|All the world's a stage|
You'll notice that Eurasia and Africa constitute the majority of the land mass of the world. Eurasia and Africa combined also has the vast bulk of the population of the world. Notice the size of England to the far left of the map. It's tiny (it is actually smaller than the map indicates because this is a Mercator map which exaggerates the size of Britain and diminishes the real size of Africa by quite a bit). And Japan over at the right hand fringe of the vast Eurasian continent. It's tiny, too. Yet both these countries have historically caused massive problems for the peoples of Eurasia.
There is something very odd going on here.
As we all know, I’m fairly obsessed with 1941, and December 7, in particular. My dad’s football jersey no. was 41, Captain America was “born” in 1941, our friend Bob was really born on 12/7/41.
Section V of Rebuilding America's Defenses, entitled "Creating Tomorrow's Dominant Force", includes the sentence: "Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event––like a new Pearl Harbor" (51).The PNAC wished for a “New Pearl Harbor”, and got what they wanted on Sept. 11, 2001.
Even though the Japanese sunk many battleships that Sunday, the Arizona is the one memorialized. The Final Countdown features the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor to great cinematic effect, and I began to wonder why this ship, of all ships, is so central to the 1941 mythos. Bonus time travel sync was that I was wearing my new Arizona brand jeans from J.C. Penney when I watched The Final Countdown.
|Ensign of Japan - Land of the Rising Sun|
|Arizona - Land of the sunset|
“The flag of Arizona consists of 13 rays of red and weld-yellow on the top half, the colors of the flag of Spain, representing the 13 original states. The red and yellow also symbolize Arizona's picturesque sunsets.”
|The sun never Sets on the British empire|
This is the flag of Hawaii, the most Western outpost of Set, and the most dangerously close to the rising sun in the east. Also, the home state of Obama.
Perhaps Pearl Harbor was an attack of the rising sun on the sunset. Horus vs. Set.