2017's new year Free Planet cover has been up for a few days and already people are mailing me asking, "What the hell is RE-WILDING, Mike?"
Like I'm gonna tell you...
You gotta re-discover RE-WILDING for yourselves, people. If you don't, I turn 'free planet' into an intellectual dictatorship. Which I don't want. Which I will not do.
But I'll give you a clue, "Your homeworld is not for Corporate Civilising," there's nothing worth raping for Profit here. Nothing worth enforcing a Patent for. Nothing...
You homeworld is supposed to be RESPLENDENT WITH LIFE, nothing else. You'll come back and you'll say, "There are seven-point-seven or so billions of us, isn't that enough life?"
Not enough Diversity these days... i.e. this is not (designed as) a Human Planet.
This is a free planet that we owe all our splendid lives to. It's a place that we're allowed to inhabit, for free. It's not ours, WE ARE ITS. Without true organic real and worthwhile diversity in the Natural Genepool i.e. birds, frogs, lions, cheetahs, hippo, snakes, whales, bugs, then the fragile eco-system will fracture, then break open, then kill us. What we (ironically) call Man-kind is doomed. Soylent Green will be 'the only place we can go' and the vegans ain't gonna like that.