National-Syndicalism suggests that the people of the European nations defend themselves through the development of Syndicalist sections into massive economic worker movements. These should take immediate action to expropriate the capitalists. These should also take immediate action to let the workers lead the production and to form peoples communes.
The French revolutionary Syndicalism originated in the reality of the former unions. The theory was later derived from this practice. The former Revolutionary Syndicalism took place as a protest that originated from the bitterness that came from the bourgeoisation of the Socialist movements. It doesn’t wish the conquest of State power, but the complete annihilation of the State and the transfer of administrative functions to the union movement.
National-Syndicalism seeks out principled reasons for direct economic action and denounces parliamentary action by representatives. It’s not about the “success” of the moment, but about the expropriation of the capitalist class and the liberation of the people and the nation. Immediate action strengthens the spirit of struggle and sacrifice. It strengthens the individual conscience, while leaving it up to the representatives or the trade union bosses who will only let the Dutch people live on in their indifference. The goal is not to make capitalism bearable, but the realisation of a free Nationalist and Socialist nation.
The philosophical basis of National-Syndicalism is the insight that man is influenced by impulses rather than by considerations. National-Syndicalism wishes to organize the movement in such a way that the activity and impulsiveness of personality will find a good feeding ground. It involves the ongoing and irreconcilable struggle against the capitalist system, the capitalist State and its instruments of power.
The contrast between federalism and centralism is an “eternal” contrast, which comes back time and time again and in different forms. No community can exist when everything is regulated from one central point. Of course neither centralism, nor the freedom of parts is possible in the extreme consequence. The question is whether you wish control from a central point or whether you wish to maximize the freedom and self-determination as a necessity. We can acknowledge without objection that the autonomy of units comes with a certain danger. But out of centralism comes a bigger and more serious danger. The fundament of federalism is “connection”. So we’re not talking about splintered parts but about an organic whole of cooperating autonomous units within the nation. These units will voluntarily sacrifice a part of their own self-determination.
No person can develop itself without receiving and giving to its people and its nation. Sorel thought us that with centralisation bureaucracy inevitably grows. Any centralisation that goes to far, every opportunist contempt for the self-development of the components, leads to rigidity and conservatism. From this statement we can draw the simple conclusion that who’s a revolutionary, can only be a federalist.
National-Syndicalism aims to move the attention from the political terrain to the economic terrain. It wants the socialisation from the basis: a system of distribution from local units, in consultation with the National federation, on the fundament of a production and consumption statistic. As well as the organisation of the production by national industrial federations.
National-Syndicalism is primarily a warning against the bourgeoisation of Nationalism and Socialism. It has brought the spiritual factor of will, the meaning of the psychological element in the Nationalist and Socialist struggle, to the front. National-Syndicalism offers rejuvenation with the elements of impulse, rebellion, desire for freedom, identity and respect for ones people and homeland which is permanently needed.
Source: Vrije Nationalisten Noord-Brabant / Netwerk Nationale Socialisten