A Socialist View of the Week

A Socialist View of the Week "Progressive" Politics And the "Liberals" TIIK "liberal" complex is emerging in _ capitalist politics and Roosevelt is wooing it. In Washington the "progressive"...

...His program for the railroads is consistent with the rule of capitalist enterprise...
...There is plenty of milk and plenty of people in need* of it but "price" intervenes, prostrating the farmers and depriving the masses of milk...
...It is always "price" that is in dispute...
...MacDonald never accepted the class struggle ns a guide...
...Chaos in the Soft Coal Fields ILLINOIS miners are divided into two * factions fighting each other over the wage settlement made by their leaders under "circumstances that provoked marches into various mining sections...
...The A. F. of L. statement issued this week condemns Hoover and Curtis and Roosevelt and Garner by making no choice between the two tickets, but it is silent regarding Thomas and Maurer, the Socialist candidates...
...Senator Capper, by a curious coincidence, plays the game of capper for the politicians who represent the despoilers of the farmer...
...In one milk area of Georgia 600 gallons of milk were seized and destroyed with logs and halted - trucks enroute to Atlanta, In the Philadelphia area trouble has been averted by an agreement between producers and dealers...
...They conjured Orman armies occupying the United States and looting the population, levying tribute till the human park-horses would have little left but their shirts...
...Had he been a poor white in the days of slavery he would have served as an overseer on a slave plantation...
...What is evident in the past few years is that farm prices are now below the cost of production...
...The Executive Council apparently regards a political party as a centipede...
...Secretary of Labor Doak plays the game for Hoover and in a speech last week he declared that the Republican Party is 'the party of the American workingman...
...The whole industry is on such an anarchic basis that the most competent and progressive union could hardly bring order out of the chaos...
...The staggering results are now evident in this and other nations and yet our arrogant capitalists of the chamber want even more regard for their interests...
...I t so happens that the vast majority of industrial enterprises are capitalist property which has been carried on with due 'regard to the element of profit and loss" and with little regard to the interests of the working masses...
...Both are agents for rival shows presenting the same entertainment...
...The farmer is becoming a serf...
...Moreover, if the ruling becomes a permanent one it will restrict students coming here on a non-quota basis to the sons of the rich abroad...
...Bat all this is merely a prelude to what has happened since 1930...
...Arrested and released on bond, the union officials departed from the rear of the jail in taxicabs to avoid clashing with 300 miners waiting outside...
...Therefore, let's weep with the fat boys and start a crusade in favor of transferring anything in the hands of the government to them...
...The committee has been investigating whether the government is engaged in forms of business that capitalists might enjoy...
...All this aside from the fact that the ruling will foster international ill will...
...Doak was born out of time...
...No other nation is afflicted with this "liberalism" and "progressivism" in politics and the main reason why it is a phase of American politics is because our working class has not yet built a powerful party of its own...
...The committee declares that the government's operations are "carried out without regard to the element of profit and loss, which are unavoidable factors in private business...
...A Socialist View of the Week "Progressive" Politics And the "Liberals" TIIK "liberal" complex is emerging in _ capitalist politics and Roosevelt is wooing it...
...It is now deflating him...
...In Indiana the miners have faced such a desperate situation for years that they yielded in the hope of getting employment...
...Some picketing continues on the highways but there have been fewer clashes with guards the past week...
...Among gamblers the word "capper" meana an accomplice who secretly aids his pals...
...Old economic groups are destroyed or pushed to lower levels and other changes become evident in the upper sections of society...
...If this policy should be expanded, "private business will be proportionately eliminated...
...There is a term too often and too loosely used in this country, but it certainly applies to the Secretary of Labor...
...Socialists are collecting relief for their families...
...s Meantime the dissatisfaction of dairy farmers has spread to the East and further into the South...
...He would help them to a more healthy position in the structure of capitalism and that la what Hoover is trying to do with his Finance Corporation...
...In New York State a milk strike of fanners was threatened in a number of milk renters because of low prices, but for the'present this hsa been averted by promises of dealers to stabilise prices...
...He is a model for the professional "labor faker," one who serves the dark forces that in all countries seek dominion for the class interests of a few...
...However, the A. F. of L. seeks to find candidates for other offices within the two parties whose national leaders do not appeal to it...
...The head may be bad but among its numerous legs may be found a few that are useful...
...The loss is more than twice our total exports at their peak," says the writer...
...In Washington the "progressive" phase of liberalism also gets under way with a manifesto...
...Fifteen years later these toilers have been more thoroughly looted by the enemy at home than anything they feared in the days of the holy war for "democracy...
...The "liberal" is the free lance intellectual of middle ofcss views and the "progressive" is the politician in a capitalist party who wants to hold his job but fears the dissatisfaction of a section of his voting stock back home...
...Kansas is in the heart of the desolate agricultural region and the state is represented in the U. S. Senate by Arthur Capper who last Monday over a national radio hookup pictured President Hoover as the nation's savior...
...A policeman was killed in an affray when union officials urged strikers at a meeting to accept the wage reduction...
...In t h e first period 450,000 owners lost their farms, the valno of farm property dropped 20 billions, tenancy increased more than 200,000, and farm income has declined over sis billions in this period...
