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Should the Workers Buy up Capitalism

That a system of society may change its outward form without changing its nature is a fact which the working class are very slow to appreciate. The reforms of the existing system which to a superficial view may seem revolutionary in reality make no change in the basis of society, no change in the relation between the workers and the class which rules them.

The comparatively few workers who are conscious of their position in society know that though reforms may often be described as revolutionary, and though they may bring some temporary benefit for the workers, the subjection of the working class to the interests of the Capitalist class continues. The Capitalist class remains as before in possession of the means to meet human requirements, and the working class, possessing as a class nothing but their labour power, must continue to sell this to those who hold in their grasp the means of life.

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