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258 English Business

258 English Business Morals. objective of their attack, cannot be designated as a military enterprise, but merely as a crime, the brutality of which speaks eloquently of the real quality of the so much belauded civilization of the French. What inroads this brutality has made upon the souls of the French, may be seen by glancing at the comments of the French press upon the air-attack made on Karlsruhe. The most violent of all journals, nearly all of which adopt an extreme tone, is the "Libre Parole," which writes: "If we have murdered a few civilians in Karlsruhe, we have merely freed ourselves of people who carry on a dishonorable warfare against us in the economic field." The "Libre Parole" then demands that Pforzheim, the industrial centre of Baden, be bombarded, in order to avenge French industry. Every inhabitant of Pforzheim that was sent to the other world, meant one less active and hateful enemy of France. Voilà! the civilized and polished French! CHAPTER XXV. English Business Morals and the Code of English Creditors. Deprivation of the Legal Rights of Germans in Russia and France. "You may believe what Ï have told you of the English: They are total strangers to all magnanimity. As Paoli says : Sono mercanti—they are a nation of hucksters." Napoleon. "No Englishman still ventures to believe the truth ! For 300 years he has been lapped in lies of every sort. A delicate poison of falsehood penetrates society." Carlyle. I. England is anxious not only to annihilate Germany in a military but in an economic sense. We have seen that the international grounds for her declaration of war were mere pretexts. From time immemorial it has been the custom of the English to make a great show of moral indignation in all questions concerning liberty and right. For England this war is nothing more than a business venture, an enterprise which, quite in accordance with ancient English tactics, the nations of the

English Business Morals. 259 Continent are to carry out for the benefit of the British state. Bismarck called this playing the game of the "Wolf and the Crane." Sir Edward Grey publicly and authoritatively acknowledged on the part of Great Britain that her participation in the war could not possibly increase the damage which she would suffer through non-participation. The position assumed by the English State proves how right Heine was when he said of that country: "There is in all creation no being so hard-hearted as the huckster whose trade is at a standstill, whose customers have left him and whose wares no longer find a market." Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde have, each in his own way, expressed the same thought in still more drastic words. As early as the year 1897 the "Saturday Review" wrote to the effect that nations have fought for years for a city or a right of succession—should they not fight for a commerce worth billions of pounds? If Germany were wiped to-morrow from the face of the world, there would be no Englishman who would not be the richer the day after. A method of reasoning of such cold, calculating, material brutality as this, which would drive the French charger and the Russian bear as a tandem team, leaves no room for surprise at the mean and dishonorable methods adopted for damaging German industry and German trade. All these seem to be approved of by the English people of the present day. That we once more find here a clear abuse and ignoring of the rules of international law, may be seen from the frequentlyquoted Section II, Chapter I of the Second Peace Conference of October 18th, 1907. Herein, in Article 23, clause h, we find it stated that "it is specially forbidden:" "To declare abolished, suspended, or inadmissible in a Court of law the rights and actions of the nationals of the hostile party." This law, as we have seen, is converted by England into something precisely opposite. And this in spite of its ratification by England and hence her agreement with it. The proclamation published in the "London Gazette" on September 9th, 1914, and dealing with "Trading with the 17*

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