Yes, I am inspired by Eugene Debs. Here are a few quotes from him:

For myself, I want no advantage over my fellow man, and if he is weaker than I, all the more is it my duty to help him.

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.

The man who seeks to arouse prejudice among workingmen is not their friend.

There has never been a free people, a civilized nation, a real republic on this earth.

I am not a Labor Leader; I do not want you to follow me or anyone else; if you are looking for a Moses to lead you out of this capitalist wilderness, you will stay right where you are. I would not lead you into the promised land if I could, because if I led you in, some one else would lead you out. You must use your heads as well as your hands, and get yourself out of your present condition; as it is now the capitalists use your heads and your hands.

 

Those who produce should have, but we know that those who produce the most — that is, those who work hardest, and at the most difficult and most menial tasks, have the least.

The Republican and Democratic parties are alike capitalist parties — differing only in being committed to different sets of capitalist interests…

The Republican and Democratic parties, or, to be more exact, the Republican-Democratic party, represent the capitalist class in the class struggle. They are the political wings of the capitalist system and such differences as arise between them relate to spoils and not to principles.

Eugene Victor Debs (5 November 1855 – 20 October 1926)

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