"While there is a lower class, I am in it. While there is a criminal class, I am of it. While there is a soul in prison, I am not free."
Have you seen the new Writer's Almanac yet?
If not, you can read about Eugene Debs, here.
Just after a lovely poem by Kathe L. Palka.
Debs was sentenced to ten years in prison under the Espionage Act during World War I for saying "The rich start the wars, the poor fight them."
How many times have I said the same thing?
Also, "When we are in partnership and have stopped clutching each other's throats; when we've stopped enslaving each other, we will stand together, hands clasped, and be friends."
Why do such words scare people? When most people know nothing of Socialism why are they afraid of it?
Hopefully, there will come a day soon when we can all be friends around the world.