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306 American "Neutrality." for the prolongation of this fearful slaughter of peoples, in order that a small clique of industrial magnates may be guaranteed millions in profits from this butchery of the nations, must surely in time arouse the greatest excitement not only in Germany but also in the United States. The chief American argument is a sophism which will not bear investigation. It separates the government and the people in a manner that would immediately have been rejected as untenable by the American Government had it been confronted with the question as to what its attitude would be in case its enemies had been supplied with materials that render it possible to carry on a long war. It is very likely that in this case Mr. Bryan would have argued that the government of the state that supplied the tools of destruction had no right to assume so cool and indifferent a position in a question in which the woe and welfare of the government and the people were concerned, not separately, but as a whole. A problem which is so deeply concerned with matters of life and death and in which the factors of people and government cannot be separated, is not to be solved by any such hollow pretexts as this. The entire treatment in Congress of the bills and legal measures connected with this question prove that this policy is not maintained and supported by the American people but by a small clique of industrial magnates who pursue it simply for their own profit. This fact is most conspicuous in the fate of the Bill which was to empower the President to forbid the export of such materials of war—a Bill opposed with all his energy by the Presidential apostle of peace: The point of view held by the German Government is clearly and strikingly expressed by the "Norddeutsche AUgemeine Zeitung" of January 21st, 1915, as follows: It is reported from London, that at a Committee meeting of representative American export firms, Chairman Flood, appealing for a memorial to the German Government, conveyed the impression that in the matter of the American deliveries of contraband of war, Germany had made no further objections. This is a great mistake. The memorial sent by Mr. Flood merely declared that with regard to the prevailing basis of inter-

American "Neutrality." 307 •national law, Germany possessed no right to enter a formal legal protest against the delivery of munitions of war by neutral private persons to its enemies. Therefore, as it is stated at the close of the memorial, the United States must depend upon its own initiative with regard to sxich deliveries oi munitions. It goes without saying, however, that on a basis of international law, the United States is likewise empowered, by the passing of a prohibitive law against the export of munitions of war, to suppress the entire traffic in contraband with all belligerent states; especially as the international illicit trade in weapons to England and France has taken on such dimensions that the neutrality, not only of the American Government, but of the whole American people has thereby been called into question. This interpretation is made the more applicable by the fact that England will by no means allow the legal international trade between America and Germany, to take its course, and iurther, seizes the goods designed for the use of the economic life of Germany in the most ruthless manner. We see that the whole traffic with the belligerent nations resolves itself into a one-sided transaction, benefiting only our opponents. Further —and this weighs heaviest of all upon us—the providing of our opponents with American weapons is the chief reason for the lengthening of the war. This fact is in flagrant contradiction to the repeated asseverations of the United States that they wish to see the speedy re-establishment of peace, and to work for that end. x 1 Not only German-Americans, but also genuine "real" Americans suspect the short-sightedness of the policy which the United States Government is -to-day pursuing. The learned statistician, Roger W. Bobson. in the "New York Sun," a sheet which is anything but pro-German, rightly brands this mean hypocrisy as follows: "What implacable hatred must the Germans shortly feel against us, when they hear that our government day after day permits munitions and arms to be transported from America to England, Russia and France, whereas Germany cannot even obtain from us the mere necessities of life ! This is sheer hypocrisy on our part, and the day will come when we shall clearly have to pay for it. Even if we are not hurt in a worse place, we have at least lost a good friend and customer in Germany." 20*

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    • Copyright 1915 by Georg Reimer

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