when the haze in front of you is so thick that you can taste it, when its so dense that it blankets all of us, when its so toxic that it threatens to cull us one-by-one, how to we combat it?
do we unite and fight it? do we clear it? do we douse the fires and cultivate the foundations for a better future?
or do we splinter? do we let it oppress us as we split off into tiny groups, so small as to be little more than individuals, locked away in our own towers, hoarding what little we have to survive what little is left?
do we live together or do we suffer apart?