Eugene V. Debs

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Noun1.Eugene V. Debs - United States labor organizer who ran for President as a socialist (1855-1926)Eugene V. Debs - United States labor organizer who ran for President as a socialist (1855-1926)
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Gene Debs and Huey Long and Norman Mailer would dig Alexander; a Democratic Party financed by Wall Street and choreographed by upper-middle-class hall monitors barely countenances these peoples' existence, though the lackbeards navigating the crowded aisles looking for a good cheap hunting rifle will make perfectly suitable corpses in whatever wars the think-tank commanders are drawing up in their tax-exempt covens.
I hated them when they sent Gene Debs to jail--and that is going back some.
The easy explanation, of course, is that we fell victim to the wily misrepresentations and repressive machinations of American capitalism and its obedient servant, the State, which deprived the Wobblies of their free-speech rights and locked Gene Debs away in the Atlanta penitentiary and smashed radical organizations in the Palmer Raids and mounted a great Red Scare after World War I and another after World War II, invoking the Smith Act and the FBI's COINTELPRO program.