"De Moker" Group: The Rebellious Youth in the Dutch Libertarian Movement of the Roaring Twenties

"De Moker" Group: The Rebellious Youth in the Dutch Libertarian Movement of the Roaring Twenties

In the usage of language some words and expressions exist that we should abolish, because they give name to certain concepts that form the disastrous and condemning content of the capitalist system. In the first place there is the word 'work' and every concept that has something to do with this - workman or worker - worktime - work wages -- work strike - workless - unemployed. To work is the greatest insult and humiliation that humanity gave to itself.

"That is why we will consciously sabotage every capitalist enterprise, we will be a burden to each and every boss. Where we, rebellious youth, have to work, materials, machines and products have to be made unusable. Again and again the gears will jump out of the wheels, the pieces will fly from knives and chisels, the tools most necessary will be nowhere to find - we will tell each other recipes and means.

"We do not want to be destroyed by capitalism, so capitalism will have to be destroyed by us."

"...It is not important whether people "spontaneously start to organise themselves in democratic structures': or "start reorganising economic and social life"; what matters is the realisation that a break with normality is possible, that the structures and representatives of power are everywhere and can always be attacked..."

Contents:
Introduction
Work Is a Crime by Herman J. Schuurman
"De Moker" Group: The Rebellious Youth in the Dutch Libertarian Movement of the Roaring Twenties by Els van Daele
1. The Youth Start to Revolt
2. Critique with Clubhammer Blows
3. The Strike in the Peat Bogs
4. Syndicalism or Revolution
5. Work Is More and More Criminal
Epilogue

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Comments

syndicalist
Nov 14 2018 21:58

An interesting read

Craftwork
Sep 18 2019 19:42

Should add 'De Moker' tag