Remember, Remember the 8th of November

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As most regular visitors to the Nest know, Dragons have very little use for human politics. Oh, now and then, when concerns over habitat protection and civil rights are part of the mix, sure. In that respect, they’re like a lot of us: politics, in the end, being local and personal.

So, on this Guy Fawkes’ Day, let’s get personal.

Now, US public schools teach scant English history, so for many Americans, Guy Fawkes is some noble figure appropriated by the wonderfully anti-totalitarian film, V for Vendetta, and, subsequently, by the activist group, Anonymous. Image result for guy fawkes v for vendettaBeing a radical anti-fascist myself, this is an invigorating association. Sadly, it’s a leap of fancy rather than fact. (Anyone who likes a bit of classy Brit-drama with their history should check out the 2-part series, Gunpowder, Teason, & Plot on Netflix. Excellent acting and not too biased.)

But let me return to the personal…

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