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Good quote: On capitalism preachers
  • Beware of capitalism's politicians and preachers! They are the lineal descendants of the hypocrites of old who all down the ages have guarded the flock in the name of patriotism and religion and secured the choicest provender and the snuggest booths for themselves by turning the sheep over to the ravages of the wolves.

    Eugene V. Debs,

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  • PBS article. "Debs found his greatest success in the 1912 Election, when he campaigned against Democratic nominee Woodrow Wilson, incumbent President William Howard Taft, and former President Theodore Roosevelt. Debs received almost a million votes - six percent of the ballots cast."

    Woodrow Wilson was heavily involved in the creation of the privately owned Federal Reserve.

    "After four consecutive losing presidential campaigns, in 1916 Debs decided to run for an Indiana Congressional seat. He campaigned on a pacifist platform of American neutrality in the First World War. Once the United States entered the war, Debs was arrested for violating the Espionage Act after making what the district attorney of Canton, Ohio called an anti-war speech in 1918. Debs in fact only mentioned the war once, but under this repressive new law, was sentenced to ten years in a federal penitentiary. Nominated for a fifth time as the Socialist Party's presidential candidate in 1920, Debs campaigned from his jail cell and garnered over a million votes. Despite repeated pleas from Debs' supporters, President Wilson refused to release Debs from prison. President Harding finally ordered him set free on Christmas Day 1921."

    Lesson? Don't upset the warmongers.

  • @caveport

    Lesson? Don't upset the warmongers.

    It is not, it is just voice of fearful monkey who rose her voice inside you. Find courage and kill this beast.

  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev

    It's a freakin' JOKE! I am not serious. I have no fearful monkey either inside me or on my back.