You cannot be for both nature and
The Supernatural at the same time.
An allegiance to the former
Rules out supernatural allegiance.
You may oppose the anti-natural pollution of nature
By modern industry, but if you side too strongly
With nature against the latter, like an ecologist,
You won't be in the vanguard
Of evolutionary progress, but ...
A kind of modern reactionary,
The new form of conservatism.
Like it or not, ecologists are symptomatic
Of last-ditch conservatism,
A decadent conservatism obliged to champion
An overt concern for nature in
The face of anti-natural opposition,
A kind of bureaucratic conservatism
In allegiance to the lowest-common-denominator
Of natural identification - namely nature-in-the-raw.
Were they to succeed in preventing
The continual pollution/destruction of
The natural world, all aspirations toward
A supernatural one would be considerably undermined,
If not rendered entirely superfluous,
Since people would come to value nature too highly
Ever to wish to abandon it for
The absolute supernature of a free-electron spirituality.
Now whilst antinaturalism doesn't directly
Lead to the millennial Beyond, at least it reduces
Man's dependence on and respect for nature.
For it seems to me that only when
The greater part of the natural world
Is thoroughly uninhabitable
Will man have any real incentive to live
An intensely artificial, interiorized life in
A civilization the antithesis of
The natural one of autocratic antiquity.
Only when he is responsible for the production
Of his own light, heat, oxygen, food, and drink,
In an indoor context, will he come to aspire
More intensely towards the Supernatural,
And thus draw nearer to the first of
The two life forms of the post-human millennium,
A life form whose brain, derived from
Cyborg 'humanity', would be artificially supported
And, more importantly, artificially sustained
By manufactured oxygen mechanically pumped
Through it in indoor collectivized contexts.
Ecologist, you are but nature's last spokesman,
On whom the Supernaturalist
Must disdainfully turn his back!