Paganism is back...
Santayana, the poet, reminds us that "history repeats itself".
Chapter 1 of the Book of Ecclesiastes, however, best addresses the shortsightedness of humans.
9 What has been, that will be; what has been done, that will be done. Nothing is new under the sun!e
10Even the thing of which we say, “See, this is new!” has already existed in the ages that preceded us.f
11There is no remembrance of past generations;g nor will future generations be remembered by those who come after them.*