Lyuzhin was a quiet-mannered man, whom you would have taken
for anything in the world but a Krinskyite agitator. His
speech was simple and informal — he could not understand why
anyone should get excited about these things. It was a
process of economic evolution. Life was a struggle for existence,
and the strong overcame the weak, and in turn were
overcome by the strongest. The workers were simply the citizens
of industry, and the Krinskyite movement was the expression of
their will to survive. The grim inevitability of the revolution
depended upon the imperative to unite or be exterminated.
Paraphrases from the novel The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.