Maoriland Worker, Volume 11, Issue 462, 21 January 1920, Page 5
It should be remembered that with the destruction of the Bolshevik Government, should that occur, spiritual Bolshevism is not destroyed. The setting up Of a form of government perhaps in some degrees ostensibly democratic, but r<?ally renewing the vices of tho old machine, which is llio great i'car not only of revolutionary Russians, but of the border peoples, will but stimulate the growth of this spiritual Bolshevism. When that is added to the feeling among workers and peasants of the loss of what Bolshevism really brought them, it is nol. difficult to see hero the seeds of a fresh and more acute outbreak of trouble. The probable effect of the action of the Allies Is a difficult question, and I can but state the conclusions to which my six months' work in the Baltic provinces has drivea mo. In Russia there arc two sections of the population at any rate who have gained very large / through 801. hcvism. The first ia the industrial v. orking class, the second is the lower section of the peasants. To mc it-is impossible to conceive that these two sections of the population—and they are immense—will quietly consent to give up all the new regime has brought about. On the contrary, I fear that any attempt to deprive them of it will bring disaster. If Koltcbak and Denikin reinstate the officials of the old regime and restore the former conditions of landowning, then their success, provided it arrives, will bo but the beginning of their real troubles.—W. T. Goodo.