This SOS is sent to elephants, whales, eagles, polar bears, even dogs and cats.
And oh yes, it's also sent to humans -- that fatal species all other species regard as Earth terrorists.
However, it's not sent to Sarah Palin because she is a pathological religious fanatic who thinks the Earth is merely a Motel 6 she's just "passing through" on her way to comic book salvation or damnation.
Now please think about that. Imagine (God forbid) McCain is elected but he only lasts a year (if that long) and then abracadabra, Sarah Palin is PRESIDENT!
This systemic and ruthless killer of most of the Arctic’s extinction-threatened animals is suddenly the "steward" of Mother Nature?
This would be like handing your kids over to a rapist.
Look, all of us know in our heart of hearts that THE crisis of the human species is not economics (however important that is); it is our mortally threatened ONE AND ONLY PLANET.
We also know that these last eight years have brought countless species to extinction, gigantically widened the ozone holes, and astronomically increased global warming.
Oh, oh, Sarah doesn't think global warming has anything to do with human events. This is an example of the "Palin Solution" to the ecological, biological problem/realities of the Earth. Just ignore them!
Wow, this lady must have as hot line to "something" since she is in direct conflict with literally thousands of the best scientific minds on the planet.
However, may I be frank? Sometimes this writer has a little fun with a turn of phrase here or there, but what we're talking about now is the literal end of human existence (and I've totally run out of jokes).
Where our planet is now compared to where it was before president pinhead is utter agony to contemplate. We have "slipped back” EVERYWHERE! Not just global warming and the ozone holes, but countless species' extinctions, the exponential growth of pollution of our rivers, skies, and even oceans, uninspected food, unregulated "medicines" from the giant pharmaceutical corporations (Africa & aides comes to mind), etc., etc., etc.
It's as if during the obscene and suicidal "Bush years", Mother Nature has been on a nonstop diet of ground glass.
Now magnify that by 100 and you have Sarah Palin. We can forgive her for her general stupidity, but we can NOT forgive her for her toxic and murderous relation with nature.
Good God, this woman won't "protect" the environment. One can even imagine that considering her "motelism", she could well find ways to HASTEN the death of the Earth. Is this so unthinkable? Not when you remember that her delusion is that "heaven awaits" and this miserable Earthly existence (i.e., reality) is at best a place you might want to visit, but you would never want to live there.
Now add to this pathology her blatant mental limitations. Pick a subject from science, any subject, then pick a representative question (medium difficult) and ask the polar bear killer the question. Remember, ANY question from ANY area of science. Well, the only data we have to go on (interviews, past and present, and public comments), suggest that it is probability one that she won't have the ghost of an answer to ANY question.
And this "Motel Earth" dingbat and apparent airhead is going to be the person we entrust MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE IN AMERICA (when she's president -- and she almost certainly will be very quickly), to deal with the infinitely complex survival dynamics of an entire planet?
God Good, it's going to take the collective efforts of the INTERNATIONAL scientific community to even barely hold our ground against the escalating "bad karma" of what the Bush/fascist/Republicans have done to Mother Nature.
Texas energy corporations alone have inflicted probably irreversible injuries to multiple critical ecosystems of the Earth. Raping Mother Nature for fossil fuels has devastating and permanent consequences.
So who do we need? We need a Florence Nightingale to bind the hundreds of thousands of wounds to Mother Nature. We need someone who resonates with the spiritual intuitions of American Indians who can teach us HOW to live in nature. God, how we need the wisdom of those who, after all, are the original Americans.
We need someone who can facilitate and be infinitely sensitive to the bogglingly subtle interdynamics of the scientific community (our ultimate salvation, if we can free them from the Republican prison).
But who's on tap . . . Sarah Palin.
An intellectual mouse who has no love for the Earth and who wouldn't understand ANYTHING the scientific community would attempt to teach her.
This is horror, what we're talking about now is horror.
Horror is watching the Earth die before our eyes and Sarah Palin will be the last nail in the coffin if she's president. A "happy" nail, probably, since she assumes she's bound for glory. I wonder if she thinks all those animals she has brutally murdered are also bound for glory. Come to think of it, I wonder if she thinks at all.
May I end this with a personal aside? Many years ago when I was in graduate school I thought it would expand my consciousness (and it did, albeit with much sadness) if I took a job for a summer on a closed mental ward.
I quickly leaned two things.
(1.) All the aides were at least as depressed as the patients.
(2.) I also learned that the two main topics of conversation were sex and God.
I will never forget those passionate "God conversations" on that closed mental ward. It left me with the awareness that psychosis and religious fanaticism are two sides of the same coin. Trust me, no one ever "beamed up" to glory from that pitiful ward. Indeed, very much to the contrary.
Are you listening, Sarah?
W. Christopher Epler (Bill)
ps: By the way, Sarah, ultimate realness is where we already are.