Freedom Fighters Die

Pioneering baseball hero Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919. He is famous for saying, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”

Judged in this light what should we say about Guy Fawkes, who died on January 31, 1606?

Fawkes was executed as a traitor but his image has become a symbol of opposition to tyranny.

After his arrest he said, “A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.”

Have the boundaries between oppression and freedom been forever blurred?

Geoff Fox, 31 January, 2020