Here He comes to Save the Day, Mighty Mouse is on the Way
Right now the Earth is more or less ruled by large multinational corporations. Borrowing from that aspect of the collective imagination, carried in the latest Godzilla film, we might find some interesting metaphors.
Godzilla is an icon for the wild and unpredictable effects of untamed human creativity. Atom bombs spawned a monster. More than one monster, over the course of 35 films. The latest film uses an interesting metaphorical device in reference to the bad monsters savaging the earth: calling them Titans. An ancient Greek term for “ … the children of the primordial deities Uranus (heaven) and Gaea (earth). The Titan included Oceanus, Tethys, Hyperion, Theia, Coeus, Phoebe, Cronus, Rhea, Mnemosyne, Themis, Crius and Iapetus.”.
Those folk never went away, … materialistic science just got rid of any idea of there being any sentient consciousness in Nature, besides ours. Wonderfully, They are still there: rogue waves, tornadoes, earthquakes, plagues etc.= Carl Sagan’s “Demon Haunted World”.
Then there are the Titans of Industry. All our conspiracy theories of big Phama and company are true, human nature being human nature. Revelations called human freedom: The Beast from the Abyss. Corporate cultures arise from souls-corrupted by choice, and talents including sociopaths, and fringe autism spectrum folk: no empathy.
The metaphor in the latest Godzilla movie is that Godzilla is a greater monster, in fact the “king” of the monsters.
Battles rage over the Earth. Humans do foolish things trying to control monsters. There is a father and a mother and a female child, who are involved in creating a technological device for attracting and calling monsters, which include some specific music-like sounds, that draws the King of Monsters to where the source instrument is held by the female child.
“God”zilla – who is able to move all over the planet very rapidly, through deep underground water courses, one of which is suggestive of the ruins of Atlantis, comes forth to fight the Hydra – you know the ones where if you cut off one head it just grows another. Not a bad metaphor for the multinational corporation … ?
In the final battle, Godzilla is beset with multitude of monsters, including Hydra, and is aided by a monster from previous films called: Mothra. Godzilla looks like giant reptile, and Mothra a huge furry butterfly
In our metaphor then God has to fight soulless corporations, and He is aided by His Mother. They win, game over, big mess left behind.
Ordinary people, having empathy, are drawn to helping others. All over are world, this is collectively, the “god”zilla within. Human heart’s minds feel, and from this grace a power enters into a specific situation, born and borne in individual freedom.
At the same time Mothra – the Earth as Mother, is aiding us. Monsters we can’t handle, She takes care of. Godzilla’s fiery breath destroys. Fires are burning again in urban America.