The Socialist Antidote (Granite, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, December 15, 1916 Page: 2 of 4
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The Socialist Antidote
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SOCIALISTS FEME A V CITIZENS
FOR VOTING SENTIMENTS
(By Logan Stone)
Socialists claim to be "real democrats."
In fact they claim to be the only democrats
and that all who oppose them are opposed
to true democracy.
A real democrat is one who believes that
every citizen li s a right to vote as he
pleases and that the majority should rule;
vet we find manv socialists who bemenn
and vilify their fellow citizens who vote for
measures that they (the socalists) oppose.
They call such citizens "bone-heads." "ig-
noramusses." "enemies of the working
class." and "friends of the oppressor." They
try to make him out as bad as a criminal
and when thev are defeated hv a maioritv
vote these same socialists cry "fraud!" "cor-
ruption" and "injustice." They claim that
every man has a right to vote as he pleases
and that the majority should rule, but noth-
ing makes them madder than to see such
happen when it goes against socialism. It
there is anything in the world that is un-
democratic it is a radical socialist who be-
tneans his neighbor for voting his senti-
ments and curses when the majority goes
against him. A majority rule is democracy
—whatever that may be. There is no au-
thority which shows just what a democracy
will do. It is simply a rule of the people
or a majority of them, whether it be good,
bad or indifferent. The socialists believe
only in the democracy of socialism and ig-
nore all other forms of democracy.
When a socialist, or any citizen, gets so
low down as to abuse or vilify a man for
voting his honest sentiment* and curses
THE SOCIALIST ANTIDOTE
when the majority goes against his party
he is but little better, if any, than the thug
or the anarchist who has lost all rcspcct
for patriotism and honesty.
AS WE VIEW THINGS
The heart of the Socialists panteth after
Socialists have been beat so much they
ought to be used to it.
When a gang of defeated Socialist of-
fice seekers embark for the head-waters
of Salt Creek they begin to sing "Home
Sweet Home "
If any body is interested in regard to
the whereabouts of Allan L. Benson, de-
feated Socialist candidate for president,
tell them to send a wireless to the head of
c~it P'ver He is up there cursing the
"present system," which furnished him a
There is a deadly parallel between So-
cialist leaders and the devil. The devil
rnv<>r ptor q w^rk Wh^n he is defeated he
comes back with a double header The same
is true of Socialist leaders- The Appeal
to T?ea«on sai^ before the election that they
would betrin the campaign for leadership in
1°°o thn next Hoy after the election That
is one of the secrets of the success of Social-
ism. Thev never sleep. Not so with the old
,rPrtion Thev return home as soon as the
eWtinn returns come in, and take a long
rest period. They lav up on their political
oar". ur>t;l su^h a time as they think it is
porpqgprv for them to enter the nert cam-
poiVn. or o-et defeated on account of delay.
Thev got busy for about sir months before
eWtion, and then wonder why they were
elated. T*e Socialist Party work on the
principal th"t "The early bird catches the
worm " That is whv they have made it so
eternally hot for the old parties in Okla-
homa in the election just pulled off- If
jVn oM truards in Oklahoma want to put
Socialism out of business in that state they
will have to spend some of the money they
have "Stolen from the laboring class."—
W. F. L.
LECTURES AND DEBATES.
I am sure that all the great army of
anti-socialists feel very thankful in their
hearts for the great victory that has been
* von against Socialism this year in the
name of Kino: Immanuel. I have nevei
felt afraid that Socialism would ultimately
destroy Christianity, because I have ever
believed that right would prevail against
error. It has been my lot since June this
year, to conduct some nineteen joint de-
bates with representative socialists in Ok
lahoma, besides making many lectures
against their God-dishonoring hell bound,
doctrine of infidelity. It has been my ex-
perience in debate with different socialist
agitators in the past, that they are fight-
ing Christianity in the name of their God
"Socialism" as hard as they possiblv can.
The time has certainly come, for all Chris-
tian people to get busy and work against
the enemy of their souls (Socialism) and
he'p to check th's great-wave of infidelity
that is endeavoring to sweep all over our
beautiful and peaceful homeland. We must
continue our fight and hold every inch of
the conquered territory and give the enemy
no chance to make great inroads among our
vMi-nt American citizenrhip in the future
as in the past Socialism is a doctrine when
inculcated into the mind of an individual
will cause the indiviual to turn their back
upon the God of the Bible, the church, the
Sunday school ?.nd everything that is ele-
vating to the human family. I nm ready at
all times to arrange dates for lectures or
debates wherever my services are desired
and if you believe in exposing Socialism
and upholding Christianity before a sin-
ful world, let me hear from you and m con-
clusion my sentiments are those of Daniel
Webster, who said "when my eyes turn to
behold for the last time the sun in Heaven,
may they not see Ivm shining on the broken
and dishonorable fragments of a once glor-
ious union; on states dis-severed, discord-
ant, belligerant; on a land rent with civil
feuds, or drenched, it may be in, fraternal
blood. Let their last feeble and lingering
glance rather behold the gorgeous ensign
of the Republic, now known and honored
throughout the earth, still full high advanc-
ed; its arms and trophies streaming in all
their original lustre; not a stripe erased or
polluted, not a single star obscured; bear-
ing for its motto no such miserable inter-
rogatory as 'what is all this worth?' nor
those other words or delusion and folly, of
liberty first and union afterward, but ev-
erywhere, spread all over in characters of
living light and blazing on al its ample
folds, as they float over the sea and over
the and and in every wind under the whole
Heavens, that other sntiment.dear to every
American heart: 'Liberty and union—now
and forever, one and inseparable.'"
G. C. PARHAM,
CAUSES OF SOCIALIST FAILURE AT
"Narrow partisanship. Socialist officers
and leaders have governed for their own
party, not for the whole city. Every un-
derhand method was used to push the par-
ty and its members and the interests of the
city were neglected. Laws were violated-
Errors were made without number. The
whole administration reflects the influence
of small men saturated with part/ bigotry
Intolerance was carried to its harshest
limit. There was no virtue in any other
party, according to Socialist claims and ac-
tions, or on any citizen not a socuiUHt"
"Inefficiency and wastefulness. Social-
ists started out with a blare about experts
The pretence continued for a short time.
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