A National Socialist Perspective on Capitalism and Class
THE FOLLOWING LETTER by New Order Chief of Staff Martin Kerr appears in issue 88 of Heritage and Destiny magazine (January-February 2019). H&D is a British racial nationalist (or White Nationalist, if you prefer) print publication. Contact information for this excellent periodical appears below the letter.
Although it was written primarily for a British audience, Mr. Kerr’s perspectives apply equally to the US and Canada — and indeed, to all Western nations.
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Dear Sir –
I was very impressed with the editorial in issue 86 of Heritage and Destiny, which dealt with class issues. I think that it is necessary for racial nationalists to identify and come to grips with problems other than immigration and White genocide. If we do not engage with other aspects of society, we become a one-dimensional movement with limited or no credibility to people whose concerns extend beyond racial issues.
The class structure in the US is similar to that in the UK, but perhaps not identical to it, and is certainly characterized by greater class mobility.
But both countries have a class that exists independently of the mainstream class structure, that of professional career criminals. These criminals range from petty thieves and drug dealers to Wall Street tycoons and investment financiers. The street criminals are more frightening in person, but the upper-level capitalist types do more damage, by systematically pillaging the wealth of the nation.
The sub-working class which you discuss in the editorial is roughly equivalent to the US Lower Lower Class. The problems that both face are very similar, and contrary to what many believe, they afflict White people as well as non-Whites. These problems include:
- Chronic unemployment (which, as you note, is sometimes multi-generational);
- Poor healthcare;
- Substandard housing;
- Lack of education;
- Endemic alcoholism and drug abuse;
- Widespread crime;
- Domestic violence;
- Single-parent families
A person or family facing any single one of these problems is severely challenged in life. When whole communities face all of these problems simultaneously, they become insurmountable. It is unreasonable to expect the sub-working class to solve its own problems. This has to be done by a comprehensive restructuring of society.
The upper stratosphere capitalists (but not Middle Class entrepreneurs) are the ones responsible for this doleful situation, which began at the start of the Industrial Revolution in the 1760s and shows no signs of abating. Defenders of capitalism dismiss any attempts to champion the cause of the working class and the sub-working class as “class warfare.” But in truth, it is the super-rich who are waging class war on the lower classes, and not the other way around.
At the same time, class prejudice on the part of the middle classes against the working class and sub-working class is also destructive. I recall a tweet on Twitter concerning the mass-molestation of English girls in Rotherham by Asian pedophile rings. It was a terrible thing, the person posted, “but after all, the girls were just chavs.” Presumably, that meant that their lives were not so valuable after all. Such an attitude is clearly at odds with any meaningful concept of White unity.
The current class system is a product of capitalism and it reflects the values of that system. These values are manifested in the massive social injustice we see across society, as well as in the indifference of the upper class towards those “beneath” them. Unless we change the values of the Capitalist system we change nothing. The class system should disappear with capitalism. A healthy folk cannot be divided along or on such values.
Racial nationalists believe that their folk is an undivided whole of racial brothers and sisters. Consequently, our folk is not healthy as long as one segment of it is diseased. Ensuring social justice and economic prosperity for all classes is an integral part of the program of National Socialism, and it should also be adopted by all racial nationalists.
Chief of Staff
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