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ZERZAN, John. "On the Transition: Postscript to Future Primitive"
This piece originally appeared in Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed.

" A qualitatively different life would entail abolishing exchange, in every form, in favor of the gift and the spirit of play."

Article published on 19 July 2005
last modification on 27 April 2015

by ps

"Yeah, the critique is impressive and everything, but just how might we actually get from this ghastly world to some healed, whole existence?’’

I think we should not doubt that such a journey is possible, nor that the explosion necessary to begin it may be approaching.

The thought of the dominant culture has, of course, always told us that alienated life is inescapable. In fact, culture or civilization itself expresses this essential dogma: the civilizing process, as Freud noted, is the forcible trading of a free, natural life for one of unceasing repression.