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RAYMOND ROBINS' STORY.
Raymond Robins has come to the end of his story. The tale
has been well and truly told; told with the very evident desire
to do no ill, carry no propaganda, anrd .o tell the truth as he
The world owes a debt to Robins for his manly articles on
Soviet Russia and American intervenlilon, for, no matter how
painful it must have been for him-wantinig so frantically In
believe that such was not tIhe case-his love of veracity drove
him to expose that intervention in all its blundering and crim
inal stup lidity.
Robins saw Russia rise from Ihe ruin of war and revolutlion.
lie saw working men and womien reach arout and take hold. lie
saw them run things. He saw and realized the power of the
soviet,,of co-operative movement as opposed to organized in
dividualism, and he has spoken right out about it. He says:
The soviet system, feeble as I think is its economic
mechanism, has, nevertheless. a great sIrengtlh in its
economic aim. Its econormic aim is public use, public
And what a differenlt sound that has to the vile outpourings
of that sulbornled and treacherous jade, the daily press, with
its stream of nlrnluflactured lies. telling of' slaiughlter and rape,
of treasuries looIted anld ecoinoi.ric struictlre destroyed. Wrhat
a different tale those whlo have c.rite roI'm Russia briing to
those who scribble aorut it from the vantage ground of a Hiar
em flat or a den south of1' the slot.
And with what sweet and simple trulhs does Robins wipe
away thie filthy libel of' pro- imperialism. In plain, simple lan
guage he shows how Triotzkvy offerel tIhe United States govern
ment all the artillery, heavy aind light, with full equipment, that
lay abandoned along thle eastern front, to Iprevernt it from'i fall
ing into the Ihands of thIe G(ermans. How T'ro1zky showed hint
the gun matp of all those teriitories, giving detailed inistructions
as to where the gunirs could be found. H-low the United States
relresentatives urned he mattller down, andut hiow', naturally,
these same gun s fell irnto the hands of tihe Germans at lust., and
were used with siucrh faital effect augainst the allies in the last
great drive of tihe t(ermans against I'aris.
Robins hacks hs Iri slateneirts with documents: for in
slance. Mrr.L.cklhart'l's ldamning epistle. That same Lockhart,
one understianus, who now,\\ regards thle soviet government tas
sometlhing utterly ihorrible and to be destroyedil as soon as pos
sible anld y any means, andl w'ho in short. few weeks ago was
arrested ancid brought before the Russian authorities for plot
ting wholesale nmurder ill alliance \ith czarists and reaction
ists. Face to face with the sovie coinmmissioners, he first de
niedl his identity anil then plender inrnmmni ily as a dillomait.
He was releasedl, but what imust the Russians think, wihat
wo\ ild ihe wor\v l thiunk if' it cinildl get. t athe trIuth .o tihe oflicial
represenltalive of Mr. Lloyd ;George conniving at murder and
plotting to restor e the dreadful days ,of the czar, inl company
with the worst and most vicious elements ,o Ruissiani society.
What must be thought of a imai who is nuow', at the orders of
his paymaster, demandicng tlhe extermriiatlion of hire soviets,
calling them ,pro-German, etc.. andr whl, a few weeks befl'ore
inilervention was rinated. wrote this:
can.i g i neii t .e - j -'liIIc mal. etc.. a.I1 \ViH a Ion ew wee is elo ii'c
intlervenlitoi was mooied. wrote this:
Mosc\ow, 5th May, 1918.
I ai afraid you will have left Volog'da before I have a
(chance of seeiing you. Do lel mne, ill suplport of my view of
Ilings here, put bel'ore you the following definite in
stiances ill which Trotzky has show\\i his willingt ness to
work with the allies.
1. He has invited allied officers td co-operate in the
reorganization of1' the new army.
2. Hie invi\ted its to seinti a commission of British naval
officers to save the Black sea fleet.
3. On eve'ry occasion wh\\le \e have asked him for
papers aiid assistance 'ior oir naval officers and our
evaclnation oftficeris atI Pe.litrgrad he has always given .s
exactly what we wainted.
