Today is finally election day. I'm not watching any of the returns. I hope President Obama is re-elected, although considering the horrific treatment he and the rest of the country have received from the right wing nut jobs over the past four years, it's frightening to think of what crap they're going to pull if they lose again, especially if the results are close, which they show every sign of being. It'll be 2000 all over again, on steroids.
We'll see how it goes. I feel like I'm too old to emigrate, and I'm not sure there's anywhere to go where the worst side of human nature won't ultimately prevail.
Human nature has always been iffy, and it seems like the more of us there are, the dicier our behavior gets. We're in a race against time whether we take out every other living thing with us before we finally wipe ourselves off the face of the long-suffering earth, or leave some life behind to pick up the pieces and clean up. It didn't have to be this way-–we can be nice little meat sacks when we want to be. But our taste for violence and horror seems to outweigh our desire for peace and harmony. Too bad.
Dear Universe: next time, give thumbs to the whales. Maybe things will work out better.
I was compelled to make these little pensive-elephant sketches as a reaction to the insane political cesspool we've been in for what seems forever, thanks mainly to the antics of the above RWNJs, the Tea Party Republicans, who are hell-bent on turning my country into a live-action version of 'The Handmaid's Tale' as punishment for electing a bi-racial President who can spell and string words together in coherent sentences, the elitist bastard.
As you can tell, I truly dislike these people, and I'm sure the feeling is reciprocated since I voted for the bi-racial president AND I have this ridiculous notion that I'm an autonomous human being and not livestock to be impregnated at 'God's will'. Sorry, scary people.
The GOP has used the elephant as its symbol for a long time. I think it's time they picked a more appropriate symbol (maybe an Ebola virus with a machine gun) and stop maligning the elephants.
(Top illo on Arches paper, bottom on bond paper.)