...A Stupid Ruling of Secretary Doak THHE medieval mind of Secretary Doak * is revealed in his shocking order forbidding foreign students admitted to the United SUtes on a non-quota basis to engage in part-time or vacation employment as a meant of paying their was through educational institutions...
...All of the 160,000 strikers are reinstated...
...The ruling is accompanied with petty exceptions relating to odd jobs that is typical of Doak's reactionary mind, The total number of students affected by the ruling is probably less than 2,000, but it is reported that 700 at Columbia University are hit by it...
...No one fainted as he went on to sob over the "great humanitarian, Herbert Hoover, aided by that seasoned statesman, Charles Curtis...
...Tho vote was 93 to 53 in favor of the agreement...
...Corporate capitalism is occupying their region, pushing the farmers into serfdom, and transforming the countryside into the same hell Ilia' has swallowed up millions of wage workers...
...When the council learns that each party is a solid organism that cannot be thus dissected, labor politics will be effective in serving the working class...
...It was shocked to And quite a number of enterprises from harness, saddlery and garments to dry docks and steel foundries that should belong to the chamber boys...
...The wage reduction favored by the leaders and resisted by a large section of the miners has been followed by the action of the Indiana miners who in a state convention voted 135 to 97 for a hasii- wage of 42]', cents less than what Illinois miners want...
...Farmers Fighting The "Price" System FARMER dissatisfaction has spread " to many states and in Iowa, once the Gibraltar of the G.O.P...
...Sorry Plight of Labor Politics pONSERVATIVE labor politics has not emerged from its activities within the parties of capitalism...
...They fear the upper magnates of the capitalist oligarchy and equally fear the working class and its assertion of any claims of its own as an independent power in politics...
...Meantime MacDonald's Government is disintegrating...
...Indeed, he also declared Hoover to be "the one person to whom the down-trodden people of the world have looked...
...The total farm mortgage debt is nine and onehalf billions and in almost all cases they are taken over by absentee corporations...
...We are very certain these days that the Democratic Party ia progressive," said Governor Roosevelt in the West That is to say, that it is safe for large and small capital invested in the exploitation of labor...
...How the Illinois miners can cope with this new situation it is difficult to understand...
...Another contrast...
...Philip Snowden walked out of the cabinet this week, leading a number of free trade liberals and it appears that this is the beginning of the end of MacDonald's leadership of all the bourgeois talents...
...Quite a number of students here now may have to return home if the Doak ruling is not reversed...
...One suggestion for a float is to portray an aged farmer and his wife being evicted because of a mortgage foreclosure...
...We can assure them that when the masses awaken to their best interests they will have little' regard for "profit and loss" and will have sole consideration for production for human welfare...
...And now it is the turn of the British railway workers who are facing claims of the owners for 'substantial relief" in the form of wage cuts...
...Fat Boys Want Mora Forms of Loot A RATHER amusing report has been made by a special committee of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce...
...British Wage Cots As Cabinet Is Shaken WORKERS in the Lancashire cotton " mills of England on strike for ten weeks have effected a settlement which includes a wage reduction...
...Complete data are not yet available but the farmers' purchasing power in twelve years has declined from 16 billions to less than five billions...
...Negotiations between the union and the owners began Friday and the union is offering strenuous opposition to the owners' demands...
...The lost farms, increasing tenancy, under-eost-of-prodnetion prices, deflated farm values, decreased purchasing power, and absentee corporation control of farms present a marked contrast with the enormous increase in farm production in the post-war period...
...The slogan of "equality of sacrifice" which he stressed when he left the Labor Party has its grim echo in the textile strike and the struggle that now faces the workers on the railways...
...and great Republican majorities, the striking farmers plan a parade of 20,000 when Hoover speaks in Des Moines next week...
...That is to say that capitalism is at fault...
...One can only describe this as the performance of a bootlicker...
...In the meantime martial law has been declared in Christian County, following two slight bombings and pickets have been dispersed at the point of the bayonet...
...If there is no agreement the issues will go before certain boards set up by law...
...It was only fifteen years ago that the ruling classes and their political agents were warning the toilers of the awful fate that awaited them if the (ierniaim were victorious in the war...
...There have been two periods of "deflation" for the farmers, the first one in the decade of 1920- 1930 and the second one in the past two years...
...There are other cappers in this stricken region and the toilers who have been looted have ratified the policies that have contributed to their looting...
...It is stupid and contemptible and has aroused educators throughout the country...
...The "liberal" and the "progressive" want capitalism with more bearable exploitation of workers...
...The ambitious youth of small financial resources will be told that he is not wanted, but that the sons of European exploiters of labor are welcome...
...Agriculture has felt the impact of mighty forces of change in the postwar period and the facts assembled by a writer in the "New York Times" last Sunday show the revolution that has come to this basic industry...
...The working farmers face an industrial revelation which reqnirea a revolution In their politics, discharging the cappers and aiming for power in alliance with their working class brothers of industry...
...That may be dreadful for the fat boys, but we should worry...
...The Agricultural Revolution tJoriAl- revolutions emerge from the changing methods of producing and distributing wealth...

Vol. 14 • October 1932 • No. 14


 
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