The history of (the 20th) century - demonstrated in part by its unprecedented violence - suggests that our addiction is getting worse. We have already swept through the religion of world empires based upon the intrinsic superiority of each nation or race of empire builders, on through Marxism and Fascism, and now we are enthralled by a new all-powerful clockmaker god - the marketplace - and his archangel, technology. Trade is the marketplace’s miraculous cure for all that ails us. And globalization is the Eden or paradise into which the just shall be welcomed on Judgement Day. As always with ideologies, the Day of Judgement is imminent and terrifying. I would suggest that Marxism, fascism and the marketplace strongly resemble each other. They are all corporatist, managerial and hooked on technology as their particular golden calf.
|—||The Unconscious Civilization - john Ralston Saul|