
By General Maddox.
The Young LNP has made a motion to bring back “cracker night” or better known as “Guy Fawkes night” and is being backed by the LNP Conference.
Guy Fawkes night was cancelled and subsequently banned in Queensland back in the 1970’s due to a string of injuries of those partaking in the festivities.
Hermann Vorster, the state president of the Young LNP, stated that “I think more than anything this is about sending a message that we don’t necessarily subscribe to the notion of the nanny-state’’.
Senator Ian McDonald has also backed the motion of the Young LNP and agrees the nanny-state has gone on too long.
Our parents and grand parents remember all about Guy Fawkes night and if you ask them i’m sure they can tell you how much fun they had. But remember there is an under-lying reason why it is celebrated in the first place.
Guy Fawkes night was the anniversary of the foiled Gun Powder Plot of 1605. Since then, November 5th has become known as Bonfire Night. The event is commemorated every year with fireworks and burning effigies of Guy Fawkes on a bonfire.
Some of the English have been known to wonder, in a tongue in cheek kind of way, whether they are celebrating Fawkes’ execution or honoring his attempt to do away with the tyrannical government and King.
For most young people these days who know of Guy Fawkes, the meaning behind the anniversary is the latter. And so it should be.
“When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.”