"There is absolutely NO doubt that we are on the verge of a third WORLD CONFLAGRATION and that is why we have written this book entitled 'THE SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION OF HUMANITY'.
The unaware reader may find it quite strange that in this book we mix the ECONOMIC and POLITICAL problems with the problems of PSYCHOLOGY and the DISSOLUTION of the EGO.
In the CODES of OLD OUTDATED MORALITY there is no talk of political parties, nor of ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL problems.
Times have changed and we are entering a new age amidst the august thunder of thought.
Now we need a REVOLUTIONARY ETHIC based on a REVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY...
...People have the wrong habit of establishing an artificial gap between the SPIRITUAL and the ECONOMIC. We cannot accept that wrong habit because life is AN INTEGRAL WHOLE which we must understand deeply."
(THE SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION OF HUMANITY - INTRODUCTION)
The two works of VM Samael mentioned below speak of Latin America being the crucible of a new social, economic and political order. He founded THE CHRISTIAN SOCIALIST PARTY OF LATIN AMERICA (POSCLA in it's Spanish acronym) to bring this about. He later disbanded this party as a formal organisation, though in the last year of his life he expressed his continued commitment to it's principles.
"LATIN AMERICA is a beautiful girl who walks the path of life, but two horrible MONSTERS lurk in the depth of the forest…, the names of those two Monsters are: CAPITALISM and COMMUNISM"
(THE SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION OF HUMANITY - CHAPTER II LATIN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY)
The books teach that we have not yet arrived at the state of true democracy, true democracy which is necessary to arrest the march of Atheist Communism. Democracy is not merely a form of government, it is the state of a society consisting of free individuals. Those who psychologically transform themselves are free individuals, the society is the extension of the individual. Democracy's aspiration is a society without governments, but to arrive at this stage each person must learn to govern themselves.
THE SOCIAL CHRIST (1964)
THE SOCIAL CHRIST deals primarily with a critique of Atheist Communism ("Marxism" or "Dialectical Materialism") as well as the Capitalist system. The human being is not simply a unit of production and consumption and state capital is equally unjust as private capital, capital should in fact belong to the workers.
"The society is the extension of the individual. If the individual is greedy, cruel, perverse, selfish etc, the society will be the same. We need to be sincere with ourselves, we, each one of us, are evil and so society is also inevitably evil. This cannot be resolved by the communist monster, this can only be resolved by the individual."
(CHAPTER I - THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY)
The book also explains many subjects in relation to social co-existence in general, from the great numbers of people unneccesarily killed in road traffic accidents to the necessity of a social welfare system to help the unemployed, the problem of prisons and the poor quality of the masses' nutrition. It further explains that violent revolution can never bring about a solution to the social problem. Rather, Non-Violent (Ahimsa) struggle must be carried out by means of unionization, the masses can overcome the powerful through strikes, by means of co-operation between all of the workers.
"The proletarian masses must unite completely if they really want to defeat the tyrants of capitalism and communism, the working masses must learn to fight, there is no more powerful weapon than the well-directed mind...
...The total or partial strikes are decisive, the workers have all the levers of power in their hands, the important thing is the workers’ union, the confederation of unions, etc., Union is Strength. It is necessary that the Gnostics do work in all the labour unions with the purpose of uniting the working classes.
The tyrants want to divide in order to destroy and enslave; divided people will be destroyed, divide to rule and enslave is the slogan of the tyrants; selfishness, betrayal, lack of fraternity, has divided the workers."
(CHAPTER XXVII - AHIMSA)
The Non-Violent struggle must also be carried out against the corporations, the masses must cease to trade with them or buy their goods, as they are instruments of tenebruous forces undermining the sovereignity of the independent nations, exploiting the people and selling them poor quality products at inflated prices.
THE SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION OF HUMANITY (1965)
The book states:
"The living room of the house is more beautiful with new and fine furniture, the old and rancid prefer to reform the old, are conservative, regressive and backward.
We prefer new clothes, we love to transform the clothes, we know many people who prefer to mend their old clothes, those people are reformers par excellence.
The reactionaries love to REFORM, the REVOLUTIONARIES find it wonderful to TRANSFORM.
Social reform is the modified continuation of error, we prefer to fight for the SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION OF HUMANITY"
(CHAPTER I - TRANSFORMATION AND REFORMS)
Which leads one to think of the Biblical saying of Luke 5:36-38, that no-one puts new wine into old wine skins...
THE SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION OF HUMANITY gives further solutions and saving formulas in relation to social problems, covering subjects not yet discussed by THE SOCIAL CHRIST. It discusses in depth the problem of peace, that sadly at present peace is merely a time of preparation for war and war a time of preparation for peace. We must go beyond this battle of opposites and create true peace, this requires that each person destroy the psychological ego (the "I").
The book also illuminates the fact that at present the so-called democratic system is demagoguery. The antireligious political leaders are tyrants sustaining themselves by crime, more concerned with their own interests than those of the nation. In fact a politician must be spiritual in order to truly work for the benefit of the masses.
"Spiritual Leaders are not more exalted than Political Leaders. Political leaders are not more exalted than spiritual leaders.
Political Leaders and Spiritual Leaders represent two aspects of the same thing, such as Light and darkness, day and night, Spirit and Matter, etc.
Political and Spiritual LEADERS are the positive and negative poles of the same force.
The political and the Spiritual must balance each other in the two dishes of the cosmic scales."
(CHAPTER XXIX - SPIRITUAL LEADERS AND POLITICAL LEADERS)
History's great spiritual leaders such as Moses were also legislators and worked for society's wellbeing.
LATIN AMERICAN CHRISTIAN SOCIALISM, the book states, is to be based upon facts, helping the people to get jobs, forming lawyers co-operatives to assist those with legal troubles, providing cheap medicines for the poor etc., etc., etc. It is not like the politics of the demagogues, which is mere empty promises.