How many of these rampant warriors of the cloth, these pious followers of the lowly and gentle Jesus who turned their pulpits into filthy sties of the profiteering pirates and screamed for war and blood--how many of these Christian clergymen who betrayed the Prince of Peace they profess to worship, had their own legs torn off, their own eyes gouged out, their own bowels ripped from their bodies?
How many one-armed, one-legged, sightless, shell-shocked army chaplains answer to the roll call?
Sheriff Robb, the Christian army chaplain who officiated at the Fort Madison murder, true to his degenerate breed, took no chances on the battlefields of France of being deprived of giving his state the benefit and reflecting the glory of his army education and experience.
Why, I wonder, do they not have prizefight chaplains and bullfight chaplains to bless the gruesome game and pray for the defeat of the other side?
The supreme court of Massachusetts has spoken at last and Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicolo Sacco, two of the bravest and best scouts that ever served the labor movement, must go to the electric chair.
The decision of this capitalist judicial tribunal is not surprising. It accords perfectly with the tragical farce and the farcical tragedy of the entire trial of these two absolutely innocent and shamefully persecuted working men.
The evidence at the trial in which they were charged with a murder they had no more to do with committing than I had, would have convicted no one but a "foreign labor agitator" in the hydrophobic madness of the world war. In any other case the perjured and flagrantly made-to-order testimony, repeatedly exposed and well known to the court, would have resulted in instantaneous acquittal. Not even a sheep-killing dog but only a "vicious foreign-____________________