Nicholas Klein on how movements work (1919)

Haymarket memorial, Forest Home cemetary, Chicago

“and my friends, in this story you have a history of this entire movement. First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you.”
-address of Nicholas Klein, author of “The Socialist Primer: A book of first lessons for little ones” to the Biennial Convention of Amalgamated Clothing workers of America, 1919. Later swiped by Mahatma Gandhi
-steered here by this.

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