Guy Fawkes is Satan: The Truth About Anonymous and the Digital Revolution

I’m surprised I didn’t see it before. I’ve been working on a research book about Satan as a revolutionary hero: a tradition of liberal rebellion against totalizing and corrupt government, starting from Prometheus, going through Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, the Modernist and Romantic Movements, ending in today’s Super Heroes.

I’ve already considered contemporary revolutions as part of this same tradition: I can prove that The American Revolution, the Free Rights, Gender Equality, Racial Tolerance and all other movements of liberation and progress are indebted to the Satanic tradition, rather than a religious one.

Hackers shutting down websites and taking on huge corporations, using technical skills, and organizing mass protests are also firmly on Satan’s side of the line. (Technology has always been associated with Prometheus and Satan – who give humans these skills and knowledge against God’s wishes).

But for some reason, I hadn’t until today recognize the importance of the Guy Fawkes mask, which was used in the movie “V for Vendetta” and has since become a symbol of rebellion and revolution – something for protesters to wear into battle to protect their identities from the persecution of authorities.

Guy Fawkes is Satan

I don’t need a whole entire book to prove this point (although I’m writing one). It’s so clear. Look at the mask. Look at the eyebrows, the wry grin, the goatee, the narrow eyes…

I’m willing to bet if you drew a picture of Satan from scratch, it would like like a Guy Fawkes mask, but colored red and with horns. Kind of like these book covers (one vintage, one recent – same face).


Surprised? You shouldn’t be

Here’s the history: Guy Fawkes was a Catholic in England who wanted to assassinate King James (yes, the same King James with a Bible named after him) so that he could restore a Catholic Monarch to the throne. He hid under the House of Lords (located in the southern part of Westminster Palace) with a ton of gunpowder. But an anonymous letter alerted the authorities, and they found Fawkes guarding the explosives.

He was questioned and tortured, but avoided more punishment by breaking his own neck.

Fawkes became synonymous with the Gunpowder Plot, the failure of which has been commemorated in England since 5 November 1605. His effigy is traditionally burned on a bonfire, commonly accompanied by a firework display.

So in England, from 1605 the face of Guy Fawkes was already synonymous with two things: the first is blasphemy – faithful English citizens were strictly anti-Catholic, and burned the effigy of Fawkes as a symbol of everything evil and dangerous in the world.

The second was revolution: English politics were far from settled, and Fawkes became a banner of dissent and refusal.

Only a few years later, in December 1608, John Milton was born. Milton became a supporter of Cromwell. He was against the monarchy, in favor of regicide (killing the king), and passionate about free speech and public heroism. In the Aeropagitica he argued for “the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.”

“It is lawful,” Milton writes, “and hath been held so in all ages, for any who have the power, to call to account a Tyrant or wicked King, and, after due conviction, to depose and put him to death.” (Tenure of Kings and Magistrates)

Cromwell’s death in 1658 caused the English Republic to collapse into feuding military and political factions, Milton stubbornly clung to the beliefs that had originally inspired him to write for the Commonwealth. In 1659 he published A Treatise of Civil Power, attacking the concept of a state-dominated church, as well as Considerations touching the likeliest means to remove hirelings, denouncing corrupt practices in church governance. As the Republic disintegrated, Milton wrote several proposals to retain a non-monarchical government against the wishes of parliament, soldiers and the people

Upon the Restoration in May 1660, Milton went into hiding for his life, while a warrant was issued for his arrest and his writings burnt. And then, near the conclusion of his life, bitter, blind and alone, he finished his Magnum opus: Paradise Lost.

Paradise Lost’s central character is a failed revolutionary hero (like Milton) trying to unseat an unjust tyrant, who passes leadership onto his son rather than the most deserving, or someone the people elected (Milton’s core beliefs were against hereditary rule, and for election or meritocracy).

Milton’s Satan (which was probably modeled on the Guy Fawkes legacy) became the new symbol for progressives, liberals, and rebels. He was a hero for the Romantics, including the “Satanic School” of Byron and Shelley. He was the inspiration for Manfred, Captain Ahab and countless literary figures. This was a time of political upheaval and revolution, and courage and violence in the face of oppression were virtues:

Nothing can exceed the energy and magnificence of the character of Satan as expressed in Paradise Lost. It is a mistake to suppose that he could ever have been intended for the popular personification of evil. Milton’s Devil as a moral being is as far superior to his God, as one who perseveres in some purpose which he has conceived to be excellent in spite of adversity and torture is to one who in the cold security of undoubted triumph inflicts the most horrible revenge upon his enemy, not from any mistaken notion of inducing him to repent of a perseverance in enmity, but with the alleged design of exasperating him to deserve new torments. (Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1821)

In 1840 William Harrison Ainsworth wrote the story of Guy Fawkes as a novel, and it was illustrated by George Cruikshank (below).

