Good Day World!
Have you ever wondered why so many protestors worldwide are all wearing the same mask?
You know the one I mean.
A stylized portrayal of a face with an over-sized smile and red cheeks, a wide moustache upturned at both ends, and a thin vertical pointed beard.
The man behind the mask is a terrorist named Guy Fawkes.
The modern mask was designed by illustrator David Lloyd, and it came to represent broader protests after it was used as a major plot element in V for Vendetta, published in 1982, and its 2006 film adaptation.
After appearing in Internet forums, the mask became a well-known symbol for the online hacktivist group Anonymous, used in Project Chanology, the Occupy movement, and other anti-government and anti-establishment protests around the world.
The mask has turned up in new venues, like Ferguson, Mo., and New York City – both locations where black men were killed by police officers in the line of duty, sparking protests.
The Guy Fawkes mask has become a worldwide symbol of grass roots protests against government actions.
But, it also doubles as a symbol for cyber terrorism - via Anonymous - and other secret groups with their own agendas.
Check out all the mask photos in this article/photo essay:
Guy Fawkes is probably smiling somewhere, knowing he’s a star in the 21st century!
Time for me to walk on down the road…