Yellow Socialism

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Yellow Socialism is an economically centre-left, authoritarian-leaning and culturally right-leaning (later Reactionary) ideology created by French politician Pierre Biétry as a reaction to "red socialism" which was growing prominent in Europe during the late 19th century. This form of socialism is characterized by unions working with groups of businesses, with workers having a greater profit through negotiations between unions and business groups, all of which would operate under a strong authoritarian government.

History

Pierre Biétry left the French Workers' Party in 1900, believing that socialism had failed in improving workers' conditions. He created yellow socialism and founded the National Federation of Yellows of France (FNJF), advocating for cooperation between unions and businesses. Over time, Biétry adopted racism and anti-semitic tendencies into the party, affiliating it with French reactionaries. The party slowly dismantled after its last meeting in 1909, and Biétry died in 1918.

Followers of Marx adopted the "yellow socialist" label to describe socialists who they thought were supporting the ruling class. This included ideologies known in the modern day as Social Democracy or Democratic Socialism. Because of its misuse, the term has been confused with very different ideologies and was ultimately abandoned after World War I. It would go on to structure the economic beliefs of fascism.

Beliefs

The main belief of Yellow Socialism is that the working class (the proletariat) should co-operate and negotiate with the owning class (the bourgeoisie) instead of overthrow them, like Marxism advocates. This would be done through the Union system.

Yellow Socialism as advocated by Bietry advocated for a strong state to reside over Worker-Owner relationships and help to make the situation as best as possible for both sides.

Bietry also later incorporated elements of Nationalism and Reactionaryism into his philosophy because competition from immigrants reduced wages or took jobs from native-born workers, and sometimes even racism including antisemitism.

How to Draw

Flag of Yellow Socialism

YellowSoc's design is based of this flag by Comrade Maxwell.

  1. Draw a ball,
  2. Fill it yellow,
  3. In black, draw two olive branches crossed together,
  4. Within the olive branches, draw a black factory,
  5. Above the factory, draw a black star,
  6. Draw the eyes, and you're done!
Color Name HEX RGB
Yellow #FFD800 255, 216, 0
Black #141414 20, 20, 20

Relationships

Since Yellow Socialism is the result of Socialism and Capitalism, two opposites that tend to hate each other, he has a hard time finding many friends.

Friends

Frenemies

  • Capitalism - I have a love-hate relationship with you.
  • Red Socialism - We fought together in the unions, but you're not quite all bad.
  • Khomeinism - You are good and we are very close, but some of your reformers are very decadent and these people were pushing you towards capitalism, but it's good that you came back with the help of this .
  • Dengism - Would be based if your unions actually did anything.
  • Castroism - Yeah, end the embargo now and let businessmen do their job!
  • Guild Socialism - He's pretty cool but his business model is very old fashioned.
  • Nordic Model - You seem to have economics similar to mine but refuse to call yourself Socialist.
  • Reactionaryism - Maybe...?
  • Nazism - Calm down, buddy.
  • Strasserism - Better than the other guy, but still, calm down a bit.
  • National Democracy - Polish NatCon, but remove the liberalism.
  • Venizelism - Greek patriot, but too liberal.
  • Reactionary Liberalism & Reactionary Socialism - A bit extreme, but you have very good ideas.
  • National Liberalism - I like your trade union in Czechoslovakia, also, good immigration policy. Just be less liberal.

Enemies

  • Marxism - Always obsessed with killing people!
  • Social Democracy - Your slowness has failed to improve upon the worker's conditions.
  • Neoliberalism - Mass immigration steals our workers jobs!
  • Libertarianism - You're one of the only people who also believes that I'm Socialist, but you say it like it's a bad thing!
  • Marxism–Leninism - Godless and degenerate despot who calls me anti-worker while he kills millions.
  • Pink Capitalism - GROSS!

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