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Friday, November 05, 2004
Progress is born of agitation. "Do you know, my friends, it is so easy to agree with the ignorant majority. It is so easy to make the people applaud an empty platitude. It takes some courage to face that beast called the Majority, and tell him the truth to his teeth! Some men do so and accept the consequences of their acts as becomes men, and they live in history - every one of them. I have said so often, and I wish to repeat it on this occasion, that mankind have always crowned their oppressors, and they have as uniformity crucified their saviors." [10]

"Progress is born of agitation. It is agitation or stagnation. I have taken my choice." [43]

"All of the slave catchers and holders, all of the oppressors of man, all of the enemies of the human race, all of the rulers of Siberia, where a large part of this earth's surface has been transformed into a hell — all have spoken in the name of the Great God and in the name of the Holy Bible." [54]

Eugene Debs, "The Issue,"
23 May 1908

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