Stephen Harper and the Beautiful Flag He Hates So Much http://montrealsimon.blogspot.ca/2015/02/stephen-harper-and-beautiful-flag-he.html
As an ex-Yank who always found it profoundly disturbing that rampant, ignorant, my way or the highway stupid patriotism started with ridiculous flag-worship in the States, have to say that spending any kind of big money on the anniversary of a flag seems . . . → Read More: Left Over: Idle Worship….
After the Quebec Conference, at a gala dinner hosted by George-Etienne Cartier, Canada’s Fathers of Confederation held a toast; it was offered as encouragement to face the difficulties still before them in forming a nation, but the verse stands today as encouragement for us to face the difficulties in now strengthening it.
Then let . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: A Toast For Canada
The Hole Truth comes in two parts: altered US flags and drawings on vintage police shooting targets.
In order to create his first show at envoy enterprises, German-born, New-York based artist Brian Kenny created a series with the Hole Truth that reconstructs iconic objects in his effort to reflect on what it means . . . → Read More: Art Threat: The Hole Truth and Nothing but the Truth
Canada is the maple leaf, the United States of America is the stars, one is modest and pragmatic, the other is idealized and constant. National symbols are chosen to represent countries, but somehow countries cannot help but represent their national symbols.
For the religious and industrious United States of America there is no better symbol . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Symbolizing The Maple Leaf