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If the poor women of the south
knew that a solution of bichloride of
mercury or carbolic acid applied to
the human germ would destroy it the
same as it would any other germ life
and used it, how would our captains
of industry get children to operate
their cotton mills? Without the ill
paid labor of these poor children how
could our smug New England Chris
tian shareholders draw their fat div
idends and give them to send mis
sionaries to the heathen? Even
though their Puritan ancestors burn
ed witches, hanged Quakers and made
much wealth in the slave trade, they
are glad slavery is abolished, but birth
control for the poor well, they could
never countenance that A. S. Cramer.
MUNITIONS PROFIT. Why all
this blarney about preparedness? It
all hinges on the idea of profit to the
plunder-bund. Eliminate that factor
from the discussion and the question
falls flatter than a flounder under a
When the proposition of govern
ment ownership and operation of all
the munition of war manufactories
and plants was put up to the people
every plug hattest, pop-eyed, big bel
lied, profit-monger began to thow fits
and wheeze and blow like a harpoon
ed whale. It was nonsense; it was
foolishness; it was paternalism, so
cialism, unconstitutional and rot!
And dear old grandmother Tribune,
who believes in benevolent assimila
tion (of the school lands), came out
with a column editorial in opposition.
The main contention was that "it was
unadvisable because the plants would
remain idle during times of peace."
Now we all know that millions of
men and women are now out of
work and unable to buy the billions of
dollars' worth of surplus products
that are now laying idle in the ware
houses and manufacturing centers.
You say what could they do? Dead
easy to answer! Under a sensible,
Bane.apd just administration of gov
ernment they could by utilizing the
resources of nature (the raw material
that lays atour hand on every side)
manufacture a hundred thousand dif
ferent things that are necessary to
the health, wealth, comfort and hap
piness of the people, giving them
more money to buy the surplus prod
ucts of capitalistic industry, thus
building up a home market and elim
inating the necessity of a $2,000,000,
000 navy to protect a foreign com
merce, and a $3,000,000,000 army to
protect the inhuman, child-murdering,
barnacles fastened on to the public,
drawing the life blood and vitality
from the nation and still yelling for
Am I right, or am I anut? C. M.
Maxson, 6637 Normal av.
NIETZCHE. I beg leave to explain
what Sirfessor Wilkesbarre preaches.
I have had the extreme pleasure of
listening to the sirfessor's lectures
and found him to be an excellent ex
pounder and popularizer of Max
Stirner's and Nietzche's philosophy.
His mode of popularizing these great
men's philosophy is by laughing them
out of the philosophy of altruism and
into the consciousness of the ego.
For, according to Nietzche, altruism
is a slave of morality, encouraging
self-denial and killing self-reliance,
and as he postulates that the "I" is
older and stronger than the "Thou,"
by ridiculing the egos who have been
caught in the trap of slavish altru
ism, he tends to awaken them to
their real importance.
Proclaiming the "Thou" and ne
glecting the "I" leads to the depths of
slavery. Altruism is meant for the
other fellow, not for oneself.
As soon as the masses realize
themselves and become conscious bf
their power then we will see the glim
mer of the dawn of a new day. This
new day will be the evolution of man
to surpass himself and to become a
suDerman. A superman is a man
who will follow those who represent