November the Fifth has been celebrated with bonfires and fireworks in England every year for four centuries. It celebrates the failure of the attempt of Guy Fawkes and his friends to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605 at the moment when the entire government, King James I and his wife and elder children would all be present. The burning of an effigy of Guy Fawkes in the back garden or on the public common is the highlight of the annual English bonfire night.
V for Vendetta
The movie V for Vendetta is definitely one of my favourites. Its hero's favourite movie was also my favourite book when I was a young boy and becoming interested in the injustice apparent in the society I lived in during the Great Depression.
I recently had a visit from two friends. One had had some serious problems with his teeth and told me about his fluoride treatment. The other tells me that she uses a fluoride mouth wash. I was stunned that two alert and aware people and their dentists had been taken by the lies of the drug industry, when they were otherwise so aware of the deceits continually imposed on the public in the name of profit at all costs, particularly someone else's costs.