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-The modernization process in the societies of the developing world has reached a level
where these societies are able to adopt industrial and capitalist modes of production. In this
way the developing world is meant to serve as base area in the relentless battle of the Modern
Capitalist against organized labour in the industrialized west.
-Before the breakthrough of information technology the Modern Capitalist wasn’t able to
harness the resources of the developing countries to serve him in his battle against the
organized labour in the industrialized countries.
-The breakthrough of information technology and globalisation means a new flourishing of
slavery in the developing countries.

-The invisible bond of the modern international capitalism is more devious than that of
traditional slavery; it gives its victims the untruthful promise of a better tomorrow and leaves
them with the illusion that in a free market economy they will have a real freedom of choice.

-For developing countries the freedom of the market means slavery for their peoples. We
must ask ourselves: How to cut the invisible bond of modern global slavery, the existence of
which no one is willing to admit.

-As the basic conditions of life in the developing countries are being destroyed, the
impoverished, desperate masses are emigrating to the West. This facilitates the dumping of
the cost of labour. Thus a new form of slavery will finally arise in the developed countries as
well.

-The spread of this new kind of slavery to the industrialised countries and the ever-
increasing supply of unskilled labour are the main weapons of the Modern Capitalist in his
battle against the working class. However, the upper layers of the skilled working class and
especially the middle class will approve of this extortion as long as they themselves are safe
from its effects.

-In the ratrace between labour, production and capital, the fate of working class in the
industrialised countries is to regress to the standard of living of the factory slaves in the third
world in order to keep up their relative competitiveness. Otherwise they will lose their jobs
and turn into a backward sub-proletariat.

-In an open system differences in temperature are levelled. In an open global economy the
standard of living of the working class in industrialised countries will more and more
approach that of the developing countries.

-With the development of information technology more and more exacting tasks can be
gradually automated or transferred to countries with cheap labour. This will eventually begin
to threaten the position of the middle class. From the viewpoint of revolution this will be a
crucial factor.

-The equation of modern international capitalism is this: When production grows but the
number of workplaces decrease, profits grow. When profits grow and taxes paid to the state
decrease, the share values go up.

-With share values going up the increasing amount of imaginary money in the world
alienates the Modern, International Capitalist from reality.

-In order to maintain the social peace, nation states try to maintain the standard of living of
the impoverished masses with the help of social security programmes. Meanwhile, the
Modern, international capitalist can in peace and quiet lay waste the social fabric of the
countries where he operates.

-Rising share values, the increase in the amount of imaginary money and the statal social
security programmes create a delay, a time margin. Within this margin the Modern
international capitalist can operate to the maximum … until his world eventually collapses.

-The vicious circle of impoverishment starts when social mobility for the middle class and
for the upper working class comes to an end. The end of this upward movement of people
from one social class to another, necessary for the existence of the liberal-capitalist system,
means that the elite will close its ranks.

-The closing of ranks of the elite will start the process of capital concentration. With the
start of this process the dynamic period of capitalism will come to an end and the objective
conditions for revolution will mature.


-We must not be afraid of economic crisis, indeed we must welcome them.

-An economic crisis always reveals the true nature of the system. During an economic
crisis the activities of the capitalists are even more ruthless than in normal times. An
economic crisis tends to give the capitalists an opportunity to rob the poor and increase
their wealth even more than during a period when the economy grows.

-Economic crisis have a tendency of generating revolutionary awareness. The deteriorating
economic situation of the working class and its subconscious anger will eventually result
in out bursts of spontaneous violence. However the important thing is that the
economic collapse will topple the ivory towers of middle class complacency.

-The power of the capitalist class is based on capital. Capital pays the wages of the
soldiers, the police, the journalists and the entertainers. The one who controls capital will
as well have control over the dominant set of values in a given society. We can see that
the power of the capitalist class is both direct and indirect in its nature.

-The total collapse of the economic system and of the state in the last stage of capitalism
will reveal that the seemingly eternal and permanent power capital was , after all, only an
illusion.

The Middle Class and the Revolution

-The middle class is the most important instrument of the revolution, but also the biggest
obstacle to it.

-The most dangerous counter revolutionary force in society is the middle-class mentality.

-Typical features for the middle class are conservatism, self-righteousness, admiration for
the upper class – and a thwarted political consciousness.