4. He has given every facility soi lfar for allied co
operation at Mutnrtansk.
5. He has agreed to send tlhe Czech corlps to Murmansk
0. Finally, lie has today come to a full agreement with
us rega.rdilng the allied stores at Archangel whereby we
shall be allowed to 'etaint Iliose stores w\\hichl we require
You will agree that this does not look like the action, of
a pro-G(erman ageint, anid that a policy of allied initervein
tion, with thle co-olperation ad consiient of' the dolshevik
government, is feasible and ipossible.
Yol'ns very sinlcerely,
HI. H. BRUCE LOCKIIART.
Read that carefully, just as it was given the world Ihroug
the columns of the Metropolitan Magazinte. Note the offer c
the Black sea fleet to the British. Says Trotzky: "At, lens
tile British may sink them so that they do not fall into II-i
hanids of the Germans."
All in vain. The British refused the offer at the behest c
that cloud of human locusts whose private war is now bein
prosecuted and wlhich may yet bring the British government t
the feet of British labor. The fleet fell into the hands of th
Germans and the guttei press wailed that Trotzky had givent
to von Tirpifz.
Colonel RoBbins has paid his debt. In his own words, h
"could not desert the baby he had sat up with for six months,
and at last has broken the gag which officialdom had placi
upon his lips. He has spoken, and the results are pleasant
the truthseeker withal. Nevertheless, we cannot agree wi
Hobins' conclusion. II' the soviets simply stand for anul stri
to attain "public use and public benefit," why would tl
colonel take up, as lie is reported to 'have said, a rifle and dri'
the thing from this country? Are we then so prosperous,
peaceful, and so intelligently going about our business that or
ieed( rush out with a rifle to destroy the agents of improv,
Robins confronts bolshevism with his view of Americanisr
which happens to be that expressed by Lincoln and formulali
by Marx, that capital is the result of labor and should have se,
andary place to labor. Robins' Americanism, however, deve
,pedl a little further, is seen to be nothing but a sort, of dI
natured capitalism, where the very basis'of capitalist industr
Sithe commodity nature of labor-power, is abolished, and whe
capital, which, of course, is not and cannot in its commodi
f'rm become capital, becomes a commodity.
,Robins, in a word, takes no exception to social evolution at
revolution iii Europe, but hopes with all of us that such
thing may be avoided here, but offers only as a suggesti(
for' avoiding the ldread peril a sort of compromise of' stat
nature between capital and labor which is not static and
which. therefore, static rules cannot apply. He wants tl
,e regarious animal, man, to refrain fromn that whicl has mat
him what he is, the instinct of combination, and to agree
le rules of mathemaitics in which two and two make fou'r. exce
e where such a result shall arise as the result of combinati(
e of units. lie w\'ants free leadership where leadersship cann
Ie free and must in the nature of the case be bound upon tl
wheel of the thing it leads.
Robins wants the impossible, as do all who fail to grasp tl
meaning of historic materialism. He wants the shadow to 1
Sutterly unlike the substance; he wants a round house on
squnare basement, and would have roses grow in smelter' smol
and slag. tie is the typical idealist. of the old school, restir
Ihis ideal not upon the facts of life, but upon a system of ethi
long since outgrown, meaningless and filled with the seve
devils of confusion.
Nevertheless, he has done well. Thanks to those same ethi(
he has done yeoman service in the cause of truth and intern;
liional understaindinz'. Thank you. Colonel. von owed it to 11
working class to speak. We are glad the debt is paid.
JAWN WRITES AGAIN.
