Re: Thankyou Steven Spinberg - Another Hollywood Psy Op Masterpeice!
The Arc du Triomphe is a symbol of the French resistance to the actions of Bush & Co., in my opinion (the complacency in the narration).
The fact that Cruise kills the survivalist is obviously a reference to the Christians who want to challenge the All Seeing Eye. In the end, who saves everybody ? Mother Gaia !!! The little girl says in the beggining of the movie that her body will eventually expell the splinter that is stuck in her hand. Same thing happens in the end. This is the main theme of the movie. New Age to the core.