Friday, March 22, 2019

Quote of the Day

"...At the ballot box the master would only count as one against his workers; their force could, if properly used, ensure the triumph of Labour as certainly as on the industrial plane the power of the master’s purse will nearly always win.
Yet it is upon the industrial field alone that the workers prefer to fight.
In the workshop they fight the masters – at the ballot box they elect the master or his lackeys to rule them.
Yet it is the men elected at the ballot box who make the laws which govern the fight in the workshop.
When will the workers learn that the political power they could wield as an organised body is the greatest weapon in their hands, that the field of politics is the only field upon which the workers can win emancipation from the domination of capital?..."
James Connolly

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