Reflections on Revolution

- Due to the dialectical nature of revolution, the best ally of the revolutionary movement is the ruling class.

- The demise of the modern, post-industrial, liberal-capitalist system will not be based so much on the wisdom of the Party and on its ability to make correct decisions, but on the increasing tendency of the system to bring about its own destruction.

- When the system is strong, we remain stationery. When the system is weak, we advance. The succes of the Party at a given moment is a good indicator of the current state of the system.

- When we assess the state of the liberal capitalist system we must not mistake its apparent strength for its true strength.

- In order to understand the true nature of the revolutionary process, one must get a clear picture of the factors which are at work behind the system's tendency to self destruct.

- The state is always an instrument in the hands of the ruling class. As a socialist state shall obey the will of the working class, the liberal-capitalist state is ruled in practise by the interests of capitalist class.

- The destruction of the liberal-capitalist state is based on the fact that the whole state has been harnessed to the service of a small selfish elite. Their ruthless greed is in direct conflict with the needs of the working class.

- As the capitalist class strives to satisfy its needs, it also gradually tends to destroy the base of its own existence.

- The capitalist elite can be compared with a cancer. It feeds on the vital force of its host. The cancer is as its strongest at the moment it has sucked its host dry, but at the same moment it will have destroyed the base for its own existence.

- It is immediately before its destruction that capitalism appears to be at its strongest.

- Just before its destruction, the power of the capitalist class and of its values will reach its climax in the society.

- History is a dialectical process that progresses through violent revolutions. Every social system develops according to its own inner laws, travels its road until the end and vanishes.

- The elite is always blind. It is typical for the elites that they are open only to the

blind, spineless opportunists Ð to those who completely swallow the official truths

fed to them by the system.

- The dominant position of the elite prevents it from seeing the true nature of

problems. The dominance of the elite prevents it as well from starting reforms, for

they might harm this dominance.

- The paradox of power: In fear of losing the power one clings to it. This in the end is

the root cause of why the power is eventually lost.

- A system that develops according to its own inner laws is unable to repair itself.

Thus it is in the end always the destiny of every elite to prepare the way for its own


- The midwives for the new coming world are always its fiercest opponents.

- A typical feature of the capitalist system is that it will turn against itself when given a


- The destruction of the modern, post-industrial capitalist system will be based on its

tendency to minimize its expences and to maximize its markets through


- The Modern Capitalist minimizes his production costs through automatization, by shifting production in to countries with low labour costs or by bringing cheap labour in massive quantities in to industrialized countries in order to crush organized labour and bring wages down.

- The Modern Capitalist maximizes the markets by maximizing the selling of his products in the industrialized west with the most buying power. In order to do this he abolishes all restrictions on import from countries with cheaper production costs.

- The weakness in the calculations of the Modern Capitalist lies in that the buying power of the western societys is based on their high level of industrialization. This is the very basis that the Modern Capitalist is progressively destroying. Thus we can see how the logic of the Modern Capitalist is self-destructive in nature.

- The state is the most important instrument of the Modern Capitalist.

- The state not only protects the Modern Capitalist and his money, but also creates the necessary judicial and material framework for the economic activities of the Modern Capitalist.

- The state is the most important instrument of the Modern Capitalist but the Modern Capitalist is also dependent on the state.

- The state protects the Modern Capitalist not only from external enemies but also from the Modern Capitalist himself.

- The state provides the necessary means to control the self-destructive tendencies of the Modern Capitalist.

- The survival of the modern, post-industrial capitalist system is based on the existence of the state.

- By continuously borrowing money, the state is able to distribute social benefits which in an increasing scale form the bulk of the buying power of the population. This buying power is needed to keep up the demand for the products which the Modern Capitalist wants to sell in the rapidly de-industrializing western world.

- The Modern Capitalist wants to have everything. He wants the state to maintain the necessary judicial and material framework for his economic activities, but at the same time the Modern Capitalist doesn't want to take any part in paying the costs.

- The Modern Capitalist drives the state in to an unbearable situation. In order to keep up the demand for the products of the capitalist system, two things are necessary: The buying power of the population must be kept sufficiently high and the essential infrastructure of modern society must be maintained. These tasks will force the state to borrow money in an ever- increasing scale because the Modern Capitalist wants to minimize his costs which include taxes. The sky-rocketing interest rates are the quicksand where the state will sink the more it struggles to stay afloat.

- The more the Modern Capitalist downsizes, the higher are his profits. However, the more the Modern Capitalist downsizes, the heavier will be the burden on the state which will have to provide for the unemployed and at the same time to maintain their ability to buy the products sold by the Modern Capitalist.

- The more destructively the Modern Capitalist acts toward the society, the higher will his profits be until he will have destroyed everything.

- The constant increase of the state deficit tends to make the value of money more and more detached from reality. The stock market turns into a gigantic bubble which is bound to burst the moment reality catches up with it.

- We will experience the economy of hysteria: Imaginary money fuels the fair of illusions. The greedy slaves of mammon sell dreams to each other and desperately try to make sense of momentary irrational signs and premonitions.

- In the race between capital, production and labour, it is the inevitable destiny of the working class of the industrialized west to be bitterly defeated and be reduced to the material level of the proletariat of the third world with which it has to compete over the leftovers of the Modern Capitalist's banquet.

- The Modern Capitalist will always be unhappy with the state. The state is too slow an actor in the international market. The Modern Capitalist also disapproves of the constant borrowing of money by the state without realizing that he bears the blame for it himself.

- Finally the Modern Capitalist shall want to get rid of the state. The state used to be his lackey; now it feels like a burden to him. The Modern Capitalist wants total

freedom for himself.

- Revolution in a modern, post-industrial society will be based on the gross strategic mistake of the Capitalist: He will destroy the basis itself for his own existence - he will destroy the state.

- The state will not be toppled by masses of revolutionary workers but by the capitalists themselves, blinded as they are by their greed.

- Revolution in a modern post-industrial society will take place when the revolutionary counter-society of the base areas takes over the stateless void created by the self- destructive frenzy of capitalism.

- After the capitalists, blinded by their greed, will have abolished the state, the revolutionary working class will found it again - but this time it will be a socialist state which will serve the needs and interests of the working class.

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