This is not the vision of some far off, distant future science-fiction world, which may or may not occur, this is happening in the now and the here. The systematic rapine of Florida has been ongoing for more than a century and is exponentially increasing in recent years. Each day, every moment, more and more swamps, forests and prairie, critical to sustaining Florida, are being swallowed up by those interested in nothing more than the profit to be gained at the expense of the future of Florida. These moneyed intruders, in close collaboration with local and state politicos are the spiritual offspring of those self-same men who descended upon us a century ago and gave no more thought to cutting down 3,000 year old Cypress Trees for the yield it would provide them than they gave to crushing a Palmetto bug beneath their heel.