to leave the library the book of B Malinowski on the natives of the Trobriand islands can be relevant today:
civilizations always had to settle the question of work for all. Idleness being mother of all the defects and work being the base impossible to circumvent to build its social identity, the people which had means occupied their populations in great work, in general related to their religious culture or as among Romans, with work of conquest of the close countries.
On the Trobriand islands, this possibility did not exist: not enough of quarries stone, little wood usable for the navy, narrowness of the territory. The population was in sum condemned to idleness and certainly to the decline. To fill this handicap, it did not remain any more with the population but to be occupied of itself: men of the women, adults of the children, etc from where importance of the rites and festivals to organize the intrigues in love, the couples and the exchanges between families and villages.
this brings us to our company of leisures or at least at our company which less and less needs human work because it uses the machines more and more. What let us be made when we will work even less in our companies of the commercial economy? To live of Rmi? Us to launch great Pharaonic work whereas the machines can do it?
Today the answer is known: the employees with work pay and will pay more for inactive the bus our systems of capacities want to always keep their influence on the whole of the population: it is interdict to work differently in the noncommercial economy that through the voluntary help.
Trobriandais show us how one can live without having to work intensely when the resources to be worked are weak and this without falling into idleness. On the contrary while developing the relations in love, the pleasures containing sexuality and of use of the nature not transformed by the man, they arrived at a strong social cohesion without individual and collective violences by multiplying the occasions to love other partners without breaking the marital relation... that took time to them and requested their imagination, obliged them to produce all kinds of gifts to support these relations.
If we choose to use the machines in the place of human work, that is to say! but then let us organize our life time without idleness or dependence and produce more relations social, in love, Community to also eliminate our current usual violences.
At side of the Egyptian example where the population worked the stone when work with the fields was not possible any more because of the floods, the example of the Trobriand islands answers this interrogation: that to make together when there is almost no possibility of work or that we broke our alienation with the work imposed by an economic system capacity.
For us, these natives too badly did not manage at the point to impress Malinowski and his/her friend Freud... and some among us still today.
SEXUAL LIFE OF THE SAVAGES