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Gyptner, R.. From isolation to the masses - Image 13. 1923. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 19, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2589/show/2533.

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Gyptner, R.. (1923). From isolation to the masses - Image 13. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2589/show/2533

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Title From isolation to the masses
Alternative Title From isolation to the masses; textbook for young communist leagues
Creator (Local)
  • Gyptner, R.
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Young Communist International
Publisher Publishing House of the Young International
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Berlin, Germany
Date 1923
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Youth movements
  • Communism
  • Labor unions
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 62 pages; 12 cm
Original Item Location HX547.G97 1923
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304440~S5
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction Public Domain: This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript \>< all this the main object must never be lost sight of—the mass organization of the youth for the proletarian revolution. With the advance of modern industry, with its new methods of mass production, with its specialization, its division and subdivision of labor, with the modern tendency to force all workers down to a general level of unskilled labor, machine minders in short, and the gradual elimination of the skilled worker, the conditions of labor have changed to such an extent that no useful work can be accomplished by our Leagues on the old lines. The present state of affairs is crying out for a complete change of methods and organization and we must respond to the demand or our Leagues will be swept into the backwash where they will be of use only as mutual admiration societies open to the select few, as utterly apart from the masses as are the two poles apart. It is this danger that we must avoid and it threatens us not only on the economic field but in every phase of our activity. Unless we adopt the new methods demanded by the new conditions our failure is already writ large, but we will riot fail, we must not fail. The old organization is effete, it is useless, it is worse, it lies across our path like a dead weight. Away with it! THE INEFFICIENCY OF THE PRESENT STRUCTURE It is not proposed to deal here with the superstructure of the organization. Nor with the other problems inseparable from it— i. e. the discipline, division of work, centralization and etc., but with the basic unit of our present organization, the local branch. There is no essential difference between the branch form of organization at present in existence and that in being twenty years ago. The basis of both is a territorial one and it is just in this that its main weakness lies. The branches are mostly established from young and inexperienced members who have joined at a public meeting. It is fathered as far as possible by head quarters, but inevitably it is left a great deal to itself, it must work out its destiny ajone and invariably its first months of life resolve themselves into purely a struggle for very existence. The fatal mistake is that the young comrades, brought together for the first time in the new branch, have no material community of interest such as they would have if the workshop were made the basis of organization. Here then is the line of our new development, in the workshop where the young comrades share each others work, share the hardships, 11