Friday, March 1, 2013

Yes! labour would demand
an account from capital:
that impersonal god,
unknown to the worker,
crouching down somewhere
in his mysterious sanctuary,
where he sucked the life
out of the starvelings
who nourished him!
They would go down there;
they would at last succeed
in seeing his face
by the gleam of incendiary fires,
they would drown him in blood,
that filthy swine,
that monstrous idol,
gorged with human flesh!
(Germinal by Emile Zola)

(art by Calum Andrews)

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