Facts and Opinions [excerpt]
What the property interests of the
country may expect from the Socialists when they secure control
of the United States of America was proclaimed by their apostle,
Jack London, in an address to Yale University men in New Haven last
week. Jack says:
When I write to a Socialist,
I start the letter with the phrase, “Dear Comrade,” and I close
the letter with the phrase, “Yours for the revolution.” That
is the practice among 400,000 Socialists in the United States.
There are throughout the civilized world 7,000,000 Socialists,
organized in a great international movement. Their purposes
are the destruction of bourgeois society, the doing away with
the ownership of capital, and with patriotism; in brief, the
overthrow of existing society. We will be content with nothing
less than all power, with the possession of the whole world.
We Socialists will wrest the power from the present rulers.
By war, if necessary. Stop us if you can! The grip of Socialism
is tightening on the world. The blood-red banner will soon be
waving wildly in all winds. This is not a vague uprising. The
propaganda is based on intelligence and on economic necessity.
The workers as a class are fighting the capitalists as a class.
The capitalists are in the minority. We are in the majority.
All capitalists are bad and all workingmen are good. If people
object to our program because of the Constitution, then to hell
with the Constitution. Yes, to hell with the Constitution. President
Roosevelt is frightened by our revolution. He says that class
war is the greatest danger to the country. Class war is our
The 400,000 Socialists who, London says, permeate this country
already, are almost wholly foreigners spewed out of Europe and seeking
fortunes in this overhospitable land. Not a few are 
rank anarchists, like London and Czolgosz. Americans can be depended
upon to take care of them should there ever be need to do so.