Ecology Without Nature – Timothy Morton

We start by thinking that we can “save” something called “the world”
“over there, ” but end up realizing we ourselves are implicated. This is the solution to the beautiful soul syndrome: reframing our field of activity as one for which we ourselves are formally responsible, even guilty. It is a kind of “action,” but a theoretical one.” Dark ecology undermines the naturalness of the stories we tell about how we are involved in nature. It preserves the dark, depressive qualities of life in the shadow of the ecological catastrophe. Instead of whistling in the dark, insisting we’re part of Gaia, why not stay with the darkness?” (p187)