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SOMETHING ABOUT THE GREED, POLITICS
PURPOSE AND AIM OF THE DAY BOOK
BY N. D. COCHRAN, EDITOR OF THE: DAY BOOK
I have been asked what church Lbelong to, what party The Day Book
belongs to, whether it is a Socialist pa'per, a Catholic paper or an organ of
I want-everybody to know all there is to know about the aims and pur
poses of The Day Book, and as I am irying to pour whatever soul I've got
into The Day Book I have..nq objection to wearing my heart on my sleeve,
or letting everybody look into my head and see the wheels go around.
I don't want to "belong"' -to anything less than the whole thing the
brotherhood of man. So I don't "belong" to any church,, party or faction
of .humanity, and don't expect to. I want all. the good there is in the uni
verse to belong to me.
I want to serve to be a public servant. Not nominated and elected
by any party, but nominated and elected by myself and bossed by myself
with no obligation to anybody or any-
thing less than humanity.
The pay Book isnft Republican,
Democratic, Progressive,, Socialist or
Union JLaborite. It couldn't be the
organ of any party or faction and -be,
free. But-it's for all the good there
is in all, of them.
I dpn't hate anybody. I. hold no,
prejudice against any man because of
his race, creed or political belief.
That's HIS business.
I wear no, emblematic button, tag,
label or uniform. Whatever I have
worn in the past, I have taken oft
in the struggle to be free. When a.
man tags himself as a -Republican;
Democrat, Socialist) or something,
else, then he tries' to live up. to the
A soldier doesnlt govern his uni
form. His uniform governs him.
Many a man. thinks he controls his
wealth, when in fact it controls him.
And in my judgment JohnD. Rocke
feller is more of a slave :than any
other man on earth.
I don't want to be rich. Tm-afraid
of whaFriches might do to me and
I want to be free. .
It may be I'm.lazy. I know that In
looking up various creeds I found
there was more than I could live up.
to in the Golden Rule, and was afraid'
to take on any more than that And
I don't know of a livine man. Jew or
Gentile",. Cathdlic or Protestant, who J
lives his life according to the Golden
I'm not a; reformer or uplifter, or
any kind of ologist I don't want to
reform or uplift anybody else until I
do. a thorough job. on myself and so
far I haven't made much headway at
' I think one reason I am not a re
former or uplifter is because of the,
Gqldea Rule.. I don't want anybody
fussing around me, trying to uplift
or reform, me. And ,1 imagine others
feel about the same way about it as
Iywant to lead my own life in my
own. way, and I don't want (to be.
petted, pulled, yanked, kicked or
preached at". I can't be what some
ihody. else wants .me to be"; and. I'm
not going to try to make somebody,
else be what they, don't want to be,-'
can't be and won't be,.
; But I 'do want to help others to be
what they can be and want to be.
There's some joy in that.
One thing that has made friends
bothersome to me w"asthat friendly
habit they had of trying to turn me
inside, out, reform me, uplift me, '
make me all over again, so I would
look better to them.. . - ,
In time I found out that some of
Ithe best friends a man has are the
jones he never meets. They are the J
.ones who see what .he is doing, for...