The new rights and marx?
The new rights and Marx?

Karl-Marx monument in Chemnitz. Image: Self / CC BY-SA-3.0

Konrad Lotter for reference "Neiepechter thinker" To Karl Marx

Ironically, the philosophers of "New right" Have your love for Karl Marx discovered. The current ie of the opposition is dedicated to this topic. Telepolis talked to the editor Konrad Lotter.




Mr. Lotter, what is the "New rights", Which persons in which organizations and magazines are involved?

Konrad Lotter: as "New rights" I liked the first place the "intellectual" Circle, which are in the environment of right publishers (Antaios, Junghuropa), right magazines (Young freedom, secession, blue daffodil) or right Institute for state policy have out. For usual, the extreme rights are only perceived in their vulgarian forms and with the followers of the NPD, Pegida, the "Eichsburg" or the "Identile movement" perceived. Less known are those in the succession of Armin Mohler or Alain de Benoist for one "philosophical" Growling of your right positions strive to look like "Thinker" Consand and influence the course of the AfD want to take. In part, they are working on concepts that the rights should also make the rights attractive for the middle of the middle, sometimes they also propagate the capitalism criticism of Marx, which they apparently want to advertise under trade unionists and left for themselves.

"Auschwitz as myth"

And what distinguishes the "New rights" from the old?

Konrad Lotter: First, the "New rights" as a European, not as purely German movement. However, it differs from the old rights, but above all due to their demarcation against National Socialism. This demarcation, however, goes hand in hand with a relativization and prevalence of National Socialism. Typical for this double strategy is that the 12 years Hitler as "Birds" are referred to, so to speak as Quantite negligeable German history, which we all had to be proud of. It is also typical that Auschwitz is no longer denied, which was spread within the old rights, but as "myth" is designated and downplayed: as myth, the unjustified manner to highly stylize the basic MYTHOS of the Federal Republic. How half-heartedly the demarcation is opposite to National Socialism, it also shows that certain ideologies take over and only slightly modified and present in an acceptable linguistic form. So about the "Race" through the seemingly neutral concept of "Ethnopluralism" replaced, allegedly no prejudices containing other ethnicity, especially when these ethnic groups stay there where they come from and not immigrate in Europe or Germany. Also the combination of nationalism and (more demagogical) socialism to a national socialist "Third way" is from the "New right" reactivated. It appears under the label "Cross-front".

"Pendant of National Socialism"

They talked about philosophical reasons for the right positions in the succession of Armin Mohler or Alain de Benoist. What do you mean by that?

Konrad Lotter: What the "New rights" characterized, the strained attempt is to give a philosophical view. Her previously favored references were those authors from the time of the Weimar Republic, who has summarized Armin Mohler among the significant concept of the conservative revolution. Oswald Spengler, Moeller Van den Bruck, Ernst young, Otto Strasser and many others. Their aim of the aim was to make the developments of liberalism and democracy outstanding from the French Revolution and to "organic" (Volkical or stand-outly-structured) to return communities. In histological science, they are presented as a pioneer of National Socialism. Not all the representatives of the conservative revolution are, however, (such as Carl Schmitt) the way they have peeked to his end. Even the Hitler Attenta Stauffenberg, who only wanted to end the war, but not the dictatorship, belongs to the circle of the conservative revolution. Calling on this circle liked the "New rights" hissed "ideologically unifiable", This is called one "Conservatism" Ground, which is not identical to National Socialism. Volker Weub 1 or Armin Pile Traughber 2 have the connections of the "New right" to the conservative revolution in an essential and portrayed. However, as evidenced by the contradiction, the philosophical interest of "New right" Meanwhile moved something and relocated to two other theorists: on Martin Heidegger (including his Adepten Botho Strauss and Peter Sloterdijk, whose worship for the "Master from Germany" Also not shredded by the unopod info notebooks) and just – who had calculated it – on Karl Marx. How does the "New rights" Ironically on Marx?

Konrad Lotter: The starting signal was apparently given in France. At the turn of the year 2004/2005 the magazine has elements A booklet titled "We free Marx from Marxism" published in which a conversation between Alain de Benoist and the Italian (ex) Marxist Costanzo Preve was printed. The tendency of this conversation is already called the title of the ie: Marx is intended by socialism, the utopia of the classless society, humanism "freed" and amalgamated with nationalist and xenophobic thoughts. In Germany this was "Suggestion" first picked up by Rolf Peter Sieferle. On the one hand, he has the book for the renowned Junius publisher Karl Marx for the introduction3 written. On the other side but also two books over The migration problem4 and last Finis Germania5, in which he on a new right, exalted manner against asylum seekers, against German guilt consciousness and against "Ritual" the history of history. How these two pages are done, however, remains his secret. Because about how this hitting the theory of Marx stands, how to justify this hazeness by Marx, makes Sieferle no information.Such a justification was also possible in fact. What is the new right interest in Marx? Any "Amalgamation" With right thought it has to give it ..

Konrad Lotter: In the busbar Marx from the right 6 With contributing to Alain Benoist, Diego Fusaro and Benedikt Kaiser and a foreword by Philip Stein, you will be more reasonable, although here is not easy to see what MAN MARX wants to function. The most significant becomes the foreword. In it, Marx is a critic of liberalism and the "world-spanning capitalist separation" the people used. This separation will then be the program of a new (Volkische) "unit" opposite, not in the "Settlement of the classes", but in the ethnic-cultural community and excluding all strangers, asylum seekers or other conflicts. Benedikt Kaiser greeted his interest in Marx with the criticism of "Romantic anti-capitalism", What a certain cancellation to the authors of the conservative revolution contains theirs "organic" Counterpoints for capitalism in the past and not searched in the future. On all the trap is the "Marxism" the "New right" in connection with their policy of "Cross-front". He is suitable for making a wild on the terrain of the left. From the enmity, which still used the old rights against in 1968, is not much to traces. On the contrary: the "New rights" Has learned from the left, his "Subversive actions", their targeted rule verstobe to direct the public attention or tries to succeed Antonio Gramsci, the "cultural hegemony" to win.