The Lad once worked in a party store, a place where a mom could buy balloons, games, decorations and other mish-mash for her young’un’s birthday/middle school graduation/first communion/”just because you’re so cute!” party. He obviously was in a ‘fight the power’ mood when he bought this. If he ever wore this, I do not know. The movie, V for Vendetta, had just been released and it’s pretty cool so no doubt it inspired his rebellious nature, the same rebel heart that dwells inside all of us. The Guy Fawkes mask is popular, used by every group who feels oppressed and whose members have a lot of time on their hands. I remember the Occupy Sesame Street riots years ago when the the characters donned these masks to march, rubber duckies in hand, on the Henson Compound demanding royalties due them after the success of the Tickle Me Elmo doll in the late ’90s. The march ended peacefully with an accord signed between the two parties with the Henson family agreeing to shared profits and increased cookie production.
As we get older, our nature to upset the apple cart doesn’t necessarily wane but our joints and lung power, as well as our positions in the company, persuade us to sit back and let someone else do the freedom march for us. It’s my opinion that it is OK to fight against true evil, the devil and his sidewinders, but also nations, organizations and individuals under his ‘care’. This doesn’t include throwing rocks and bones but through prayer, that God will hear our cries and help us, through His methods, to put an end to that sort of nonsense.
Psalm 68:6 God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.