Hearst the Abominable
We print in another
column today an article which appeared in the New York “Morning
Journal” one day last June. It undisguisedly advocates the assassination
of unpopular rulers.
Taken in connection with its general
teachings, this atrocious utterance fastens upon William R. Hearst
and his gang of hired incendiaries the guilt of inciting the assassination
of President McKinley. There is no escape from the responsibility.
It is about time that Hearst and his
vile publications were brought to a finish. The public, if they
value the peace and order of the country, should subject these wicked
publications to so severe a boycott that they must starve to death.
The description of a pirate contained
in the old law books of the era when the black flag was the terror
of the seas, more aptly fits Hearst and his accomplices than any
other form of words we can think of. They are “inspired by universal
malignity and armed against all Christendom.”
In the vulgar pursuit of personal
gain, this millionaire Jack Cade stirs up citizen against citizen,
section against section, class against class. The enjoyment of any
degree of prosperity by any man or association of men is sufficient
to arouse the virulence of the pirate and his newspapers and their
clamors to the mob fill pages of double leaded, double column, black-faced
Riot, Murder, Spoliation are the daily
promptings of this enemy of civilization, law and National prosperity.
His aim is anarchy. He is the Marat of his age, minus the personal
courage of the French monster. He is a blot upon the good name of
the country and everyone who abets him by writing for his paper,
providing it with business or even reading it, is in a degree helping
towards the ruin of the country and the overthrow of its institutions.