Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration.
– Abraham Lincoln.
That’s straight up Marxism, Communism, socialism, Leftism, or however you want to slice the pie. The Communist Manifesto had been published by this time, but I really doubt if Lincoln had read it or even heard of it.