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"The Beginning Of The End"
The American Defense Society, the watch
dog and spy of the capitalist class is sending forth
confidential and urgent cries for cash to cany on
its attacks against American workers. We wish
here to quote one paragraph from one of its let
ters which has fallen into our hands. And we want
every reader of this paper to consider the mean
ing of that which the capitalist class knows to be
a fact and which it fears above all else on earth
or in hell. To quote.
"The Red's next weapon is the general strike,
the first one they win will be the beginning of
If American workers would absorb this truth
from their masters' mouth with half the willigness
it does a great deal more, it would soon begin that
which means the end of capitalism.
The capitalist class knows well enough the
process by which it keeps the worker in bondage,
enslaved to its will and power. It knows that
should the workers get wise to that process the
end of capitalist robbery is in sight. For the pur
pose of keeping the workers from getting next
it organizes American Defense Societies etc.
As long as the workers are divided in craft
unions, tied up to contracts and in an organization
such as the A. F. of L, its purpose is gained. The
workers will never know how to begin to end their
But when they learn that real unity can only be
brought about" where craft lines are abolished ;
when they learn that the battle against capital
ism can never be won by sending one small ba:
tallion to the front at a time, but organizes
into one united body with a revolutionary 'purpose
then the beginning of the end of its servi
tude is near. Perhaps if our masters keep on flood
ing the country with these confidential letters
the workers may yet leam the way out.
Since the beginning of the war, American
workers have been deluged with capitalist pro
paganda. In fact, the capitalist dictatorship has
allowed them little else in the way of reading
matter, having destroyed most workingclass pub
lications. One of the favorite ways of getting this pro
paganda into the hands of the workers is to place
a small tract in in the pay envelope. These tracts
deal with many things, or rather with one thing
in many ways, all calculated to show the workers
that they must never allow themselves to become
enarmored of bolshevism, that the system of one
small class owning industry and a large class do
ing the work is the finest to be conceived.
Special organizations have been erected for
furthering this propaganda. This sort of pro
paganda has stirred the dregs of journalism to
the very bottom and has brought to the top much
that would never receive a reading otherwise
some from the pens of renegade "socialists", such
as John Spargo, Charles Edward Russel etc. Soc
ieties, Leagues and what not, have been organized
for the express purpose of spreading this capital
ist twaddle among the workers. Of course it is paid
for by the capitalists out of the surplus value pro
duced by the workers.
But these societies do not stop with a little
tract in the pay envelope. More than that is ne
cessary if the workers are to be kept in ignorance
of their real interests. Every division of our vari-