Ecological sustainability is the core issue for survival. Sometimes I think the death instinct is more powerful than the survival instinct with regard to the human social animal in aggregate. There is a preponderance of insane, narcissistic (anthropocentric and anthropotheistic), psychopathic behavior as evidenced by anthropogenic climate disruption on the environmental sphere, inverted totalitarianism on the political sphere and growth for growth’s sake (the genetic instructions for cancer) in the economic sphere. As much as I would like to have confidence (trust, belief, faith) and hope in the transformation of society, I think that the hard truth and the painful reality (as opposed to comforting and assuring illusion and satisfying self delusion/cognitive dissonance) is that Art is the last refuge for the chronically depressed pessimist. Art and Myth.