Solidarity Membership - John Brown Level
"Now, if it is deemed necessary that I should forfeit my life for the furtherance of the ends of justice, and mingle my blood further with the blood of my children and with the blood of millions in this slave country whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments, I submit; so let it be done!"
We stand on the shoulders of giants!
The figure of John Brown looms large in the history of class struggle in the United States. Denigrated and marginalized by some as a mere "religious madman," his deep conviction and selfless dedication to the eradication of slavery is a beacon of revolutionary inspiration to this day. His raid on Harper's Ferry and subsequent hanging was the spark that set off the US Civil War, and the "John Brown's Body" was sung by hundreds of thousands of Union troops as they smashed the "peculiar institution" of the Southern states. If ever a person in history "put his money where his mouth is," that person was John Brown. As the great abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, said in tribute: "I could live for the slave, but he could die for him." Were he alive today, he would surely dedicate his life and body to the struggle to end wage slavery!
John Brown Level Solidarity Member benefits:
One-year subscription to Socialist Appeal and an IMT/Socialist Appeal or Trotsky enamel pin, and both Marxist Classics Vols.1 & 2 or a copy of Bolshevism: The Road to Revolution. On checkout please indicate which pin and which book(s) you would like us to send you. Thank you for your support!