cause the European powers wish to use the League purely for selfish interests.
Others point out that the neutrality proposals are admittedly temporary. In their view, if the League members succeed in restoring peace in Africa, and in particular, if France and Britain give some concrete evidence of their desire to meet the underlying needs of the "have not" countries, the attitude of the American Congress will change, and it will consent to a policy of discriminating against an aggressor.
A real price of neutrality is suppressing all feelings of sympathy, justice and righteousness about the behavior of other nations. This sounds more simple than it may be in practice. Those, for instance, who look upon the Soviet Union as the hope of the world might have to sit by quietly while she attempted without aid-- even economic aid--to resist a combined attack from imperialist powers. Complete non-intervention means not merely willingness to sit by and watch justice, democracy, or what you will, triumph without our help, but willingness to sit by and watch injustice, fascism or any other great menace, imaginary or real, have its way. You may talk yourself blue in the face against going to war because of its miseries and cruelties, its ultimate ineffectuality, without much effect upon a crowd that is already fighting mad. The way to combat one Royalty is to set another and more vigorous one against it. The mere ideal of neutrality is not stirring enough. There must be some line of action that will provide a substitute for the feelings that lead us to combat.
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