From Capitalist Realism to Anarchist Idealism, Part Nine

Daniel Pinchbeck
10 min readNov 21, 2021

The current system of hyper-capitalism seems, on its surface, to operate without ideology. The structure is so totalizing that people accept it unquestioningly, internalizing it as a kind of second nature, as inescapable as Nature itself, or “first nature1.” But this system is an ideological construct that maintains itself via “hegemony.” The Italian political philosopher Antonio Gramsci…

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Daniel Pinchbeck

Author of Breaking Open the Head, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, and When Plants Dream. I teach online seminars at www.theliminalinstitute.com