Heard and Said
Maoriland Worker, Volume 6, Issue 209, 10 February 1915, Page 1
Heard and Said
That beer in Britain has been increased in price far in excess of tlie new tax; in some cases tho increase is 75 to 80 per cent. That 111 view of recent jury verdicts no case affecting Labour should be tried at Hamilton. That men who acted as strikebreakers and special coustubles in 1913-14 should not be permitted to sit as jurors in cases between employers and bona fide unionists. ■That tho N.S.W. Government's State Wheat Farm is to cover 50,000 acre 3. , That 1,000 men ate to be employed clearing the land. That tho ploughing will be done with traction engines. That capitalists want and make wars for conquest, trade, and profits. That politicians declare wars for others to fight. That preachers pray for victory for both sides, no matter how vile are the contentions. That too often both the preacher and the. politician must obey tho commands of Mammon or starve. That labourers will strike together, tramp together, starve together, die together, but they havo not learned enough to vote together. That when a man who works is compelled to support himself and four drones or idlers, the idlers taking tho best of all and leaving tho remainder to the toiler, it ia no wonder that his lot i 3 hard. That when the Vandorbilts obtained control of the New York Central in 1860 it was capitalised at 49,000,000 dollars. That they afterward watered , the | stock to the enormous sum of 146,--000,000 dollars. That the people must pay interest and dividends upon such frauds. That the custom of allowing the sailors_of tbe British Navy prize money in time of war has been abolished. That a man can lie out of a lot of things; but he can't deny when he eats onions. That there aro many kinds of Socialists, but only one kind of Socialism. That an employed and happy peoplo would be the best defence 1 . New Zealand could have. That buying war material to promote peace is obtaining business under false pretences. That capitalism will never commit suicide so long as there is a worker left to rob and murder. That while criticising the war lord abroad, we should see about getting rid of the landlord at home. That if the workers of Europe will only light one battle for themselves, there, never need be another war. That European masters • want more cannon food. That that is their exalted ideal of marriage and motherhood. That "secret diplomacy consists in hiding the lie you tell, lest someone who knows might give you away. That making guns is a misuse of labour power. That inventing machinery of destruction is a perversion of intellect. That a hand out for a hand-clasp is the attitude of Socialism. That a fist in the face and then a hand-out is the attitude of capitalism to the worker. That the masters always get the legislators and judges on their side before they commit crime. That after all, the European war is no more dreadful than the continual battle for bread, which, too, is a commercial war. That tho wise worker wants Socialism because it will ensure him employment. That the master does not want it because it will compel employment for him. That an aeroplane is being built for flying over forests iv West Africa and prospecting for rubber trees. That tho shorter work day ia the most important question before the Labour movement, and will continue to be such, because it is the simplest and most direct way of adjusting the problem of distribution. That a million and a-half women are doing slave's woik in the southern fields of U.S.A.