On every side is distress and confusion. Rising prices, falling wages, the uncertainty of a secure job; wars and ever new threats of conflicts; all these are the daily conditions of life now. To-day all the shams of capitalism are exposed. It is the same struggle of all the workers all over the world. The same conditions and the same needs exist everywhere. Capitalism can only maintain itself by driving down the workers, by harder and harder exploitation. Longer hours, lower wages — these are the offerings of capitalism. If the workers in this country do not awaken in time to the issue before them a terrible fate awaits all here. It will mean a blind and helpless struggle, chaotic violence and mindless destruction, wild outbursts of anger and inevitably suppression. The greatest need of the workers is a powerful mass socialist party.
The capitalist world heaps misery upon misery upon backs of the toiling masses. For countless millions of human beings life today is one of hunger, unbearable toil and black anxiety. Everywhere the capitalist rulers look anxiously for remedies. But they can find no way out.
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