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