Guy Fawkes' Masks Symbol of Protest - Page 2
It is this line which has inspired millions to take up the call for one reason or another and utilize this mask as their symbol of protest. At the same time wearing a mask gives one a sense of freedom as they can express themselves in ways they would never have considered given that their identity is also masked from any would be watchers. The freedom to speak without repercussions. The freedom to express themselves and not be personally judged by friends and family.
As the truth has become known of the greed and misconduct done on Wall Street which has been largely responsible for the economic downward spiral, people have grown weary of backdoor politics and mismanagement. What better symbol to use that a masked man who wants society to stop being afraid and accepting what is force fed to them in their lives?
The mask has become a symbol of resistance. It has been used by the hacker group Anonymous as well as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. And now the Occupy movement has claimed the mask as there symbol. The significance of the mask for Occupy may lie in the final scene in ‘V for Vendetta’. Tens of thousands of citizens march on parliament wearing the Guy Fawkes masks to see if ‘V’ will come through on his promise to blow up parliament. Through military barricades the citizens fearlessly march onward in the face of the government. Such is now the case on Wall Street. In London. In Montreal. In Denver. In Oakland. They march in protest. The message may be convoluted but it must lead you to ask yourself. Is there something very wrong in this country?