I know it's been a while since I've been on, but trust me! I have my reasons…Anyway, I'm sorry if someone beat me to this. The idea came from not one spontaneous whim, but from sevral succesive events: I wrote a report and created a poster on the Spanish Empire and it's colonization of the Americas (2006), I watched several conspiracy theory videos and read many objective/differently-opinonated books (06-07), I travelled to Chicago, Detroit, Akron, Colombus, Troy and other great locations to conduct Sociological research, and I read some Islamic books (Harun Yahya, Darrusalam) to further reasearch on the Anti-Christ and the last days on Earth. Enjoy!
I think Crocodile is supposed to be the Dajjal (Anti-Christ, False Messiah). Either that, or he is a zionist spy because he creates illusions (Changing weather, bringing people back, blackmailing the King) that causes people to loose fath and hope. And when they do, they accept HIM as the new leader (There is no other option...!)^
Shy-Nee Cull-ers…Pretty staaar....
Supporting him being zionist:^^
-It was implied he used to be like Lufy before the GrandLine corrupted him.
-Prestigious background turned out wrong.
-The Govt., and this is a FACT, used him to help take over countries
-The Five Elder Stars are either the leaders of the 5 super-powers (Isreal, U.K, U.S, Russia, China) or they are the secret leaders of the Synagogue of Satan (Who controls the zionists at the top). Note: There are five points on a pentagram.
Yeah, Arabasta was obviously inspired by Arabian Civil War, WMD's and whatnot. Vivi is liberal Shiite Muslim, Khoza is Sunni.
Enel is Atahualpa, the tyrant of the Incas. The Straw-Hats and The Sarumayan alliance are the colonists, the Shandians are the Natives just trying to live in peace. The gold is…the gold.
The tyrant, in all his self-righteous glory.
Here is the conquistador himself, envoy of the Spanish Empire. Luffy's pirate King outfit in 10 years…? Naw.
Similarities in events:
-Francisco Pizarro, the conquistador, held Atahualpa for ransom but executed him even though he paid the money. The reason was b.s because he charged him with killing his brother and plotting against the colonists (Which he DID); and the only reason was so that he didn't anger the natives.^^^
-The Shandians are over-joyed to be "liberated" and are going to give the gold anyway when the Straw-Hats "steal" it and run (A light-hearted reference to the greedy exploits of Cortez, another conquistador).
-Luffy is hell-bent on "sending Enel flying" and fights him despite the promises of gold and favorable conditions. He did plot the survival game after-all, and hurt his friends.
In addition to the above, this is what Francisco Pizarro said to Atahualpa: "When you have seen the errors in which you live,you will understand the good we have done by coming to your land…our lord permited that your pride be brought low and that no Indian should be able to offend a Christian,".^^^^
Compare THAT to:
"Yeah right, you don't look like God!"
"There are many men in the blue seas who are capable of defeating you; you are NOTHING,".^^^^^
-Wiper symbolizes all the Native Americans feelings: Ancestry love, pride in one's Nation, keeping culture alive. It is historically accurate for him to hate BOTH super-powers even though one helped get rid of the other (Luffy/Pizarro defeating Enel/Atahualpa). He has no choice but to thank and support Luffy, but like Shinomori Aoshi, it was a "temporary alliance".
So yeah…Oda has done a truck-load of research before writing these mega-arcs...I think he is brilliant. In the first manga, he wrote: "I have gathered lots of research material before writing this [pirate story]. And if you consider that his manga has universal appeal, and the World Govt. always seems to parallel the Bush Administration (They are currently removing Islamic books and other religious books from the prison system, just like the Govt. in One Piece did to Ohara) he is is fact a Conspiracy theorist and an exposer of the truth. Just like Alex Jones: rich in information but soft-spoken enough to not get himself killed. Could he be the true successor of George Orwel…?
^-But Some of it's signs have already come!, Major signs of the Last Hour, Al Fustaat Magazine.
^^-Pawns in the Game, Harun Yahya: Books Demolishing the Lie of Evolution, Jewish Politics: http://www.pgorg.com/ww1.html
^^^^^-MSN Groups: One Piece manga V. 2