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Ein Diskussionsbeitrag des Syndikalistiska Ungdomsförbundet (SUF) zum Thema „Klassenhass“

Posted by entdinglichung - 27. März 2012

Aus Anlass der Diskussion um die Diskussion um die Överklassafari in Stockholmer Reichenviertel der Genossen von Förbundet Allt åt Alla hat der Syndikalistiska Ungdomsförbundet (SUF) auf seiner 22. Parteikonferenz in Umeå ein Statement zum Thema „Klassenhass“ verabschiedet, welches nachfolgend (trotz einiger problematischer Formulierungen im Text) dokumentiert wird (Quelle A-Infos):

Sweden, Statement from the 22nd congress of the Syndicalis Youth Federation

Dear Swedish upper classes, — The reason we are writing this letter is because we wanted to set some things straight about what has been going on lately. We know we should have sent this letter long ago, but the nature of the recent debates in the media really took us by surprise. Frankly, were very surprised; by the fact that you hadn’t already realized that we hate you, and that this newly acquired knowledge would consequently chock you to such huge a degree, surprised us to such a degree that we simply found ourselves at loss for words. —- We are not presumptuous, we acknowledge and know fully well that we’ve been lacking in unity for too long, that there have been too many situations when our hands were clenched into fists in our pockets, when they really should have been put to use in striking your ideas down.

However, we never attempted to keep our hate hidden. We’ve been constantly struggling, fighting and screaming, and we never really doubted that you had gotten our point – but apparently it took an “upper-class safari” bus-trip* for this to happen.

We concede that there is a theoretical possibility that you could have remained ignorant of our hatred. You are – obviously – totally content with the workings of class society, and why shouldn’t you be? You’re the ones who gain from it. For us, the only thing left at the end of the month is this class hatred. However, hate is not a name for the feelings you provoke inside of us – it’s a general term for all the fucked up situations you cause us, like panicking when not being able to afford the rent, having to turn to our mates and families to borrow money for food, the shame of being unemployed, and the shame of being forced to the unemployment office, queueing in order to get our benefits. Class hatred is what enables us to mobilize all these feelings of shame, frustration and alienation into a force for social change and struggle – struggle for a class-less society, where we don’t have to take shit from you people like you.

Now that media has taken up the topic of class-hatred, the spin in the debates has been that it’s something destructive, a “negative energy” of sorts. This doesn’t bother us much – it sounds all too much like New Age bullshit anyway. That our hate is nothing but irrational and caused by jealousy, how could one expect anything else, coming from you and your media? You refuse to engage in class collaboration on equal terms – well, we refuse to engage in class collaboration at all. Class hatred is made possible only by a society underpinned by people like you, and this earns you our hate. The only way we could ever stop hating you is for you to go away. Yes, you read it correctly; not only do we hate class society – we hate you as well. We hate your villas, and your ugly kids who’ll never be forced to feel what we feel. We hate your superior and priggish attitude and your desperate defense of your class privileges, privileges that allow you to go on living in the faith that you, despite not being anything but parasites, could ever have anything positive to contribute to our world, at all.

Kind regards, Syndicalist Youth Federation

Statement issued from the 22nd congress of the Syndicalist Youth Federation, hosted by SUF Umeå, 3-5 february 2012

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