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THE TOILER SATURDAY, DEC. 25,' J it l 1 ! ItTT ist, psycnoiogy is quite as cnanging as numan fj f psychology that begot Gompers and Hendersons even now yielding to the psychology that begets "How foolish do your fears seem now." If the 1 J It II . .1 1 11T ature attempt to carry out your nightmare ot permanent slave state "without altering the fi.i.j n t 1 1 nniimm t inr i w v rt --rn i i m nn inv oo fw rhomoo oo" thotr oithov II loavn rQTitnl ism undisturbed, in which case counter-revolution will soon sweep them aside because it has the material basis of power, or (2) they make a league with capitalism and become its tools as did the Ebert-Noske government of Germany, in which case the revolution has to continue because capitalism under any other name doth smell as sweet. If we omit your unfortunate sentence about not altering the economic structure, you are impaled upon the other hom of your dilemma. If the economic structure IS altered, what happens to money? And high salaries? But let us not quarrel with vague language. Let us ammend high salaries to your original sup posed Marxianly-economic "desire to increase his own share of commodities." What then? Com missar Lenine or Commisar Larkin will be ter ribly well-fed. And will become over-fat. But only when there is the material basis of the capitalist profit system is an accumulation of commodities a source of boundless power. Under any non-capitalist system it is a mere miser-hoard. You havfe fallen into the same error as a brother philosopher of a former day. John Locke thought that he could export feudalism to Amer ica, material conditions or no, merely because certain nobles thirsted for regenerated feudal power. But America's material conditions made feudal power impossible. The Fundamental Con stitutions of John Ix)cke declared that the man who wished to plant in the Carolinas had to hold the land as serf and pay feudal dues to his lord. But there were plenty of free lands just outside the Carolinas. with no feudal dues and nol Result, the "Grand Model" of the great sopher was never put into effect. And you fear a State power without thl terial conditions necessary to the existence State. You dimly sense that a State is a of classes and class struggle. Hence you disl a new class and new class consciousness, government has a class consiousness." But really it is not new, for your next ence discovers: "The government (of Russia) has absc the capitalist mentality together with the go mental, ana the tusion has given mcrei strength to the upper class." Hurry with next article, for the sooner you make that cl to the governments of England, France and! United States, the sooner will they lift the bid ade, and change their attitued from one of hoi ity toward the Soviet Coyernment to one of ive support. And one more reason for hurry. You end y cost report with a note of hope : "Knr if their (the Knlshpvikl methods are II jected, how are we to arrive at a better econoij system? This is not an easy question and I shl treat it in a separate article." In the meanwhile we are left in the dark, until you show us the way to costless, blood- economic change, until that "seperate article' published we shall have to delay the revolution! HJ i;ii . i The Horn of Plenty Capita) gets the Plenty and Labor gets horned!