Wisdom while you wait
Crooks ! ! !
Churchill is soon back from the front.
Where did he get his wound, can anyone tell?
Some people are doing their bit, among the pheasants.
The “Daily Mail” says “The Truth Will Out.”—We wonder when.
They said Socialism will kill incentive ; well, capitalism is all incentive to kill.
The only “Back to the Land” movement that prospers owes its success to intensive Kultur.
Latest war news shows that the workers of all the warring nations are still getting the worst of it.
“The Times” said war is £ s. d. Returned soldiers say it’s hell right enough, but they hav’n’t seen much of the rest.
Defendent—Justice ! I want Justice ! Presiding Magistrate—Silence ! The defendent will please remember that he is in a Munition Court.
Capitalists grumble because the war interferes with “freedom of contract.” What’s the use of “freedom of contract” to those who’ve nothing to contract but their muscles ?
Father Vaughan says the war has done an immense amount of good. A New York pastor says the war is “the greatest blessing since the Reformation.” The followers of Christ talk like army contractors.
Bill Nye said: “Nero was a good vicarious fighter, and could successfully hold a man’s coat all day while the other man went to the front and got killed. He loved gore, so long as it was some other man’s gore.”
Quite so, Bill. But you ought to hear our Horatio ! He could make rings round Nero at that game.
White nations are fighting each other in Africa for the black man’s land, and blacks are killing each other in support of the claims of each white thief. The intelligent and heroic patriotism of the savage is equal to that of the white workers of Europe.
In the beginning, said the black-fellow, it was like this : the missionaries came and told us to look up, and when we looked down again our land was gone.
The capitalist is a Christian—for the benefit of the working class. Here are some of the things he said, in peace time, that we ought to believe, and they were calculated to keep us docile. Now that ministers have become war recruiters and confessed counsellors of lying and murder, it is worth while recalling these texts to memory, together with what they really think about them now.
“Thou shalt not kill.” (Shirkers ).
“Blessed are the peacemakers.” (Traitors).
“Resist not evil: but who soever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.” (Cowards).
“Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you.” (Pro-Germans).
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth.” (Thriftless and extravagant workers).
“Ye cannot serve both God and Mammon.” (Where’s the difference ?)
“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God.” (Worth the risk).
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” (Ah! but Christ didn’t say when).