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OFFENSIVE SOCIALISM

(To tie Editor.) Sir, —I am pleased you have rebuked the few (Socialists who disturbed the Defence League's meeting. My definition of Socialism is laziness, because 1 am acquainted with a few of this ilk, and I know they muoh prefer talking to working. At one time they earned an honest living "by following their trade, but found it irksonie. Now they cater for easy billots, such as secretaries of unions. They dress well, and naturally must try to keep the place in a ferment to imbue their unions with the idea that they are doing something for their money. Our Socialists are continually agitating for the suppression of the sale of goods made in Germany, and are loud in their protestations about the Asiatic depriving the workers of their, living; yet when we are threatened with, a German " and Asiatic invasion, which would make us serfs under cruel taskmasters, they object to true Britishers coming to the assistance of good old England with a battleship to try and protect our homes. Can any of the so-called Socialists name one act they have done for the betterment of the genuine workers of this city in the way of 'building up industries? >To, they cannot; but 1 can mention numerous instances where they have tried to cripple enterprise, and without enterprise what would our Dominion be? 1 have sufficient enterprise left that I would contribute £20 towards a fund to ship the few Socialistic disturbers in this city to parts where they would have to work for an honest living with those whose cause they are now indirectly espousing; but, after all, do you think they are worth worrying about, because they are only pandering for cheap notoriety?—l am, etc., TRUE BRITISHER.

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OFFENSIVE SOCIALISM Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 80, 3 April 1909

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