Cover-illustration, La Libre Parole, 28 October 1893
From Théorie du Racisme, 1950,
Translation by M.M. & Hadding Scott, 2016
Individualism and the thirst for loot, which is to say the desire for profits obtained without labor, are the only motive forces of capitalist society. The ethical values of capitalism are founded upon the instinctive values of the inferior races that created it, who govern it, and who use it as their instrument of domination. Capitalism is therefore obliged to seek throughout the world ever new markets, cheap raw materials, and a more numerous workforce at lower wages. Capitalist society’s absolute contempt for human values, a contempt based on its ignorance of inherited values, traditions, and racial hierarchies to which it does not adhere, leads it to destroy the peoples’ traditions to the degree that these traditions oppose its stranglehold on the land, the wealth, and the workforce of the conquered land.
Proclaiming once again its basic principles of “equality” that allow it to obtain at a low price an army of obedient workers, capitalism promoted the transplanting of populations and the mixing of races. It thus thought to obtain by mixture an ever more numerous mass of undermen without traditions, without political ties, and thereby without means of defense, who would not question the principles of domination that this society has established contrary to nature.
In the name of civilization, capitalism endeavors to develop everywhere a uniform barbarity, and in the name of equality, it prepares the leveling of all human civilization to the level of undermen.
But in this manner, capitalism induces the healthiest elements of each people in every country to see in it the gravest danger and an irreconcilable enemy. The individuals who have remained faithful to the fundamental traditions of their race not only fight capitalism as an economic and political instrument of world-domination, but discover its racial essence. Capitalism is nothing but the means for inferior races to dominate the world. It prepares the twilight of all human society and all civilization.
Capitalist society was thus able to distort a limited area of the world but, during a short period of time, it could not abolish the regular process of the struggle of races. Defectors from superior races could adopt its modes of being, and a significant portion of each race could be reduced to the state of servitude by the monstrous association of these defectors with the masters of capital. In response, however, the purest part of each people looked up and began to coalesce for its own safety and for the salvation of the race.
Capitalism itself has created the means for its own demise: individualistic and competitive, it develops the anarchy of production that brings increasingly violent crises and unleashes social struggles for bread.
It seizes ever greater hoards of wealth, wherewith it is unable to guarantee full employment, and can neither prevent economic crises nor stop them.
It subjugates ever more peoples that it uproots and causes to dwindle, whose decadence it assures, but in each of them it obliges racial elites to rise up, defending their people and striving to slaughter capitalism, its doctrine, and its causes, ultimately reestablishing a truly human scale of values.
It has created a growing number of mongrels and antisocial or unsocial elements that are less and less manageable and governable in accord with the political processes of liberalism and capitalism. Thus arises an army of undermen who will boost progress in the wrong direction by the ascent to power of an increasingly large number of them.
Finally, the reflexive cosmopolitanism that is the basis of capitalism’s organization led to the formation of sprawling states tending toward global domination, which is to say toward the proletarianization of nations and of entire continents, thereby increasing the general opposition to its methods.
In all fields, the forces assemble that will bring justice out of the current chaos that is born from the rise to power of the undermen.
Finally, the races that constitute the capitalist state, unfit for the profession of arms and for all creative activity, are obliged to entrust the laboratories, the weapons, and technical means of war to men who, when they will take cognizance of their present subjugation, will redirect those instruments against the capitalist races.
In summary, labor, instead of being an honor and a social duty, the source of all income, has become servitude for the majority of the people. It is found that these were the strata most fit for the creative activity that the inversion of economic and social values subjected to the arbitrary power of the undermen who have become masters of production through capital and the appropriation of gold.
Source: National-Socialist Worldview