The Famous Speeches of the Eight Chicago Anarchists in Court, when Asked If They Had Anything to Say why Sentence of Death Should Not be Passed Upon Them October 7, 8 and 9, 1886 ...

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L.E. Parsons, 1886 - 121 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 10 - ... then hang us ! Here you will tread upon a spark, but here, and there, and behind you, and in front of you, and everywhere, flames will blaze up. It is a subterranean fire. You cannot put it out. The ground is on fire upon which you stand.
الصفحة 108 - Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone; or if he shall ask for a fish, will give him a serpent ? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him...
الصفحة 18 - But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty to throw off such government and provide new guards for their future security.
الصفحة 28 - you'll throw no more bombs" but let me assure you that I die happy on the gallows so confident am I that the hundreds and thousands to whom I have spoken will remember my words; and when you shall have hanged us, then, mark my words, they will do the bomb-throwing! In this hope do I say to you: "I despise you, I despise your order, your laws, your force-propped authority.
الصفحة 68 - He must be contented to work for less wages and must be satisfied with that station in life to which it has pleased God to call him.
الصفحة 11 - You, gentlemen, are the revolutionists. You rebel against the effects of social conditions which have tossed you, by the fair hand of fortune, into a magnificent paradise. Without inquiring, you imagine that no one else has a right in that place. You insist that you are the chosen ones, the sole proprietors. The forces that tossed you into the paradise, the industrial forces, are still at work. They are growing more active and intense from day to day. Their tendency is to elevate all mankind to the...
الصفحة 27 - The Judge himself was forced to admit that the state's attorney had not been able to connect me with the bomb throwing. The latter knows how to get around it, however. He charges me with being a
الصفحة 74 - It came as a republican institution, and the effect was that it immediately began to equalize and bring about an equilibrium of power. There was less power in the hands of the nobility after that; less power in the hands of the king; less power in the hands of those who would plunder and degrade and destroy the people after that. So to-day dynamite comes as the emancipator of man from the domination and enslavement of his fellow-man. [The Judge showed •symptoms of impatience.] Bear with me now....
الصفحة 59 - Bear in mind, please, this trial was conducted by a mob, prosecuted by a mob, by the shrieks and howls of a mob, an organized, powerful mob. But that trial is now over. You sit here judicially, calmly, quietly, and it is now for you to look at this thing from the standpoint of reason and common sense. There is one peculiarity about the case that I want to call your attention to. It...

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