LZ 129 Hindenburg was a German zeppelin. Along with its sister-ship LZ 130 Graf Zeppelin II, it was the largest aircraft ever built. During its second year of service, it was destroyed by a fire while landing at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester Township, New Jersey, USA, on May 6, 1937. Thirty-six people died in the accident, which was widely reported by film, photographic, and radio media. --Wikipedia
I've already talked about skyscrapers and obelisks being primordial phallic symbols in Twin Towers - and what with the bizarre confluence of air-ships in the ether, thanks mostly to the reporting of Filmnoir23, and to Aferrismoon's prescient comment on Air Power, I began looking at what has become known as "The Hindenburg Disaster" with my third queer eye.
A Zeppelin is a most excellent symbol of the phallic: big, rigid, tumescent, penetrating, demanding of attention - and at the same time, fragile and thin-skinned - as our male ego always is.
The destruction of the Hindenburg, like the World Trade Center, (and the Titanic) is shrouded in mystery and rumor. It should NOT have fallen, yet thanks to a series of uncanny 'accidents' that overrode many engineering and procedural safeguards, it did, and spectacularly so.
Like 9/11 ( thanks to the media) this disaster would have a profound influence on the cultural sub-conscience. Like 9/11, it would be a harbinger of doom - foretelling the rise of the 3rd Reich and of war; as was 9/11 and it's foretelling of the rise of the 4th.
It seems strangely appropriate that the Hindenburg also had a twin - the Graf Zeppelin. And if we consider the Polynesian tradition of naming vessels, the Graf was not a sister-ship, but a brother-ship.
The mooring tower at Lakehurst Naval Air Station oddly resembles the Eiffel Tower (Mssr. Eiffel was also involved in the creation of the great Statue (idol) of Isis in New York). I wonder, who's phallus is 'deflating' who's?