“The exhaustion of natural resources is probably much less advanced than the exhaustion of subjective resources, of vital resources, that is afflicting our contemporaries. If so much satisfaction is derived from surveying the devastation of the environment it’s largely because this veils the frightening ruin of subjectivities. Every oil spill, every sterile plain, every species extinction is an image of our souls in rags, a reflection of our lack of world, of our intimate impotence to inhabit it.”

— The Invisible Committee, “To Our Friends” 

this quote neatly and forcefully encapsulates the basis of my position on ecology and my position against civilization that I’ve held for several years now