The proposition that capitalist profits are the fruits of the exploitation of labor (which follows from inequality) is a crucial myth which enabled the socialists to organize the labor movement, and, thereby recruit a rank and file of soldiers for the socialist cause. Yet under free enterprise the United States was the highest wage country in the world prior to unionization, contrary to the impression given by socialist history. (Source)
I am posting this here because when I post elsewhere on the net it seems to “disappear.” Decent, apparently, is not tolerated in Face Book, beauty pageants, or college campuses. The future of egalitarianism: no dissent!
It is interesting to note that Harrison George (Trade Union Secretariat) was a prominent leader in the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) officially announced his Communist ties in 1927 even though they had been known for some time. He served time as the American rep to the Profintern in Moscow, by 1929 he was in China contributing to an ideology that killed 44-million people – children included (The Secret World of American Communism [Yale Univ. Press, 1995], 49-50).
A book I recommend to any who want an honest attempt at history and a cataloging of “Leftist” movements in America, I would go no further than a book by a life-long Democrat. In this book Ellis recommends a few books in his footnotes for the historian that wants to extend his or her knowledge past self-admitted Marxist, Howard Zinn, which I will post after the Publishers Weekly review and Kansas Univ. review.
Publishers Weekly (Amazon):
University of Kansas Press (Link):
Good references/books to study the destructive influence of socialism on America’s ideals. From The Dark Side of the Left: Illiberal Egalitarianism in America:
Socialism has done nothing but co-opted caused not for the sake of the “worker,” but merely to further the ultimate goals of socialism.
Another book that deals with subject of socialism and labor is a book by Ludwig Von Mises entitled, Socialism. The reviews at Amazon.com are worth reading.