Anong Kalayaan?

Kalayaan nga ba itong matatawag
Wagayway nga itong sariling watawat
Dayuhan pa rin ang sariling dalumat
Lupang dayo pa rin ang pinapangarap?

Only in Conjunction With the Proletarian Woman Will Socialism Be Victorious

As far as the proletarian woman is concerned, it is capitalism’s need to exploit and to search incessantly for a cheap labor force that has created the women’s question. It is for this reason, too, that the proletarian woman has become enmeshed in the mechanism of the economic life of our period and has been driven into the workshop and to the machines. She went out into the economic life in order to aid her husband in making a living, but the capitalist mode of production transformed her into on unfair competitor. She wanted to bring prosperity to her family, but instead misery descended upon it. The proletarian woman obtained her own employment because she wanted to create a more sunny and pleasant life for her children, but instead she became almost entirely separated from them. She became an equal of the man as a worker; the machine rendered muscular force superfluous and everywhere women’s work showed the same results in production as men’s work. And since women constitute a cheap labor force and above all a submissive one that only in the rarest of cases dares to kick against the thorns of capitalist exploitation, the capitalists multiply the possibilities of women’s work in industry. As a result of all this, the proletarian woman has achieved her independence. But verily, the price was very high and for the moment they have gained very little.

Sa Duyan Ng Rebolusyon

Ang katotohanan ay ito: Walang may ibig sa America na maisapi ang Pilipinas, at walang Amerkano na naniniwalang maaaring maging mga Amerkano ang mga Pilipino. Paniwala ng mga nakikiapid na walang muwang ang mga tao tungkol sa mga bagay na ito, kaya sinabi ko nang may kabastusan, na nangangarap sila nang gising, na kung nais nilang magkamit ng tunay, hiyakatin nila ang pamahalaan sa Manila at sa America na magpatawad nang kaunti, at ipangako ang kalayaan ng Pilipinas sa mga darating na araw. At tutulungan ko sila, pangako ko, na tanggapin ng mga tao ang ganitong kasunduan, at kalimutan na muna ang kalayaan hanggang sa kahit matagal na panahon.