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The Evening Star TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1914., Issue 15634, 27 October 1914
The Evening Star TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1914.
Mr Asorrni. w'lrx-y ■ ompl-h> and splendid interpretation of British Tha Kaiser and 50*11 and dete.-wition of his POOple. Ib'i'nuLit poli.y and methods has gained hou -i uni(|i!e place in contemporary history. >;itk that hj" is ''watching with "pride in tic ;-mv hoy?, of the proxies* of "our armies on f v;i and laud." This is the only spirit tlint becomes the great Leader of a meat people at this hour in his and thea'r country's fate. The pre.-enl is not the time for shaking the head and uplifting the handy. Eve-.y Briton has cause t'o- thanksgiving and assmed grounds of hope in the hitnie. The |V lr} p:re's dariei'r is not mo unieh that it will not ultimately, with the aid of its Allies. ' fmash in- war machine, and with it the iiiPii.tr* that ifi long had depres-.-ed mankind, but that its own men and women will tor. «, -u ,n ;l | t,-„, light-heart-edly foirrM <h" perils throuiih which ti.tv have pa.s-i'd. and iich-rt the- lessons that ought to have neea burned into the brain. Simultaneously with the mestizo of the Prime Minister that i>reat soldier and patriot Lord Roixrta wa~ addressing tho Canadian t;o ( ,p? ~n Salisbury Pinin. Lord Roberts is among the prophets who have lived to eee their piophccios come true. A few months ago he was iti? butt for the insolence of <>v«ry pjeudo-huninniUi lan, who to-day ir> busy forgeUir.i: his own folly and burying his protestations in the not o; bis ncvir iomid patriotic fervor. The veteian Fi-jld Marshal was hrkn ant! to the. point, emphasi.dng the eiatemenl th.it tiermauv iiad for long t onte-mpiated the overthrow of Ki.gland, and that no means, however unworthy and brutal, would be permittee! to ba>- her v.uy. With the tnitii of this • haige the world is now famili.it. Dming the first few weeks of lonfliit il w;w customary to throw the onus of K'sponsibility upon (.!:<> Kaiser and his Advisois, or on the Pru-siau military caste. It in daily ixvoming more difficult to disas.sr-i iate tim Kermau people from the Geiinan Knisvr. There i»; 1.0,, much evidence thai In this leintion the niat.s of tit?. Cermaii people ate as wrong-headed and blind, if noi 1* eulrahle, as the Cciir.au Emperor. Press and pttbiic alike remain unmoved befoie the infamies that '.iiiirk every foot or land covered by Oernan troops since the hour they began In hack thei: - way thron,h to Paris, and both, with singular unanimity, have eon eentrated their batud upon the nation.?, who dared to question their ri:;ln to nmrder and outrage and destioy an innocent people. Of the intensity of their violence towards England, and of the lurid character of their threat? against its men and women when they reach London, we know, and are honored in the knowing. Such frenzied execrations may be relegated to the sonrees whence they came. Every foul word. every savage oath, is as a beacon light proclaiming what Herman culture, stripped of its outward seeming, would lie when translated from words to <lce<ls. Germany for a generation hafi been the victim of ■)i< own teacher.*. These have dethroned (iod from the hearts of the people, and . Muititited Force in FT:.< plac. and not the least of their amazement w born o! the fact that the rest of tho wot Id has lisen in arma against it ami them. German : hi-ologiut's and scientist.; ,v.:d pioft-.-sovt; .have protested against English intervention, and the ablest and most famous British Wiftoloyium and wientists and authors and urlis!.-, have, without piearranizenKMU. made answer. And in eneh in.-taaice the answer is identical. It us an indignant protect a.'ainsi the attfmpL 10 compel mankind to accept Herman culture by way oil the sword and a. eourteoiis but firm request that the protesters should themselves .study the bare oiikhtl documents th it have been made public. In common with ail men and women, they deny tha: the iron military bureancrac'. of Prussia- rcprjsrtiits a higher form of human society ih*n the free Constitutions of Western Eurone. Hence it is that a
luge ha> been reached in this >hamcl'ul «iir--u war in which theiv can to neither profit imr hj itior fur the attackev«-vvh-:ii it U no longer possible to place the ■guilt theref.r wholly upon the • oii-eience and person of the Kaiser. The man who sent hark his decora Con.' to the Japanese Eruba'.;y at Berlin with the word* ".lust " we shall settle with the other hands of "treacherous criminals, the time will very " scon come when ve shall make you also "pay, you scoundrels with the evov-grin- '" nin.g. bestial, yellow jaw.'' was not a member of Fhe Kaiser's 'nitc. Nor is the journal that gloried in the mutilation of the services in the English church at Dresden, and thanked God that the polka were present to «ee that no prayers for British vict >ries wera offered, a rapre?*)::tative of ihe Clericals or th« Junker*, but of the Soc'iiiliits. Tha German people, by their ac<]uieiceno« in and submission
to the Imperial faith, as well as the lmpcial will, have become psti'tncis with and accessories to what miv own Kim.,' iinely termed "an attack on the continuity of civilisation." Drunk with glory, blind with prejudice, and insane with the poison that had been poured into thenveins, t.ho people of modem Genuanv have sought to establish a new morality and a n l '' coineimce. Of the first it n sufficient to say that no morality save one of - Cerberus and blackest, midnight born" can eome by way of Lou vain am! Marine* and Termonde, wlvle ayr.inst the s-eeoiid-that ""Oeirr.an conscience." of
which German declarations make mention —the same judgment must lie. are not and never have been nor can be two sorts of conscience, on? of which is made in Germany. Each and every act involving a moral obligation is cither i-if<iit or wrong among professedly '.christian peoples. Its lightr.es? or e Tongues is not affected by geographical boundaries or racial distinctions.
Our act l ; our angels are, or <juod. or il'. Oi.r fatal shadows that walk by us still. A nation with the virus of Nietzsche and Treit-chkc ami Clamewitz and c-th«rs of "the crav.y pack" hi 'ls veins may turn its beck on the Kverlaning. and. in the word; of the Kaiser, "thank our old (bid \vh > is over u-." but il cannot, even with a Krupp gun to support it, dethrone cori'cicnco fiom its seat For a time it may think it has; done so, and the new gospel that Germany is in the l-'ght because she is Germany may su.-tam her. But the end is inevitable. The .lUenrnt, to impose German morality and a Gentian t.oi-scieiic-? and the German war god up n; mankind i- an attempt to sacrifice '- li> ■-
tianity on the altar of paganism, ami fo. this the world has but one answer-
The Evening Star TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1914., Issue 15634, 27 October 1914
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