posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 11:04 AM
The ceremony was nicely subversive!
The whole thing starts with, and continues being centred on, Glastonbury Tor. The site of England's post-reformation creation myth, for if Those feet
did walk upon England's green mountains, then the country has been chosen by the God of the new testament.
Before that the spiritual authority of the nation was through Pope Gregory the Great, good, but Jesus is better.
At the coronation of the present Queen, this passage from The Book of Kings is declaimed; "Zadoc the Priest and Nathan the Prophet anointed Solomon
King, and all the people rejoiced and said, God Save the King!" Yes, legitimacy is being claimed by succession from the Kings of Israel!
The New York Times commented on the ceremony; "Britain offered a display of humor and humbleness that can only stem from a deep-rooted sense of
superiority." Well you can do that if you know that you are God's favourite!
But what happens next in the ceremony? The greensward is shown literally being rolled up and removed from under the feet of the inhabitants of the
Garden. Who by? The invaders, the Norman yoke enclosing the land, taking Jerusalem from the people. The landscape is now dark and satanic, we now toil
But it's not all bad, the British are shown, in a charmingly literal way, founding the Olympic games! The fact that the games weren't invented by
the British is generally viewed as an irrelevant technicality.
And what is being celebrated next, not high culture, not kings and queens, not the military. About the only military uniforms in the history part of
the ceremony were the Chelsea Pensioners and the Sgt. Pepper era Beatles.
Pop music, films, diversity, socialised medicine; it all seems to be chosen to annoy a specific group of people...
Yes the Queen had a starring role, but what happens to her? Thrown out of a helicopter by the working-class hero, James Bond.
'I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In Englands green & pleasant Land.'