What's So and what Isn't

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byJohn Mcclelland Work

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916. Excerpt: ... WHAT'S SO AND WHAT ISN'T A WINNING MOVEMENT A friend of mine, while talking with an acquaintance one day mentioned the fact that he was a Socialist; whereupon his acquaintance said: "A Socialist! Well, let's see; a Socialist is one o' them fellers that believes that when a feller dies his soul goes into a cow or a dog, or something, ain't it?" Of course, this misapprehension was due to lack of information on the subject of Socialism. All other objections to Socialism spring from the same source, so far as the average man is concerned. Many of the capitalists and their satellites, however, know that these objections are lies. They repeat them with the deliberate and malicious desire to injure the cause of Socialism. The capitalists and their satellites charge Socialism with being guilty of every crime of which capitalism itself is in fact guilty, and which Socialism will prevent. But the average man is honest, or as nearly so as the capitalist system will permit him to be. He has heard or read these objections, and he believes them and repeats them simply because he is not informed on the subject. Therefore, these objections must be met patiently. We Socialists should remember that the average man is badly overworked by capitalism when he has a job, and that it takes time to get him into the mood to investigate. We should also remember that there was a time when we railed against Socialism ourselves. s I plead guilty myself. In 1896 I investigated Socialism for the purpose of preparing a lecture against it. I wound up by preparing one in favor of it. I confessed my mistake. Don't be backward about confessing yours. Remember, always remember, that a wise man sometimes changes his mind. Socialism is the movement of the hour. It goes hand in hand with natural...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916. Excerpt: ... WHAT'S SO AND WHAT ISN'T A WINNING MOVEMENT A friend of mine, while talking with an acquaintance one day mentioned the fact th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217146635

ISBN - 13:9780217146630

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