The working class forces have triumphed, thanks to the humble, good men and the workers
who saw in Perón not only the social reformer, but also the patriot, the man who brought
security to the nation, the man who would fight so that when he retired the country would
be bigger, happier, and more prosperous than when he found it. These men made the triumph
of Perón possible. This is why we Argentines may enjoy our social justice, and our
economic independence which grows greater every day, thanks to the patriotic effort and
extraordinary vision of General Perón. We Argentines are proud of our sovereignty, and,
as I said on the Ist of May: "When our flag parades along the roads of humanity, the
men of the world remember their hope, like a lost sweetheart dressed in white and blue to
show them the way to happiness."
This is why we, the Perónistas, may never forget the people; our heart must
always be with the humble, the comrades, the poor, the dispossessed, for this is how to
carry out best the doctrine of General Perón; and so that the poor, the humble, the
working forces, and we ourselves, do not forget, we have pledged to be missionaries of
Perón; to do this is to expand his doctrine, not only within our own country, but to
offer it to the world as well, as a hope of the rewards always wished for by the working
classes. . . .
General Perón has defeated both capitalism and communism. He has defeated capitalism
by suppressing oligarchy, by fighting the economic forces, the Bembergs and the trusts. La
Prensa, that capitalistic cancer, was not suppressed by Perón, but by the paperboys
and the working force. But could the paperboys, the most humble workers of the country,
have confronted the powerful paper, through a strike against a business that had so much
support, especially from the outside, if there had been no justice, no government which
would let them discuss freely and an an equal basis with their bosses. Before, the poor
paperboys would have been machine gunned, drowning their hopes forever.
Perón has also defeated internal capitalism, through social economy, putting capital
at the service of the economy, and not vice versa, which only gave the workers the right
to die of hunger. The law of the funnel, as it is called, the wide part for the
capitalists and the narrow part for the people
Perón suppressed imperialist action. Now we have economic independence. He knows well
all the insults he will receive for committing the "crime" of defending the
country. Some Argentines allied themselves with foreigners in order to slander him,
because General Perón was the first to make foreign powers respect Argentina, and treat
it as an equal.
General Perón took communism away from the masses, for justice and greater well-being
replacing it with syndicalism, about which I would like to say a few words.
Syndicalism supports justice and Perón, but this does not mean that syndicalism
participates in political action. It is simply a doctrine of social justice, and its
creator, Perón, is now above all politics, because the Argentine syndicates (trade
unions), by forming syndicalism, that is, by placing themselves within the doctrine of
justice, are authentically representing their members; that which before was discussed
with guns is no longer discussed; conquests are defended, which is very different.
Syndicalism and the Argentine syndicates, within the doctrine of social justice, support
Perón politically; they do not support parties or party candidates, because there will
never be another Perón, despite his imitators, whose works are always disastrous. The
working classes, by supporting Perón, support the leader of the Argentine workers and not
the leader of any political party. Perón is the nation, Perón is work, and Perón is