We continue to insist that change is progress
self indulgence is freedom and novelty is originality
in these circumstances it is difficult to avoid
the conclusion that western man has decided to abolish himself.
Creating his own boredom out of his own affluence
his own vulnerability out of his own strength,
his own impotence out of his erotomania.
Himself blowing the trumpet that brings the walls of his own city tumble down.
Having convinced himself that he is too numerous,
he labours with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer.
Thereby delivering himself the sooner into the hands of his enemies
at last having educating himself into imbecility,
and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction.
He keels over a weary and battered old brontosaurus and becomes extinct.