heard and Said
Maoriland Worker, Volume 9, Issue 652, 27 March 1918, Page 1
heard and Said
That China. 6tands in with America, in holding Japan off her Siberian project. That every time a conscientious objector i« flunp into prison to enforce respect for law, the law becomes increasingly the object of contempt. That seeing that America, has restrained Japan from stabbing Bussia iv the back, how Will Mr. Massey fare about Samoa when America insists on her no-annexations policy ? That although the Eussian people have lost 5,000.000 dead and millions wounded, and although repeatedly their exertions and sufferings saved the Franco- British forces on the West, our unepaakable jingo press, which unfortunately is believed by the masses of the people, has nothing for them but vilification and abuse. That one of the most gratifying features of the Wellington North result was the fate of Mr. Poison. This will make Dr. Thacker's vote-splitting crusade more difficult future. That an amorous young man taxed with thie fact that he had four girls excused himself by saying that oupid must have shot him with p. machino gnu. That the United States Income Tax returns show that in 1916 there were 22,090 American millionaires, which is 7925 more than tlie previous year. That America having joined the war since then, it is reasonable to expect a further increase in this number for 1917. Palsied t>o the arm of 'fie Pacifist who wants peace in 1918, else the increase in the millionaire statistics will be arrested—a consummation devoutly to be condemned. That the Socialist Swiss paper, tie "Volksrecht" states that BerthaThalheimer, sister of the well-known comrade, has been condemned at Leipzig , to two years- , imprisonment, after six months' detention. She was the delegate of the Berlin International group to the Kienthal Conference. That the Socialists polled 78 per cent, of the total vote in the recent municipal elections at Liepzig , , according to a report published by the Berlin "Vorwaerts." This represents a 5 per cent, increase over 1912, when the last previous election was held. That the Independent or radical Minority Socialists as represented by Kansky, Mehring and others, polled 64 per cent, of the entire Liepzig , Socialist vote. That the "N.Z. Times'" war notes scribe maintained a loud silence about President Wilson's suppoft of the Eussian Soviets. That in Trad-e Union circles in Glasgow it is said that the girls of the women's patrol at Dundonald have been ordered to give the military salute not only to military and naval officers, bnt to the civilian directors of the firm.' That Mr. John Hodg« refused to receive a deputation from Dundee L.E.C. and/ Trades Council relative to his vote in favor of disfranchising Conscientious Objectors. That in Mark Twain's "The Soliloquy of the Tsar on coming out of a Bath/ the Tsar is made to catoh a glimpse otf his leaai shanks, concertina ribs, skinny body and soapy whiskers in a mirror and to wonder why it was that so abject a human apology could lord it over 180,000,000 people as the Autocrat of All the Kussias. That Mark makes the Tsar conclude fchat "it was the clothes that did it"— and he wasn't far wrong. That a.n American paper says: "Democracy may not be a good war 'maker, but ifa a good war-breaker. ,. That evidently the German militarists believe in selfish determination, but the secret treaties prove the Allied Imperialists no* much better. That Mr. Nicholas Eomanoff could tell Kaiser Wilhelm a few things about divine right. That in the fight against the war pro' fiteers "The Maoriland Worker" is a "bitter ender." That the object of the Bolsheviki was not a separate peace, but to. separate th© German people from 'the Kaiser. That the bosses won't decide the value of the workers' wages under Socialism. That Trotsky, on coming out of prison for the fiTst time, was made an "illegal person" by the Old Nick Eomanoff crowd. He had to change his name <to hide himself; so he took the name of his jailer—which was Trotsky! That Socialism is an insurance policy against all wars.