Bonfire Night - 400 Years of Anti-Catholic State Propaganda
the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot...
We Catholics should remember that 'Bonfire Night' is a propaganda piece central to hundreds of years of repression of Catholicism and the Truth.
I believe that the "power of nightmares" scenario spoon fed to people today is a mere shadow of the fear and hatred whipped up by Cecil and the rest of Elizabeth I's entourage, followed up by Cecil Jr and James I.
Remember that Elizabeth was made Queen of England, promising to be a Catholic, only to ask the priest at the Mass afterwards not to elevate the host: thus showing the Catholics of England and Wales which way the wind would blow.
The majority - no, the vast majority, of her subjects were Catholic, yet she chose to split the country apart and separate us from most of Europe to follow her absurd Protestant hatreds.
After years of martyrdom, penalty and penury the Catholics of England and Wales hoped for better times under James I (the son of Mary, Queen of Scots the Catholic victim of Elizabeth's regicide which shocked all of Europe), only to have their hopes dashed.
Despite all her efforts and all the blood and terror, Elizabeth had not broken the Catholics, many of whom continued to bravely and secretly follow their Faith.
Many people now believe that that the whole 'Catholic Conspiracy' was egged on by Robert Cecil, the 1st Earl of Salisbury and James I's spymaster, the son of the accursed William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, Elizabeth I's spymaster.
Certainly the Gunpowder Plot gave Cecil and his ilk everything they needed to paint all Catholics as traitors, terrorists and worse.
Little matter that many had been painted into a corner by the policy of the Cecils and their heretic paymasters which had taken martyrdom, suffering and horrifying fines to every corner of England and Wales.
So it is that 400 years later so many people still play out this little piece of anti-Catholic propaganda as orchestrated for so long. Gladly few now realise that it was a part of a State plan to keep a population violently opposed to what their own forefathers had thought perfectly normal.
It is sad to think that our rulers used such incredible and underhand lengths to keep our peoples separated from the Sacraments, but that is the truth of the matter.