Archive for March 2014

DebsSpeak: Capitalist Driven Politics

March 23, 2014

Eugene V. Debs speaks about capitalist driven politics.

“Political parties have stood for various theories, but the only real force in them was the power of the capitalists who used all parties for their own ends.”

(Eugene V. Debs, “We Must Gain Possession of the Tools of Trade”, June 16, 1902)

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DebsSpeak: Government By Class

March 18, 2014

Eugene V. Debs speaks on class run government.

“We have government by class today and the class governing is not the working class.”

(Eugene V. Debs, “We Must Gain Possession of the Tools of Trade”, June 16, 1902)

DebsSpeak: The System and the Tramp

March 14, 2014

Eugene V. Debs identifies with the economically destitute.

” … I am with the tramp, and against the system of society that made him a tramp.”

(Eugene V. Debs, “Competition vs. Cooperation”, September 29, 1900)

DebsSpeak: Concentration of Wealth

March 12, 2014

Eugene V. Debs speaks about the concentration of wealth.

“Centralization is paving the way to the new society that is evolving from the present competitive chaos. All capital, by the inexorable law of economic gravitation, will centralize in the hands of the few.”

(Eugene V. Debs, “Mission of the Socialist Party”, May 26, 1902)

DebsSpeak: Character Of Government

March 10, 2014

Eugene V. Debs speaks about who government represents.

“In the present organization of society, character of government is determined by the political party it represents, and the party is simply the political expression of the economic interests of the class it represents.”

(Eugene V. Debs, “Mission of the Socialist Party: Speech at Coliseum Hall Arena, Denver, Co – May 26, 1902”)

DebsSpeak: As A Rule, They Are All Capitalists

March 9, 2014

Eugene V. Debs says that the Republican and Democratic parties support their class interests.

“As a rule, large capitalists are Republicans and small capitalists are Democrats, but workingmen must remember that they are all capitalists, and that the many small ones, like the fewer large ones, are all politically supporting their class interests, and this is always and everywhere the capitalist class.”

(Eugene V. Debs, “Outlook for Socialism in the United States”, 1900)

DebsSpeak: No Choice For The Workingman

March 7, 2014

Regarding political parties, Eugene V. Debs says there is no choice for the workingman.

“Needless is it for me to say to the thinking workingman that he has no choice between these two capitalist parties, that they are both pledged to the same system and that whether the one or the other succeeds, he will still remain the wage-working slave he is today.”

(Eugene V. Debs, “Outlook for Socialism in the United States”, 1900)