These geological events coincide with the passing of the noteworthy, yet ultimately benign and somewhat limited Health Care bill in America, and are a testament to mother nature's ability to provide timely and apt metaphors for hope in regards to these troubling political times, if we only know where to look.
It would also help if we knew in what particular way to form the metaphor. Does the small eruption represent the bill, a necessary explosion to relieve pressure from the inevitable collapse of free-market health care in America? Are we just forestalling the need for truly universal health care? Or does the volcano symbolize the anger of the Tea Partiers (now in the minority of Americans who disapprove of the bill), which will one day erupt in civil war?
Man, I don't know. Thanks for nothing, volcano.