With rich novelistic irony, Hurricane Gustav continues to bear down on New Orleans just in time for the GOP convention.
Of course, this is real life, and not a novel, so one hopes and prays that no one will be hurt.
That said, it would be deeply unnatural in our religious society (and, indeed, among humans more generally throughout history) not to see this as a sign from God.
For Americans, Gustav reverberates with meaning far greater than the power of its winds. Wherever your place on the political spectrum, Gustav symbolizes, in this moment, not only the utter failure of the Bush/McCain GOP, but God’s judgment upon them.
Let us all hope that, at least, we are prepared this time.