7.2 The left wing revolutionary MOT DAG movement.

In late 1993 I received a letter from a youth colleague in the Norwegian Progress Party. He was located in Stavanger. A year earlier he had been to the party's Youth Summer Camp where one of my closer contacts from the Progress Party in Trondheim had given a presentation of the left wing revolutionary Mot Dag movement. He was astonished. The afterwards headlines of the Camp Newsletter stated representatives from Trondheim had "again tried to convince us that KGB and the Norwegain Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet) were responsible for the <<Alexander L. Kielland>> blow up".

This person became encourraged to do further studies about Mot Dag. (Mot Dag, in english: "Move towards Daylight" or "Move towards Better Times" started its activities in Norway in the early 1920 inspired by the Russian revolution). He discovered that the father of last Norwegian Prime Minister Mrs. Gro Harlem Brundtland was a member of Mot Dag. Further that the founder of Mot Dag, Mr. Erling Falk,as a youngster went to school in Stavanger at which "still is the most red school in town". That the second world war freedomfighterTrond Hegna, who once wrote the famous words: "No Norwegian for sale", also was a member of Mot Dag. Hegna had been elected representative for the Labour Party to the Parliament (Storting) for 16 years. He even became chairman of the Parliament`s Committee on Finance.

My person writes: "This is typical for many members of Mot Dag. They had vision about changing Norway, and strategically moved themselves into powerful positions in the Norwegian Society. Some of them became politicians and others influenced the public opinion by personal power and position". He further noticed that Mot Dag infiltrated and controlled the Workers National Athletic Federation, founded 1924, and which later developed into the Norwegian Amateur Athletic Federation. He further observed that Mot Dag was not mentioned in the schools history books, neither was members of Mot Dag characterized as members of the organization. For instance Mot Dag member Mr. Karl Evang, who for many years was the leader of Norways Directorate of Health, was only characterized by his medical profession. Karl Evang was the brother of Vilhelm Evang who became Head of Norway's Military Intelligence Service after the War, and who also was a member of Mot Dag.

Mot Dag also started Arbeidernes Aftenskole (the Workers Evening School). They had their own publishing company. They infiltrated and couped student organization in High Schools and Universities. Their newsletter named Mot Dag was mainly addressed towards intellectuals. Mot Dag worked on the strategy of spreading its philosophy through intellectuals to the working class. As such Mot Dag became very active among students and comming workng class leaders. The same strategy was applied by the left wing AKP-ml (Workers Communist Party-Marxist Leninist) during the 1970s/80s. Several membes of AKP-ml were sons and daughters of Mot Dag members. Mot Dag was not a political party as such. They did not participate in elections, however in the 1920s they cooperated partly with the Norwegian Communist Party (NKP) and partly with the Labour Party (AP) dependent on which party was in most power. Mot Dag was looking for influence and power through their members and when the Labour Party(AP) in 1935 won the Parliament election for the first time negotiation was initiated and in 1936 Mot Dag officially assimilated with AP. It is very doubtful that Mot Dag totally was disintegrated. Their leader Erling Falk did not assimilate with AP. However Mot Dag vanished from public surface, but most likely Erling Falk continued his conspiracy work, recruiting, infiltrating and seeking influence not only in the Labour Party and the Athletic Federation but in any organization with impact on the Norwegian Society. As such the "Inner Circle" of Mot Dag became a secret organization with treads spreading out like a spider web (or "Mafia") seeking control over Norway and its foreign policy, from before the War until this day. For instance Mot Dag member Mr. Oscar Torp (1893-1958) was leader of the Labour Party (1923-40), Mayor of the city of Oslo in 1935, member of Parliament since 1937, Minister of Defence (1935-36), Minister of Social Services (1936-39), Minister of Finance (1939-03/42), Minister of Defence (03/42-11/45), Minister of Supply (11/45-01/48), Prime Minister (11/51-01/55), President of Parliament from 1955.

7.2.1 Erling Falk

7.2.2 Communism and State Capitalism

 Some other names on Mot Dag members gathered from the book: "Erling Falk and Mot Dag" written by Mot Dag member Tryggve Bull and frst time published by Cappelen Publishing House in 1955.

