Tuesday, February 17, 2009

National Treasure (2004)

Since 81st Academy Awards will be held this weekend, my entries for this 1-2 weeks will be focusing on & around films & movies. However they all will be in amirmukhtar ways...

National Treasure, a 2004 adventure movie starring Nicolas Cage about a search of worldwide lost treasure guarded by the Knights Templar & Freemason which leads to a invisible map at the back of US Declaration of Independence & the stealing of it. The film was very interesting & entertaining. It was a fun mixture of conspiracy theories, fictionalized twist of real life history & sort of like The Da Vinci Code style.

I remembered watching it in GSC Mid Valley on an evening just as I arrived in KL from KB. Damn... Couldn't even managed to reach my rental house in Pantai Dalam...

Among all the fun & pure entertainment, there were 2 lines that really caught my attention. One is when the protagonist reads a line from the Declaration of Independence:

"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

Still no idea?

In simple words:
If there's something wrong,
those who have the ability to take action
have the responsibility to take action.

The other line is near the end of the movie,
regarding The Founding Fathers of America believed that a government was too great for any one man to have, therefore the only solution is to give it to the people...

How noble words,

How appropriate are they with our current situations,

How I wish my entry will reach voters in Bukit Selambau & Bukit Gantang.

Anybody care to help?

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