Good grief. Teh crazy strikes again! First off, Pat fails to mention that the temple curtain being torn is one half of a literary bookend. The other part of that bookend was at Jesus’ baptism when the heavens were opened.
Second, I don’t look at the Washington Monument and think it’s a symbol of America’s power. I think, “Gee, that’s an awfully big phallic symbol.”
Pat is seeing symbolic imagery where there is none.