This rather meaty quote and the theme connect ideas of the book together.
The farmers are being oppressed by harsh weather, an unforgiving bank, and rich capitalists. They are starving
and out of a job, with nowhere to go and oppressors crashing down on them. Under current circumstances, each farmer will be
wiped out or crushed into the dirt. However, the farmers and their families unite with other farmers and families. They create
societies and bigger groups which are harder for the oppressors to take advantage of. Together they become a stronger one
although retaining their individual characteristics. Together as one they have a common goal and will each receive the benefit
of being in this coalition, just as the coalition will benefit from each joining it.