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or the injured employe -bear the
expense of industrial accidents.
And,. according to the general
.Wisconsin rule, it is,as careful of
the interests of capital as the
most 'gcrupqlQus' justice can ask.
fEhattis the LaFollette way. "
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WHATDAD SAYg ABOUT, IT
i(. Dadisays: ''That business of
"inviting" old Rockefeller to ap
pear before that congressional"
committee investigating the ste,el
rust makes' me'tjred. They ought
tfserid a'liigVohce111311 after the
oM hypocrite with instructions to
grab him by the scuff of his sanc
(tf moniousTieck and yank him be
fore the committee.
r But most of us are cowards.
There are might' few men who
are' not in ,awe of wealth. If
Rockefeller wasnV at millionaire,
nobody would-be afraid, of hitrf.
l(t But hefslhe'millionest million
aire on earth, and men seefn to be
afraidN:o- treats him-like a two
legged man. Even the courts
don t seem, tp be . able to gt
ground hehiqd thqse millions aqd
.find Rockefeller,, the marn '
, And the preacher .man, Rev;
."pates, forgot ajl about the cameli
and the needle's eye. ' Maybe he
.thought John D.'s power wpuld
extend into the, 'hereafter, and
hat after Rockefeller had
Jjrabbed up the earth, he'd
successfully turn his attention to
JHeaven'and own that, too.'
But nearly "all of us have the
Jiabit. Men. are'af raid of masters.
Mbneyis power, because the men
jysrho are Yobbed of monqy let the
felldws who get ' it have the
Kings'; emperors' and czars
only, hold ?their' vast- power by
working a gigantic -bluff. They
control armies- only because the
peasants and workers' let them
do it. ' ,
Fd like to see all-the soldiers in
the world organize themselves
intfran international union, go on
a strike and refuse to shoot bul
lets at their brothers. 'There
have been mighty few wars in
which the men who carried the
guns' jcnew what they were fight
ing about1, ancf why they were
killing one another,. They merely
obeyed ihe order of the boss.
When the people of-this land
of the freehand home of the brave
actually become free and brave,
the tnqst powerful man in it will
be the one who does the most for
humanity and the1-least for him
But we're a long ways from it
when -we prate of equal rights for
all and special privileges to none,
and let one sjjch human pest as
Jphn D. Rockefeller have more
influence with law aifd govern
ment than a mlllioa honest Vnen
Vho earn their "bread in the sweat
pf the face.
The greatest power in the
world is- the power of the people.
When the people realize' that,
some of the kings and czars may
be working with pick and shovel.
If you cant afford to go to
South America to see a revolu
tion, the next best thing is to
give a worhan tickets, to a show
at 7:50 p. m.
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