Julius Wayland - The Duty of Socialists (1900)
"The duty of socialists is as plain as day — support men who represent what you want. We have no interest in other parties or those that represent them. It matters not to us whether McKinley or Bryan is ruler over us. They both believe in private capitalism. Both are opposed to socialism. Their platforms are cunningly phrased sentences to obtain votes and get them into power. "Neither of them can wholly ruin the country. Its land and people will be here when they are forgotten. The working...
Eugene Debs - Speech at Canton, Ohio (1900)
"The country today is approaching a change. The trusts of today have lessened the number of capitalists, the trust is therefore the friend of labor. What we want is centralization of business, as trusts are, but let it be cooperative centralization." Text available here: http://marxisthistory.org/history/usa/parties/spusa/1900/1027-debs-cantonspeech.pdf On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNztZa4UgKw