Grete returned from Brussels, not at all convinced that the new law that the European Union had adopted would reduce Earth’s fever. It increased funding for agriculture but nothing for protecting the environment. To calm her nerves, she listened to a conference given by a French philosopher, elegantly dressed in a chic orange-yellowish suit. “Becoming human again through meditation without frills,” he announced his topic articulately. “It’s not the fault of BHG that they are becoming less and less human. Some dictatorship has crushed and turned poor BHG into subservient robots. We are now cogs and variables in an infernal soulless machine.” Becoming very sullen and meditative, he continued, “It’s the machine that is destroying the Earth and has become the basis of life of the real human society.”
He implied that BHG are absolutely innocent. This infuriated Grete. She grimaced, stiffened her jaws and muttered though determined lips, “Who made the machines? Who is the dictator? Who has set him up? Humans have always been humans, fighting and conquering nature. All their humanism is directed to other humans and not at all to safeguarding nature. Humanism has never diminished. Becoming human again does not make any sense. Yes, returning to nature does. Give up humanism. Don’t become human again. Be part of nature. Be like fish and flow with water; be like birds and fly in the air. Stop devastating nature!” She took a short breath: “This is the real solution. I feel so pained being swallowed up by the darkness of human I-ness; I see no light.” Clenching her teeth, she uttered a short piercing scream of nature, “I will not give up!