“Mr. Debs Goes to Washington”

You all remember Eugene Debs, right?

He was an Indiana state legislator and founder of the first industrial union in America. He has been the only person to run for the Presidency of the United States while in jail (in 1920); he got almost a million people to vote for him in that election. He is America’s most famous socialist. (A *real* socialist, Mr. Hannity, puh-leaze.)

He dismissed the validity of the electoral process, because of the “back-room” deals often made within it. He felt that the true way to bring about socialism was for the working class to organize, educate, and liberate itself by itself.

Neocons should fear this man’s political great-grandchildren in the Occupy movement.

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