Monday, March 19, 2012

Lebanon and Tahiti - Fraternal Twins, Heaven on Earth

Flag of Lebanon
aka the Holy Land

The flags of Lebanon and Tahiti are connected in the winding the mysterious way of providence. Providence is kinda' like officially recognized superstition. But there is a fine line between superstition and providence. Just think of the movie Pulp Fiction - when Jules Winnefield and Vincent Vega debate whether an assissin's bullet missed them by divine intervention (Rated R link - Adult Language and graphic violence). Vincent (John Travolta) chooses to embrace a purely objective point of view - the brush with death was simply a statistical event, since stuff like that happens all the time. While Jules (Samuel Jackson) embraces it as more than chance and is touched by a higher power. Subsequently he chooses to amend his ways. Jules felt providence while Vincent saw it as dumb luck. Although gangsters and nations seem like different entities - aren't nations simply gangs with written codes of conduct? Cross the law of a nation or gang, one too many times or in the wrong way and they will summon the angel of death with extreme prejudice.
Flag of Tahiti
aka French Polynesia

Also note in modern days, providence lost a lot gravity due to modern scientific objective thinking - subsequently the concept of providence was cast out of the modern western mind with superstition. But a few academics thought this was a bad idea. It wasn't until work of a Carl Jung PhD, that the modern rational Western mind revisited and re-recognized the power of providence under a new scientific academic terminology - synchronicity. Synchronicity is basically a modern academic word for providence, and providence was one of George Washington's favorite adjectives for the footprint of the divine. If Mr. Washington were alive to day he'd totally buy into synchronicity - yet a kind of synchronicity tempered with a healthy respect for the rational mind. If you loose the capacity to be rational and objective then all you have is primitive superstition, and Washington was not superstitious.

In the modern era both Lebanon and Tahiti were adopted by the modern French Empire. Lebanon has since then gained total independence while Tahiti remains under French control. Coincidentally they exhibit a similar pattern amongst their flags. Both are horizontal tri-bars of red, white, and red. In the middle are cultural icons with deep religious significance.

When compared they hi-light a comparison from the natural divine world - the tree - with something made with by the hand of man - a boat. The tree is a cedar which is mentioned with respect in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions. The boat of Tahiti is an outrigger in front of the sun on the sea with five human shapes.

Geographically they are at opposite ends of the earth - they are nearly antipodal. If you were to dig downwards from Lebanon, you'd reach French Polynesia. They are both at cultural centers of the earth. Lebanon at the center of three continents - Africa, Asia, and Europe. Likewise French Polynesia is geographically in between the Americas, Australia, and Antarctica. Believe it or not a few of the southern islands of French Polynesia are closest to Antarctica rather than the Americas and Australia. What this means is, from one geographic rubric of rules - the eastern isles of Tahiti are a part of America, the western isles are a part of Australia, while a few southern isles are a part of Antarctica.*

*whichever continent an island is geographically closest too, then it is a part of that continent.

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