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 wing liberalism and left wing 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 Ð 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 classÕs 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 declassé 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 PartyÕs 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.

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