In 1897 George Bernard Shaw wrote “The Devil’s Disciple”, which positions the American revolution as Satanic.

The year 1777 is the one in which the passions roused of the breaking off of the American colonies from England, more by their own weight than their own will, boiled up to shooting point, the shooting being idealized to the English mind as suppression of rebellion and maintenance of British dominion, and to the American as defence of liberty, resistance to tyranny, and selfsacrifice on the altar of the Rights of Man.

The hero, Dick, says:

I knew from the first that the Devil was my natural master and captain and friend. I saw that he was in the right, and that the world cringed to his conqueror only through fear. I prayed secretly to him; and he comforted me, and saved me from having my spirit broken in this house of children’s tears. I promised him my soul, and swore an oath that I would stand up for him in this world and stand by him in the next. (Solemnly) That promise and that oath made a man of me. From this day this house is his home; and no child shall cry in it: this hearth is his altar; and no soul shall ever cower over it in the dark evenings and be afraid. Now then: how many of you will stay with me; run up the American flag on the devil’s house; and make a fight for freedom?

If you mix the white, revolutionary hero with his Master, Satan, you get the Guy Fawkes mask.

The crazy thing is, it’s hard to tell which came first!

Perhaps the modern portrait of the red devil with the goatee is a tradition that began with the burning Guy Fawkes effigies. Since these two streams of literature were so closely entwined, it is possible that illustrations of one were copied and reproduced for the other.

Then again, maybe both traditions are drawing on an older tradition which was also instrumental in the Satanic Mythos: the pagan god Pan.

Why it Matters

No matter how we got here, this much is true: Satan and Guy Fawkes both represent fighting for freedom against powerful organizations and forces who are trying to tell us how we must live our lives, what rules we must follow, what we can do with our bodies, and what happens to our world.

There are no such thing as “natural rights” – the rights that we have are given to us by shared understanding, politics and compromise. (Animals kill and eat each other all the time. The reason we don’t is because we’ve agreed not to). Unfortunately, the rights we want can be taken away from us if we are silent.

Religion, Big Business, Wall Street and Government all want us to be good, manageable, work hard and give them our money. Democracy isn’t working – only Government even pretends to listen. Religion most strenuously tells us not to follow our own desires, but give everything up to God – that we live and breathe in Him and owe everything to Him; and then warns us of the dire consequences of betrayal.

In this sense, Religion is the most powerful anti-libertine political force of modern times, especially because most of us aren’t even fighting back.


  • MadMarchHare

    I have to say that I’m really starting to like your blog and the ideas you present. Though I wouldn’t have thought that Guy Fawkes would be satanicical seeing as he wanted to replace the protestant monarchy with a catholic one; kinds like saying you’re going on a diet by replacing chocolate cake with vanilla, don’t you think? Or is it merely the act of rebellion against the esablished authority that makes it satanical? Because if that’s the case, then some, oh let’s say, muslim protesters rebelling against the established secular authority of Denmark because of a picture of their prophet in a newspaper, could also be satanic. Comments?

    • Derek Murphy

      I see your point; it’s not so much his original intentions but the symbol of rebellion he was taken to represented. In a sense, any rebellion against a religious majority is “Satanical”, but in the true sense only if fought for freedom, justice, autonomy etc rather than for another religious system.

  • ANON 29

    Watch this video and you trulry know who we are

  • anon 710

    Religion is a big buisiness, and its tearing humans apart. Why not care for each other on purely the fact that we are all human and share the same feelings?

  • Chiquitamunk

    God came to me in a dream this week. There was a demon tormenting me in my dreams and I looked in the mirror and behind me was the face and looked like Guy Fawkes only creepier. I believe your words.

  • James Helix

    In the beginning the movement was true of heart & intention…As like with case of the major religions Zionist Jeudeisim,Islam & the Ch Chatholic Church,Lucifer has paved a path to Hell with good Intentions….Illuminati Federal agents have almost completely subverted the Anonymous Collective…they are flooding the culture with violent motivations,esoteric religeous garbage & the adversary is trying to claim many soul’s & manipulate the ppl to serve the Illuminati agenda,but there are many of us who’s faith will not be shaken & we are fighting back with the truth….I predict soon many ppl will move away from the mask,in my group not many ware it…we all know what is coming…RageFunk-Anonymous Freedom Fighter

