RE: NANFA-- the folly of man

Jay DeLong (
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 12:33:34 -0800

Shireen, I saw the Godzilla movies as a metaphor, too, in the context of the
ecology "movement" of the 60's. You know your earlier post about monsters
helping people deal with fears? I wonder if the Godzilla movies were a way
for the Japanese population to deal with the horrors of Hiroshima and
Nagasaki? I wondered why they didn't have the monsters attack New York?
But now that I think about it, they may have been truly fearful and not

Godzilla-- "the real Mother Nature". She's not the kind grandmotherly type

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

> -----Original Message----- > From: On Behalf > Of Shireen Gonzaga > Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 10:00 AM > To: > Subject: Re: NANFA-- the folly of man > > > Jay DeLong wrote: > > > ... > > History shows again and again > > How nature points up the folly of men. > > > > Godzilla > > Blue Oyster Cult, 1977 > > > > Wow! That is so cool. In the original Japanese movies > (post-WW2 era), the Godzilla character was a metaphor > for nature striking back against the destructiveness of > nuclear war. While it may be fun to watch campy footage > of a funny-looking monster stomping cardboard buildings, > there is actually a message behind those ridiculously > hilarious scenes: > Don't mess with nature. > > > Godzilla-- the Official NANFA Monster. Rock on. > > Will the BOD pass a motion making this official? > > - sg >

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