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coldfblooded business tactics In dealing -with, employes that the clothing
The men who control the steel, beef 3hd tobaccp trusts are Christians,
in that they are not Jews; and there are no more inhuman exploiters of
humanity than, these Christians.
. Julius Rosenwald is a Jew, but the Montgomery-Ward mail order house
is a Christian house, and, It anything, is colder blooded than the Sears
Roebuck house in the same business.
Jewish employers dont pay Jewish employes better wages than they
pay Christian employes, and Christian employers don't discriminate in favor
of Christian employes.
The point to alj this is, that what a man does isn't because he is this
or that racially or religiously; It all depends upon the kind of MAN he is.
And I think the men who work for a living understand the truth much bet
ter than their cultured employers do.
Prom actual observation, I am convinced that there is more real
brotherhood among poor men than among rich meji, among workers than
among their exploiters. And I believe there is more real religion among
them, even among those who profess no religion and belong to no church.
Unionism itself is religious In the deepest sense. "
My interest In the so-called, common people is because I find among
them more natural and human "humanity than I find anywhere else, and
because I believe they are moving humanity faster toward universal brother
hood than the so-called superior classes.
I don't find much t interest me in business men, because I find so few
of them who know much outside of business. They are too much slaves
of a cold, cruel, inhuman, selfish, mercenary commercial and industrial sys
tem to understand.- human, brotherhoods Anyhow they are too busy fight
ing "success" to hunt for the good in humanity.
I can think of no better illustration of the cold-bloodedness of business
than the visit of a delegation of West Side business men calling on Mayor,
Harrison some time ago to protest against closing up the West Side vice
district because it would hurt business.
And it is generally known that vice is commercialized, and that though
virtue is sacrificed and women are the victims, still the social evil is a man's
Nobody ever heard of a delegation of labor unionists protesting against
closing the tenderloin on the ground that it would hurt labor. Capitalism
is organizing to conserve "business;" Labor is organizing to conserve hu
manity and its aim is human brotherhood. It sees In Jew or Gentile, Cath
olic or Protestant the MAN and BROTHER.
I believe that this radical and religious prejudice is like hatred in that
it harms the one who holds the prejudice rather than the ones against
whom it is held.
When we get something in our stomach that disturbs us we take an
emetic or cathartic and get the poison out of our system. It is just as easy,
if we understand, to get poisonous emotions out of our minds.
Motor truck in New York the other
day carried a safety vault door
weighing 45 tons, said to be the
heaviest load a truck ever "had.
Some 1,200 tns of raw materia!
are handled a year in Colorado mines
to get 12 grams of radium, about as
much as a 50-cent piece weighs.
The Pope accepts the new Spanish
law taxing all church properties.
Wonder if there's going to be a gen
eral move .to tax such.