Maoriland Worker, Volume 8, Issue 309, 24 January 1917, Page 6
A Message from Denmark
(The author of tho following article (which was written for our Christmas Number, but failed to roach us in time) is chairman of the Social Democratic Party in the Danish Parliament, and has recently become a member of the Danish Cabinet.)
Most people* will noiVj probably, b-c* able 1,0 see lion' fatal the policies of tho last 50 years havo been in nearly all States. Tho Groat Powers were iiieossaut-iy onckravoiiring to create a inoro and more comprehensive military machine, and this, together with tho interest of capitalism in enlarging the markets and the possibilities oi' sale, made people live io i>. cons tan I fear of war, and, at last, led the nations into tho present terriblo catastrophe.
one important aim of the working men must be, when the present terrible, state of tilings stops, toreoder war impossible; International rules of justice must be laid down guaranteeing tho nations against war. Therefore, tho working men must use their utmost exertions to gain tho greatest political inflnoncc possible, aud.' thereby, tho necessary power to realise the ideals of our class. Only when this power is a. fact,, will the world be (flfectiVfiy guaranteed, against warlike complications, for theu the Oustontbouudaries and other unnatural means of separating tlje peoples will, oea-so to oxifil. And nothing but the reform of society, tho victory of Socialism, will, completely. aud fully, do away with the danger of war, that is to say, the greatest? calamity of tho human race. ' TH. STAJ7NING.
Civilisation and immunity iiro notf bring crushed under tho wheels of tho guns, tho homes and Ihu children loso Mioir supporters, millions of men urn deprived of tho happiness of 'thrir lives, and humanity is checked in developing such conditions as might havo loci.to tho process of society.
With regard to the groat body of the nations, there cannot bo any doubt as to their position respecting war. 'Hie