America has produced humorists, literary giants and all and I think Kurt Vonnegut must be included in that pantheon. In A man without a country, he writes
I don’t know if there are men on the moon, but if there are, they must be using the earth as their lunatic asylum.
He continues to write
We are killing this planet as a life support system with the poisons  and practically nobody cares. I think the planet’s immune system is trying to get rid of us with AIDS and new strains of flu and tuberculosis and so on. I think the planet should get rid of us.
But it is the epitaph that I find most beautiful
The good Earth- we could have saved it, but we were too damn cheap and lazy.