Sunday, August 10, 2014

US and Kentucky Flag in Gorillas in the Mist 1988

The US and state flag of Kentucky make a brief cameo in the film Gorillas in the Mist 1988.  Appearing during the introductory sequence when Louis Leakey meets Dian Fossey.  Leakey was a famous after-runner of Charles Darwin.

Louis Leakey like his ancestors from several millennia earlier was born in Africa, specifically in Kenya when it was known as British East Africa on August 7, 1903.  His family originally came to the area as Christian Missionaries, later to discover evidence for the biological inter-connectivity between apes and humans.

Kentucky belongs in the class of US states to parallel to Africa.  Just the southern counties of Kentucky are parallel to Africa, while the northern counties are parallel to Southern Europe.  Coincidentally the two most famous son's of Kentucky: Jefferson Davis was from a county parallel to Africa, but Abraham Lincoln from a county parallel to Europe.  Nonetheless, the Kentucky state flag appears every so briefly in this film.

Note that Caucasoid Humanoids were completely unaware of the existence of Gorillas until after 1847.  Before then these spirits of Central Africa in the European-American mindset were something a kin to Bigfoot or the Lochness Monster.  But this 'myth' was dispelled and one more link in evolutionary theory gained another leg to rest upon.  But note, the people of Africa were aware of these 'Harry Humanoids,' likewise the people of Asia were also aware of the 'Orange Harry Humanoids.' 

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