Full opportunity for full development is the unalienable right of all.
He who denies it is a tyrant; he who does not demand it is a coward; he who is indifferent to it is a slave; he who does not desire it is dead.
The earth for all the people! That is the demand.
The machinery of production and distribution for all the people! That is the demand.
The collective ownership and control of industry and its democratic management in the interest of all the people! That is the demand.
The elimination of rent, interest and profit and the production of wealth to satisfy the wants of all the people! That is the demand.
Co-operative industry in which all shall work together in harmony as the basis of a new social order, a higher civilization, a real republic! That is the demand.
The end of class struggles and class rule, of master and slave, of ignorance and vice, of poverty and shame, of cruelty and crime-- the birth of freedom, the dawn of brotherhood, the beginning of MAN! That is the demand.
This is Socialism!
Mr. Chairman, Citizens and Comrades:
There has never been a free people, a civilized nation, a real republic on this earth. Human society has always consisted of masters and slaves, and the slaves have always been and are today, the foundation stones of the social fabric.
Wage-labor is but a name; wage-slavery is the fact.
The twenty-five millions of wage-workers in the United States are twenty-five millions of twentieth-century slaves.
This is the plain meaning of what is known as
And the labor market follows the capitalist flag.
The most barbarous fact in all Christendom is the labor market.____________________