Friday, June 19, 2015

A Saudi communist pamphlet from 1954

I wish to thank the Saudi scholar who has been researching the origins of Saudi communism.  Translation by Mohammed Al-Sudairi: ""The King and the royal family are surely dead after the people have killed them for their collaboration with the foreign colonialist. They have been killed because they were reactionaries and corrupt and mistreated the workers horrendously. The days of the cadillacs and the palaces have collapsed to be replaced by a populist democracy of the workers. Oh workers! get rid of the American pigs and occupy the Petroleum Investment Company. Oh People! you but need to follow your loyal leaders who want your prosperity and who will reveal themselves soon enough. Oh Arabs, Unite! For the Arabian Peninsula is for the Arabs.""