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ported clinics where babies that:
are defective may be made sound
sup- j and given a fair start in life.
YES; MAN IS HIS BROTHER'S KEEPER
' Speaking of the poor, whom he had always defended and fought:
for, Clarence Darrow said in his speech to the jury at Los Angeles i
"Sometimes I love them; and sometimes I despise them." But he
said he would keep on fighting for them.
Of course he will. He Jcnows that anybody who fights for the
oppressed, with the expectation of being thanked for it, runs the
risk of being disappointed. But he who does it solely because it is
right, will not be disappointed, for he will enjoy his 'self-respect and
can thank .himself. '
There is a joy in doing' for others, the joy of service; and all
social workers should be content with that joy. They need no
other reward. It is enough to konw that one is doing all he can to.
establish justice in the relations of humankind. '
If one does what lie can to bring about abolition of child labor,
shall he expect all children who are saved to come and thank him?
Isn't it enough to know that he has had & part in bettering the con
dition of humanity, and thus making a better state?
And shall one expect thanks for working to help establish a
minimum wage, or through, old age pensions help ward off the ter-
ror of man's declining years? Let him thank himself, t
Nor should one become discouraged when the toilers seem
slow to do the things we think they ought to do for themselves.
The, process of evolution fro'm the days when men were slaves and
'wore metal collars as a badge of servitude, has been mighty tedious
and slow. But it has made headway just the same.
And most of the headway was made by the toilers themselves,
because of better education and a more enlightened intelligence
They are far from perfect; but so are all the rest of us. All of us
at times grope in the dark and become furious jn our ignorance.
Even the majority of wqrkers in the ranks of organized labor
don't yet understand-that what they are striving for as a rule of
conduct is the Golden Rule. When all workers understand tnat
there will be no scabs.
When all men understand better the Golden Rule, policemen
and militiamen won't be used as strikebreakers and oppressors of "
tfie poor; nor will soldiers of onejpation shoot down their brothers
of another at the order of selfish, warring rulers. j
' The many, the masses, are kept in subjection by the few simply
because it is easy; to array one set of toilers against another Even