Leadership In Troubled Times: Light In Dark Ages

March 16, 2020 at 10:04 pm (Arts, Culture, Entertainment, Film, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, Literature, love, magic, Movies, Music, music videos, Romance) ()

Leadership In Troubled Times: Light In Dark Ages

This was a photo montage music video I made back in 2009.

It is my personal favourite of all the photo montage music videos I made between 2008 and 2012 in those days when I still had a working desktop PC and was able to make them.

-Christopher

13 Comments

  1. Hyperion said,

    The good ole days of music montages. You should do speaking montages too some day. The world awaits you. Remember when you do video speaking montages in front of the camera to wear clothes. Some people forget and end up censored.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes,

      I’m actually thinking of using my old iPhone 4 to record videos and then see if I can upload them to YouTube or Instagram in these days of social distancing and self-isolation.

      There’s a sculpture of a black jaguar next to the fire place in the sitting room next to my bedroom in the house I rent a room in.

      I’m thinking of filming it and then speaking out on various issues as the sculpture of the black jaguar’s voice.

      I shall speak out as Kinich Ahua the Mayan Jaguar God of the Underworld.

      • Hyperion said,

        That’s cool but you have to promise to do the little frog popping up between Lilith’s breasts too. That really cracks me up.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I’d have to read the story aloud as I don’t own a little green frog hand puppet nor has the vampiress Lilith appeared in the house’s fireplace sitting room as of yet to make it a live action video.

        If she does, you might see a video of me popping up between Lilith’s breasts never mind a little green frog. πŸ˜‚

      • Hyperion said,

        Waaa haaa haaaa! That might be a story for Dracul to write about.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Indeed. 🀣

      • Hyperion said,

        I keep an eye out for it πŸ‘

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        😎

  2. David Redpath said,

    Your video certainly stirred the heart
    of this Caledonian lad. And that 2004
    production of King Arthur is one of
    my favourite movies. If only Clive
    Owen had been Scottish, rather than
    a lowland Sassanach, then it would
    have been perfect. For, as you must
    surely know, the true King Arthur was
    a heroic Caledonian 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
    “Scots Wha Hae!” 😎

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, the 2004 production of King Arthur is one of my favourite movies as well.

      And there’s Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.

      He was definitely a Celt – that’s for sure.

      A Celt who defeated the Anglo-Saxons and forced them to settle down and act civilized and not go around raping and pillaging (the Anglo-Saxons got their karmic payback for doing this in the later Viking raids when they got a taste of their own medicine they delivered centuries earlier).

      I remember back in 1990 my dad delivered a speech on the Historical King Arthur to a joint meeting of the Monarchist League of Canada- Northern Alberta branch (of which my dad was Chairman at the time), the Royal Overseas Club and the Saint George’s Society.

      Unbeknownst to me, my dad had read the original Welsh historical sources about Arthur.

      Whether he read them in the original Welsh or read English translations, I neglected to ask him (he had taught himself the Cree and Blackfoot First Nations tongues so he could ask Cree and Blackfoot elders first hand their mythology, legends and folkore as well as their Creation accounts).

      But there is apparently a lot more information about the historical Arthur in the Welsh accounts than in the early Anglo-Saxon of whom there were only 2 or 3 references (the monks Gildas and Bede) but that’s understandable given the Anglo-Saxons were so badly defeated by the Celts under Arthur’s leadership.

      Of course it was Malory’s ‘s imagination in his Le Morte d’ Arthur written in the later Middle Ages that influences our thoughts of Arthur today (that of an elder king who was cuckholded by Lancelot).

      But the real historical Arthur that my dad talked about that day was way more heroic than the Arthur of Malory’s imagination and I along with all those of present sat there totally transfixed by what my dad was saying.

      By the end of the address, my dad pointed out that anything that was truly good about the British Empire (the idea of a Parliament or an Assembly, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly) was when the British Empire followed Arthur’s ideals (that Arthur forced on the defeated Anglo-Saxon invaders – ideals and ideas that the Anglo-Saxons later claimed they were the ones to come up with) and where the British Empire was bad and usually truly bad was when they abandoned Arthur’s ideals such as when they practiced colonial oppression and hated foreigners and treated them with contempt.

      The fact that Arthur didn’t hate foreigners or treat them with contempt could be seen by the fact that Arthur allowed the Anglo-Saxons to stay in Britain after he defeated them provided they behaved themselves and didn’t act like barbarians.

      Arthur’s attitude was shaped by a deeply true and sincere faith in Christ which was apparently mentioned in the Welsh accounts.

      And of course Arthur’s true title was Arthur King of the Britons not King of England since the kingdom of England only came into existence in the 7th Century (being an Anglo-Saxon Kingdom).

      My dad later told me after viewing it that he thought some aspects of the 2004 film in terms of Arthur’s character and personality did reflect the real historical King Arthur of the Welsh accounts but there was no Guinevere or Lancelot mentioned in the Welsh accounts (here the film gave its nod to Malory’s influence).

      • David Redpath said,

        Your father must’ve been quite a
        linguist, as well as an accomplished
        academic, Chris.
        Yes, that “Prisoner Knight”, Thomas
        Malory of Warwickshire, is a prime
        example of history being rewritten
        by the victors. Despite the belief that
        he wrote ‘Le Morte d’Arthur’ in his jail
        cell. Where he eventually died.
        Perhaps, rather than a valiant heroic
        knight himself, Sir Thomas Malory
        was a very naughty boy πŸ€”

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        And in need of a good spanking like that delivered by Sherrielock Holmes for the past 135 years to naughty Brits. πŸ“πŸπŸ‘ πŸ’ƒπŸ»

  3. David Redpath said,

    Yes. The perfect movie sequel to
    ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’.
    … ‘The Spanking of Sir Thomas’.

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