"That's another thing: Capitalism or the bourgeois world are based on a straight line, and that's part of this destruction. If you go fast enough on a straight line, that's called progress, but you can destory everything. It leads to the bottom--a straight line leads to the bottom. If you keep circling you can't do that, because it's going to return. As a writer--to think on that cause and effect, going towards a goal, attaining a goal and winning. A straight line is deathly. Our whole society is based on it."
[ from an interview with Meridel Le Sueur, XCP 11 ]