With the war coming, soon everyone will go back to Earth. "I know we came to get away from things--politics, the atom bomb, war, pressure groups, prejudice, laws--I know. But it's still home there." This quote shows the irony that people came to Mars to avoid the war, but still go back to fight in it? This chapter foreshadows the events that have yet to come, but the luggage store owners prediction proves true.