Remember, Remember... and take that mask off, you look like a tit
Why all this lauding and terror for one man? Why, because he tried to simultaneously kill the monarch, all members of parliament, and the destroy the physical symbol of their power. Hence my distaste of his image and legacy being used to bitch about fractional percentage tax increases and non-critical hits on how the ruling class who have shat on you since the birth of man should share their wealth with you so you can buy a bigger TV and smoke more pot in the dole queue.
Ok, ok... Alan Moore's use of the Guy Fawkes mask is (in the drastically-different-from-source film at least) most identified with a Masses against the Classes moment of coming together as the simple folk marching on those in power, not as individuals or even people but as a unified ideal or concept that want the state to know that enough is enough.
Also, if anyone thinks they can garner any politics from this rant, you're mistaken. This is not a rebel song, this is a rant about plastic masks.