I love how America’s main firework day celebrates the day they became an independent country, while Britain’s main firework day remembers the time a dude got executed after a failed plot to blow up the government.
<b>Guy Fawkes:</b> Ah I failed to blow up parliament, I'm such an idiot.<p/><b>Some 17th Century Guy:</b> Haha, oh well, it's not like people are going to commemorate your failure annually in 400 years time.<p/></p>
“Planning to hit the streets to raise some hell? I commend you. You’re doing the hard work we need right now. Just remember to buy yourself some face coverage.
A bandana is always fashionable, but a balaclava provides more coverage and a more secure fit should you need to run. Plus it’s a lot warmer, which is important for these winter protests. A keffiyeh is a classic look, and wrapped correctly provides good coverage as well. Avoid shit like the Guy Fawkes mask; poor visibility, and you look like a dweeb.
"But friend,” you might protest. “Why do I need a mask if I’m not planning on doing anything illegal?” Excellent question! There are several reasons:
1. You don’t know when an illegal tactic will play out around you. You don’t want to be caught on camera next to someone smashing bank windows. 2. If only the black bloc masks up, the police immediately know who to prioritize. Even if you don’t personally involve yourself in such tactics, it’s important to stand in solidarity with your more militant brethren. They are the stick to your carrot, and we need both to be functional. 3. As these protests go on and become more disruptive, the Nazis will take an interest in direct action of their own. They’re already putting out literal bounties on resisters. The peacefulness of your protest will not protect you from the hate machine if you happen to get doxxed in a protest photo.
Fight back. Fight hard, or soft, as it pleases you. Fight together. But please, please be safe. <3"
“Noise is relative to the silence preceding it. The more absolute the hush, the more shocking the thunderclap. Our masters have not heard the peoples voice for generations, Evey and it is much, much louder than they care to remember.”