Monday, April 20, 2009
Eternal and I took the Vigilant-wees to see The Stone Of Destiny last night so that Extreme and Occasional can maintain their roots to The Old Sod. My Scots immigrant parents recommended the movie as a good recap of the events that were going on as they were preparing to come over here. It is a fun movie relating an episode in the ongoing struggle of a small country north of a large hegemon to maintain its unique identity.
During a lull n the movie I was thinking to myself that this could almost be seen as a metaphor for Canada and its relationship with the US. But that is pushing things a bit far. And then the credits rolled. And I noticed that it is a Scotland-Canada co-production. Funded by Telefim et al., it has a strong Canadian input. I can hardly wait to tell my Conservative father that it couldn't have been made without (Canadian ) tax-payer support. It was probably Liberal appointees who decided to fund it.
May be I wasn't reaching to far with the metaphor.
BTW, I have it on good authority*, that the real Stone was hidden from the English invaders by the monks of Scone Abbey. The true Stone will be revealed when Scotland regains it's Independence.
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Posted by Constant Vigilance at 4/20/2009 08:41:00 AM