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strength in both sexes of the lower
animals. The lower animals do not
belittle their mothers and daughters.
There is no natural reason why
the human female should be weak
er in any trait thai! -her male
brother, save for the economic forces
which have tended to crush the high
er feelings in man and thereby allow
his undeveloped feelings to subdue
the women for his own special and
But little does man realize that by
continuing to enthrall the mothers
of the human race he is unconscious
ly enslaving the men as well.
To follow Nietzche in his unreason
ing attitude toward women leads us
into the caves, not of Zarathustia,
but of the most savage. Sam Druck.
PENNY POLITICS. Once we had
a daily Socialist paper in Chicago.
After a while it got into the hands of
men whose slogan was "office first."
The mania for office at any price de
stroyed it Today there is no So
cialist or working class movement in
Chicago. Our misnamed Socialists
are only seeking office, trying their
best to be good officeholders when
elected, trying to represent and
please everybody in their districts
and offend no one. And they are
careful not to mention Socialism.
Our union and labor leaders are
busy with peanut and penny politics
only. We have various political
"movements" of the penny denomi
nation and peanut dimension. We
have a "Public Ownership league"
that would buy from the capitalists
what they have stolen from the peo
ple and would pay interest on the
capital tribute to the thieves for
generations. Away with such own
ership! Let us organize an Expropri
ation league and quietly take and use
what is ours and what we need.
Who is in office and who is not
seems to be the uppermost question
in the minds of the "leaders" of the
people and the voters They can
think of nothing else. To the aver
age citizen politics is like a baseball
game or a game of cards or any
other game of chance. And that is
all it is under present conditions. No
worth-while question is ever decided
by politics and voting. Did you ever
see any change in the daily life of
the people as result of a change of
officeholders? Prostitution goes on.
Wage slavery goes on. Poverty goes
on. And the masses of our people
are living in the hell of slavery, igno
rance and superstition, under the
domination of priests, parsons and
economic masters, in spite of the
changing luck of peanut and penny
politicians or our shifting of them. i
Theo. Johnson. ,
JOHN THE BAPTIST. We can
not say "John Baptist, the world'p
greatest," for Christ was greater than
he. We cannot say "John Baptist
Greater," because that would not be
good English. We cannot improve at
all on what the Lord said about John
that "Among them that are born of
women there hath not risen a greater
than John the Baptist." It probably
states the case best to say that in'
the eyes of God John the Baptist was
the greatest of men.
John the Baptist was better 'than!
Moses because he did not kill a man.
John was better than David because
he did not commit adultery. Ana
John was better than us because he
did not break any of the rest of the,
John the Baptist shines in history
as the blameless one. He cannot
be blamed with living better than his
Lord, for he tannot be said to have,
fared as well.
When we consider achievement,
John the Baptist may be considered
a most wonderful success. He did
more with less than anybody has ever
done before or since (excepting
John had no income; he probably
did not receive a day's pay in his life.
He had no board bill; "his meat was
locusts and wM honey." He hadngr