Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot.
Interesting history behind this day.
In recent years (and in films such as V for Vendetta) this day has come to represent a day in which the masses stand up against tryants. (ie. the November 5th fundraising push for constitutionalist Presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul)
In actuality however, the holiday and the rhyme celebrate the exact opposite. The poem celebrates how England put an end to the gunpowder plot and captured Guy Fawkes. The celebration is a fireworks laden festival that culminates with burning the revolutionary in effigy.
A note to would-be revolutionaries… if you are going to co-opt history to rally support, it is best to get the facts first… maybe you missed the last line in the poem…
God save the King!