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"I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of millions of dollars - while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence."
- Eugene V. Debs, 1918

"Private appropriation of the Earth's surface, the natural resources and the means of life is nothing less a crime than a crime against humanity, but the... few who are beneficiaries of this iniquitious social arrangement, far from being viewed as criminals meriting punishment, are the exalted rulers of society, and the people they exploit gladly render them homage and obeisance." - Eugene V. Debs, 1927

"The economic ruling class is always the political ruling class."
- Eugene V. Debs, 1927

"Don't get the idea that I'm one of these goddamn radicals. Don't get the idea that I'm knocking the American system." - AL Capone, gangster, 1929

"Private enterprise is ceasing to be free enterprise." - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1938

"The elite cannot be truly thought of as men and women who are merely "doing their duty"... they are the one's who determine their duty, as well as the duties of other men."
- C. Wright Mills, 1958

"How can we be free while we have no control over the only commodity we have to dispose of - our labour?" - Journey Cordwainers of New York, 1836

"Brothers, shall we content ourselfs with the miserable idea of merely saving a few dollars and say we have enough food to eat? Future generation, aye, the uprising generation is looking to us for nobler deeds... we must proceed to joint ownership in God's earth, the foundation that our edifice must stand upon."
- New England Protective Union, 1830s

"By the old system we have no time for mental cultivation - that is the policy of big business- they endeavor to keep people ignorant by keeping them always at work."
- Boston Worker, 1835

"Labour is prior to the existence of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labour, and could have never existed if labour had not existed first. Labour is the superior of capital, and man deserves much more the higher consideration."                                 - Abraham Lincoln, 1861

"If labour mainly... serves the purpose of a police, to keep men out of mischief, it indicates a rottenness at the foundation of our community." - Henry David Thoreau, 1859

"I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half. That is how the upper class has made us and want's us." - Jay Gould, robber baron, 19Th Century

"After God had finished the rattlesnake, the toad and the vampire, he had some awful substance left which he made a SCAB. A SCAB is a two legged animal  with a corkscrew soul, a water logged brain and a combination backbone made of jelly and glue. Where others have hearts he carries a tumor of rotten principals. A strikebreaker is a traitor to his God, his country, his family and his class!" - Jack London, Author, 1904

"The man who is the enemy of the black labouring man is the enemy of the white labouring man and the world over. The same influences that go to keep down and crush the rights of the poor black man bear down and oppress the poor white labouring man."
- Henry Wilson, U.S. Senator, 1863

"We recognize that the question of race superiority injected into the minds of the white wage worker against the Negro... is only a tactical method used in the Capitalist Class to keep the workers divided." - Tennessee Socialists, 1912

"We Americans have no commission from God to police the world."
- Benjamin Harrison, President, 1888

"The master class has always declared the war with  nothing to loose and all to gain; the subject class have always fought the battles with nothing to gain and all to loose."
- Eugene V. Debs, 1918

"The very moment the capitalist press credits me for being a wise labour leader,  I will invite you to investigate me upon the charge of treason."
- Eugene V. Debs, 1905

"The money power behind the Newspaper is against Socialism, and the editors, obedient to the hand that feeds them, will og to any length to put down Socialism."
- Hellen Keller, 1911

"Loyalty to petrifies opinions never yet broke any chain or freed a human soul in this world - and never will." - Mark Twain, 1885
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