Statement on Active 'Political' Nihilism, by Angry Mob
are living at times where psychological warfare is being weighed upon
us. In the capitalist states the biggest concern of an individual is
not the fulfillment of primary needs. Instead individuals follow a
more emotional and intellectual pursuit.
who are in charge do what they can to make these pursuits difficult in
order to preserve their position. Our culture is oriented towards
stupidity with the goal of keeping the majority as numb as possible.
Living at an age of choice is very exhausting for an individual
looking for some sort of certainty. Search for the „correct” set of
ideas often leads to greater individual angst or even ignorance. We
must make our choices carefully.
Political nihilism is concerned with creating a more sustainable
environment based on rationality. It does not offer a solution which
would fit inside current laws and regulations. Instead, it offers a
new beginning – a total destruction of values which uphold current
obsolete political system.
Political nihilism as an idea-set is currently ahead of it's time.
Realization of one’s individuality and surroundings takes considerable
amount of time and effort. In present society there is no need for
greater self-awareness. The need is replaced by mindless consumerism
problems of current society are unsolvable by today's stagnant social
institutions. These are set up primarily to assure the existence of
status quo. Those who hold the resources have no interest in improving
or changing anything since they are also the ones profiting from the
current system. Solving societal difficulties is not their main
concern. They are the ones fueling the problems in the first place.
Vision and Aims
like every other action, the pursuit of destruction remains highly an
egoistical endeavor. There is no way for and individual to dictate
other’s wants and needs. One’s utopia is a prison to another.
Destruction which touches others is only necessary in order to pursue
one’s personal goals.
Following values need to be marginalized in order to achieve greater
and more sustainable individual and collective well-being:
Enough of destructive economic growth! Enough of mundane and
ridiculous day-to-day wage slavery which supports it! Do we really
need personal enslavement in order to achieve fleeting collective
Cities with high density population are the main manifestation of this
cult. People are squeezed together in tiny apartments because it’s
economically lucrative. Psychological aspect is being overridden by
the need for bigger numbers and positive statistics. Social isolation,
depression, competitiveness inside a group and disparate share of
wealth are just a few antisocial perversions which derive from
metropolitan way of life.
Globalized monetary system is another aspect partially arising from
these values. Currency is one of the greatest human inventions being
widely misused today. It is prone to human greed and destructive
egoism which manifests itself in endless corruption. It annihilates
communities based on human relations in a blink of an eye. It is
merely an artificial medium which has no real value. Money is an
invention which has spiraled out of population’s hands. It has become
a material dictator which supports the elite.
evolutionary perspective it is tremendously dangerous to be complacent
– to stop evolving. However, that is exactly what the current
mainstream culture tells the public to do. Widespread complacency can
only be useful to the establishment which rests on stability and
contentment with one’s surroundings can be fragile at best. We live in
a world where the environment around us continually alters and our
wants and needs transform.
Democracy is an ideology. Just like any other ideology it isn’t nearly
as beautiful in practice as it is on paper. It is a dictatorship of
the majority, the discrimination of the minority. The only difference
between the real dictatorship and a democracy is that in a democracy
the population has the right to choose who will govern them, giving
people the illusion of freedom. It is a form of control which rests on
citizens who have been lead to believe that a Big Brother is necessary
to look after them.
Equality is a myth perpetrated by those who want to see the population
homogenized. Disguising the inherent difference among the population
helps to remain in power and annihilate potential resistance. Just as
there is no equality in nature, there is none in human society.
of the core components of individual’s psychological well-being is the
sense of community – sharing one’s sense of identity with the beloved
people surrounding him/her. In current society this concept is heavily
People are defined by their nationality or the countries they live in.
The working population is forced to pay taxes to the federal
government which shares their earnings to people and projects which a
common taxpayer isn’t even interested in. This compulsory
expropriation of wealth does not promote a sense of community between
the alienated individuals. The profits aren’t directed according to
taxpayers’ interests. Taxes are there to keep the government intact
not to aid the growth of individuals and communities. This extremely
wide sense of shared identity is not in correlation with human nature.
Legitimized violence is one of the core roots of every establishment
to rely on. Brute force is necessary for anyone who intends to stay in
power for long periods of time.
Military and police are tightly controlled by the government. They
share the same purpose with the social institutions – guaranteeing the
status quo. They protect the government from the enemies – be them
external or internal, real or imaginary. Everyone who threatens to
oppose status quo is a potential enemy. It is a double-edged sword in
a sense that they oppose both: negative and positive change. However,
the risk is worth taking. Let there be no force to stop the shift in
"Violence is the only way
to answer violence."
– Gudrun Ensslin, the leader of RAF
Violence is a part of life. Everything which can be used will be used
by someone. If its not you its most likely your enemy. Moral
constraints just leave fewer possibilities to achieve one’s goals.
Peaceful protests can only be effective to a certain extent. Every
possible means should be used for the sake of destruction. Violence
should be treated as a means.
Current public demonstrations and protest are often large in numbers.
Yet they fail to achieve any long- term improvement in their areas of
concern. They lack a vital element of resistance. They battle their
fully armed enemies with rocks and useless words.
Morally condemning violence as a means is hypocritical. The only
difference between the violence of the state and the violence of an
individual is that the first one is always legalized. One should not
be fooled by the moral concepts, no matter how revered they may be.
comes after the initial destruction is up to every individual and
group itself. There is no absolute certainty of a brighter future. But
odds are definitely lower when one does not even try. One can not
afford to be neutral on a moving train.
Political nihilism can only prevail when conditions in a social
organization are so unhealthy as to make destruction desirable. In
other words – when a state can feed its citizens they are generally
more tolerable of its policies. When a state fails to provide economic
welfare to its upholders there will be opposition.
prerequisite for political nihilism is the decay in living conditions
of the population. When this requirement is not filled there are small
chances of seeing wide-scale revolutionary activity.
However, there are ways to speed up the process of eventual
destruction. A prerequisite needs to be filled in order to have
remarkable success with the following methods:
Legitimate method includes public protests, propaganda and all
activism which doesn’t surpass the laws. It is beneficial for the
educational effort of otherwise complacent and unaware public. It
targets the people.
most effective way to spread the sentiment is face-to-face
interaction. Establishing social relations on an individual level
makes the audience more likely to listen.
Direct action is the use of violent and nonviolent means to achieve
one’s goals. Just like everything else which tends to be effective it
is prohibited by the laws. Insurgency and political violence can be
extremely successful when it is supported by ill-affected public. It
directly aims the establishment by making it waste more resources on
counterinsurgency and other necessary measures.
would be unwise to use only one method described above. Words without
action are meaningless, and vice versa. Using the two methods combined
will lead to the biggest success.
do I want?
want to achieve greater individual freedom, destruction of mythical
values which uphold the oppressive and obsolete political
establishment, a new societal convention which would be based on
rationality and in accordance with human nature.
do I get what I want?
organizing, protesting, resisting, using every means which is rendered
effective and discarding moral boundaries.
Angry Mob, 2010