-The middle class is attracted and fascinated by the wealth and social status of the upper
class, just as nightflies are attracted to the lamp.

-The antisocial radicalism and unpatriotism previously associated with working class have
contributed to making the middle class into a servile lackey of the capitalists.

-Revolution, when it comes, will be made at the terms of the middle class.

-The middle class has been able to enjoy an unpresedented accumulation of wealth and
upward social mobility during the dynamic period of capitalism.

-The opportunity for a radical working class revolution was lost as middle class gradually
grew stronger and a part of the working class itself was able to merge with the middle
class during the dynamic period of capitalism.

-The memory of upward mobility during the dynamic period of capitalism still haunts
the minds of the middle class.

-Upward mobility always requires a conventional set of mind and total acceptance of the
prevailing system of values. The middle class, which by its nature is always waiting at the
threshold of the upper class is the most counter revolutionary force in the history of
humankind.

-The problem with the middle class and upper working class is that their social values
come from the dynamic period of capitalism as the system itself is slipping in to a vicious
circle of accumulation of wealth for the few and pauperization for the many.

-A certain accumulation of wealth by the middle class and some upward mobility for the
working class have not changed the fact that people are still divided into those who own
capital and those who do not.

-The values of the middle class and that part of the working class which has more or less
been assimilated into the middle class will only change under the crushing pressure of
concrete material reality. The most extreme form of this kind of pressure is an economic
depression that breaks the fundaments of the society as a whole.


-The illusions of upward mobility of the middle class and the upper working class must be
crushed before these social strata will become radicalized.

-The crisis of capitalism will take away everything the middle class and upper working
class have ever had. When this happens the Party must be ready as the objective,
material requirements for the revolution have ripened and a revolutionary consciousness
awakens.

-The most destructive element in the thwarted political consciousness of the middle class
consists in identifying with the values and goals of the upper class.

-The middle class confuses responsibility and sensibility with the the desire to uphold the
system of the capitalist class. In reality the dominant set of values is an instrument of
oppression directed against the middle class as well as the working class.

-The most pitiful example of how the middle class in a most servile manner follows the
values of the upper class is how it has adopted cosmopolitan liberalism as its ideology.

-Cosmopolitan liberalism is an integral part of the strategy of the capitalist class in its bid
to globalize its power. Cosmopolitan liberalism serves only the needs of the capitalist
class.

-Cosmopolitan liberalism is a new ideological smoke screen for class oppression.

-The middle class thinks that its needs coincide with the needs of the capitalist class.
Therefore the middle class lets the capitalist class rule the state – but in doing so bitterly
loses.

-Liberalism is a cancer gnawing at the very foundation of the nation. Liberalism is the
most most dangerous ideological enemy of the Party and its total eradication from the
face of the earth is the most important task for the Party.

-Special ideological diligence and consciousness will be required from the Party in order
to distinguish and fight two different and therefore especially dangerous forms of
liberalism – right liberalism and left liberalism.

-All the problems in modern society stem from two, originally opposite forces, right
liberalism and left liberalism.

-Right liberalism and left liberalism are the thesis and antithesis, their synthesis is deadly.

-Liberals must be struck every day.

-Right liberalism is the ideology par excellence of the bourgeoisie. It glorifies the
omnipotence of capitalism and how necessary and wise it is to surrender ourselves to the
iron laws of economics, portrayed as fundamental as the forces of nature. As the
bourgeoisie has been able to pin down the working class by exploiting the oportunities


provided by globalization, right liberalism – the ideology of capitalism – has been busy

contributing to the distruction of the material basis of life for the working class.

-While left liberalism has been pulling down what it has considered traditional,
authoritarian and reactionary, left liberalism has also freed the individuals from their
responsibilities and duties towards their community. Left liberalism is only concerned
about rights, never duties. It believes that the reasons for dysfunctional behaviour come
from the outside, thus one cannot be expected to have any kind of self discipline.

-As right liberalism – the ideology of the bourgeoisie – had first destroyed the material
basis for a decent living for the working class, it is no wonder that left liberalism was able
to break the moral fibre of the national community.

-The middle class tends to accept all the actions of the capitalist class aiming to
strengthen its own position, thinking that this will benefit the middle class as well.

-The capitalist class can always rely on the middle class’s support when it tries to bring
down national borders in order to let the tide of cheap labour and foreign sweatshop
products come in and to deregularize all controls on the movements of capital and
production.