- Bojer, Halvard
- Bull, Brynjulf Friis
- Bull, Reidar Friis
- Bull, Trygve Friis
- Brandt, Willy
  (Frahm, Herbert)
- Cappelen, Andreas
- Elster, Torolf
- Evang, Karl
- Evang, Vilhelm

- Gerhardsen, Einar
- Gerhardsen, Rolf
- Gleditsch, Kristian
- Gundersen, Oscar
- Hagerup, Inger
- Hansteen, Kirsten Moe
- Hansteen, Viggo
- Hansteen, Vilhelm
- Harlem, Gudmund
- Hegna, Trond
- Heiberg, Hans
- Hoel, Sigurd
- Hoff, Håkon
- Hofmo, Rolf
- Holm, Ivar
- Hønsvald, Nils
- Johnsen, Leif
- Juel, Dagfinn
- Kleppe, Einar Eriksen
- Lange, Carl Viggo
- Lie, Håkon
- Lyng, John
- Meyer, Håkon
- Morseth, Terje
- Nybak, Herbert
- Ording, Arne
- Ottesen, Kjell
- Reiersen, Eivind
- Schreiner, Johan
- Strobl, Max
- Sunnanå, Klaus
- Sunnes, John
- Sømme, Axel
- Torp, Oscar
- Tveten, Olav
- Vogt, Johan
- Øverland, Arnulf

7.2.3 Mot Dag members.

In the summer of 1941 Germany attacked Soviet and the previous allies became enemies.Up til then Mot Dag had been lean on fighting the German invaders in Norway. The situation changed with Hitlers attack on Stalin, and Mot Dag member Håkon Lie went to the USA in order to seek support for the freedomsfighters in Norway. Their relationship with American Labour Unions helped. After the War the competition between Mot Dag/Labour Party and the Norwegian Communist Party (NKP) took off and Håkon Lie was a frontrunner fighting the Moscow supported NKP, while Mot Dag enforced their own "socialistic" communism in Norway. Close ties was established with OSS the forerunner to CIA. In between, Soviet spies were working to secure Soviets interests. Specificly after Norway became a part of Nato. Having Norway as a trustworthy Nato partner gave possibilities for Soviet to keep themselves informed through trheir collaborator(s) in Norway.

In October 1941 Norways Minister of Defence in London Mr. Ljungberg had been replaced by the Mot Dag member Oscar Torp. In February 1942 Forsvarets Overkommando (FO) (i.e. Defense Head Quarter) had been established with Mot Dag member Vilhelm Hansteen as Head of Defence, and Bjørn Christopheren as Chief of staff.

The lawyer Jens Christian Hauge who in 1945 was appointed Minister of Defense, started his career in the Norwegian resistance movement (Milorg ) in 1941 and moved himself into a central position whereas he in 1944/45 was second in command to the formal leader barrister Paal Berg.

7.2.4 Jens Christian Hauge and Milorg

When Paal Berg after the War in summer 1945 failed to establish a coalition government, the Mot Dag and Labour Party member Einar Gerhardsen was appointed Prime Minister. Jens Christian Hauge became Secretary to the Prime Minister. On June 3rd 1945 General Ruge replaced Crownprince Olav who at that time acted as Head of Defense. In November 1945 the Labour Party wins the Parliament election and Einar Gerhardsen continues as Prime Minister. Jens Chr. Hauge is appointed Secretary (Minister) of Defense. On January 1st 1946 General Ruge is forced to leave office as result of disagreement with Hauge. The position as Head of Defence is now vacant, non operative until 1963. The Mot Dag member Vilhelm Hansteen was appointed Head of the new Home Guard. The Mot Dag member Vilhelm Evang was appointed Head of Military Intelligence (E-tjenesten). In 1947 Vilhelm Hansteen was appointed Head of the Norwegian Brigade in Germany. Under an agreement made between the Norwegian Cabinet in London and the British in the end of the War, Norway agreed to provide a Division to assist in controlling British sector of the occupied Germay. The Norwegian support was delayed until 1947 and the promised Division reduced to a Brigade. Gerhardsen and Hauge did for various reasons not keep the promises made by their predesessors in London. Part of the goal of assisting the Brittish in Germany was hat the operation should be the basis for in the field training and build up of the Norwegian army after the war. Demonstration against sending Norwegian females to Germany was part of the hampering. The campaign was initiated by Mot Dag, Kirsten Hansteen, Randi Kluge and Birgit Schiødt. Army General Lieutnant Olaf Helset makes serious complains and critisizes Hauge. As happened with General Ruge in 1946, Hauge forces Helset to leave office in 1948.