That nifty little writer of epistles to the brethren throuigho
s the state, Jawn It. McIntosh, has been at. it again. This tin
he throws a real scare into his more or less willing contril
Iotors. Jawn has made a discovery. He says in his Bullet
letter of Sept. 25, 1919:
President Donoghue and Sec'y Partelow of the Mon
tanna Federation of Labor have resigned. Steve Ely, coal
miner of Sand Coulee, will succeed Donoghue. The radi
c al element of Labor will now control the State Federa
tion of Labor. For some lime there has been a bitter
fight within Labor's ranks between the "'One Big Union"
t faction and the faction adhering to the American Federa
tion of Labor tprinc'ials. The former now has the intside
track and is wsorking through a coalition with the Non
1 partisan League toward a general strike that. would para
s lize Ihe state's industries, if successful, and the control of
th e state administration, in which event the socialistic
program operative in North Dakota, would be p)ut into
Contrary to Jawn's general epistolary eJ'forts, some of tl
abhove is Irue. lnDo)gthue and Partelow did resign, but it. to
a deal of work to prodtuce the resignation, and there is i
doubt thait had there been the slightest chance of getting t
there \would not have been a resignation. Steve Ely is also to
the next president, and the radical element, i. e., those w]
canlnot be bought or intimidated by the outfit which emplo
Jlawii will be in control, so that the fuiture for organized lab
ini the state looks bright. This, of course, gives Jawn a b
spell and so te rings in the O. B. U. and the general strike
order to give his customers the proper dues-getting jolt. T
i. It. li. alo the Nonpartisan league now have the inside trnt
t lie says, awl inutend to call a general strike.
: Now, what iin heck the Nonpartisan league has to do wi
v general strikes, tor why it should seek to buitt in on the ilntern
L.ional affairs ofI' organized labor is a question .Jawun ought
f he made to give the answer to. The Nonpartisan league so I
, as we know is a distinct organization with no coalitions abc
e it. 1t is true, of course, that the legislation gotten by labor
North Dakota is admitledly the most advanced on the continE
and that. the compensation and miining laws are said to be
labor officials of this state, all that could be desired, biut as
Ile Nonpartisant league entering into. an alliance with Int.
lt call a general strike, it's a lie out of the whole cloth, a
.lawn knoiiwis it, although he may not recognize it when
Trlhe rest of the bulletin contains a lot of airy .junk abt)
conditions in general, and seeks to alarm the employer
stating that. tle U. M. 1V. of A. are revolutionary in their <
manlds and that the Plumb plan is also of that nature. Tlu
is also a deal of good advice, culled from Roger Babson. whi
it would be well if Jawn look to himself instead of so plen
fully handing it out for foreign cons|unption. We refer pi
Iicularly to the paragraph as thusly:
The greatest menace to progress today is the attitude
of mnillio|ns of people that the worll owes them a living.
a sentinment of "'get as much as y\ou can for doing as little
as you can. . . . there is bitl ontie aniswer, work anc
Ani if thaIl "get as much as you (cali ftor doing as little
'nt canI" ldoes not sumi p Jlawin's activities for the last
years, what does? Although. so far. lie has never been kino
to take very kindly to the answer he quotes from Babson,
certainly "'work and thrift" are the very last things one w'i
I sluspect .lawn of, and the suspicion wouild prove unifounded,
hit anyone entertain it. Jawn's work consists in t:yitºg to kt
of his piecard alive by manufacturing scare headlines in his b
ist letin withl which to juiggle duetis frm timid and ill-inl'or|n
he emiployers-iand the piecard gets slimmer every day.
f Strange, isn't it, that every time the president fihds his p
, icies are ainpopuilar, eithler with congtress or tihe people, lie 1
Sia convenient tummy ache and his )ersonal physician| issi
he orders for a "complete rest" and yards of publicity.
it May we not suggest that the \'ariious kings and queens ;
princes scheduled to visit the White tHouse. be invited to
he spect the Wichita death cage-the last word in WVilsonian
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I FAMOUS WOMEN
11 The winter is again upon us. Al
the glories of grand opera wi
lift us out of the 'mundane sph
In all the range of operatic lit
1- ture no figure stands out a no
claimant of our homage than
figure of Brunnhilde. buct 4vl
drew his inspiration from old,
thentic sources, perhaps older i
the Nile-lungenlied. Brunnh
lived long ages ago and suffered
Ll[ loved like other mortals that I
not gone into grand opera!
le name means "the warrior womai
armor." Queen of Iceland, she
wooed by Gunther, king of Rh
ill land, who, in his journey north
accompanied by Siegfried. Guns
wins Brunnhilde in tests of stren
but she loves Siegfried, who
broken his troth to her to kee
promise made to Gunther. She
molates herself on Siegfried's fun
pyre, that in the next world she :
be wholly his.
