The Socialist who would destroy the whole brutally materialistic system of civilisation is a far more deadly foe to English rule than those who imagine it possible to reconcile Irish freedom with insidious forms of economic subjection – landlord tyranny and capitalist fraud.
This party had against it all the organised forces of society – of a society founded upon robbery, but it had on its side a latent force stronger than them all, the material interests of the Working Class.
The capitalist, I say, is a parasite on industry; as useless in the present stage of our industrial development as any other parasite in the animal world is to the life of the animal upon which it feeds.
From the earliest revolutions to the Commune of Paris, the first blood has been shed by the possessing classes. We are not so childish as to imagine that the capitalists of the future won’t shed the blood of the workers in order to retain their ill-gotten gains.
While the rich proceed with their schemes for the aggrandisement of their class, the working class are betrayed by their representatives who spend their time in political intrigues for personal profit.