HerbertSpencer wrote an article on the coming slavery hundredyears ago, he thought the socialism will inevitable triumph. In Oct 1905, awell-known Frenchman M.G.Daveray, visited Mr.Spencer, who later wrote a letterto him confirmed that “(1)socialism will triumph inevitably, in spite of allopposition; (2) its establishment will be the greatest disaster which the worldhas ever known; (3) sooner or later, it will be brought to an end by a militarydespotism. 
John Spargo, Socialism A Summery and Interpretation of Socialist Principles,revised ed. NY, The Macmillan Co. 1909.p.6-7. quote the English translationform the London Clarion, December 18, 1905.
G.Plekhanovin 1917 predicts that “the strength of Bolshevism lies in the weariness andignorance of our people and also in our backward economic condition. Bolshevismwill last many years and our people will only attain consciousness after thishard lesson. Then there will be an end to Bolshevism. But the day is far off. 
Quote from D.G.Stewart-Smith, The Defeat of Communism, London Ludgate PressLimited. 1964, p.9.
Stewart-Smith declared in 1964, “It is quite simply thatcommunism is a political ideology diametrically opposed to the entire historyof human evolution, and that because of its essentially anti-humancharacteristics it will at some, as yet unknown, date in the future be sweptaway by the people over whom it at present rules”. 
D.G.Stewart-Smith,The Defeat of Communism, London Ludgate Press Limited. 1964, p.9.
The word of ‘socialism’ is admittedly one of thenoblest and most inspiring words every born of human speech. It derived from the Latin‘socius’, meaning a comrade, Coined by an anonymous writer in an English paperin August 24, 1833. after French writerReybaud in his “Reformatories Moderns” published in 1840, everyone whocomplained of social inequalities and every dreamer of social Utopias wascalled a socialist.
 JohnSpargo, Socialism A Summery and Interpretation of Socialist Principles ,reviseded. NY, The Macmillan Co. 1909.p.8
RichardT.Ely in his Socialism and Examination of its Nature,strength, Weakness, and Social Reformasserted that “the originof socialism is the invention in technical industrial and science. In 1738, Kayinvented fly shuttle, 1769 Watt patented steam engine, 1770 Hargreaves’sspinning jenny,1769, Arkwrigth invented his water frame; 1779 Crompton invented the “mule”; 1787 Cartwrightinvented a “power loom”, 1793, cotton-gin, these inventors may in a sense becalled the fathers of modern socialism. “socialism is a religion and Marx isits Luther.” Marx’s Capital frequently called ‘the Bible of socialism’.
Richard T.Ely, Socialism and Examination of its Nature, Strength, Weakness, andSocial Reform,NY, Thomasy Cowell & Publishers 1894.p.51. Ely was theprofessor of political science and history at university of Wisconsin.
Richard T.Ely, Socialism 1894.p.96.
Leibnitz expressed The idea of social evolution as“the present is the child of the past, but it is the parent of the future.” Everything changes;nothing is immutable or eternal. Whatever is, whether in geology, astronomy,biology, or sociology, is the result of numberless, inevitable, relatedchanges. Only the law of change is changeless.  In the words of ProfessorRichard T.Ely, “all that is significant in human history may be traced back toideas,”But ideas themselves can betraced back to material sources.
Edward Clodd, Pioneers of Evolution from Thales to Huxley, p.1
John Spargo, Socialism A Summary and Interpretation of socialist principles,NY, The Macmillan Co. 1913.p.77
Richard T.Ely, Studies in the Evolution of Industrial society. P.3. quoteSpargo, 1913.79.
RobertOwen,whom Liebknecht called, “by far themost embracing, penetrating, and practical of all the harbingers of scientificsocialism”,Engelspraised that “ a man of almost sublime and childlike simplicity of character,every social movement, every real advance in England on behalf of the workers,links itself on to the name of Robert Owen.”born a humble parentage on14 May, 1771 in a town in North Wales, at seven he had familiarized himself with Miltons’s Paradise Lost, thirsted for knowledge a passion forknowledge was the controlling force of his life, barely ten he set out to fightthe battle of life for himself in London, apprentice to a draper, from a smallpeddling business he had built up one of the largest and wealthiestestablishments in London, read prodigiously, laid the foundations of literaryculture which characterize his whole life and added tremendously to his power,rise of this poor, strange, strong lad, from poverty to the very pinnacle ofindustrial and commercial power and fame, as a successful leading manufacturer, in 1800 great experiment, toconversion of a miserable, stupid, and vicious set of people into a happy industrious,and orderly community, acting on the theory that man is the creature of hissurroundings, and that by diligent attention to the development of his naturehe can be brought to perfection.  according to H. B.Gibbins, the term ‘factory girl’ was an insulting epithet and it was impossiblefor a girl who had been employed in a factory to obtain other employment. Shecould not look forward to marriage with any but the very lowest of men. his experiences at NewLanark ,which was entirely successful, had convinced him that human characterdepends in large part upon environment. He said of his success ‘yet these menwere my slave’. In 1815 he pressed a meeting of Glasgow manufactures topetition Parliament to short on the hours of labour in the cotton mills. 1825 Owenbegan the greatest and most splendid of his social experiments in the villageof Harmonie, Indiana in the beautiful valley of the Wabash. In Feb and March,he addressed two of the most distinguished audiences in the Hall ofRepresentatives at the national capital, the President of the USA, the Judgesof the supreme court, members of the cabinet, entire membership of both houseof congress. Lord Herbert said “a failure like Jesus Christ’s . He establishedinfant schools; he founded the great cooperative movement; he helped to makethe trade unions;、、his socialism has not been realized yet, nor has Christ’sbut it will come!”Owen’sdying words was “Relief has come”.