Ishmael the adventures of the mind and spirit by Daniel quinn

According to Ishmael, in chapter six, why cant we escape from captivity?

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He says that people take more than they want to give. People use and abuse resources without giving back to a planet that is struggling to sustain them.

“You're captives of a civilizational system that more or less compels you to go on destroying the world in order to live. … You are captives—and you have made a captive of the world itself. That's what's at stake, isn't it?—your captivity and the captivity of the world.”