The despair of the labor movement is, as Mazzini 
said in another cause long ago, that we have torn 
the great and beautiful ensign of Democracy. Each 
party has snatched a rag of it, and parades it as 
proudly as if it were the whole flag, repudiating and 
not deigning to look at the others. 
It is this feeling of disdain to any class of men or 
kind of men in the community which is dangerous to 
the labor movement, which makes it a class-measure. It 
attacks its democratic character, and substitutes party 
enthusiasm for the irresistible force of human progress. 
The labor movement must include all men in its hopes. 
It must have the communion of universal fellowship. 
Any drop of gall within its cup is fatal. Any grudge 
treasured up against a capitalist, any desire to "get 
even " when the wealth has changed hands, are but the 
old experiences of human selfishness. All sense of 
injury must fall away and be absorbed in the conscious- 
ness of a common brotherhood. If to insist upon the 
universality of the best is the function of the settle- 
ment, nowhere is its influence more needed than in the 
labor movement, where there is constant temptation 
towards a class warfare.