Editorial, December 14, 1933, Page 2
"PEACE ON EARTH"
The horrible aspect of civilized
men slaughtering each other is universally revolting. The futility of
substituting annihilation of mankind for arbitration of international
problems is deplored by all thinking people. Popular opinion today, like
popular opinion in any other time of peace, is opposed to war.
The problem today is to organize
and educate the people to be constant in their antagonism to war in times
of stress, to refuse to sacrifice their lives to settle the petty wranglings
of industrial magnates, to be steadfast even when confronted with catchy
slogans, natty uniforms and stirring martial music.
We maintain that NO war is justifiable.
Wholesale sacrifice of lives, whatever the cause, can never be justified.
It is time for the thinking student to consider war as a sociological
and subjective catastrophe rather than as. an opportunity to display loyalty
to the nation.
A conference against war, such as
will be held in this college next week is a particularly timely event
in a season when "peace on earth and good will to men" should be in the
minds of all.
Support this conference! Make the
world safe for peace!
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