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PAGE 4 THE TOILJSK SATURDAY, NOV. 13, ISO.
Fakes And Fakers
By S. Watts
Just how long labor is going to stand being
fooled one cannot tell. The elections are over
the workers have voted stronger chains to bind
themselves. They still think in the terms of their
bosses, believing that what is good for the boss
es is necessarily good for them, the workers. Well,
isn't it true if the boss has plenty of work to
give us workers, don't we benefit by it? Of course
but most workers forget that there is work for
us workers not when there is a real NEED of
something being done, but only when the boss can
make a profit out of our labor. That is why cheap
labor is always in demand. And by cheap labor we
must understand the kind that gives the boss the
highest return for his money.
And just as we workers have thought that
what is good for the boss is NECESSARILY good
for us, we think that if we vote the bosses' ticket,
we are voting for something good for us. Well, the
workers voted for Harding and Cox and other
fakers, and they got what they voted for.
Yes, they voted for fakers, BIG FAKERS,
one like the other, and the chains will drag on
them for the next four years unless something
happens to upset calculations. Naturally, labor
having voted for THEIR men whose names are
Harding, Cox, etc. the capitalists and the govern
ment think they may rest in peace for the next
few years. Labor expressed its will, and put the
bust man in.
AND NOW LABOR WILL PAY THE PEN
ALTY! And yet we are inclined to believe that labor
will pay no attention to what it has done The
decision of Nov. 2. will be forgotten when trouble
AND TROUBLE IS COMING! It is coming
Unemployment is on the increase. Mills are
shutting down or working part time. Workers aro
being discharged and taken back at a lower wage.
Immigrants are coming into the country by the
hundreds of thousands. Exports are diminishing.
"Money is hard to get, so that manufacturers are
not "opening up" new fields.
And yet the workers of the United States
voted to enslave themselves for four years more
to the bosses!
Of course, the Socialists offered them a "milk
and water" program by which they could "save
the constitution" the constitution that gives the
capitalists control over the lives of the workers.
They offered them a platform for nationalizing
industry forgetting that the postal system is a
nationalized industry, and heaven knows there
could not be worse slavery anywhere than in the
United States Post Office. Of course, the Socialist
further promised "democratic control" by the
workers, but failed to tell them that they would
NEVER BE ABLE GET IT BY VOTING FOR
IT ! For Socialists have a very childish notion of
things, believing that the capitalists and the go
vernment might get rightened if the Socialists
polled a big vote. Socialists actually think that
if they got a majority, the capitalists would sim
ply say "Well, boys, you've decided to take over
things and run them yourselves so we, as good
Americans, cannot oppose you. Take everything
we have only give us a job, at least."
Only things do not turn out that way.
At any rate, "milk and water" did not attract
the workers. They preferred to repudiate the
League of Nations and now they will not have
to go to war in Europe. Still, the workers had
better not be too sure even of that! They might
remember that "he kept us out of war" and we
reelected him for that and before we knew it,
we were in the middle of war!
Besides, all the wars do not take place hi
EUROPE. There is plenty of room on this side
of the ocean and there are lots of rich prizes
that our capitalists want over here.
But what has the League of Nations to do
with the worker? He will be used for cannon fod
der whether he wants it or not. He has elected a
man to office who stands for a system that is
bound to produce wars, and the worker will have
to do the fighting! If Cox had been elected, the
worker would have the same number of wars to
fight. And if Debs were elected, the worker would
be used for the same thing. For remember, there
was a "Socialist" government in Germany that
shot down workers using those who happened to