As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is up to us.
Arnold J. Toynbee
Arnold Joseph Toynbee, CH, FBA was a British historian, philosopher of history, author of numerous books and research professor of international history at the London School of Economics and King’s College in the University of London. Toynbee in the 1918–1950 period was a leading specialist on international affairs. Wikipedia
Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.