Saturday, November 04, 2006

Remember, remember, the Fifth of November

Remember, remember, the Fifth of November./ The Gunpowder Treason and Plot... / I know of no reason/ Why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot... But what of the man? I know his name was Guy Fawkes and I know, in 1605, he attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. But who was he really? What was he like? We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail. He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten, but 400 years later, an idea can still change the world. I've witnessed first hand the power of ideas, I've seen people kill in the name of them, and die defending them... but you cannot kiss an idea, cannot touch it, or hold it... ideas do not bleed, they do not feel pain, they do not love... And it is not an idea that I miss, it is a man... A man that made me remember the Fifth of November. A man that I will never forget.

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I really like this quote from this movie. It is true that the idea is what lasts over the centuries, and men are like representative or human translators of the idea to the realy world. It's not the man we should follow, it's the idea.

4 comments:

  1. The Alawite Regime in Syria is more commonly but wrongly known under the name of the Baath regime. This terminology is wrong since the idea of the Arab Baath died with its founder Michel Aflaq a long time ago. All what is left is a gang of criminals and sectarian haters.Here are the six main points against this despicable regime.This regime is guilty of high treason because:1-it sold the Golan toIsraelin exchange forLebanon2-it allied itself with the Persians in the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88) against the Arabs3-it declared war on the Palestinian cause and on the Palestinian people, and it committed war crimes and massacres against them inLebanon4-it brutally occupiedLebanonfor 30 years and committed mass murder and massacres against the Lebanese population5-it leftSyriain a state of under-development and mass poverty6-and above all, it ruled the Syrian people with the armored fist for more than 35 years by filling the concentration camps of Tadmour and Mazzeh. All while committing acts of mass murder, annihilation (Hama1982), atrocity, rape, torture, and mass deportation against anyone who dared to speak up against their absolute rule.

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  2. I can understand their history, but it feels like your post is missing, because I didn't get where you are getting at.

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  3. Hi Liliane, what I am getting at is that this regime poses a greater threat than Israel. If it is not removed we will never live in peace in Lebanon.

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  4. Yeah I know what you mean. We can keep blaming the external influence, but truly the problem is inside.

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