“Man and blind hatred of property, hatred of those who appear more fortunate and seem to have easier lives, notions that all men ought to be equal in income and expenditure and tastes and engagements, as well as legal rights with a passionate desire to tear down the existing state of things if it cannot be made to suit such a fanaticism - that is the desperate and dangerous force which only uses the silver issue as a means of striking at all property and all the prosperous.The title of the editorial was “American Silver Communists”. It is interesting that even in 1896 the informed were aware of the danger of Communism. Too bad so few are informed now. The tactic of the Democrat party was to divide the country by class warfare. It is still their goal.
“Does anybody ask how such a brainless craze came to exist in this free country?
“The Democratic party cultivated it laboriously and patently for twenty-five years, especially in all the Western and Southern States, as its only hope of defeating the Republican party.
“Every day and every night it appealed persistently to the mean hatred of success by those who do not succeed, of property by those who have none, of employers by employed, of capital by labor, and contrived at last to create a communistic spirit in free American which is as ignorant, as stupid, as vindictive and madly destructive as that which lightened the torch and danced around the corpses in Paris.” pages 129-130
Batchelor, John Calvin. Ain’t You Glad You Joined the Republicans?
New York: Henry Holt Company, 1996.
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