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322 The Americans and

322 The Americans and Ourselves. in this war, of the moral and military attitude of its army of the people, and especially of the lofty ideals of culture and citizenship which pervade Young Germany. Every educated American, conversant with conditions in Germany, knows what tremendous havoc is committed in the ranks of truth by means of a world-wide press organized to perfection for the purposes of propaganda, and what a horrible and distorted picture of German views and conditions, of the causes leading to the war, and of the way the war is conducted, such a press is capable of spreading through out the world. 1 We must insist upon a proper conception of the realities, not only for the sake of the past but also for the sake of the future. From the time of Frederick the Great during the war of Independence up to the War of the Rebellion and the present day, the rise of the United States to a world power has been followed with the most sincere interest and sympathy by the German nation. The German Emperor has been able to see, 1 See the protest addressed by the Central Committee of Americans living in Europe to the Department of State at Washington. It culminates in these fine and ringing words: "We protest against the destruction of America's integrity, America's business interests, America's security, which must result from such a onesided "neutrality." We also protest in the name of humanity against this horrible war being prolonged through our country." Also see the "American Notes in Munich," issued by Dr. Leslie Bissell in the Bavarian capital. The Americans in that city have repeatedly expressed themselves in these words: "Whoever knows Germany as it really is, loves it." According to a communication of the "Daily Telegraph," a regular campaign for the boycott of American goods is supposed to be taking place in Germany. The Committee of the German-American Association of Commerce emphatically refutes this charge of the "Daily Telegraph." That the impossibility up to the present time of the United States continuing its neutral trade has aroused considerable surprise, and that the delivery of munitions to the enemies of Germany has created a strong feeling of bitterness among the German people is certainly true. Nevertheless nothing is known in Germany of a campaign for the boycott of American goods. If the United States are at present practically cut off from the German markets, then this is to be attributed to the measures taken by the English. It is nothing less than a stupid distortion of the facts to pretend that a condition created by England and passively submitted to by the United States, is to be attributed to an alleged boycott on the part of Germany !

The Americans and Ourselves. 323 with a sure and almost prophetic vision, the many points upon which the interests and the ideals of the Germans and the Americans are one, and for the support of which they must mutually depend upon one another. Germany has voiced her resolution to carry on this war against England, a war thrust upon Germany by England herself, by all the means within her power, and to a successful issue. It is a war which, though on an infinitely vaster scale, bears, nevertheless, a strong resemblance to that which for all time liberated the young Union from the domination of England. There is no need for us to plead "mitigating circumstances." We give voice merely to the sacred conviction of our right to develop, of our right of free movement, of our right to exist. Without self-praise or nationalistic exaggeration we would merely point to what the German people has accomplished during the last months in the greatest war that the world has ever seen and against overwhelming odds such as no other nation ever faced. It has asserted itself in a spirit of just defense and with consideration for the laws of nations—in so far as its enemies themselves respected these. We are able to prove that all this embecile talk about the imperialistic tendencies of the German nation towards the conquest of the world is something that is directly opposed to the spirit of the German people, but that the entire country as a united whole is ready to sacrifice its blood and its treasure for the sake of maintaining its place in the council of the nations. Surely wisdom decrees that the just hatred of so great and powerful a civilized nation ought not to be invoked by a one-sided favoritism displayed towards its mortal enemies,—enemies, moreover, which are in part America's own enemies, some of them immediate, like Japan; others, like England, the enemies of a not too distant future. The wisdom of avoiding the permanency of such a feeling must become plainly apparent to America in the light of the vast sacrifices made by the German people and the great goal it has before its eyes. We expect, we trust, that the common sense of Americans and their love of justice will finally disclose to them how shamefully they have been deceived by an infamous and lying press, and how monstrous was the picture of Germany held up before 21*

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