The chickens are coming home to roost. Hurricane Katrina, by wiping out the city of New Orleans and half the state of Mississippi, is God's way of telling us here in the US that global warming is real.
Americans are suffering from devastating hurricanes because for 5 years we have tolerated a dictator who still refuses to recognize the problem of global warming, and to work with the rest of the world to do something about it. In fact, Bush's policies, removing environmental restrictions on corporations, and making war, have greatly accelerated global warming.
Natural disasters do not only strike poor countries like India and Thailand. The US is just as vulnerable. As the sea level rises, and storms boil out of the atmosphere more fiercely, our many coastal cities will be flooded, as New Orleans is flooded right now.
Whether you believe it to be God's judgment, the law of karma, or the second law of thermodynamics, it's clear that the devastation caused by Katrina is a result of the refusal of the US government to curb carbon emissions, and its insistence on making war. These destructive policies, in turn, are the result of the US government's enslavement to corporate interests. In other words, the worship of mammon is leading us to disaster.
We the people of the US are complicit in this folly, greed and selfishness as long as we allow the corporados to remain in office. There are plenty of grounds for impeaching Bush and Cheney. Many Americans are waking up to the fact that we must develop more sensible energy policies and we must have peace, before we render our planet uninhabitable. To do this, we must replace the pirates who have hijacked our government with public servants who will promote the general welfare.