We could have had a better future if we’d done the right things when there was still enough time to matter, but we didn’t. That being the case, what kind of future can we expect to get?
There is a standard term in historical studies for that kind of future. That term is “dark age.”
-John Michael Greer, 2016
‘Heaven and earth are ruthless, and treat the myriad creatures as straw dogs.’ If humans disturb the balance of the Earth they will be trampled on and tossed aside. Critics of Gaia theory say they reject it because it is unscientific. The truth is that they fear and hate it because it means that humans can never be other than straw dogs.
"The action was one that rewarded itself."
- Scipio Africanus, 218 B.C.