It is the nature of capitalism to degrade, dehumanise, and oppress – to commodify everything and to exploit all but the tiny minority who control the world’s wealth. Rather than accidental, a perverse distortion of an otherwise fair system, this drive to commodify and exploit is the very nature of the beast.
David McNally, Another World is Possible: Globalization and Anti-capitalism (via probablyasocialecologist)
Feeling left with only one’s resources, without help in a hopeless situation, clothed only in one’s strength or weakness, with no one to rely on upon other than one’s self; to climb from rock to rock, from hold to hold, from ridge to ridge, inexorably, for hours and hours; with the feeling of the height and imminent danger all around; and finally, after the harsh test of calling upon all one’s self-discipline, the feeling of an indescribable liberation, of a solar solitude and of silence; the end of the struggle, the subjugation of fears, and the revelation of a limitless horizon, for miles and miles, while everything else lies down below — in all of this one can truly find the real possibility of purification, of awakening, of the rebirth of something trancendent.
Julius Evola, Meditation on the Peaks (via lucifelle)