Dec 14, 2011

Go Go Gojira

"I have something to say"

The Tōhoku Earthquake and subsequent nuclear disaster was the biggest story of 2011, and while the media has moved on, I haven't. The Fukushima nuclear power plants continue to spew radiation into earth, wind and water, and since I live directly down stream from the Japan Current, I’m sort of first in line. Local milk and cheese is radioactive, hell, even the rain is radioactive. The spinach we grow in our backyard “victory garden” is radioactive.

It’s not as if we weren’t warned, and Fukushima is yet another example of gross negligence, greed and dereliction of duty, thank you very much, Military-Industrial complex.
There is not an institution in existence, of any importance, which will not have to be torn down. Unions, corporations, schools, the UN, IMF, World Bank, WTO, they all have to go. All of them. ~Ian Welsh
All torn down, you say? Who ya gonna call! Japan’s famous monster, born from the fires of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, an avenging angel of destruction created by nuclear radiation - the “fallout” from monkeys playing with the fire of the Gods.
Gojira (ゴジラ?) is a combination of two Japanese words: gorira (gorilla), and kujira (whale), which is fitting because in one planning stage, Godzilla was described as "a cross between a gorilla and a whale”, alluding to his size, power and aquatic origin.
Gojira, or Godzilla, is both a destroyer and a savior, a creature bent on destroying the ability of man to destroy the earth. Personally, I take him as another Shiva resonator. Shiva, “The Destroyer”.

Shiva and smashing particles have long been intertwined in our modern folklore. Robert Oppenheimer, Supervising Scientist Manhattan Project:
Now I am become Death [Shiva], destroyer of worlds.
The original scripture:
If the radiance of a thousand suns Were to burst at once into the sky That would be like the splendor of the Mighty one... I am become Death, The shatterer of Worlds. ~Bhagavad-Gita

The mighty Ohio class nuclear submarine is called the Trident, because its power of nuclear destruction is akin to the power of Shiva - whose infamous, and unstoppable, weapon is the trident.

In Greek myth, Poseidon, “the earth shaker” also wields a trident. In Fukushima we see an earthquake, nukes, disaster coming from the sea, and the “radiance of a thousand suns”.

Now, thanks to Fukushima, Shiva is truly loosed on the world, in the form of radio-active particles “impregnating” the earth. We might almost think of these particles as his “semen”.

Even though we fear him, Shiva’s primary mission is to destroy an illusion. The Godzilla films are infamous for being so outrageously bad at the art of illusion. The toy cars look like toy cars, we can even see the zippers on Godzilla's suit. Let us not forget that a man plays the role of Godzilla.

1 comment:

Alan Abbadessa-Green said...

The strange story of how Kim Jong Il kidnapped a movie director and his wife to create his own "Godzilla" knock-off:

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