With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound he pulls the spitting high tension wires down – Helpless people on a subway train scream bug-eyed as he looks in on them – He picks up a bus and he throws it back down as he wades through the buildings to the center of town
Oh no! They say he’s got to go go go Godzilla! Oh no! There goes Tokyo go go Godzilla!
“Godzilla” by Blue Oyster Cult
If you follow the mainstream press, you have no doubt heard that the world is coming to an end, and the monsters have carried their eternal battle into the streets. Bold, glowing headlines on computer screens across the land document the devastation inflicted on the helpless populace. Hyperventilating news anchors sputter out the latest updates from weary field correspondents. Armchair generals debate tactics and assign blame, but even the mighty US military is unable to control the situation, due to cutbacks.
As in most championship bouts, there is much bias directed toward one monster over the other. Some are rooting for GOPzilla, who is the decided underdog (undermonster?) in the match. Most are putting their money and mouths on Demobamula, the current title holder. Each faction preaches that their monster can save us from the utter destruction the other will bring down upon humanity.
In truth, both have had their good moments, like when they protect us from other, even more malevolent monsters than themselves. There’s Alqaedasaurus, who almost devoured New York. Demobamula cut off its head, and even though it just grew back more heads, most people were happy with a symbolic victory. It took GOPzilla two rounds to finish off Sodamninsane, and many believe he was only a third rate monster anyway. GOPzilla and Demobamula used to be able to work together to defeat alien threats, but even that has disappeared in the current climate.
Without an external enemy to slap around, the monsters have turned on each other, and in doing so left their gargantuan footprints all over the landscape. The rest of the world looks on and wonders which will prevail, and what it will mean for them.
But there is also the fear that neither will be able to totally destroy the other, and that means more suffering for everyone. It has become impossible to make any kind of coherent plan for the future while the blood feud eats up the nation’s time and resources.
Some scientists believe that the two leviathans suffer from a brain disorder that has led them to the outer fringes of sanity. An inner rage that has consumed all reason in their reptilian minds, causing each one to believe that only his power should rule the world. With such delusions of grandeur fueling their hatred, it seems likely that the war of the dinosaurs will continue until one is destroyed, or the earth itself succumbs to their anger.
As the huddled masses cower before such mayhem, they are left with the knowledge that they voted for these monsters! They created these behemoths, and they can’t control them anymore. Even if one finally kills the other, we’ll still be stuck with an overbearing monster.
History shows again and again that nature points out the folly of men – Godzilla!