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Mother Earth, in this exclusive interview, has an earth-shattering message for you.

Mother Earth: Interview. Talks “human extinction,” “judgement day” and “red and green chili.”

Why have you agreed to this interview?

What was the name of that lovely band? Wait, gimme a minute. The Doors! Yes. Loved them and they really capture the moment we face today with the lyrics of their song The End.

This is the end, beautiful friend
This is the end, my only friend
The end of our elaborate plans
The end of ev’rything that stands
The end

Did you have a role in the pandemic?

Viruses? Like atoms and rainbows, all part of the big plan. How you humans identify, track and prevent viral pandemics is up to you. Since you were gifted with the power of choice, you get to decide of you fund systems of universal health care or the luxury cruise line industries. I don’t want to sound preachy, but so many of you have turned greed into what appears to be some sort of religion. You worship material possessions and leave the vulnerable to fix themselves without any help. I’m reminded of that Broadway play Rent. Hated the movie. But those lyrics to “What you own” often play over and over in my mind at times like this.

Don’t breathe too deep, don’t think all day. Dive into work, drive the other way. That drip of hurt that pint of shame. Goes away, just play the game. And when you’re living in America. At the end of the millenium. You’re what you own.

Love that last line. Prophetic in 2000 and even more so in 2020. Greed is clearly not very helpful on a planet where pandemics and man-made economic free falls can become commonplace.

How have humans disappointed you?

Wait, we said this interview would be three minutes, not three hours. Don’t get me going, though I do keep a list. It starts with apathy, envy and fear.

What do you want to see happen?

As you know, I have the power to see what you humans call the past and the future for all time and all at the same time. At this moment you humans are at what will be branded “Earth’s Tipping Point.” The t-shirts were a big seller in 2022. This entire global sh-t show has nothing to do with what I want. It’s about what you want. And trust me, you really want to be paying attention right now.

Are you suggesting that humans might go the way of the dinosaurs?

I think most reasonable people would agree it’s clearly time for a course correction on earth. There’s a long line of species ready to take over from humans with far more compassion and capacity for critical thinking. I’m thinking dolphins but am still in talks with the baboons and the ants.

What can one person do?

Stop sleepwalking. Unite with a common cause to take care of everyone. Alone, a human is like a leaf in the wind. You’re fragile and prone to YouTube addiction. Collectively you might still have a chance. I was hopeful your experiments in democracy would work but you allowed the billionaires to wreck that concept.

How did I score this interview when I know Oprah really wanted it?

I love Oprah…but this is the only place on earth that does that enchanting green and red chili ritual with a burrito. I suppose I thought your readership might not only understand my words of warning, but act on them because you have that “100%-Community-we-are-all-in-this-together” concept. And if humanity has any chance, they’ll embrace it like there’s no tomorrow.

But we do get a tomorrow, right?

(Sound of Mother Earth disappearing into a golden beam of light)

The future is what we make it. Join the evolution.

Please excuse any typos as I construct an article at 3am on only one cup of Joe. These stories are mine and mine alone. I do not represent any organization here. If one of my illustrations looks like a real human or goddess, that’s total coincidence. Words and images ©Dominic Cappello but share with everyone you know. Any questions? The tipping point awaits:

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A NY Times bestselling author, social justice activist, Oprah guest, co-author of Attack of the Three-Headed Hydras, 100% Community and Anna, Age Eight.

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