-The middle class keeps dreaming of shoeshine boys working at its feet even though in
fact the middle class has resigned itself to its role of providing bootlicking service for the
capitalist class.

-The problem with the revolutionary consciousness of the middle class is that when the
crisis of capitalism becomes more acute, it is the lower reaches of the working class,
which suffer the most at first. The middle class, of course, traditionally despises the lower
proletariat.

-The problem with the revolutionary consciousness of the middle class is the fact that for
a long time the middle class will be able to isolate itself from the social problems brought
upon by the crisis of capitalism and to turn a blind eye to these problems an even longer
amount of time.

-The illusion of upward mobility, so common to the middle class, makes the middle class
see the crisis of capitalism as a special problem concerning mainly the lower proletariat.

-The middle class calculates that the deterioration of the position of the working class will
bring economic benefits to the to the middle class. What the middle class fails to see is
that the logic of capitalism will in the end turn against it as well.

-Cornered by the crisis of capitalism the middle class calculates to maintain its own
standard of living by sacrifying the economic position of the working class.

-By sacrifying the working class first in to the Moloch jaws of ailing capitalism, the
middle class is trying to win to time.


-When the middle class and also the upper working class encounter social problems
caused by the crisis of capitalism their first reaction is an emotional one – the petty
bourgeoisie keeps wailing and blaiming the lower proletariat.

-In order to turn in to a revolutionary force, the middle class must lose everything –
especially it’s illusions.

-Reality will pull down the middle-class from its ivory tower of complacency.

-The Party will grow from the déclassé middle class.

-At the final stage in the crisis of capitalism the pathological atmosphere prevailing in
society will prepare the ground for the coming of the Party.

-At the final stage in crisis of capitalism, social problems will manifest themselves in
unprecedently violent and chaotic behaviour as well as irrational political radicalism.

-At the final stage in the crisis of capitalism, the cornered middle class seems to have only
two choices either to maintain the capitalist system and so allow itself to be exploited
oppressed by the capitalist class or to yield to the radical extremists and surrender to their
irrational fanatism that gives no consideration to the needs of ordinary people. The
solution to this dilemma is the Party.

-The Party will fight on two fronts: It will fight both against the capitalist class which at
the moment holds both political power and economical power and against the extremist
fractions.

-The Party will win because of the blindness, greed, short-sighted extremism and lack of
analysis of its enemies.

-The Party is basically the violent reaction of the middle class and of the upper working
class that have been cornered by liberal capitalism. Their desperation is the secret of the
Party’s victory.

-After the Party has won the confidence of the middle class, it will launch a war of total
destruction against the enemies of the people.

-Subconsciously, the middle class expects the Party to deal with all necessary means with
the dangers that threaten their way of life. While the Party deals with its enemies, the
middle class will look the other way.

-The silent approval of the middle class will give the Party free hands in its struggle
against its enemies.

-The political force which, within the framework of historical materialism will truly
understand the nature of the middle class and its psychology will ultimately prevail.

Working Class, A National Class

-In the light of empirical evidence and in the analysis of historical materialism it can
be said beyond any doubt that of all the social classes in society only the working
class is by its nature truly national.

-As the globalization of economy advances fueled by the breakthrough of information
technology it becomes ever more painfully apparent that the movements of the riches
amassed by the capitalist class respect no national boundaries. Money has no
nationality.

-Upper classes whether feudal or capitalist have always been cosmopolitan by nature.
Aided by education and wealth the members of the upper classes have been able to
mingle with their peers regardless of their respective nationality or citizenship.

-As compared to the capitalist class the middle class is totally dependent on the nation
state and the social welfare structures it provides. But true to its nature the middle
class keeps repeating like a parrot those anti- nation state platitudes which were
taught to it by the capitalist class it so blindly admires.

-Traditionally the most fervent proponents of national nihilism have been the
pseudo-intellectuals of the left deviation, the pampered offspring of the bourgeoisie.

-There is an old saying that upper classes everywhere are always alike. This also applies
to the middle class which constantly tries to imitate the capitalist class. But the true
essence of a nation can be observed in its great masses – whether they be peasants or
workers.

-In the end it is exactly the one class which owns no capital nor harbors any false
illusions that is entirely tied to the fortunes of the nation and the nation state – with
this I mean the working class.