  • Jay

    This is a well written article. But the only problem is in the perception. It is PERCEIVED as if satan is a freedom fighter, but in reality he is a murderer. The evil angels that followed satan in his rebellion stir men up to hate and hurt each other. You can find that all throughout the Bible and all through history. It’s an observable occurrence. Why do men murder, rape, steal, and go to war? Because satan hates man. He knows that man is made in the image of God to contain God for His glory and cary out God’s administration on the earth, which also includes dealing with him and his evil angels as the enemies of God (All Biblical, read Genesis, Isaiah, Daniel, the gospels, and Revelation). So he seeks to destroy man because he is a rebel against God. If you pay attention to human history you will find out that satan enslaves men through religion, occupation, the world systems, and in the end simply sin itself. If you read the Bible clearly you will understand this. Even if you don’t read the Bible, ask yourself “Why does man do all these evil things?” Study world history. Even though there is much oppression and tyranny from Theocracies, there is also much oppression and tyranny from Oligarchies, and Imperialist dictatorships. After you study human history you realize it’s not simply always the religionists who are causing wars and oppressing people, you begin to realize that it’s a human trait characteristic to harm others and rule over others. All societies do it, whether they claim to do it in the name of the Bible or in the name of social freedom or sovereign protection of the state.

    And then you should study the Bible to see what kind of God Jesus is. Jesus never condemned anyone, nor did he hate, or incite murder. That’s what satan does. Even through religion. Remember the religious Jews killed Jesus, a man who did nothing but walk around and heal people. So I understand to a great extent how people don’t like religion. That makes great sense. Religion is a bane and a leech on society. It distorts the Bible and turns God’s testimony (the Old Testament law) into a strict guideline to follow or else. But if you read the whole Bible clearly you will find that Jesus actually did away with the law on the cross (Colossians 2:14), where he also dealt with satan, the huge problem of sin, and even death itself. This is all in the Bible. However Jesus never ok’d religion and God himself in the book of Genesis condemns it. In fact religious people killed Jesus as mentioned before. So we see that the devil is really subtle. If we read Genesis chapter 2 we see that he hides himself in the ‘tree of knowledge of good and evil.’ The knowledge of good and evil means what it sounds like it means. It is the knowledge of good and evil, yet it contains the sickness and death sting of sin, which is actually just satan himself. So we think we know what is good and we think “freedom” per se is good, but there is no real freedom unless we are freed from the power of sin, which is death (1 Corinthians 15:56). Ezekiel 18:200 “The one who sins must die.” God cannot tolerate rebellion and sin. Sin is rebellion. But why? You ask. Because sin is lawlessness. Is chaos ok? Is it ok to have a chaotic nation where no rules or laws are followed? Absolutely not. That is terrible. It would be terrible to leave the house and fear for your life. But that is the result of lawlessness and anarchy. It’s chaos. Sin can eventually cause this, both personally and corporately. So God implemented rules, and laws for our very own protection.

    Please don’t say satan, a murderous rebel, is a freedom fighter. That is just very ignorant. We see what “freedom” does to certain nations. Look at Brazil and look at Greece. These nations have lost the power of law over them and people are afraid to go out for fear of being robbed, raped, or killed. That is the result of lawlessness and the rebel attitude that you have attributed to satan whom you say is a “freedom fighter.”

  • Daniel Danielson

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  • Μουστάκας

    How can you place Guy Fawkes in a tradition of Libertines when he was a Monarchist?

  • Cody Villa

    Lmao so many supposedleys and maybes. tjis is gotta be the stupidest crap i have ever heard. i hope your
    ” book” flops .lmao really when are people gonna get that anonymous us an idea not a group of this or that and itll always exsist. your logic doesnt logically make any sense. why would the devil constantley expose pedophiles? ask all the children that have been raped if they think that the people that put the person that irrevocably hurt them is the devil. Really though all the good they do all the good that true Anonymous do you’re going to call the devil you need to do more research buddy. Quit focusing on all the bad and look at all the good they’ve done and quit with your idiotic shenanigans

  • Cody Villa

    again just have to say how truly stupid and flawed this is…..lmao

  • Cody Villa

    all you fools who believe this demons rant need to open your eyes like i said if you beleive this then you believe that putting pedophiles in jail is work of satan. think people. dude who had a dream you thin kthat was the devil in a mask ? nah dude thats anon getting your back man hense why you could see the devil. gaurdian angels and protectors if justice who have and will continously smash the devil at every turn. the guy who wrote this is a demon. just tell your boss one thing pal…….he a little b×%#$ and well always defeat his attempts with ease… more unpleasant than a sinny day haha stupid devil eat a D+%#

  • Sestra Lily Yankovski

    This article is wrong in claiming that to be a rebel against obvious wrongs in the society one is following Satan because I’m not. I’m following the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit which guides my heart and lives in my heart so Buuuu to your article