As stated their are several indications that although Mot Dag disappeared from public life as result of the gathering with the Labour Party in 1936, the "inner circle" of the organization was very much alive. In the 50s part of their activity showed up in Norsk Zoologisk Forening (Norwegian Zoological Assosciation) which in 1955 counted 650 members mostly intellectuals. The assosciation had their own Newsletter named "Fauna".

In 1961 SF (Sosialistisk Folkeparti) was founded with members from the Labour Party. SF was against Norwegian participation in NATO and nuclear weapons on Norwegian ground. They gatherd supporters from the Communist Party (NKP), left wing of the Labour Party (AP) and from Liberal Democrats (Venstre). In 1960/70 their youth organization SUF-ml, was very active in anti Vietnam demonstrations. Their successor AKP-ml (Labour Communistparty- Marxist Leninists) was actively infiltrating the Norwegian Society - Factories, Trade Unions, Military, Media, Education, Legal Industry (lawyers, judges, Prosecutors)....... Several of the leaders of AKP-ml was sons and daughters of members of Mot Dag. AKP-ml is as Mot Dag not a regular political party.They do not participate in elections but their members (secret membership) and supporters infiltrates other parties in addition to RV (Red Coalition).

Mot Dag member Einar Gerhardsen had to leave office as Prime Minister in 1963. This as a result of the "Kings Bay" catastrophy in the coal mine on Svalbard. His succesors John Lyng from the Conservative Party was also a member of Mot Dag. In the years 1945 to 1965 Norway was runned by Prime Ministers which all was acknowledged members of Mot Dag. The German statesman Willy Brandt, who lived in Norway in the 30s, was also member of Mot Dag. Brandt had to leave office when his Secretary was exposed working for KGB.

The Alexander L. Kielland disaster took place on March 27th 1980. Norways Prime Minister at the time was Oddvar Nordli from the Labour Party. His Minister of Justice Andreas Cappelen was an acknowledged Mot Dag member. Nordli was replaced by Mrs Gro Harlem Brundtland, daughter of Gudmund Harlem who also was an acknowledged Mot Dag member. Gudmund Harlem was Minister of Defence 1961-63, 1963-1965. In the 80s he was the head of NTNF (Norwegian Research Board for Science and Technology). Companies looking for public funding of research projects had to apply to NTNF for financial support. Mr.Erik Skaug who in December 1984 was elected to the Board of Brown & Root Norge A/S was in the 80's (1983) Director of NTNF.

Norways present Prime Minister Torbjørn Jagland has grown up within the Labour Party. His Minister of Justice Gerd Liv Valla was in 1980 member of KUL a revolutionary communist youth movement. She is also elected Vice President of Norways largest Trade Union - LO.

The extent of todays "Mot Dag" web is hard to identify. It is likely that the web is spreading out like a "mafia" organization. After the fall of the Soviet Union the web is still aiming for increasing its influene on the Society. New allies are being sought, new means are being used to achieve the goal of power and control. As communism failed target are shifting to other political ideas. However, "Mot Dag" has never been and will never be a Democratic Solution, its operations, infiltration, mens of act, and control of human individuals undermines and destroys Freedom and Democracy like Cancer in an human body. Cell poisson or surgery could cure cancer. However, how do you cure an invisable diseas ? Increased public knowledge, information and disclosure of facts. Unless the truth comes forward Democracy will not work. Truth are basic for Democracy. The "web" knows that and is aiming for controlling public media, newspapers, radio, TV. Journalists are caught in the web unless they manage to cut loose - thats their challenge and responsiblity. Without an open press and journalists with guts, Democracy is in great danger.