-The bottom of the barrel have been the peasants and the workers. They were always
left behind, ridiculed, scorned and exploited and yet it was they who throughout
world history have built the nations and defended them. – How could the working
class be anything other than a national class ?

-For the Capitalist, the nation is merely a means to an end but for the working class it
is always an end itself.

-The working class is the true embodyment of the nation !

On Violence:

-Because of propaganda reasons, the Party must use force with especial caution in
the early stages of the revolutionary process.
-The Party must win the confidence of the masses longing for security in uncertain
times. It cannot afford to be cast in the role of a monster by its enemies.
-The Party must make sure that it's actions are acceptable to ordinary people, at the
very least on an emotional or subconscious level. It is vital that the people really do
understand that the cadres of the Party are fighting for them.
-A special case will be to punish those criminals which more or less corrupt judicial
system of our time has left unpunished.
-While punishing criminals one must consider the pedagogical side of using force.
The punishment must be severe enough to placate the justified anger of ordinary
people as well as to paralyze organized crime with fear.
-The Party will act as the violent incarnation of the sense of justice of the people.
-The punishment must not consist of spontanious and arbitary acts of violence.
Justice shall be done only after careful consideration by local organs of people's
power.
-If necessary, the local chapters will act as temporary people's courts.
-The setting up of the people's courts will be an open act of defiance towards the
decaying liberal-capitalist system. It will be a sign of the system fastly losing its
credibility when confronted with a strong counter society.
-To retain its credibility, the system must necessarily use force against people's
courts. Thus the system will get into an open conflict with the sense of justice of the
people, incarnated in the people's courts.

-The system's struggle against the people's courts will alienate the people from the
system. In the end the state will be reduced to an empty shell.

I certainly advise reading the rest of the book. He is a well thought out man, if nothing else.

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Re: Kai Murros Excerpts from Revolution and How to Do It in a Modern Society

Post by Celtiberian on Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:42 pm

I would go so far as to say that Kai Murros's Revolution: And How to Do It in a Modern Society is perhaps the best Socialist-Nationalist pamphlet currently in circulation. I first read it over two years ago and it greatly influenced my ideological development. Murros spent a significant amount of time in China studying the work of Chairman Mao Zedong, while working on his dissertation, and the impact that had is apparent in the pamphlet.

On a personal level, Murros is somewhat of an eccentric individual, and I don't much care for his current association with the so-called "New Right" in Europe. Hopefully he'll remain steadfast in his socialist convictions despite his rather reactionary social circle.

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Post by Iron Vanguard on Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:53 am

He appears to view the middle class as the key to the entire revolution. The proletariat would serve as a stepping stone. I'm not condemning this, just pointing it out.

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Post by TheocWulf on Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:56 am

Wow cant belive I have not heard of this guy before ill be reading his book (they have the PDF on the site that is linked) when I get a chance.

He seems like a true Left wing Nationalist from his works.

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Post by Celtiberian on Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:08 pm

Iron Vanguard wrote:He appears to view the middle class as the key to the entire revolution. The proletariat would serve as a stepping stone. I'm not condemning this, just pointing it out.

He borrowed that concept from Lenin, who felt that the revolutionary vanguard would disproportionately consist of radical elements of the petite bourgeoisie.

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Post by Celtiberian on Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:17 pm

TheocWulf wrote:Wow cant belive I have not heard of this guy before ill be reading his book (they have the PDF on the site that is linked) when I get a chance.

It's certainly worth reading.

He seems like a true Left wing Nationalist from his works.

Of this I'm unsure. I've read and listened to several interviews with Kai Murros since the publication of his pamphlet and he frequently stresses that he merely "used the language of Marxists" in the pamphlet so that his "nationalist views" might be read by a wider audience. He's becoming somewhat of a notable figure in Europe's "New Right" movement, which is thoroughly reactionary in orientation. It's rather unfortunate, as I felt Revolution and How to Do It in a Modern Society contained decent ideas.

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Post by Iron Vanguard on Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:20 pm

TheocWulf wrote:Wow cant belive I have not heard of this guy before ill be reading his book (they have the PDF on the site that is linked) when I get a chance.

He seems like a true Left wing Nationalist from his works.

I second that.

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For the youtube fanatics in here, and people who otherwise just like to read with some kick ass music playing in the background I compiled some of them excerpts into a 10 minute youtube video.


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