About the term Alienation of our time:
 
”Alienation” is not that a term from Karl Marx?
 
What does the word mean and how can it be interpreted?
 
Karl Marx got the term from Friedrich Hegel, and used the concept in the beginning of Industrialism. The man, the craftsman, who, through the use of the machine, ended up as an assistent to a machine, working on the running band and lose all his context and access to an understandable wholeness.
 
The Craftsman, like the Shoemaker, the Carpenter and the Mason, was an unseperable unity with his work. In that way, they were ”unchangeable”.
 
They lived around the clock as one and the same. The farmer, his wife, their boys and girls, were born, grew up, worked and died, in the same neighborhood.
 
Industrialization also led to a migration from the countryside into the cities.
Man had been, before the art of cultivating and harvesting, a nomad, a hunter and a collector.
Life was easier if the people moved their homes to where the food was, instead of bringing the food back to their homes.
The industrial worker neither owned his tools, the machines, the material nor the final product.
 
The worker and his family became a new kind of ”nomads” who moved their homes to where the jobs were, the houses were cheap and where they could buy what they needed for a living.
 
Market forces were governed by Access and Demand.
 
Industrialization grew when companies compete to produce cheap and sell their products to as many as possible.
 
The factory workers were replaced by the machines. The developement of the machines increased the productivity and the needs for human labor were reduced.
 
The ”Alienation” of Karl Marx and other Marxists, used in the explanatory model of the Society, has since then changed to either a new concept or another content.
 
Karl Marx used the term in three different contexts:
 
1) The Alienation (the alienated) in front of his work.
2) The Alienation (loneliness and isolation) in front of his enviroment: the family, relatives, neighbors and the Nature (or God).
3) The Alienation from the human being itself: who am I? What am I doing here? what do I need to survive? where is my natural place, here on the Earth?
 
Today, I believe, we would talk about the sciences of the Ergonomics, the Sociology and the Psychiatry.
 
When the high-tech society no longer had a direct connection to Nature, the interest of, today commonly called: ”The Anthropocene”, arose.
Unconsciently, the human beings are living their lives, indirectly dependent of wild animals and plants. Instead of controle our needs, we are trying to controle the Universe.
 
Ever since the Bible, the human beings have seen themselves as the Lords of the World and the Anthropocentrism as a leading perspective on our future.
 
Through the POP-art and, especially, Andy Warhol, I discovered the form of alienation in our time: A Brillobox is nothing else than a Brollobox, now and for ever.
Man, humanity and the human beings were about to, not destroy, but to deprive themselves of an inner meaning or context. We, the humans beings, regardless of social class, belonging, identity, sex or descent, became substitutes, robots, instead of learn to know ourselves and understand our limitations.
 
From looking forward, into a possible future, the humans of today are turning back into the past to idealise a, for us, not existing period of Time.
 
There we are today.
 
To try to return to something we have already passed is as meaningless as trying to freeze just this moment into eternity.
 
We can not, as the luddites believed in the 19th century, break the clocks to stop the Time.
 
We can not even affect our own working hours. In one way or another we are all dependent on each other, to continue with the exchange of: ”Access and Demand”.
 
Man has built his own cage and the only personal freedom is symbolized by either the Car, or the Airplane. The ancient ideal of living at the same place, in the same area, into the same house, in the same neighborhood and with the same work is, in our days; impossible!
 
Not even native people like the Sami has that alternative as a realistic choice.
 
When all the resourses of Tellus are expended , one only way remains for us: To continue our evolution out into the Space. 
 
Out there into the Emptiness, alienated from all our relationship with the past, if we survive, we will only have the future left to choose, or lose.
 
Far away from the Sun and from the Earth, like our ancestors did before us, we will transform the memories from our limited time at Tellus; into myths, legends and tales.