I love this picture. It's the perfect symbol for the struggle against overwhelming odds and the never give up attitude. It's also a warning.
A member of the currently serving liberal political class and their enablers might look at this picture and see it as a warning to The American People of the futility of resistance against the State.
I see the opposite.
The Sumo isn't a sloppy, fat slob. He isn't a layabout loser who chose this calling because he can't control his mouth and what goes in it. He isn't weak willed. He doesn't lack self discipline.
The Sumo is a highly trained and skillful athlete who is a master at his chosen craft. Battle against other giant men. The Sumo is strong, agile (relative to size) and trained in a variety of offensive and defensive skill sets. He is strong willed, resourceful and remarkably flexible. He is aggressive, dominant and has the heart of a Warrior. He trains hard, fights hard and follows the rules. Life as a rikishi is highly regimented. He seeks perfection within his own discipline.
The Sumo is a massive human wrecking machine who confines his mayhem to the Dohyo. Usually.
I look at this picture and I see a warning to the current occupants of the House, Senate and White House. It is we, The American People, who are the Sumo and you who are the small boy attempting to move the mountain. It is we who are the Masters. That is something you had better recognize because if you are one of those who cause this abomination of a health care bill to pass, or if you fail to do everything in your power to stop it, then you will feel the power of the American Electorate come November and every November until liberalism and abetting politics is gone and forgotten forever.
Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is portrayed at the very end of the 1970 film Tora! Tora! Tora!, and in the 2001 film Pearl Harbor, as saying after his attack on Pearl Harbor, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." It is almost certain that the good admiral never actually uttered those immortal words (though there is some evidence that he wrote them or something similar in a 1943 letter from Yamamoto to the Admiralty in Tokyo) but that doesn't matter. The words themselves are out there, in the American conscious and are remembered. I invite you to read them and heed the warning again.
All your manipulations, machinations, lies and end runs will avail you naught. We see through them as we see through you. We are a free and increasingly united people. United in the idea that we will not surrender our liberties to anyone.
Look at that picture again and know in your heart Who is Who. We are awake and yes, we are filled with a Terrible Resolve.