Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thoughts For A Dying Empire

An occasional series, which I hope, will illuminate the twilight of the American Empire

Today three from Big Bill Haywood and a bonus from a random I.W.W.  member.

For every dollar the boss has and didn’t work for, one of us worked for a dollar and didn’t get it.

A liberal is the guy who leaves the room when a fight starts.

The barbarous gold barons do not find the gold, they do not mind the gold, they do not mill the gold, but by some weird alchemy all the gold belongs to them.

You ask me why the I.W.W. is not patriotic to the United States. If you were a bum without a blanket; if you had left your wife and kids when you went west for a job, and had never located them since; if your job had never kept you long enough in a place to qualify you to vote; if you slept in a lousy, sour bunkhouse, and ate food just as rotten as they could give you and get by with it; if deputy sheriffs shot your cooking cans full of holes and spilled your grub on the ground; if your wages were lowered on you when the bosses thought they had you down; if there was one law for Ford, Suhr, and Mooney, and another for Harry Thaw; if every person who represented law and order and the nation beat you up, railroaded you to jail, and the good Christian people cheered and told them to go to it, how in hell do you expect a man to be patriotic? This war is a business man's war and we don't see why we should go out and get shot in order to save the lovely state of affairs that we now enjoy.


Yes I am an Anarchist and a I.W.W. mwember

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