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THE PUBLIC FORUM I
100 REMEDIES. We continually
are told of evils that exist. The other
day a man asked me if I could offer
a remedy. One man suggested edu
cation. Another man's panacea was
a free press. Another suggested liv
ing up to Lincoln's speech at Gettys
burg. I replied that there is no nostrum,
no one cure-all. I said I though that
it would require nearer a hundred
different kinds of remedies to make
heaven on earth. I said that these
hundred kinds of remedies are all
now well known. If they are not the
proper remedies, then, if Jehovah
came down from paradise he could
state the remedies.
But what good are these hundred
well known remedies?
Even if Jehovah made it thunder
and lightning, and made thei skies
open and show him on his throne,
and he sent an archangel to earth
with these hundred remedies all
triple expansion, ten thousand horse
power, stem wind and hand painted
what good would they do?
Even Lord God Almighty has never
found a way to make the mob apply
these 100 well known remedies,
which would free humanity.
This man, who asked me wagging
his head, to cite remedies was too
mediocre to grasp the fact that the
remedies don't remedy, because the
mob-minded masses won't permit
them to be enforced.
The smaller of bore a man the
more he tries to make a big fuss over
everything. No remedy suits him ex
cept his own hobbies. Everything he
cannot see through or don't like
must be knocked. The Christian
church has knocked everything for
2,000 years; knocked science,
knocked free speech, knocked free
dom of the mind, knocked every
other religion, knocked Sunday pa
pers, knocked secret orders, knocked
the greatest men and women.
The Chicago Day Book is one of 1
the hundred remedies a free press,
yery well, then give it 600,000 pen
nies a day.
At each election let the boobs
elect their saviours.
Let the whole court system be con
ducted so that Justice does not weep
in her temple, broken-hearted at
what happens every second.
Why are not the two greatest
forces of the age democracy and
socialism the remedy for republi
canism, monarchism, militarism, po
liticianism, parasiteism, clericalism,
The world is full of men and wom
en who could work out these 100
remedies, but the numerically stu
pendous mental mob stand in with
the enemy and ruin all co-operation
with their deliverers.
Crucify him! Crucify him! cries
the mental mob to Socrates (B. C.
399), to Jesus (A. D. 33), to Ferrer
(1909), to Dr. Sachs (1916). Ha
drian H. Baker (Junius).
FORCING THE WORKER. Did
ever go through any of the great
steel works such as the American
Bridge Co., Jones & Laughlin and
Carnegie Steel Works? Get posted
by those who know. Ask the men
themselves (slaves). Go and see
how they work, the hours they work,
the pay envelope (if they have one
"coming), what they have to eat and
wear, their dilapidated homes. You
are not free to vote as you think, you
must vote the capitalistic way or you
mysteriously, in a short time, find
they do not require your services. I
happen to know these things, for I
once asked them to. vote my way, but
the slaves told me they stood a good
chance of finding themselves posi
tionless if they complied with my re
quest, for the boss knew how many
votes there were to be polled.
You will not find a union man
dogged like that; you will not find a
union man work ten to twelve hours
a day in order to get enough to wear
and eat; you will not find a unionf