I Today's Anniversary.
Luther at Wittenberg.
Courage is the crowning qua
Said Renan: "The sole glory
life is to him who dares. Happi
is like glory, it is only to be obta
by playing high." Luther ph
"high." Alone, he faced an an(
1e hierachy. Alone, he dared to di
from the pope. Alone, he stand
the "father of the reformation."
11 day, Sept. 30, celebrates the cou
of Luther, in 1517, maintaininl
1' Wittenberg his 95 propositi
3e "Maintaining?" He nailed to
church door at Wittenberg his
theses in Latin, as a public prc
ys' against Tetzel, traveling agent of
pope, selling indulgences thrc
Germany. This day may be ca
Id "the birthday of the reformation
If you see it in the Bulletin you I -- Say you saw it advertised in tb
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- SWADESHI IN IND
:ain The British capitalists are f
.uld ically nervous about their bust
ere. Dutlook in India, for Swadeshi
era- ation has again begun there in r
bier earnest. Mr. M. K. Gandhi, whi
the successfully conducted the pas
resistance movement in India
au- led to the last revolution a
han months ago, has become a lea(
ilde worker for the industrial revolu
and in India. Swadeshi literally m,
lave "my country and country's ,gc
Her for me." The Swadeshi and
in boycott on British goods were c
was inated in 1905 to protest against
ine- partition of the province of Bei
was 'hat was carried out by the a
ther autocrats against the will of the :
gth, ple-only to stifle the growing sc
had arity between the Hindu and
p a Mohammedan communities.
im- The Swadeshi boycott moven
eral rapidly ripened into radical rev
may tionary activities that today
threatening the very existence
British rule in India. The succes
SIndia's revolution means the total
struction of the British empire;
the destruction of the British
pire means a world made safe
leal democracy and human libc
lityi Boycott and Swadeshi moven
n i:i surely a sign of trade and (
ness mercial possibilities for the An
ned cans tn India. Breakdown of I
yed ish political and commercial cor
ent Wvill mean the establishment of (
s as door policy in India.
at 1 LE MOT JUSTE
S95 From Londoin iaaily Herald,
test Says an advertisement in the
the is edition of the "Chicago Tribui
ugh "Do not return to America wit]
iled taking along the cross of the a
,new. signed by artist. Enam(
allied colors, two-faced."
SPEAKING OF SOL
DIA DIER CANDIDATES
ran itorial from Soldiers, Sailors an.
i Marines National Veekly News,
agi Washington, D. C.
o Congressman La Guardia,a forme
osiv oldier, has this to say concernin
thai he desire of politicians to explo
fe, heir military records:
din "For me there is absolutely n
ItiO iestion. I am utterly opposed t
can nything which would tend to e.
ooO ablish military tests for politic,
th' andidates. I would fight to the la:
prig ny attempt to perpetuate distins
thw ions as basis for election to politica
nga Affice. That would be contrary t
Ilie, he "lemocratic purposes for whic
peo he war was carried on. It woul
olid ie a betrayal of those who staye
th t home because they were not qual
fied to enter the army. It would b
nen esented justly by all who did thei
rolu- luty, whether they were in th
arE renches or in the factories.
01 "This war was diferent from a1
as o! )ther wars, and the spirit that ha
1 de rome out of it is different. This wa
ant a war against war. It was fough
em :o enl militarism. We could ne
fo1 have junker office holders "
erty The true test for public offic
nan, s capability for service.
com By that test alone the candidate
should stand or fall, regardless c
Brit- is military record.
atrol Congressman La Guardia. we bI
open lieve, has expressed the viewpoint c
the majority of the enlisted men.
These men manifest a desire t
tr, ke a keen interest in public affair
Yet, we have the feeling that the
are going to be equally keen in tl
m-o atter of candidates-determined I
eliminate him whose only claim t
Par- office is a military recArd.
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