As global capitalism disintegrates, the heresy our corporate masters fear is gaining currency. But that heresy will not be effective until it is divorced from the mania for hope that is an essential part of corporate indoctrination. The ridiculous positivism, the belief that we are headed toward some glorious future, defies reality. Hope, in this sense, is a form of disempowerment.
Honestly, most of the adults that I know are cynical lot. They do hope that the future will be good for their children, but I know no one who believes it is inevitable or that the future is going to be glorious. There is a general sense of pessimism in our culture in regard to our future. Now. many do "hope" the future will be good, but this demonstrates an acceptance of the very real possibility that it might not be.
Moreover, there is a bit of an irony in disavowing hope and labeling it as enslaving and then preaching a need for new thinking and the need of some to "carry out the self-sacrifice necessary for revolt." I imagine such preaching is because you "hope" you can bring about change. Without hope, why would anyone work for any change?
The core issue here is really the central premise that capitalism, corporatism and the current political systems are in fact enslaving and need to be abandoned--perhaps in a revolutionary way. While I think many here may be inclined to such a premise, it is debatable and needs to be examined in a way that doesn't immediately invoke an either/or fallacy.
BTW, I stopped reading the article when it began to make sweeping generalizations about Ancient, medieval and Renaissance worlds.