Excerpt from A Traitor Government The gray dawn of the twentieth century is fast approaching, and we shall herald it with the sweet chime of liberty bells, which will proclaim to the world the breaking asunder of fetters that will no more enslave us; the overthrow for all lime of our enemies; the proclamation of a new birth and of a government that will bind with cords of love into one brotherhood all mankind. Either this shall be our happy condition, or, hopelessly enslaved, we shall be the prey of our enemies, when darkness shall surround us never to disappear. Our boast of great achievements in literature, art, science, inventions and discoveries innumerable, shall avail us naught if only upon a few they shower their special blessings, while to the mass of toiling and untoiling millions no burden is uplifted, but, weary with life, they perish within sight of plenty. Our government is repeating the old story of the nations of the past, disintegration has set in, and we are going into rapid decay. Each day reveals more of its incapacity and inability to cope with the vexed problems that confront it. Every act done by the ruling powers is, not to solve the problem of government and apply a remedy, but to stave off and avert the day of impending judgment. Wealth and class rule, rapid advancement in education and art, go along with immorality and vice. The oppressor and the oppressed - a divided house - murmurings of discontent, hatred and revolution. Under the existing order of things a revolution is inevitable, and it must conic either by the ballot or by the bullet. It is our last ditch. If successful, the solution of the vexed problem of government is near at hand; but if we fail, the world will fail with us, and the future of the human race will be master and slave. China, Egypt and other nations show a critical period in their histories, - the people bowing down before their masters; they are, and ever will continue to be, a race of masters and slaves. With all of our art, literature, science, education and religious teachings, we are apparently as far from the solution of the problem of government as at the time of Christ, and the churches to-day are not beyond the Jewish Church of his time. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.