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Source: Lucifer, the Light-Bearer
Source type: magazine
Document type: article
Document title: “Bird Shot”
Author(s): Allen, Henry E.
Date of publication: 16 October 1901
Volume number: 5
Issue number: 40
Series: third series
Pagination: 323

 
Citation
Allen, Henry E. “Bird Shot.” Lucifer, the Light-Bearer 16 Oct. 1901 v5n40 (3rd series): p. 323.
 
Transcription
excerpt
 
Keywords
United States (economic system); society (criticism); McKinley assassination (public response: criticism); McKinley assassination (investigation: criticism); assassination (causes); economic system (impact on society).
 
Named persons
none.
 
Notes
The author is identified as residing at Berwick, IL.

The excerpt below comprises two nonconsecutive portions of the article. Omission of text within the excerpt is indicated with a bracketed indicator (e.g., [omit]).

The date of publication provided by the magazine is October 16, E. M. 301.

Whole No. 887.

Alternate magazine title: Lucifer, the Lightbearer.
 
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Bird Shot [excerpt]

     Capitalism is welcome to all the advantage it has tried to reap from the Buffalo tragedy. Every turn it has made has tended only to emphasize its brutality.

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     It has ransacked the earth in search of a “conspiracy,” and has failed at every point. It has attempted almost every means of misrepresentation that the unscrupulous ingenuity of man can devise. It has tortured the imbecile who performed the act. It has poisoned the public mind against liberty and all reform.

[omit]

     Poverty, crime and war are simply effects—not causes—and are as much a part of Capitalism as snow and ice are a part of winter. So long as we have Capitalism there will be assassination. Capitalism produces oppression, and oppression is the harlot-breeder of crime.

 

 


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