• ᴇᴍᴘᴇʀᴏʀ 帝OPA
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    2 months ago

    Do they even have fireworks in the UK?

    We do but we save them for Bonfire Night (and the weeks before and after) to commemorate the time someone nearly blew up Parliament.

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      2 months ago

      Not just any someone. A religious extremist who was unhappy that the country was both insufficiently theocratic and the wrong form of theocracy.

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          2 months ago

          All they said is true.

          However, its important to note that he was heavily entrapped into doing it.

          Also, in those days, everyone would’ve been a religious extremist by todays standards. The protestant would have been just as extreme as the catholics, as they were during the British civil war which was far closer to a war of religion than parliament vs the King. Its just that they won that war, is all. So, they chilled out a bit…well, after the vile shit they did in Ireland of course.

          The rest of British history, including guy fawkes, makes infinitely more sense when the British civil War is viewed, correctly, as a war of religion.

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          Nope, he was a Catholic extremist who was angry both that the UK was Anglican rather than Catholic and that it was secularising.

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      2 months ago

      are you even allowed irony in the UK? I feel like you’d have some ridiculous restrictions.

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        You’re not allowed to set them off after a certain time on most dates except certain exceptions that exist for certain dates. You’re not allowed to set them off in public at any time, without authorization.

        That’s the grand total of the restrictions as far as I’m aware. So no not really ridiculous.

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      2 months ago

      Oh, they’re lovely in early July, try some on the fourth. Maybe even do a Bastille day encore. There’s always a reason to blow something up